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GOP targets Wisconsin elections system, nonpartisan director

Dec. 01, 2021 07:43 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are working to discredit the bipartisan system they created to run elections in the state after President Joe Biden narrowly won last year's presidential race, making the political battleground the latest front in the national push by the GOP to...

Conservatives eagerly await Supreme Court abortion arguments

Dec. 01, 2021 06:20 AM EST

It's the moment conservatives have been waiting for. Oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Wednesday represent the best opportunity leaders on the right have had in decades to gut the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which codified a woman's constitutional right to an...

Republican Macco decides against run for Wisconsin governor

Nov. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Rep. John Macco said Tuesday he will not run for governor next year, leaving former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch as the only high profile GOP candidate in the race. Macco, 63, announced on Facebook Live that instead of running for...

Vermont Democratic Sen. Leahy, 81, is retiring after 8 terms

Nov. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday he won't seek reelection next year to the seat he's held since 1975, signaling an end to a career that's included major roles on issues such as civil liberties and financing the government and that began before four...

Democrat Bowen is 3rd to enter race for lieutenant governor

Nov. 15, 2021 16:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The campaign for Democratic lieutenant governor became a three-way race among state lawmakers Monday when Rep. David Bowen announced he was running for the position. Bowen said he wrestled with the decision to run for lieutenant governor but said a...

Biden hails NBA's Bucks for championship and activism

Nov. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks to the White House on Monday, praising team members not just for their achievements on the court, but also for their efforts to promote coronavirus vaccinations and for speaking out after the 2020 police...

Democratic state lawmaker running for lieutenant governor

Nov. 08, 2021 09:37 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from suburban Milwaukee announced Monday she is running for lieutenant governor, setting up a primary with a longtime state senator from Milwaukee. State Rep. Sara Rodriguez, of Brookfield, announced plans to run for...

Lawsuit: NRA illegally funded Trump, other GOP candidates

Nov. 04, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others. ...

Latest Wisconsin poll shows slipping ratings for incumbents

Nov. 03, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The latest Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows that Wisconsin's featured incumbents are losing some support. The survey found slipping approval ratings for Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who is down from 50% to 45%. Republican...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 27, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Legislators’ unity can stop pernicious practice The bill being advanced by Wisconsin legislators to rein in insurance companies’ bids to dictate where hospitals get their medications is a...