Interviews

Interviews

Mitchell says his race, Act 10 don’t define his campaign

State firefighters union head Mahlon Mitchell says he's more than the union candidate or the black candidate in the Dem race for governor. Mitchell became...

Nicholson says defense spending should be spared in efforts to cut federal debt

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson says defense spending should not be slashed in efforts to rein in the federal debt, but he says...

Ryan says immigration should be celebrated as he bemoans Trump comments on Haiti, African...

House Speaker Paul Ryan Friday called immigration a "thing to celebrate" as he bemoaned the president's vulgar comments about Haiti and African nations as "very unfortunate, unhelpful."

Degenhardt stresses fiscal responsibility, connection to ‘everyday people’ in 58th AD bid

The Dem candidate for former GOP Rep. Bob Gannon's seat says his decades of experience "working for everyday people" helps set him apart from...

Vos: No demand in caucus to impose fee schedule in workers comp program

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he doesn't see a crisis in the state's workers comp program and sees no demand in his caucus to...

Hintz: Zepnick no longer caucusing with Assembly Dems

Minority Leader Gordon Hintz said Rep. Josh Zepnick is no longer caucusing with Assembly Dems after he was accused of kissing two women without...

Dems vying for 66th AD share similar views, highlight different backgrounds

The two Dem candidates vying for the 66th AD in Racine both say they would have voted against the Foxconn deal on the Assembly...

Three candidates vie for 10th SD Dem nomination

The three Dem candidates facing off in the 10th SD primary later this month are bringing very different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to the...

10th SD GOP candidates differ on Foxconn, budget, taxes

Several issues set apart GOP Reps. Adam Jarchow and Shannon Zimmerman as they seek the open 10th SD. Among them: Foxconn, the budget and taxes. Their...

Shilling defers to Milwaukee on whether Coggs should resign as city treasurer

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, the top elected female Democrat at the Capitol, is deferring to Milwaukee leaders on whether former Dem Sen. Spencer...

Schimel backs shielding sexual harassment complaints from public view

Like legislative leaders, AG Brad Schimel says it's important to shield sexual harassment complaints filed with his agency, saying making them public would discourage...

58th AD GOP primary candidates oppose raising gas tax, registration fees for roads

None of the four Republican candidates in the conservative 58th Assembly District would support a 5 cent gas tax increase — even if offset...

Morning Consult’s Michael Ramlet: Wisconsin GOP could face ‘challenging environment’ in 2018

Polling that shows 41 percent of Wisconsin voters strongly disapprove of President Trump’s job performance could make for a “challenging environment” for Republican candidates...

Walker defends job creation record, touts workforce efforts ahead of re-election announcement

As he launches his bid for a third term, Gov. Scott Walker defended his record on job creation, telling WisPolitics.com the record number of...

Kind says he’s not rethinking decision to opt out of gubernatorial bid

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he’s not re-thinking his decision to opt out of a gubernatorial bid against Gov. Scott Walker next year. Kind in...
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