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WisOpinion Poll: Who will win Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race?

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will face Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the Nov. 6 general election.

Mitch Henck: Tony Evers must break the mold on education reform

In "Two Minutes with Mitch," radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents after Tony Evers won the Democratic primary in the race for governor.

Gregory Humphrey: Fasten your seatbelts as Evers-Walker race will be bumpy ride

It will be all hands on deck as the real work now begins to defeat Governor Scott Walker.

David Catanese: Pawlenty rejected, Walker retrenches

Two former Republican presidential candidates from the Midwest sought a third term as governor, but only one still has a shot at the rare feat.

David Byler: The big upset in Minnesota and the establishment win in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin’s senate primary, the GOP establishment won again. Leah Vukmir, who had the backing of the state party apparatus, beat Kevin Nicholson, who hammered her for being insufficiently supportive of President Trump in the past.

W. James Antle III: A better night for Paul Ryan than Tim Pawlenty

Ryan-backed candidates did well on Tuesday night. Bryan Steil, Ryan’s preferred successor, won the Republican primary to represent the outgoing speaker’s district after the midterm elections. State Sen. Leah Vukmir won her primary to take on Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., by a 10-point margin. Ryan endorsed her in June.

John Nichols: Scott Walker’s anti-union extremism is really, really unpopular

Despite what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the feudal serfs of corporate capital keep claiming, Americans want strong unions. That’s the message from polling that shows more than 60 percent of voters nationwide approve of organized labor.

James Rowen: Government plays big role in Madison-Milwaukee-regional valuations

Governments impact population and property value growth in ways both substantial and subtle.

John Gurda: 50 years later, reflections on the turbulent summer of 1968

I spent my summer in blissful ignorance of the tragedy that would end it.

Owen Robinson: Baldwin’s tragic record of inaction

Baldwin's passion for inactivity has led to her only accomplishment of note — sitting idly by when she could have done something to stop the opioid abuses at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah.

Dave Zweifel: Get ready for Walker’s next dirty tricks

Walker has always walked a fine line when it comes to campaigning, never missing an opportunity to gain an edge even if it borders on being illegal.

Bill Kaplan: On to November, Evers vs Walker?

All the polls show Evers to be the front-runner in the Democratic primary, while beating Walker by wide margins in two recent polls. Apparently Walker agrees and his campaign has already begun what it excels in, negative attacks against Evers.

Rick Moran: Will Democrats finally be able to knock off Scott Walker?

Some call him Wisconsin's "Mr. Invincible." But in what many expect to be a Democratic year at the polls, the two term Republican Governor Scott Walker, who also survived an intense recall challenge, may find his quest for a third term an uphill climb.

Mitch Henck: Trump looms over Wisconsin’s GOP U.S. Senate primary

The Wisconsin Republican primary for U.S. Senate may come down to who loves President Donald Trump the most.

Charlie Sykes: The midterm election nobody wants to win

On the Daily Standard Podcast, host Charlie Sykes talks with Politico Magazine's Blake Hounshell about recent primaries, special elections the upcoming midterms and more.
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