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Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate tests positive for COVID

Sep. 20, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor Rebecca Kleefisch tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed at church earlier this month, her campaign said Monday. Kleefisch is a cancer survivor and a former two-term lieutenant governor. She is...

Organizer of Saturday rally looks to rewrite Jan. 6 history

Sep. 17, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault on the U.S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Matt Braynard worked as an analyst for the Republican Party, crunched data for a...

Barnes paid no income tax, was on BadgerCare in 2018

Sep. 17, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes paid no income tax in 2018 and was on BadgerCare while he was unemployed and running for lieutenant governor. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that he didn't file a state or federal income tax...

Wisconsin US Senate candidate charged with theft, fraud

Sep. 07, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee City Council member Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, was charged Tuesday with a series of campaign finance violations for allegedly using donations and improper travel reimbursements on more than $21,000 in car payments, family trips, a...

Wisconsin election probe includes $325,000 for data analysis

Sep. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly half of the money being spent on a Republican-ordered investigation into Wisconsin's 2020 presidential election is earmarked for data analysis related to voting machines, a contract released Wednesday spelling out how the $676,000 in taxpayer money will be spent...

Evers: GOP concerns over Afghan refugees 'dog whistle crap'

Aug. 30, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican concerns over the screening process for thousands of Afghan refugees who stood side by side with Americans and are now being processed through Fort McCoy are unfounded “dog whistle crap,” Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Monday. ...

Senate hopeful Lasry got property tax breaks in 2 states

Aug. 27, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alex Lasry, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin and son of a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, benefitted from nearly $24,000 in property tax breaks in New York and Wisconsin that are supposed to be applied only to a primary residence. ...

Up to 10,000 refugees expected to come through Wisconsin

Aug. 25, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Refugees from Afghanistan have arrived at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and up to 10,000 more could do so in the coming weeks, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Wednesday after meeting with base officials. The base, located about 40 miles east of La Crosse in...

Paul Farrow elected Wisconsin Republican Party chairman

Aug. 22, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Republican Party has a new leader. The party’s executive committee on Sunday elected Paul Farrow to serve as the party’s new chairman. He replaces Andrew Hitt, who recently stepped down from the position after...

Democratic millennial leader joins Wisconsin US Senate race

Aug. 17, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Steven Olikara, a 31-year-old who has worked with young office holders to reach bipartisan solutions, announced Tuesday he is joining the crowded Democratic field for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. Olikara is running his first campaign and is the 11th...