Arizona Sen. John McCain had a resounding win in Wisconsin's February 2008 Republican primary, further cementing his front-runner status in what had been a wide-open race for the nomination. McCain would lose the state in the general election to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who went on to win the presidency.

Wisconsin Republican primary election resultsDate: Feb. 19, 2008Winner: John McCainVotes for: 224,755 (55%)Runner up: Mike Huckabee (37%)Wisconsin general election resultsDate: Nov. 5, 2008Winner: Barack ObamaVotes for: 1,677,211 (56%)National winner: Barack Obama