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Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

Aug. 11, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted...

Wisconsin primary turnout nears 26%, most in 40 years

Aug. 10, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout in Wisconsin's primary election that featured a hotly contested Republican race for governor neared 26%, the highest for a non-presidential primary in 40 years. Unofficial results for Tuesday's primary show that nearly 693,000 Republicans voted in the...

Trump ties may come back to haunt in swing state Wisconsin

Aug. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Donald Trump reasserted his grip on Republicans in Wisconsin's primary, but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to play that against his newly minted Republican opponent Wednesday while observers said running too closely to Trump in the swing state could be dangerous. ...

Takeaways: Trump tightens grip on GOP, narrow Squad victory

Aug. 10, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an uneven start, Donald Trump's election-year tour of revenge succeeded in ousting Republican members of Congress, boosting Trump-backed “America First” candidates who beat back the establishment and strengthening his grip on the party. Meanwhile, Ron...

Michels wins Wisconsin GOP governor primary, will face Evers

Aug. 10, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels...

Kleefisch downplays Trump endorsement on final swing

Aug. 08, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed Donald Trump's endorsement and rally for her opponent during her final campaign push across Wisconsin Monday, and declined to respond to the former president's criticisms. Kleefisch faces...

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

Trump ally takes on Walker protégé in Wis. governor's race

Aug. 05, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican hopes to reclaim a crucial governor’s seat in swing-state Wisconsin this year long appeared to rest on Rebecca Kleefisch, a former TV news anchor who spent eight years as former Gov. Scott Walker’s heir apparent and vowed to continue his sharply conservative...

Michels goes after Kleefisch in Wisconsin governor's race

Aug. 04, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels is on the attack in the waning days of Wisconsin’s tight GOP governor’s primary, with an ad this week faulting his rival for not initially backing Donald Trump in 2016 – even as it emerged Thursday that Michels himself did not vote in that primary. ...

Pence touts Wisconsin GOP governor candidate Kleefisch

Aug. 03, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence campaigned Wednesday with his pick in battleground Wisconsin’s Republican gubernatorial primary, calling Rebecca Kleefisch “a proven conservative” as she faces an opponent endorsed by Donald Trump. Trump plans to hold a...