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  • Post-election party features Politco reporter, top legislators, 'Rising Stock' awards
    Mike Allen, Politico's chief White House correspondent, suggested Gov. Scott Walker would run for president while Congressman Paul Ryan would bide his time. "You have Governor Walker, who has a fantastic story to tell, a Republican Legislature -- so he's going to be able to get more done -- and com... <more>

  • Johnson: National environment mirrors 2010 -- but not in Wisconsin
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's campaign counts 15 events he's done for legislative candidates this fall, three for those running statewide, five for Wisconsin congressional candidates and nine for U.S. Senate candidates around the country. While he senses a divided Wisconsin that's contributing to a tigh... <more>

  • Chvala and Kanavas debate gender gap
    Former GOP state Sen. Ted Kanavas declared that single women pose a problem for the Republican party nationally, but says married women "are more accepting" of Republican messages. His comments followed former Dem state Sen. Chuck Chvala's assertion that "the Republican party, nationally and in Wi... <more>

  • Assembly leaders agree state races less affected by national climate
    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Minority Leader Peter Barca each say the unusual timing of this year's election will impact legislative races. For the first time since 2002, there's no statewide federal election -- either for president or U.S. Senate -- on the fall ballot. And what's more, none of ... <more>

  • Pollster: Walker's numbers trail state's right-track barometer
    Polling from Marquette Law School continues to show a majority of voters believe Wisconsin is on the right track -- numbers that should bode well for the re-election prospects of an incumbent governor. Instead, Gov. Scott Walker has been neck-and-neck with Dem rival Mary Burke in every poll since ... <more>

  • Pollsters give Walker even odds to retain governorship
    Gov. Scott Walker's re-election chances are basically 50-50 less than two months before Election Day, two top pollsters agreed. "If he wins, it will be with like 51 percent" of the vote, veteran GOP pollster Gene Ulm told a WisPolitics.com breakfast in D.C. last week. "He's still swimming upstre... <more>

  • Senate leaders see political landscape through different lenses
    With a tight guv's race expected in November, Senate caucus leaders Scott Fitzgerald and Chris Larson differ on how much the top of the ticket will impact their races. Larson, the Dem minority leader from Milwaukee, told a WisPolitics.com luncheon Thursday the race for guv is taking up most of the... <more>

  • GOP treasurer candidates divided on future of office
    Primary elections often feature candidates with subtle -- if any -- differences on policy questions. That's not the case, however, with the Republicans running to succeed Kurt Schuller as the state treasurer. Dem and Republican primaries for the office are Tuesday. Matt Adamczyk, in an interview... <more>

  • Dem primary candidates hope to rebuild state treasurer's office
    The two Dems vying in Tuesday’s primary each want a strong treasurer. Dave Sartori believes the office’s powers should be restored in full. David Leeper, however, says the office "needs to be rebuilt from the ground up." In separate interviews with WisPolitics.com last week, the two rivals... <more>

  • 97th AD candidates divided on future of tax reform, public employee bargaining
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews feature GOP candidates for the 97th Assembly District, including parts of the city of Waukesha and areas to the south ... <more>

  • 10th AD candidates split on Milwaukee County Board referendum
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews feature the Dem candidates for the 10th Assembly District, including portions of Milwaukee's north side and nearby sub... <more>

  • GOP candidates seek to succeed Kestell in 27th AD
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews feature the GOP candidates for the 27th Assembly District in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties. ******** Darryl Carls... <more>

  • Koehler vows to protect taxpayers in Assembly bid
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. Tiffany Koehler, R-Slinger, is running for the open 58th Assembly District, which includes the city of West Bend and areas to the south. *****... <more>

  • 25th SD Dems discuss mining issues ahead of primary
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews were conducted with the Dem candidates for the open 25th Senate District in northwestern Wisconsin. ********* Tom R... <more>

  • Northern Assembly candidates differ on funding road projects
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews feature the Dem candidates for northern Wisconsin's 74th Assembly District. ********* The Democratic candidates in ... <more>

  • 59th AD Republicans want changes at DOT, marriage policy that comes from voters
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews include GOP candidates for the 59th Assembly District, including portions of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan and Washi... <more>

  • GOP candidates vie to succeed Endsley in 26th AD
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews include the GOP rivals for the 26th Assembly District, comprising part of Sheboygan and areas to the south. *********... <more>

  • 19th AD candidates vary on Legislature's role in helping Milwaukee
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews include the four Dem candidates in the open 19th Assembly District, comprising most of the area near Milwaukee's lakes... <more>

  • 55th AD candidates split on addressing same-sex marriage
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews include the GOP primary candidates in the open 55th Assembly District, including the city of Neenah and areas to the n... <more>

  • 87th AD Republicans divided on future of Act 10 restrictions
    With the fall primary approaching, WisPolitics.com plans a series of interviews with candidates in some of the top races that will be on the Aug. 12 ballot. The following interviews include the Republican candidates in the northern 87th Assembly District, including parts of Marathon, Taylor, Clark, ... <more>

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