Battleground Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dem Party to scale back state convention, cancels congressional district conventions

The state Dem Party today announced it will cancel all congressional district conventions and scale back its state convention from two days to one. The...

Elections Commission deadlocks on Dem motion calling for special session to address election safety

The Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocked along party lines on a proposal that would have asked Gov. Tony Evers and the state Legislature to convene...

State, national Dem parties file lawsuit aiming to make absentee voting easier for spring...

State and national Dems said their federal lawsuit seeking to make it easier to vote absentee in the spring election was an effort to...

Absentee ballot requests surge in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Requests to vote absentee have surged in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. WEC today said roughly 64,000 of...

State parties exploring contingency options for state conventions

The state Dem Party is having "internal discussions" on contingency options for its June 12-13 convention in Wisconsin Dells. Spokeswoman Courtney Beyer told WisPolitics.com options...

Evers encourages absentee, early voting due to coronavirus

Evers said moving the state's April 7 spring election and presidential primary currently isn't on the table. The state Elections Commission said last week it...

Parties shift to online voter outreach amid coronavirus pandemic

Both political parties have shifted to focus on online voter outreach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking this morning with reporters on a conference...

Strong African-American turnout for local elections could boost Biden in Milwaukee

An unusual “reverse-coattail effect” could play out in Wisconsin’s April 7 elections, with hotly contested down-ballot races drawing voters to an increasingly uninteresting Democratic presidential primary, instead of the other way around, observers say.

WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ discuss whether Foxconn will be a presidential campaign issue in Wisconsin

The WisOpinion insiders, Chvala and Jensen, ponder whether the Foxconn issue will enter the Wisconsin presidential primary as Joe Biden seeks to consolidate his lead and Bernie Sanders hopes Wisconsin is his firewall.

Watch the latest episode of “Battleground Wisconsin Now”

On the newest episode of "Battleground Wisconsin Now," Edge Messaging LLC President Brian Fraley and Cap Times Opinion Editor Jessie Opoien discuss new polling numbers from Wisconsin, news about Joe Biden's Wisconsin operation and Gov. Tony Evers' declaration of a public health emergency over the coronavirus.

Plouffe highlights Wisconsin’s role in the presidential race

Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe told a crowd in Madison that Wisconsin is likely to be the most important place in the world...

Wisconsin Dem Party moving to digital organizing due to coronavirus

The state Dem Party announced it is moving to a digital organizing program rather than a traditional canvassing effort ahead of the April 7...

Bill to extend bar hours for 2020 DNC passes Senate committee

A bill that would extend bar hours during the Democratic National Convention unanimously passed out of a Senate committee Wednesday and is eligible to...

Trump postpones next week’s Milwaukee rally, citing coronavirus

President Trump’s campaign has postponed a rally it planned next week in Milwaukee to unveil its “Catholics for Trump” effort, citing the coronavirus outbreak. Campaign...

Trump plans March 19 visit to Milwaukee for ‘Catholics for Trump’ kickoff

President Donald Trump is to visit Milwaukee March 19 to launch a "Catholics for Trump" coalition, his campaign announced today. The event is slated for...
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