Former congressman Mark Neumann has won. No, not the governor's race. I'm talking, of course, about the beer stein-holding contest.
Yes, believe it or not, Neumann beat three other contestants Thursday night in a stein-holding contest in Milwaukee. With that accomplishment behind him, he advances to the national competition in New York.
The Associated Press reports that the contest requires competitors to hold a stein full of beer with their arm fully extended. Neumann made it about five minutes. Neumann wound up in Thursday's regional competition by winning a local contest back in February by holding his stein nearly seven minutes.
Neumann - in a more important contest - will be challenged for the Republican nomination by Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker in the race for Wisconsin governor. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is running as a Democrat.