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Wisconsin special election for Congress will be May 12

Oct. 18, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The special election to fill the northern Wisconsin congressional seat that was held until recently by Republican Rep. Sean Duffy will take place May 12 and the primary will happen Feb. 18, Gov. Tony Evers said Friday. The decision, which was to be made official on Saturday, keeps the...

Wausau school board president running for Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic president of the Wausau School Board announced Monday that she is running for Congress in her heavily Republican northern Wisconsin district, in a race that could provide an early signal of voter moods ahead of next fall's presidential election. Tricia Zunker, a justice...

Democratic Rep. Pocan says impeachment vote coming soon

Oct. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he expects the House to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the end of the calendar year. Pocan said Monday he believes Trump has committed an impeachable offense, but he can't commit on whether he would vote to impeach...

Ron Johnson's spokesman won't run for Congress

Oct. 11, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's spokesman says he won't challenge the state Senate's top Republican for an open congressional seat next year. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced in September that he's running to replace retiring Republican Jim Sensenbrenner in southeastern...

Neylon decides against a run for Sensenbrenner seat

Oct. 9, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Adam Neylon says he won't challenge Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald for an open congressional seat next year. Fitzgerald announced last month that he's running to replace retiring Republican Jim Sensenbrenner in southeastern Wisconsin's 5th Congressional...

Johnson joins Republicans questioning Syria policy

Oct. 8, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is joining the chorus of Republicans questioning President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw troops from northeastern Syria. The White House this week announced plans to move U.S. troops out of harm's way in northern Syria because it appeared Turkey planned to...

Trump scolds Romney over criticism about Trump's China words

Oct. 5, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump's public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a handful voiced concern that the president was trying to enlist a rival power in his reelection effort. Several House...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 4, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Jim...

GOP Sen. Johnson says Trump blocked Ukraine aid

Oct. 4, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Friday he learned from a U.S. ambassador that President Donald Trump was tying military aid for Ukraine to an investigation of the 2016 election. But when the senator asked Trump if he could assure the Ukraine leadership the money would be coming, the president...

Republican Sen. Johnson OK with China investigating Bidens

Oct. 3, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, said Thursday that he doesn’t think there is anything wrong with China and the Ukraine assisting U.S. authorities in investigating former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden and his son, as President Donald Trump has called for those...