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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 21, 2024 18:07 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Legislative maps obscure instability Gov. Tony Evers’ signature on the new legislative maps was hardly a surprise. The maps the Legislature passed were his own proposal, after all. Failing to sign in hopes of...

Republican Eric Hovde seeks to unseat Democrat Baldwin in Wisconsin race for US Senate

Feb. 20, 2024 18:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican businessman and real estate mogul Eric Hovde launched his bid for the U.S. Senate against Wisconsin Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Tuesday, calling for bipartisan solutions to bolster the middle class and to tackle immigration and national security. ...

New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

Feb. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution. But she did not say whether she has discussed her...

US Supreme Court won't hear lawsuit tied to contentious 2014 Senate race in Mississippi

Feb. 20, 2024 17:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not consider a dispute over a lawsuit filed by the family of a Mississippi lawyer who took his own life after he was arrested and accused of providing information to people who snuck into a nursing home and photographed the...

GOP Senate contenders aren't shy about wanting Trump's approval. But in Pennsylvania, it's awkward

Feb. 20, 2024 08:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Since he became the single biggest force in Republican politics nearly a decade ago, Donald Trump has figured prominently in U.S. Senate races, using his massive public platform and loyal base of support to shape which GOP incumbents run for reelection and which contenders...

Montana Rep. Rosendale drops US Senate bid after 6 days, citing Trump endorsement of opponent

Feb. 16, 2024 00:49 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican Congressman Matt Rosendale dropped his U.S. Senate bid on Thursday, less than a week after he got into the race only to see former President Donald Trump quickly endorse his opponent. Rosendale, a hard-line conservative, said in a...

Indiana Supreme Court issues ruling in John Rust Senate bid

Feb. 15, 2024 17:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday stayed a lower court ruling that would have allowed a man to run for one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats as a Republican, even though the state GOP doesn’t back his candidacy. A Marion Superior Court ruling in...

Wisconsin Assembly passes constitutional amendment to limit diversity efforts

Feb. 15, 2024 12:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A constitutional amendment supported by Republicans that attempts to limit diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Wisconsin won approval Thursday in the state Assembly. The measure is the latest effort targeting DEI efforts nationwide, but it is a long way...

Republican businessman Hovde to enter Wisconsin US Senate race against Baldwin

Feb. 15, 2024 11:57 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Multimillionaire Republican businessman Eric Hovde is planning to launch a bid for U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin next week. Hovde campaign spokesperson Ben Voelkel said Thursday that Hovde, 59, will get into the race next week...

North Carolina lawmakers say video gambling machine legislation could resurface this year

Feb. 15, 2024 11:08 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Interest in authorizing more casinos in North Carolina during this year's upcoming legislative session appears tamped down based on comments from top General Assembly leaders. But this week they suggested an effort to sanction and regulate video gambling machines could...