Shawn Johnson

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Schimel Concedes Election to Kaul

Schimel Concedes Election to Kaul

Republican attorney general won’t seek recount, lost by 17,000 votes to Democrat Josh Kaul.

Race for Governor: Last of the Republican Upstarts
Race for Governor

Last of the Republican Upstarts

Of 11 GOP governors who flipped states In 2010, Walker Is only one seeking a third term.

Race for Governor: Voters Remember Act 10
Race for Governor

Voters Remember Act 10

And they’re still divided. Will law curtailing public unions impact governor’s race?

Walker, Evers Take Different Routes on Roads

Walker, Evers Take Different Routes on Roads

Evers says roads “are crumbling,” Walker says Evers will hike gas tax.

Walker, Evers Talk Taxes, Health Care, Immigration At First Debate

Walker, Evers Talk Taxes, Health Care, Immigration At First Debate

Gubernatorial candidates also discuss criticism from former Walker cabinet secretaries; charges of plagiarism at Wisconsin's DPI.

Fitzgerald Downplays Pre-Existing Conditions Issue

Fitzgerald Downplays Pre-Existing Conditions Issue

Republican Senate leader says he lacks votes to pass bill, then says it could pass “in the future.”

Baldwin, Walker Lead in Latest MU Poll

Baldwin, Walker Lead in Latest MU Poll

Baldwin up 10% over Vukmir, Walker up by just 1% over Evers.

Don’t Kill Business Tax Credit, Walker Warns

Don’t Kill Business Tax Credit, Walker Warns

Evers would end it. Most of money went to wealthiest 12% of state residents.

Baldwin, Vukmir Debate Health Care, Abortion

Baldwin, Vukmir Debate Health Care, Abortion

Challenger Vukmir was consistently on attack for one-hour debate.

Democrats Refile Redistricting Suit

Democrats Refile Redistricting Suit

Federal suit against state’s gerrymandering rewritten to meet U.S. Supreme Court concerns.

Election Had Big Democratic Turnout

Election Had Big Democratic Turnout

100,000 more people voted in Democratic primary despite massive Republican spending on Senate race.

Race for Governor: Democrats Make Closing Arguments
Race for Governor

Democrats Make Closing Arguments

Lively gubernatorial debate covered topics from Gov. Walker's worst action to cutting the state's prison population.

Justice Dallet Sworn in to Wisconsin Supreme Court

Justice Dallet Sworn in to Wisconsin Supreme Court

Says in this time of division our future "lies in accepting and honoring our differences."

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Vukmir, Nicholson Debate, Both Back Trump

Neither criticized anything president has done, no major disagreements between candidates.

Race for Governor: Liberal Groups Won’t Endorse For Governor
Race for Governor

Liberal Groups Won’t Endorse For Governor

None of four Democratic finalists got more than one-third of online vote.

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Evers lead widens in gubernatorial primary, Vukmir nudges ahead of Nicholson.

Race for Governor: Roys Leads Democrats in Money Raised
Race for Governor

Roys Leads Democrats in Money Raised

Also leads seven other Democratic candidates for governor in cash on hand.

Walker Met With Accused Russian Agent

Walker Met With Accused Russian Agent

Maria Butina, charged by federal prosecutors, posed for photo with Walker during his run for president.

Race for Governor: Democratic Candidates Duke it Out
Race for Governor

Democratic Candidates Duke it Out

In debate all eight Democrats running for governor blast the Foxconn deal.

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

High Court Backs Evers Over Walker

Evers can hire his own attorney in legal battle rather than AG Schimel, as Walker insisted.

Walker Silent as Trump Attacks Harley

Walker Silent as Trump Attacks Harley

State Republicans decline to criticize Trump for attack on iconic state business.

Walker’s Former Prisons Chief Blasts Governor

Walker’s Former Prisons Chief Blasts Governor

Ed Wall endorses Democrat Evers for governor, does ad charging Walker mismanaged Lincoln Hills.

Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering

Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering

No decision on merits. But Wisconsin case may eventually be sent back to high court.

Race for Governor: The Many Campaigns of Paul Soglin
Race for Governor

The Many Campaigns of Paul Soglin

First elected to Madison Common Council in 1967, now running for governor in Democratic primary.

Legislative Committee Approves Highway Funding

Legislative Committee Approves Highway Funding

“The roads in Illinois are much better,” Republican Sen Alberta Darling charges.

Who is Josh Pade?

Who is Josh Pade?

On June 1, Pade became the 10th Democratic candidate for governor in 2018 primary.

Act 10 Protests Ignited Mahlon Mitchell’s Political Career

Act 10 Protests Ignited Mahlon Mitchell’s Political Career

Madison firefighter hopes to harness union power to oust Walker.

Andy Gronik’s Path From Business To Politics

Andy Gronik’s Path From Business To Politics

Career in asset-based lending led him to where he is today, a Democratic candidate for governor.

Longtime Democrat Matt Flynn Reintroducing Himself to Voters

Longtime Democrat Matt Flynn Reintroducing Himself to Voters

After four unsuccessful runs for office, will this be Flynn's year?

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Walker Runs Race on His Own Terms

Have Democrats figured out what it takes to beat Walker?

Minnesota Passes Us In Total Jobs

Minnesota Passes Us In Total Jobs

Wisconsin had 98,000 more jobs than Minnesota a decade ago, but now behind.

Court Watch: High Court Splits Decision on Lawyer Pay
Court Watch

High Court Splits Decision on Lawyer Pay

Hikes fee for county-appointed lawyers but not lowest-in-nation fee of state public defender’s office.

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

GOP Senators To Pick Wisconsin’s Judge?

Vote on Michael Brennan would ignore Democratic Senator Baldwin’s objection to him.