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GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Wisconsin Democrats focus on beating Johnson, helping Evers

Jun. 05, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats focused their virtual state party convention Saturday on the importance of beating Republican U.S. Senate Ron Johnson and reelecting Gov. Tony Evers in 2022, two high-profile races that will once again put the battleground state in the national...

'Past the point of no return'? Iowa Dems feel hopes fading

Jun. 01, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — Democrats lost last year's election for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District by the narrowest margin in a House race in almost 40 years. After the six-vote heartbreaker, some expected Democrat Rita Hart to immediately declare a rematch in the southeast district long held by...

Evers promises to preserve grants in face of less stimulus

May. 12, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that the federal government's decision to send Wisconsin $700 million less in coronavirus relief dollars than first estimated could mean there will be less money for broadband expansion and the state's pandemic response. ...

Nelson raises nearly $264,000 in Senate bid last quarter

Apr. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Tom Nelson said Thursday he raised nearly $264,000 in the first three months of the year in his bid for the U.S. Senate, about a quarter of what challenger Alex Lasry brought in over six weeks. Nelson, the Outagamie County executive, has...

Republican Van Orden announces second bid against Kind

Apr. 08, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Derrick Van Orden announced Thursday that he's trying again to beat longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind in a district that former President Donald Trump carried twice. Van Orden, a retired Navy Seal, narrowly lost to Kind in November...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 29, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 25, 2021. Editorial: Iowa Republican lawmakers make a stand for freedom — well, one freedom (to get and carry guns) No legislative session would be complete without Republicans trying to make it easier for Iowans to buy...