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Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

Sep. 18, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person on...

Fitzgerald aligns with Trump when announcing Congress bid

Sep. 17, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Republican Scott Fitzgerald, a 25-year veteran of the Wisconsin state Senate, aligned himself closely with President Donald Trump on Tuesday when launching his bid for Congress in a deeply conservative district, defending the president's trade policies and efforts to pay for a...

Republicans say congressional races will boost 2020 turnout

Sep. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The sons of former Republican rivals Scott Walker and Mark Neumann are considering entering what could be a crowded race for a Wisconsin congressional seat that the state GOP chairman predicted Thursday will boost turnout and help President Donald Trump's reelection efforts. Matt...

Sons of former GOP rivals Walker, Neumann eyeing Congress

Sep. 12, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The sons of two former Republican rivals are considering running for the same Wisconsin congressional seat. Matt Neumann and Matt Walker are among those eyeing a potential run for the 5th Congressional District, which covers the conservative northern and western Milwaukee suburbs. Matt...

Democrat introduces bills to pump more money into CWD fight

Sep. 11, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic legislator wants to spend millions of dollars to fight chronic wasting disease. Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can drop off deer for...

Tiffany edges closer to run for Congress, 2 others bow out

Sep. 9, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The jostling for a pair of open congressional seats in Wisconsin stepped up pace on Monday, with one Republican state senator indicating that he's poised to enter the race in northern Wisconsin, and two others saying they won't run. Also, the 25-year-old son of former Gov. Scott Walker...

Evers does away with public records website Walker created

Sep. 9, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration scrapped a public website created under his Republican predecessor to track compliance on public records requests, a move criticized in a report issued Monday by a conservative law firm. Doing away with the website dashboard is one example of...

Son of former Gov. Scott Walker eyeing run for Congress

Sep. 6, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's former Republican Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that his 25-year-old son is considering running for an open congressional seat in a suburban Milwaukee district. Walker taped a television interview, tweeted and issued a statement saying that his son, Matt, is interested in...

Group submits signatures in early phase of recall effort

Sep. 5, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy submitted signatures to a state elections office Thursday, an early step in their push. The Recall Dunleavy group said it collected 49,006 signatures since launching Aug. 1, more than the 28,501 needed as part of the initial...

Evers taps Hughes as new WEDC secretary

Sep. 5, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has picked an attorney for an organic farming cooperative to serve as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's new leader. Evers said Thursday that he has appointed Melissa Hughes to replace Mark Hogan as WEDC secretary. Hogan was appointed by former Republican...