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NATIONAL ELECTION RETURNS : State-by-State Election Reports of Key Races and Issues : Wisconsin

Michael S. Dukakis won Wisconsin’s 11 electoral votes in a tight race in which his sizable lead in public opinion polls over Republican George Bush had evaporated as the election approached.

Democrat Herbert Kohl, a multimillionaire sports team owner, defeated the only woman nominated by a major party for the Senate this year as voters picked a successor to William Proxmire, who retired.

Kohl, the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team owner whose fortune came from a chain of grocery stores, competed against state Senate Minority Leader Susan Engeleiter, the Republican nominee.


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