Battleground Wisconsin

Judge fines Gableman, refers him to OLR for ‘unprofessional behavior’

A Dane County judge is fining Michael Gableman’s office $2,000 a day -- the maximum allowed -- for a “pattern of intentional disobedience” in...

Barnes releases plan to boost middle class

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes released a plan to provide a middle class tax cut, slamming U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for backing tax cuts he...

Michels proposes 2-year lobbying ban for former lawmakers, administration officials

GOP candidate Tim Michels is calling for banning former legislators and administration officials from lobbying for two years after they leave their job. The proposal comes...

Dems not challenging Elections Commission decision to approve Michels’ nomination papers

Dems who challenged the nomination papers of GOP guv candidate Tim Michels won't go to court after the Elections Commission shot down their claims. Attorney...

Elections Commission elects Millis chair

The state Elections Commission elected attorney Don Millis as its next chair, defeating Republican Bob Spindell in a vote where only Spindell voted against...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 10

On this week’s episode of “Rewind,” WisPolitics.com’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon discuss the Elections Commission's decision to reject a Dem challenge to GOP guv candidate Tim Michels' nomination papers, the resignation of Parole Commission Chair John Tate II and a Dane County judge finding former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in contempt in an open records case related to his 2020 election investigation.

Elections Commission rejects challenge to Michels’ nomination papers

The state Elections Commission today swept aside issues with Tim Michels’ nomination papers, finding they didn’t rise to the level of justifying the GOP...

Dane County judge finds Gableman in contempt in election investigation records lawsuit

A Dane County judge today held Michael Gableman in contempt for failing to comply with the court’s January order to release records related to...

WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ question the value of early ad blitzes in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate...

The WisOpinion insiders, Chvala and Jensen, look at big early spending on ads in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race and whether it will move undecided voters. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Candidates commit to televised Dem U.S. Senate, GOP guv primary debates

WTMJ-TV announced qualifying candidates in the Dem U.S. Senate and GOP gubernatorial primaries have committed to televised summer debates. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee station announced NBC...

NRCC reserves $2M in ads for 3rd CD race

The NRCC has reserved just more than $2 million in ads for this fall, the latest spending commitment in western Wisconsin’s 3rd CD. The seat,...

Vos appoints Millis to Elections Commission

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has appointed attorney Don Millis to the Elections Commission to replace former GOP state Rep. Dean Knudson on the body. Knudson...

Michels pledges to address stocks that could pose conflicts of interest if elected

Tim Michels' campaign says the construction exec would address any holdings that could provide a conflict of interest if he's elected guv after WisPolitics.com...

Michels campaign argues nomination papers valid despite address error

Tim Michels' campaign is arguing signatures should be counted regardless of whether his nomination papers listed the village in which he lives or the...

Lt guv primary debates set for July 20, 21

Michael Best Strategies, Spectrum News 1, UW-Milwaukee and WisPolitics.com announced today they are partnering to sponsor the only statewide televised primary debates in Wisconsin's...
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