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Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

His social media posts quoted in Democratic report on Republicans’ “insurrection."

Milwaukee Rep. Moore Leads Congressional Appeal for Biden to Act Now to Improve Relations with Cuba
Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

The Senator has become a controversial figure as opponents queue up to run against him.

Working Families Party Announces Second Round of 2021 Endorsements
Press Release

Working Families Party Announces Second Round of 2021 Endorsements

Progressive Political Group Throws Weight Behind Jill Underly, Sets Sights on Growing Progressive Bloc in Madison Common Council

8.7% of State Now Fully Vaccinated

8.7% of State Now Fully Vaccinated

Next phase underway. Nation's addition of Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine will speed up efforts.

GOP Bills Bar Transgender Athletes

GOP Bills Bar Transgender Athletes

Prevents them from competing with school teams that align with their gender identity.

Murphy’s Law: Hupy & Abraham Face Political Storm
Murphy’s Law

Hupy & Abraham Face Political Storm

Hupy’s donations to Ron Johnson attacked by Minocqua brewer and law firm losing business.

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Bill

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Bill

Wisconsin would get $5.5 billion in COVID-10 relief. Includes minimum wage hike.

Op Ed: Waukesha Republicans’ Pillow Paranoia
Op Ed

Waukesha Republicans’ Pillow Paranoia

Pandering to its wacko-wing with My Pillow CEO’s movie falsely claiming election theft.

314 Action Fund Announces New Poll Showing Strong Public Support for Wisconsin Statewide Mask Mandate and Re-Election of Gov. Tony Evers
Press Release

314 Action Fund Announces New Poll Showing Strong Public Support for Wisconsin Statewide Mask Mandate and Re-Election of Gov. Tony Evers

Bipartisan Disapproval of Statehouse Republicans and Sen. Ron Johnson Also Leads New Polling Toplines

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Historic Nomination of Xavier Becerra for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor the More Than 6,300 Wisconsinites and 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19
Senator Johnson, Congressman Grothman Lead Legislation to Award Fond du Lac Native World War II Veteran the Medal of Honor
Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Lawsuit targeted 220,000 absentee ballots in Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Murphy’s Law: $15 Minimum Wage Would Help 831,000 State Workers
Murphy’s Law

$15 Minimum Wage Would Help 831,000 State Workers

38% of Milwaukee workers would benefit from minimum wage hike, versus 22% nationally.

AG Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Up to $50,000 in Student Loan Debt Relief
Op Ed: I’m Glad U.S. Will Again Welcome Immigrants
Op Ed

I’m Glad U.S. Will Again Welcome Immigrants

We are a family of Rohingya refugees. Being allowed to immigrate here saved our lives.

The Hammer of Student Testing

The Hammer of Student Testing

Republican legislators may use tests as a way to force schools to reopen.

State Passes 1 Million Vaccine Doses

State Passes 1 Million Vaccine Doses

More than 4% of the state's population have completed the two-dose vaccination program.

Back in the News: The Hoax Master of Wisconsin
Back in the News

The Hoax Master of Wisconsin

Ron Johnson has become a national leader in hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

Data Wonk: With Donald Trump It’s Never Over
Data Wonk

With Donald Trump It’s Never Over

His lawyers are still pushing election lawsuit, hoping for a Trump coup in 2024.

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Elections Commission member Robert Spindell one of 10 Republicans accused of election fraud.

Biden Sells Pandemic Plan in Town Hall

Biden Sells Pandemic Plan in Town Hall

Milwaukee chosen for his first official visit as president.

WisGOP Statement on President Biden’s CNN Town Hall
Murphy’s Law: 10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 
Murphy’s Law

10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 

Meet the folks who wanted to overturn Wisconsin’s election. Legal complaint says they committed crimes.

Urban Milwaukee Cited Three Times In Impeachment Trial

Urban Milwaukee Cited Three Times In Impeachment Trial

We're honored and have our members to thank.

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Reopens

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Reopens

New three-month enrollment period for Affordable Care Act seeks more enrollees.

Wisconsin Democrats Issue Statement Ahead of President Biden’s Milwaukee Visit
How The Republican Party Lost Control

How The Republican Party Lost Control

Wisconsin was a hotbed for the far-right rebellion.

Economist Urges $10 Minimum Wage

Economist Urges $10 Minimum Wage

Professor says $15 too high, but state could take incremental steps.

Get COVID-19 Vaccine at Walgreens

Get COVID-19 Vaccine at Walgreens

New federal program will add to state's vaccine supply, should expand access.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

Resignation comes as part of Trump-Biden turnover.

Plenty of Horne: Pabst CEO on Biden’s Visit to the Theater
Plenty of Horne

Pabst CEO on Biden’s Visit to the Theater

Gary Witt discusses preparing for the presidential visit, running an event venue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GOP Lawmakers Order Audit of State’s Election System

GOP Lawmakers Order Audit of State’s Election System

Republicans say they are responding to constituent concerns regarding the 2020 election.

How to Get Food Share Benefits

How to Get Food Share Benefits

Biden’s executive order expands benefits. 5 things you need to know.

Op Ed: Where’s Joe Biden the Centrist?
Op Ed

Where’s Joe Biden the Centrist?

No bipartisan moves, no centrist innovations so far from the president.

Op Ed: Lessons of the 1969 MATC Strike
Op Ed

Lessons of the 1969 MATC Strike

How public employees beat the odds to create a union.

Data Wonk: Democratic Assembly Candidates Trailed Biden
Data Wonk

Democratic Assembly Candidates Trailed Biden

While state Republican candidates outperformed Trump. A problem for both parties.

Clerks Urge Vaccines for Election Workers

Clerks Urge Vaccines for Election Workers

35 election clerks in state say election workers 'essential,' push Evers to give them priority for vaccines.

MKE County: County Running Out of CARES Act Funds
MKE County

County Running Out of CARES Act Funds

Report shows its entire $77 million allocation has been spent or will be claimed by costs already incurred.

Op Ed: Biden Needs to Stop Federal Executions
Op Ed

Biden Needs to Stop Federal Executions

More executions in Trump’s last six months than in previous 56 years of the presidency.

Back in the News: Ron Johnson’s Latest Conspiracy Theory
Back in the News

Ron Johnson’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Senator now blaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Capitol riot.

Conservative Lawsuit Demands a Wolf Hunt

Conservative Lawsuit Demands a Wolf Hunt

Hunter Nation says the rights of its 20,000 members violated by state ruling against wolf hunting.

Op Ed: The Good News About Vaccines
Op Ed

The Good News About Vaccines

Despite some glitches, effort is going well. And early returns suggest they are very effective.

Giving Schools a Shot in the Arm

Giving Schools a Shot in the Arm

Vaccinating teachers would enable schools to reopen. But it’s not that simple.

Baldwin Joins Call for Domestic Terrorism Investigation

Baldwin Joins Call for Domestic Terrorism Investigation

Senate resolution expresses the "imminent and pervasive threat" of white supremacist terrorism.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Ami Bera and Scott Peters Introduce New Bicameral Legislation to Track Coronavirus Variants
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Ami Bera and Scott Peters Introduce New Bicameral Legislation to Track Coronavirus Variants

Tracking COVID-19 Variants Act Supports President Biden’s American Rescue Plan With Investment in CDC

Data Wonk: Why Republicans Oppose Mask Mandate
Data Wonk

Why Republicans Oppose Mask Mandate

They say it’s about the governor exceeding his authority. So why not pass their own plan?

Wisconsin Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan & Provide Relief for Struggling Americans
Press Release

Wisconsin Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan & Provide Relief for Struggling Americans

A dozen organizations request relief for frontline workers, families, and communities devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Millionaire Ron Johnson Votes Against COVID Relief for Wisconsin Families
U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy Introduce Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies
Press Release

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy Introduce Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies

Baldwin-Murphy Bill Would Support President Biden’s Action to Use the Defense Production Act to Scale Up National Production of Medical Supplies

Op Ed: Tom Tiffany and White Privilege
Op Ed

Tom Tiffany and White Privilege

Far-right Congressman from northern Wisconsin opposes Native American Secretary of Interior.

Biden Policies Will Help State’s Immigrants

Biden Policies Will Help State’s Immigrants

Order halting deportations and bill providing path to citizenship for 11 million welcomed by many.

MKE County: County Gets $10 Million For Housing Assistance
MKE County

County Gets $10 Million For Housing Assistance

County Executive Crowley calls on Congress to pass $1.9 trillion COVID-19 response.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act to Close Gender Wage Gap
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act to Close Gender Wage Gap

Every Democrat in Congress is an Original Cosponsor; Legislation Among President Biden’s Gender Equality Priorities

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period, President Biden Delivers
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period, President Biden Delivers

Baldwin Supports President Biden's Executive Actions to Increase Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care

Op Ed: In Praise of Biden’s Press Secretary
Op Ed

In Praise of Biden’s Press Secretary

Jennifer Psaki brings credibility — remember that? — back to the job.

State Announces Next Phase of Vaccines

State Announces Next Phase of Vaccines

More groups will be added on March 1. President Biden ramping up federal vaccines delivered to states.

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

After months of Trump’s false claims, legislators still squabbling, but a bipartisan bill is possible.

DPW Chair on Senator Johnson Vote Against DHS Nominee
Johnson Votes to Confirm Secretary of State Nominee Blinken
When Will Unemployment Benefits Arrive?

When Will Unemployment Benefits Arrive?

Federal pandemic package includes 11 weeks of aid, but when will state DWD process them?

President Biden demonstrates support for immigrants in early days of presidency
Press Release

President Biden demonstrates support for immigrants in early days of presidency

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa January 26, 2021

Op Ed: Beware of GOP Voting Restrictions
Op Ed

Beware of GOP Voting Restrictions

Republican legislators are floating plans to make if harder for some people to vote.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Central Standard Downtown Distillery a Go
Eyes on Milwaukee

Central Standard Downtown Distillery a Go

Craft distillery purchases building for downtown tasting room, rooftop patio and more.

Senator Johnson Playing Politics with National Security
Op Ed: How Jim Clyburn Saved America
Op Ed

How Jim Clyburn Saved America

His choice of Joe Biden was decisive and may have been the only Democrat who could beat Trump.

Barnes Takes the Lead on Climate Change

Barnes Takes the Lead on Climate Change

Lt. Governor headed state’s task force on climate policy and spoke to recent national conference.

State’s Partisan Divide the Worst Ever?

State’s Partisan Divide the Worst Ever?

‘The worst it's ever been,’ says one legislator. Are voters echoing politicians or vice versa?

Op Ed: Three Myths About Unemployment
Op Ed

Three Myths About Unemployment

History has disproven them. Biden must reject them.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Baldwin: "In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that all Americans have the support they need to obtain comprehensive, affordable health coverage."

Senator Baldwin to President Biden: Strong Buy America Standards Are Needed Across the Federal Government
Local Activists Demand Biden End Immigrant Family Separation

Local Activists Demand Biden End Immigrant Family Separation

Activist groups call for a reversal of the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Republican Bills Hinder Wisconsin’s Efforts to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Press Release

Republican Bills Hinder Wisconsin’s Efforts to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Committee on Human Services, Children and Families executive session continues to show Republicans unwilling to do the real work for Wisconsinites

President Joe Biden Takes Executive Action to Increase Supply of Vaccine, Medical and Testing Supplies
Press Release

President Joe Biden Takes Executive Action to Increase Supply of Vaccine, Medical and Testing Supplies

Senator Baldwin supports the President's Executive Orders to increase the nation';s supply of necessary medical equipment, supplies, and coordinate a federal COVID-19 response

Supervisor Taylor Statement on the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris
Rep. Bowen Statement on Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

“I Am Overjoyed at the Hope and Promise that Today’s Inauguration Brings”

Rep. Stubbs Statement on the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice-President Harris
Data Wonk: New Voters Won the 2020 Election
Data Wonk

New Voters Won the 2020 Election

And the results in swing states challenged by Trump are exactly in line with the national vote.

“Democracy has prevailed” – Congratulations and Godspeed Mr. President and Madame Vice President
Press Release

“Democracy has prevailed” – Congratulations and Godspeed Mr. President and Madame Vice President

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson January 20, 2021

Two Priests Blame Antifa for Capitol Riot

Two Priests Blame Antifa for Capitol Riot

In podcast, La Crosse and Cross Plains clergymen discuss need for violence to defend America.

Op Ed: A Plea to State Republicans
Op Ed

A Plea to State Republicans

Please stop the lies, stop fueling far-right threats to our democracy

Biden-Harris Inauguration Signals Brighter Future Ahead
Pocan: “A Historic Day for Our Nation”
Joint Statement on Acceptance of Federal COPS Grant
Press Release

Joint Statement on Acceptance of Federal COPS Grant

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski

Murphy’s Law: Will State Republicans Abandon Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Will State Republicans Abandon Trump?

Many have in other states. Will Wisconsin’s GOP get off the Trump crazy train?

Op Ed: Republicans Remake Martin Luther King
Op Ed

Republicans Remake Martin Luther King

In their version he’s a raceless moderate sent to forgive white people.

Baldwin Up and Johnson Down

Baldwin Up and Johnson Down

Democratic control of US Senate means changes for Wisconsin senators.

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

Andrea Palm named deputy secretary of Department of Health and Human Services.

Op Ed: Where America Stands Now
Op Ed

Where America Stands Now

71% of Americans believe democracy is threatened.

Authorities Monitoring State Capitol

Authorities Monitoring State Capitol

Protests expected by some, but Madison acting police chief says no credible threats so far.

Tiffany Condemned Capitol Mob But Attended Rally

Tiffany Condemned Capitol Mob But Attended Rally

Attended closed-door “Save the Republic” rally calling for ‘war', but won’t release transcript of his speech.

Gov. Evers Announces Nadiyah Groves as Milwaukee Director
State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

Unemployment insurance recipients are eligible for an additional $300 a week.

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Current system and election laws make accessibility difficult to guarantee.

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Republicans voted against impeachment, Democrats for it.

County Republican Parties Shared War Rhetoric

County Republican Parties Shared War Rhetoric

Facebook posts urged people to ‘prepare for war’ and ‘temporary violence’ before Capitol riot.

Back in the News: Johnson Tainted by Ukrainian Official?
Back in the News

Johnson Tainted by Ukrainian Official?

Wisconsin's GOP Senator peddled 'malicious' disinformation by foreign operative sanctioned by Trump Administration.

National Guard Activated for Security at State Capitol

National Guard Activated for Security at State Capitol

FBI warning of armed groups planning protests at state capitols.

Murphy’s Law: Brewery Super PAC Targets Johnson, Tiffany
Murphy’s Law

Brewery Super PAC Targets Johnson, Tiffany

Minocqua Brewing Company seeks donations to ‘free the Northwoods of sedition.’

Op Ed: Trump, Ron Johnson Stained With Dishonor
Op Ed

Trump, Ron Johnson Stained With Dishonor

Republican Liz Cheney says Trump 'formed the mob, incited the mob, lit the flame.'

Op Ed: Why No One Should Have Been Surprised
Op Ed

Why No One Should Have Been Surprised

It was all there in Trump’s words — going back years.

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Democrats want him gone, Republicans support him.

Evers Joins 7 Governors Asking for More Vaccine

Evers Joins 7 Governors Asking for More Vaccine

Governors say the federal government is holding back 50% of produced vaccine.

Op Ed: State Republicans Helped Fire Up Mob
Op Ed

State Republicans Helped Fire Up Mob

Johnson and state’s GOP congressmen, including Gallagher, all helped incite pro-Trump insurrection.

Steil: Enough Already
Press Release

Steil: Enough Already

 

Waukesha Mayor Leaves Republican Party

Waukesha Mayor Leaves Republican Party

After the events at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Shawn Reilly is "ashamed" of the party.

Attemptive Coup by Trump Supporters Failed
Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Hours after chaos at the Capitol, two members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation vote to overturn part of the election, effort fails.

DAGA & Democratic Attorneys General Respond to the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Desperate Republican Attempt to Retain Power Spurs Attack on U.S. Capitol
Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Capitol Storming

Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Capitol Storming

Though many supported Trump for years, all now condemn Capitol chaos he helped cause.

Murphy’s Law: Everyone’s Dumping on Ron Johnson
Murphy’s Law

Everyone’s Dumping on Ron Johnson

A recall effort, attacks by the Lincoln Project, angry editorial and much more.

Op Ed: Biden Must Address Ransomware Crisis
Op Ed

Biden Must Address Ransomware Crisis

Trump looked the other way, but Biden must fix the biggest cyber hacking heist ever seen.

Back in the News: Cleta Mitchell Resigns from Foley Firm
Back in the News

Cleta Mitchell Resigns from Foley Firm

Partner in Milwaukee-based firm helped Trump in phone call asking Georgia election officials to "find" more votes.

Gallagher Assails GOP Push to Nullify Election

Gallagher Assails GOP Push to Nullify Election

Wisconsin congressman calls it a 'dangerous idea' that would 'destroy the idea of American government.'

Back in the News: Foley Firm Faces Blowback on Trump Call
Back in the News

Foley Firm Faces Blowback on Trump Call

Criticism of Milwaukee firm whose partner Cleta Mitchell helped Trump effort to "find" votes in Georgia.

Federal Judge Tears Apart Election Lawsuit

Federal Judge Tears Apart Election Lawsuit

The Wisconsin Voters Alliance was attempting to overturn the 2020 election results with the lawsuit.

Murphy’s Law: Foley & Lardner Lawyer Helps Trump “Find” Votes
Murphy’s Law

Foley & Lardner Lawyer Helps Trump “Find” Votes

Milwaukee law firm’s attorney Cleta Mitchell is Washington insider and ex-liberal feminist.

The Push to Reopen Schools

The Push to Reopen Schools

Virtual schools working poorly, but in-person schools are risky. Legislators, others pushing to reopen.

Johnson Has Shouting Match With Reporter

Johnson Has Shouting Match With Reporter

Senator defends his call for investigating 2020 election in heated interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Gallagher, Colleagues Release Statement Concerning January 6 Vote
Statement From Former House Speaker Paul Ryan
Trump begs Georgia secretary of state to overturn election results in remarkable hourlong phone call
Op Ed: Reporters Are Not the Enemy
Op Ed

Reporters Are Not the Enemy

And they will play a big role in 2021.

Data Wonk: Tales Told By The 2020 Election
Data Wonk

Tales Told By The 2020 Election

The Republican gerrymander held. But Waukesha County has grown more Democratic since 2012.

Op Ed: Hagedorn Wisconsin’s Person of The Year
Op Ed

Hagedorn Wisconsin’s Person of The Year

Supreme Court justice showed a lot of backbone in following the law, not politics.

Trump Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Wisconsin’s Election

Trump Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Wisconsin’s Election

Trump campaign petitions court to take up suit challenging state's election results

State’s Non-Voters Could Change Results

State’s Non-Voters Could Change Results

But disillusionment with politicians, barriers to voting depress turnout.

Op Ed: Trump Leaving Chaos Behind
Op Ed

Trump Leaving Chaos Behind

A few accomplishments in four years, but so many failures.

The State of Politics: Both Parties Back Election Law Changes
The State of Politics

Both Parties Back Election Law Changes

Legislators actually agree on at least two reforms.

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Proud of his administration’s response to COVID-19, “we turned that around a little bit.”

Top 10 Of 2020: Most Popular Murphy’s Law Columns
Top 10 Of 2020

Most Popular Murphy’s Law Columns

Amid a historic pandemic, Vos and Fitzgerald fail to lead, David Clarke returns and Foxconn deal gets worse.

Data Wonk: We Won Wisconsin Big!
Data Wonk

We Won Wisconsin Big!

Actually Trump was defeated by Trump — as state and national voting patterns show.

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Shares Health Insurance Priorities for Biden Administration
Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

They supported Republicans again. Will rural residents get help they need?

Emilee Fannon Joins the CBS 58 News Team
Press Release

Emilee Fannon Joins the CBS 58 News Team

 

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

How Claire Woodall-Vogg got through an unprecedented election.

Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman Praises Nomination of Mayor Pete as Transportation Secretary
Press Release

Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman Praises Nomination of Mayor Pete as Transportation Secretary

Nominee understands the challenges that cities and local governments face in planning, building and maintaining critical transportation infrastructure

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Sen. Johnson's hears from Trump attorney at committee on 2020 election, alleges illegal votes were counted.

Rep. Robyn Vining Thanks Election Workers, and Calls On Her Republican Colleagues to Get Back to Work On COVID-19 Response
Back in the News: Gasp, Sykes Recants on Rojo
Back in the News

Gasp, Sykes Recants on Rojo

Stop the presses! Charlie Sykes has changed his view of Senator Ron Johnson.

Op Ed: Is U.S. Democracy In Danger? Yes
Op Ed

Is U.S. Democracy In Danger? Yes

Is there anything you can do? Yes.

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked

The losing minority in Trump election case vent their anger and reveal their prejudices.

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

Wisconsin’s presidential electors, including Gov. Tony Evers, reflect on the historic vote they took.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Won’t End Election Complaints
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Won’t End Election Complaints

It’s no longer about electing Trump. It’s laying the groundwork for voter suppression.

Smart Politics: Wisconsin Is America’s Plurality King
Smart Politics

Wisconsin Is America’s Plurality King

Biden won state with less than a majority, the 14th such result for Wisconsin, the nation’s leader.

Senator-elect Agard: Statement on Wisconsin Unanimously Casting its Electoral Votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris
Wisconsin’s Electors Vote for Biden

Wisconsin’s Electors Vote for Biden

State's 10 presidential electors cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin’s Electoral College Votes Unanimously for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin’s Electoral College Votes Unanimously for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Wisconsin Electoral College met today to assign Wisconsin’s 10 Electoral College votes

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

4-3 vote rejects Trump's move to throw out 220,000 Milwaukee and Dane county ballots.

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Justice charges suit is "so your king can stay in power” at state Supreme Court hearing.

Op Ed: Can Biden Pass a 21st Century New Deal?
Op Ed

Can Biden Pass a 21st Century New Deal?

How Joe Biden can build on the House That FDR Built.

Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Judge Brett Ludwig, who President Trump nominated, rules election followed the rule of law

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit

Suit was brought Attorney General of Texas, joined by 17 other states.

Johnson, Tiffany Join Trump’s Effort to Overturn Election

Johnson, Tiffany Join Trump’s Effort to Overturn Election

Rep. Tom Tiffany signs onto Texas lawsuit and Sen. Ron Johnson calls hearing on election "irregularities."

Talk Radio Host, GOP Politicos Testify At Election Integrity Hearing

Talk Radio Host, GOP Politicos Testify At Election Integrity Hearing

Democrats "walk out" of hearing, calling it a sham.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Electoral College Meeting
Circuit Court Rejects Trump’s Wisconsin Ballot Challenge

Circuit Court Rejects Trump’s Wisconsin Ballot Challenge

The decision could be appealed to Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Op Ed: City Should Reject Federal COPS Grant
Op Ed

City Should Reject Federal COPS Grant

What sounds like community oriented policing will really expand the War on Drugs.

Wisconsin Meatpacking Union Endorses Biden USDA Nominee
Press Release

Wisconsin Meatpacking Union Endorses Biden USDA Nominee

Union for 11,000 Wisconsin Workers Calls on Biden USDA Nominee Vilsack to Protect Iowa Workers on Frontlines of COVID-19 in Meatpacking Plants

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal judge says she lacked standing to throw out the election

A Look at Trump’s Motion in Texas Case Against Wisconsin

A Look at Trump’s Motion in Texas Case Against Wisconsin

Motion includes alternate history and a rehashing of election complaints.

Data Wonk: How Trump Lost Wisconsin
Data Wonk

How Trump Lost Wisconsin

County-by-county analysis shows similar pattern of voting to 2016 — with key differences.

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

Trump campaign also joins last chance effort to overturn the election in four swing states.

Trump Won State, GOP Legislators Declare

Trump Won State, GOP Legislators Declare

Wisconsin Elections Commission chair Ann Jacobs has received threats to her children and family.

Op Ed: Biden Needs Some Business Experts
Op Ed

Biden Needs Some Business Experts

Pandemic undercuts economic rebound. President-elect needs expertise in job creation.

Democratic and Republican AGs Push Back on Indicted TX AG Ken Paxton Lawsuit
Press Release

Democratic and Republican AGs Push Back on Indicted TX AG Ken Paxton Lawsuit

Current RAGA Chair Chris Carr Slaps Down Former RAGA Chair Ken Paxton

Wisconsin To Miss ‘Safe Harbor’ Election Deadline

Wisconsin To Miss ‘Safe Harbor’ Election Deadline

Missing the federal deadline could give Congress the option to not accept state's electors.

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Pro-Trump attorneys general allege "fraud" in states that went for Biden.

DNC, NAACP Intervene In Trump Election Lawsuit

DNC, NAACP Intervene In Trump Election Lawsuit

Federal judge allows them to contest suit seeking to invalidate Wisconsin's election.

Texas Attorney General Seeks to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Texas Attorney General Seeks to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Motion to U.S. Supreme Court repeats arguments of Trump campaign on election.

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Republican WEC member Robert Spindell speaks at MAGA event, says there may have been fraud.

Murphy’s Law: The Hating of Justice Hagedorn
Murphy’s Law

The Hating of Justice Hagedorn

As promised, he’s upholding the law as written. So why are right wingers so angry?

Clock Is Ticking for Eviction Moratorium

Clock Is Ticking for Eviction Moratorium

Federal moratorium set to expire soon; renters, advocates fear a spike in homelessness.

The State of Politics: A Supreme Court of First Resort?
The State of Politics

A Supreme Court of First Resort?

Many petitions defy precedent, ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to bypass lower courts.

Op Ed: How Progressives Worked on Election Turnout
Op Ed

How Progressives Worked on Election Turnout

A months-long, massive volunteer program secured more than 95,000 commitments to vote.

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Failing in court but increasing Wisconsin’s partisan divide and undermining legitimacy of its elections.

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

This past election shows why election officials want to count absentee votes early.

Baldwin, Moore Seek Biden’s Support For Transitional Jobs

Baldwin, Moore Seek Biden’s Support For Transitional Jobs

The two Wisconsin legislators have sponsored bills in the Senate and House that would help workers connect to job market.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Trump still has a federal court challenge pending.

Trump Files Second Suit Seeking to Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump Files Second Suit Seeking to Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump campaign targets five cities, alleging voter fraud.

Data Wonk: Trump’s Lawyers vs Democracy
Data Wonk

Trump’s Lawyers vs Democracy

Reading through the lawsuits, you can see why judges rejected them

Back in the News: Johnson Privately Concedes Biden Won
Back in the News

Johnson Privately Concedes Biden Won

But Senator won't declare it publicly. Democracy can withstand the attacks on election he says.

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

AG says their “baseless attacks" undermine democracy and employ “Jim Crow strategy” to disenfranchise voters.

Supervisor Martin Thanks Election Commission for Successfully Completing the Recount
Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump's lawyer seeks to have his own absentee ballot disqualified.

State Declares Biden Won Election

State Declares Biden Won Election

With recounts finished, Wisconsin Elections Commission's chair signed the official determination, and Gov. Evers certified the results.

Recount Reaffirms that Wisconsin Voters Picked Joe Biden
Biden Climate Change Plan Could Impact State

Biden Climate Change Plan Could Impact State

Wisconsin could add 162,000 jobs, boost economy by $14 billion by transitioning to renewable energy.

The State of Politics: How Evers Spent $2 Billion to Fight Covid
The State of Politics

How Evers Spent $2 Billion to Fight Covid

A very long list of recipients. But the money runs out on January 1.

Wisconsin Recount Grows Biden’s Margin, But Trump Says Fight Isn’t Over

Wisconsin Recount Grows Biden’s Margin, But Trump Says Fight Isn’t Over

President promises a lawsuit while Biden's margin grows by 87 votes.

Trump Promises Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Election Results

Trump Promises Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Election Results

Campaign's lawsuit would be third suit that seeks to overturn Wisconsin's presidential election.

Op Ed: The Trump Love Will Go On
Op Ed

The Trump Love Will Go On

At least in some of the state’s right-wing redoubts.

Milwaukee County Completes Recount
Press Release

Milwaukee County Completes Recount

 

Milwaukee County Recount Finished, Dane County Continuing

Milwaukee County Recount Finished, Dane County Continuing

Biden's margin grows by 132 votes.

Counting Effectively Completed, Milwaukee County Recount Will Finish on Friday

Counting Effectively Completed, Milwaukee County Recount Will Finish on Friday

One ward remains, Trump campaign maintaining objections to over 100,000 ballots.

Murphy’s Law: Wauwatosa’s Identity Crisis
Murphy’s Law

Wauwatosa’s Identity Crisis

Is it a harbor for white nationalists or a place that cares about racial equity?

Tempers Flare, Monty Python Crack Offered at Recount

Tempers Flare, Monty Python Crack Offered at Recount

Commission chair accuses Trump campaign of manufacturing a controversy.

Recount an Insult to Minority Voters?

Recount an Insult to Minority Voters?

'Shameless' and part of a pattern of "blaming Black and brown voters," advocates say.

Murphy’s Law: Ron Johnson More Trumpian Than Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Ron Johnson More Trumpian Than Trump?

Wisconsin’s senior senator has become one of America’s leading crackpots.

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

With half the votes recounted in Dane and Milwaukee counties, 57 more votes for Trump.

Op Ed: Republican Slams Party for State Recount
Op Ed

Republican Slams Party for State Recount

Fond du Lac Chairman, talk radio’s Jeff Wagner attack effort to ‘disenfranchise' legal voters.

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

All ballots from Ward 315 which Urban Milwaukee reported had shown a big drop in turnout.

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

"Behavior of Trump observers" has delayed process, one official charges.

Recount Releases First Results

Recount Releases First Results

Trump and Biden have both lost votes in Dane County, gained in Milwaukee County.

‘MAGA’ Rally in Wauwatosa Gathers Hundreds

‘MAGA’ Rally in Wauwatosa Gathers Hundreds

One day after Mayfair Mall shooting Trump supporters gather, including many with guns.

Republican Party Attempting to Disenfranchise Voters, Says WEC Commissioner Jacobs
Thousands Still Await Jobless Aid

Thousands Still Await Jobless Aid

Some 93,000 applications for pandemic aid have yet to be processed or adjudicated by state.

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Ballot processing does start, but Trump campaign continues submitting objections.

Friday Photos: Inside the Recount
Friday Photos

Inside the Recount

An up-close look at how first day played out.

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

Trump campaign presents many challenges to recount process.

Federal grant would provide much needed aid for our city
Press Release

Federal grant would provide much needed aid for our city

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa November 20, 2020

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

How does the process work? Who can watch? We explain.

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

The partial-recount is focusing solely on Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Ron Johnson, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Continue to Block Relief While Unemployment Numbers Remain Catastrophic
Press Release

Ron Johnson, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Continue to Block Relief While Unemployment Numbers Remain Catastrophic

Release of new unemployment numbers underscores urgent need for new COVID relief package

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Just where does that $2 million go? We examine.

Wisconsin Recount Will Reveal What We Already Know—Voters Chose Joe Biden
Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Campaign wires $3 million. Work must be completed by December 1st.

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Evers has asked legislators to meet since April. Vos still won't convene Legislature.

Wisconsin Canvass of Votes Finished

Wisconsin Canvass of Votes Finished

Results show Biden still leads by 20,000 votes. Trump campaign must decide whether to pay for a recount.

Op Ed: COVID-19 Apocalypse Now
Op Ed

COVID-19 Apocalypse Now

Some Republicans see the need for emergency measures. Why not Wisconsin’s?

Trump Lawsuit Against TV Station Dismissed

Trump Lawsuit Against TV Station Dismissed

Campaign’s claim of defamation for ad run by Rhinelander TV station dismissed by federal court.

Presidential Recount Would Cost $7.9 Million

Presidential Recount Would Cost $7.9 Million

Trump campaign must pay entire amount by 5 p.m. Wednesday to get recount.

Murphy’s Law: Are Parties Realigning In Wisconsin?
Murphy’s Law

Are Parties Realigning In Wisconsin?

Lots of new voters for both parties in election. What it means for the future.

The State of Politics: How Will Legislature Investigate Election?
The State of Politics

How Will Legislature Investigate Election?

And will legislators subpoena election clerks, using this power for first time in more than 40 years?

Lawsuit Targeting Democratic County Votes is Dropped

Lawsuit Targeting Democratic County Votes is Dropped

Plaintiffs who charged fraud in Milwaukee, Dane and Menomonee counties withdrew their suit.

Op Ed: The Virus, Violence and Voting
Op Ed

The Virus, Violence and Voting

Maybe Blacks didn’t vote because they’ve lost hope. What will Biden do to address this?

Trump Rally Becomes Confrontation

Trump Rally Becomes Confrontation

Crowd resists Health Department rules, Serb Hall hit with city citations, its manager in fracas with crowd.

Op Ed: Trump’s Final Trashing of Democracy
Op Ed

Trump’s Final Trashing of Democracy

He is essentially anti-democratic and a mountain of disrespect.

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Suit uses anonymous sources to allege voter fraud.

Milwaukee’s Black Turnout Down in 2020

Milwaukee’s Black Turnout Down in 2020

Slightly lower than in 2016, which was low. Fear of contracting COVID-19, other obstacles noted.

Misplaced Flash Drive Twisted Into Voter Fraud Claim

Misplaced Flash Drive Twisted Into Voter Fraud Claim

Milwaukee’s chief election official says drive was "was never left unattended."

Rep. Tusler Says Election Inquiry for ‘Transparency’

Rep. Tusler Says Election Inquiry for ‘Transparency’

Rep. Joe Sanfellippo raised the possibility of subverting the results of the election.

Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Recognize Election Results

Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Recognize Election Results

Sen. Ron Johnson says there's "nothing" to congratulate Biden about.

Data Wonk: Can Biden Improve the Economy?
Data Wonk

Can Biden Improve the Economy?

Democratic presidents typically do better, but Biden will face an obvious challenge.

‘This Crisis is Urgent,’ Gov. Evers Warns

‘This Crisis is Urgent,’ Gov. Evers Warns

State could see 5,000 deaths by January 1 if people don’t change behavior, stay at home, wear masks.

State Had 238 Possible Voter Fraud Cases Since 2016

State Had 238 Possible Voter Fraud Cases Since 2016

Of more than 12 million votes since 2016, that’s all that municipal clerks found in Wisconsin’s elections.

Correcting Misinformation about Wisconsin’s Election
Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Committee chair wants to order electors to ignore state vote and give Trump the state’s electoral votes.

Murphy’s Law: How Suburban Voters Defeated Trump
Murphy’s Law

How Suburban Voters Defeated Trump

A decisive switch, both in Wisconsin and nationally.

Polls Missed on Trump Voters, Franklin Says

Polls Missed on Trump Voters, Franklin Says

MU Law School pollster says Trump voters distrust and didn’t respond to polls.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Cry Foul About Election
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Cry Foul About Election

Ron Johnson, Robin Vos and Mark Belling get aboard the Trump crazy train.

It’s time for America to move forward
Press Release

It’s time for America to move forward

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 9, 2020

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Hundreds gather at Zeidler Union Square. Organizers hail strong Black and Latinx voter turnout.

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Republican legislators continue to win big with minority of state's vote.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson Is Not a Patriot
Op Ed

Ron Johnson Is Not a Patriot

Rather than urging people to accept the voters’ choice, he sows division.

Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas Statement on the Declaration of the 2020 Presidential Election
Statement on Presidential Election Outcome from Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley
Wisconsin Reacts To Biden Victory

Wisconsin Reacts To Biden Victory

Gov. Evers says "we're returning kindness, respect, and compassion back to the White House."

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Historic Statewide Organizing Program and 2020 Electoral Victories
SEIU Local 1 Celebrates Joe Biden’s Victory as Wisconsin Flips Back to Blue
Working Families Speak Loudly With Election of Joe Biden
Vos Calls for Probe of State Election

Vos Calls for Probe of State Election

Cites concerns about voter fraud, offers no evidence.

Whether Biden or Trump is Decided the Winner, We Will Organize
Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Biden and Clinton had dramatically different performances in Milwaukee. See how.

Polarization Making For A Close Presidential Race

Polarization Making For A Close Presidential Race

As counting continues, voters anxiously await results.

False Claims Spread About Wisconsin Vote

False Claims Spread About Wisconsin Vote

After Wisconsin tipped for Biden, conservatives online claimed voter fraud.

Senators Ask Google CEO to Explain Apparent Election-Related Disparities
Missing Mail-In Ballots Case Unlikely to Affect Wisconsin

Missing Mail-In Ballots Case Unlikely to Affect Wisconsin

300,000 ballots are unaccounted for by USPS.

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Past recounts in Wisconsin have changed small number of votes.

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals there were so many other winners and losers.

Conservation voters crucial in preserving veto power
8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

A squeaker victory for Biden due to an odd mix of factors.

Democracy Won
Press Release

Democracy Won

 

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on Election Results
Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Some still loyal to Trump, some flip Democratic.

Biden Lead in State Helped by Key Counties

Biden Lead in State Helped by Key Counties

Biden wins 77% of Dane County; Trump margin in Ozaukee, Waukesha counties lower than in 2016.

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

3 a.m. delivery of Milwaukee absentee ballots puts Biden in front of Trump.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Alienating Youth Vote
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Alienating Youth Vote

College voter suppression in Wisconsin, other states could lose those voters forever.

What’s On the Mind of Voters

What’s On the Mind of Voters

Reporters asked residents across the city. Here’s what they said.

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

The country "is very well united,” he tells large crowd at Kenosha regional airport.

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

We're focused on substance, not clicks, and local, not national.

Sieger on Songs: ‘Yes We Can’ On Election Day
Sieger on Songs

‘Yes We Can’ On Election Day

Allen Toussaint’s songful masterpiece calls us to the better angels of our nature.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Visit to Rothschild
Op Ed: Trump Has Weakened 125 Environmental Rules
Op Ed

Trump Has Weakened 125 Environmental Rules

Many have been wiped out entirely, analysis finds. 40 more rollbacks planned.

Biden Brings His Message of Controlling COVID-19 to Milwaukee

Biden Brings His Message of Controlling COVID-19 to Milwaukee

Says Trump has "waived the white flag" and surrendered to the coronavirus.

Big Crowd for Trump in Green Bay

Big Crowd for Trump in Green Bay

Supporters chant “Superman” as Trump brags of his recovery from COVID-19.

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

46 million total messages in 30 days, 64% from Republicans.

Op Ed: Republican Superspreaders
Op Ed

Republican Superspreaders

Trump and Pence hold rally after rally in battleground states. No masks required.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Melania Trump’s Visit to West Bend
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Visit to Wisconsin
Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from State GOP

Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from State GOP

A "sophisticated phishing attack" stole from Trump reelection fund.

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

If he is, Wisconsin's gerrymandered districts could soften the blow.

Data Wonk: Biden or Trump Better for Economy?
Data Wonk

Biden or Trump Better for Economy?

Moody’s Analytics breaks it down. The difference is huge.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Green Bay
Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

His handling of pandemic blasted by opposition groups.

Statement from Tom Palzewicz Regarding Confirmation of Amy Barrett
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Secretary Sonny Perdue Visit
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit to De Pere
Back in the News: Trump Tells 131 Whoppers in Janesville
Back in the News

Trump Tells 131 Whoppers in Janesville

In 90 minute speech, President Trump made 131 false or inaccurate statements.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on SCOTUS Ruling
Murphy’s Law: Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?
Murphy’s Law

Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?

Three groups are working hard -- and spending big -- to turn out these voters.

Could Hmong Voters Decide State Election?

Could Hmong Voters Decide State Election?

They’re the largest Asian American group in Wisconsin, with varied views.

‘Does My Vote Matter?’

‘Does My Vote Matter?’

Mixed emotions as city’s minority and low-income voters head to the polls.

Biden Up 9% in Final UW-Madison Poll

Biden Up 9% in Final UW-Madison Poll

State’s undecided, third party voters shifting to him.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Karen Pence Visit to Waterloo
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Mike Pence Visit to Mosinee
Service Union Rallies To Get Out The Vote

Service Union Rallies To Get Out The Vote

“Our work is essential and so are our votes." Union seeks Trump's defeat, $15 minimum wage.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces Rocky Horror Show Livestream on Halloween
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on White House Refusing to Address Pandemic
Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

As state suffers deadliest week yet, President downplays pandemic at campaign rally.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit to Green Bay
AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit
Press Release

AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit

AG Josh Kaul: “We are more than six months into this pandemic, and I challenge anybody to answer this simple question: what is Donald Trump’s plan to fight the pandemic? ... The answers to those questions are simple, they don’t have a plan.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to West Salem
Op Ed: Trump Wants to Wreck Social Security
Op Ed

Trump Wants to Wreck Social Security

His approach will turn it into a welfare program that could be cut at any time.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Statement on Last Night’s Debate
Vice President Joe Biden and US Senator Kamala Harris Endorse Jessica Katzenmeyer for Wisconsin’s 15th Assembly District
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Waukesha
DPW Statement on Trump’s Most Recent Attacks on the ACA
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

State's Democrats debut new "bus" today as part of get-out-the-vote push.

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

Its baseless theories about Democratic Satan worshippers creep into the state.

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Back in the News: Biden Buries Trump in State’s TV Ads
Back in the News

Biden Buries Trump in State’s TV Ads

Big advantage in all five markets in state. Wisconsin getting 4th most ads in the U.S.

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Both parties hope it will play to their advantage.

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

The best defense from rumors, hoaxes, propaganda is knowing the truth.

Could Polls Be As Wrong As In 2016?

Could Polls Be As Wrong As In 2016?

Presidential polls of state look much like 2016. Experts say it's different this time.

The State of Politics: Will Evers Run for Second Term?
The State of Politics

Will Evers Run for Second Term?

He’s had no time to think about that, he says. Why his reelection won’t be easy.

Is Janesville Trump Country?

Is Janesville Trump Country?

His Sunday speech there might suggest that. But past voting totals tell a different story.

“Think I’m Doing This for My Health?”

“Think I’m Doing This for My Health?”

Trump comes to Janesville. "We win Wisconsin, we win the whole ballgame."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Visit to Wisconsin
Trump Will Rally In Janesville

Trump Will Rally In Janesville

Airport rally tonight in county where COVID-19 cases up 48% in last week.

Janesville Leaders Slam Trump For Failed Pandemic Response as COVID-19 Cases Spikes and Economy Crashes
Andraca Endorsed by Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris
Watchdog Group Seeks Probe of Johnson Project

Watchdog Group Seeks Probe of Johnson Project

Did Walker administration pull strings to give senator’s children tax credits worth up to $2.1 million?

Pence Touts Trump, Blasts Mayor Barrett

Pence Touts Trump, Blasts Mayor Barrett

His speech in Waukesha calls it “Trump country.” Attendees not socially distanced.

Ahead of Mike Pence’s  Visit, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, State Rep. Robyn Vining, Highlight Trump’s Leadership Failures
Press Release

Ahead of Mike Pence’s Visit, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, State Rep. Robyn Vining, Highlight Trump’s Leadership Failures

"Having a president that will fight the pandemic, protect our health care, and rebuild our economy stronger than it was before is the future that Wisconsinites deserve."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on First Day of SCOTUS Hearings
Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Assemblywoman Amanda Stuck for Congress in Wisconsin’s 8th District
Press Release

Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Assemblywoman Amanda Stuck for Congress in Wisconsin’s 8th District

“Northeast Wisconsin's families deserve a voice in Washington that will fight for them and that's Amanda.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Mike Pence Visit to Wisconsin
Mike Pence Fly Bobblehead Unveiled
Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Tom Palzewicz for Congress
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Eric Trump Visit to Wisconsin
VP Joe Biden Endorses Roger Polack For Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st District
Murphy’s Law: Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson
Murphy’s Law

Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson

What did we learn from new Marquette Poll? Not a lot. But how about those Rojo numbers?

Data Wonk: The Republican Death Squad
Data Wonk

The Republican Death Squad

Why won’t Vos and Fitzgerald support measures to contain the state’s pandemic surge?

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race
Press Release

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Op Ed: The Deadly Claims of Trump and Johnson
Op Ed

The Deadly Claims of Trump and Johnson

Distracting and misleading Americans about the pandemic.

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

But critics say allowable lead levels for drinking water are too high.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Eric Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Op Ed: Will Trump’s Tax Avoidance Lose Votes?
Op Ed

Will Trump’s Tax Avoidance Lose Votes?

Many years of paying nothing, while others must pay, could hurt him in red counties.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Eric Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Op Ed: Healthcare Coverage, Protections At Risk
Op Ed

Healthcare Coverage, Protections At Risk

Race for president could decide if ACA ended and 54 million people lose protection.

Jill Biden Promises More United Country

Jill Biden Promises More United Country

Former Second Lady makes campaign stops in Madison, Waukesha County.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ben Carson Visit to Wisconsin
Op Ed: Trump Tariffs Have Failed
Op Ed

Trump Tariffs Have Failed

U.S. trade imbalance has grown under Trump. Biden needs to try different approach.

Suicide and Mental Health Disorders Major Problems
Pence Says Trump Will Nominate RBG Replacement Saturday

Pence Says Trump Will Nominate RBG Replacement Saturday

The vice president announced this during a campaign tour of Wisconsin.

Palzewicz Stands With Biden on Addiction Treatment
Plenty of Horne: Sidney McCain Endorses Biden
Plenty of Horne

Sidney McCain Endorses Biden

Senator John McCain's daughter is WMSE promotions director, has lived here since 2017

Back in the News: Ron Johnson Report a Hatchet Job?
Back in the News

Ron Johnson Report a Hatchet Job?

Media condemn report on Hunter Biden for proving "no evidence of wrongdoing."

DPW Statement on 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths
Biden In Manitowoc Rips Trump on Pandemic

Biden In Manitowoc Rips Trump on Pandemic

As cases surge in state, Democratic presidential candidate assails Trump’s handling of COVID-19.

Trump At Issue in State Assembly Races

Trump At Issue in State Assembly Races

“Everything is nationalized” and could drive turnout, votes in legislative races.

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Trump Announces $13 Billion Farm Aid

Trump Announces $13 Billion Farm Aid

The president announced the new relief during rally in Wisconsin.

Ahead of Trump Visit, Wisconsin Leaders and Small Business Owners Slam Trump for Failed COVID-19 Economy
Press Release

Ahead of Trump Visit, Wisconsin Leaders and Small Business Owners Slam Trump for Failed COVID-19 Economy

"Because of the lack of leadership we’ve seen from President Trump and the Republican administration, it’s really made my ability to provide care to my patients much more difficult."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Pence Visit
It Didn’t Have to be This Bad: Mothers of University of Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed COVID-19 Response
Press Release

It Didn’t Have to be This Bad: Mothers of University of Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed COVID-19 Response

"If Trump and the Republicans had taken this pandemic seriously, my son, and countless other kids just like him, would be working their way through college."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit
GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

Spindell helped Green Party find lawyer to challenge disqualification from state election ballot.

Pence to Janesville “The Choice is Clear”

Pence to Janesville “The Choice is Clear”

Vice-president’s speech at Holiday Inn Conference Center says economy is on the ballot.

State High Court Rejects Green Party Appeal

State High Court Rejects Green Party Appeal

Party won’t be allowed on ballot, clerks can begin mailing absentee ballots.

Murphy’s Law: Trump Isn’t Scaring Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Trump Isn’t Scaring Wisconsin

His law-and-order scare tactics against Biden aren't working. So far.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Witch Hunt
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s Witch Hunt

His investigation of Hunter Biden calls to mind the style of Joe McCarthy.

WI Supreme Court Could Delay Absentee Ballots

WI Supreme Court Could Delay Absentee Ballots

The court paused mailing to hear a suit to get the Green Party on the ballot.

1/3 of Wisconsinites Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine?

1/3 of Wisconsinites Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine?

New poll shows many state residents wouldn't take the vaccine.

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Governor discussed masking order and Kenosha shootings Wednesday.

Back in the News: Sykes Backs Biden, Blasts Fox News
Back in the News

Sykes Backs Biden, Blasts Fox News

Fox News, Rush Limbaugh offer an "alternative reality silo," Sykes says. No mention of his own show.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in a close Biden–Trump contest and slight movement in Wisconsin voters’ opinions following Kenosha events
Jill Biden Hears From Moms in Green Bay

Jill Biden Hears From Moms in Green Bay

Virtual event focuses on challenges of virtual schooling.

Murphy’s Law: State Voters Less Undecided Than in 2016
Murphy’s Law

State Voters Less Undecided Than in 2016

Polls show Biden's lead in Wisconsin safer than Clinton's was in 2016. But how safe?

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Republican Vice President, Democratic VP hopeful talk jobs, economy on Labor Day.

Statement by IBEW Local 494 Business Manager on VP Candidate Kamala Harris Visit
Union Leaders Blast Trump Administration for Betraying Working Wisconsinites
The Contrarian: Journal Sentinel School Choice Blackout
The Contrarian

Journal Sentinel School Choice Blackout

Newspaper ignores new study with powerful results for voucher schools.

Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed

Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed

“Nothing but pain,” but “stick together… Change your lives out there."

Amidst Rising COVID-19 Threat on Campuses, Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed Coronavirus Response
Press Release

Amidst Rising COVID-19 Threat on Campuses, Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed Coronavirus Response

"What worries me more than anything is the uncertainty of where we will be in a few months. Cases are starting to pop up, and unfortunately it will only get worse under Trump’s weak and divisive leadership."

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

In speech, Biden is optimistic about addressing racism, police reform.

A Chance for Change
Press Release

A Chance for Change

 

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

'These are not acts of peaceful protest, but really domestic terror,’ president declares.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Pence Visit
DPW Vice-Chair Felesia Martin Calls out Trump’s Chaos as He Refuses to Condemn Kenosha Shooter
Kenosha Union Representatives Blast Trump Ahead of Tomorrow’s Photo-Op
Murphy’s Law: Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?

His planned visit to Kenosha seeks to make urban unrest the key issue of campaign.

Op Ed: Management Styles of Trump vs. Biden
Op Ed

Management Styles of Trump vs. Biden

A one-man band overseeing 4.4 million federal employees versus a true team leader.

Data Wonk: Is The Stock Market Betting on Biden?
Data Wonk

Is The Stock Market Betting on Biden?

Two theories on why stock values are rising amid an economic downturn.

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Bobbleheads and buttons from the convention that wasn't.

The State of Politics: Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?
The State of Politics

Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?

Probably. And why? Gerrymandering.

Murphy’s Law: Will Biden’s DNC Snub Hurt Him In State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Biden’s DNC Snub Hurt Him In State?

Republicans gleeful. Is Biden's blowoff of Milwaukee convention Hillary-like or smartly strategic?

Republican National Convention Officially Re-Nominates President Trump and Vice President Pence
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Announced Mike Pence Visit to Wisconsin Lutheran College
Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

But tensions nearly boiled over when counter-protesters disrupted the demonstration.

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
DNC: Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee
DNC

Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee

Tammy Baldwin and Tom Perez are only Milwaukee speakers Thursday.

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Commission votes 5-1 to reject candidacy on basis West's filing was late. Legal challenge possible.

With DNC as Backdrop, A Discussion of Black Liberation

With DNC as Backdrop, A Discussion of Black Liberation

Young students and artists talk about racism, police and education.

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

The vice president campaigned for Trump in Darien Wednesday.

DNC: With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC
DNC

With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC

Evers says Biden will bring civility, respect, empathy and kindness to White House.

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

Politicians, rural issues in other states included in meeting, Dairy State ignored.

Select Remarks from President Barack Obama from Night Three of the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Eric Trump Comes to Town

Eric Trump Comes to Town

Speaks to MPD members about defunding police. ‘Guys, it’s fundamentally crazy.'

Local Activists Plan DNC Demonstration

Local Activists Plan DNC Demonstration

They've been holding "banner drops" to support families of victims of police killings.

Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
General Colin Powell’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
DNC: Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two
DNC

Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two

"These are not conventional times," says Barrett in opening convention proceedings.

Former President Bill Clinton’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Op Ed: Harris Could Push Dems Towards Pragmatic Policies
Op Ed

Harris Could Push Dems Towards Pragmatic Policies

On health care, immigration, free college tuition there are potential compromises.

Murphy’s Law: 12 Takeaways on DNC Day One
Murphy’s Law

12 Takeaways on DNC Day One

Milwaukee was all but invisible. The format rocked, but Michelle disappointed.

Americans Will Step Up to Lead Democrats’ “Roll Call Across America”
Press Release

Americans Will Step Up to Lead Democrats’ “Roll Call Across America”

Delegates will cast their nominating votes from cities, locations, and landmarks all across the nation

Trump Touts Economy in Oshkosh

Trump Touts Economy in Oshkosh

Speech in Wisconsin for about a thousand people spread out and mostly wearing masks.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Senator Bernie Sanders’ Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
DNC: Gwen Moore Gives 90 Second Convention Speech
DNC

Gwen Moore Gives 90 Second Convention Speech

Moore, first Wisconsin politician to speak, delivers high-energy speech.

Democrats Underscore Long Road Ahead in Fight for Racial Justice
Press Release

Democrats Underscore Long Road Ahead in Fight for Racial Justice

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Floyd family call for reflection and reckoning in convention segment “We the People Demand Racial Justice”

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

Event will cost $20 to $25 million to secure, feds will reimburse city.

Back in the News: Hendricks Abandoning Trump Campaign?
Back in the News

Hendricks Abandoning Trump Campaign?

She's among many big 2016 donors who haven't given this year. But the Uihleins are all in.

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Wrong address on nomination papers could disqualify party, which Democrats believe helped elect Trump, from presidential ballot.

Virtual DNC Dims City’s Moment in the Sun

Virtual DNC Dims City’s Moment in the Sun

Lost chance to show Milwaukee can compete with the bigger cities.

Democrats Announce Highlights from Opening Night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention: Uniting America  Monday Night’s Theme is “We the People”
Democrats Add Powerful Voices for Unity and Change to 2020 Democratic National Convention Lineup
Democrats Announce Faith Leaders Participating in 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Coalition to March on the DNC Plans Banner Drops in Lead Up to Action on August 20
Wisconsin Leaders Blast Women for Trump Bus Tour for Campaigning During Pandemic
Democrats Unveil A New Kind of Convention Keynote
Press Release

Democrats Unveil A New Kind of Convention Keynote

Tuesday's program will kick off with a united call to action from the future of the Democratic Party

Republicans Target Northeast Wisconsin

Republicans Target Northeast Wisconsin

CPAC event in Green Bay, Trump trip to Oshkosh underline Fox Valley's importance for his reelection.

Ahead of Trump Visit, Lt. Gov. Barnes, Health Care Professionals Blast Administration for Failed Coronavirus Response
Press Release

Ahead of Trump Visit, Lt. Gov. Barnes, Health Care Professionals Blast Administration for Failed Coronavirus Response

"The Republicans who continue to bury Wisconsin under this pandemic could learn a thing or two by watching the Democratic Convention where they’ll see the pain they’ve caused our state.”

Coalition to March on the DNC & Allies Planning Protest for Trump’s Oshkosh Visit
Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Gov. Evers said he expects residents to wear masks when the president visits.

Wisconsin Seniors, Congressional Candidate Slam Trump’s Relentless Attacks on Social Security
Press Release

Wisconsin Seniors, Congressional Candidate Slam Trump’s Relentless Attacks on Social Security

Wisconsin Senior: “Since Donald Trump took office, he has broken every promise he ever made to protect Social Security”

Nine Election Takeaways

Nine Election Takeaways

Big turnout, delayed votes, new faces in the Assembly and the Constitution Party.

ACLU of Wisconsin Calls For Reduced Law Enforcement Presence Due to Scaled Down Democratic National Convention
Don’t Patronize City’s Bars, Restaurants, DNC Says

Don’t Patronize City’s Bars, Restaurants, DNC Says

DNC organizers ask convention goers to sign pledge to avoid establishments where social distancing isn’t possible.

RNC Statement On Biden’s Radical VP Pick
MU Poll Shows Biden Still Leads Trump

MU Poll Shows Biden Still Leads Trump

Up by 5 points in new poll. Two other polls showed similar lead.

DPW Responds to 1,000 Wisconsinites Dying from COVID-19
Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Big names like Obama, Sanders, Clinton to speak virtually, state pols like Evers, Baldwin to orate in person.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin

Amid growing COVID-19 concern, voters split on whether to send students to school, but support face mask rules

Coalition to March on the DNC Responds to Proposed Kewaskum Proclamation
Kanye West Nomination Papers Too Late?

Kanye West Nomination Papers Too Late?

His attorneys argue petitions turned in 14 seconds after 5 p.m. deadline are still legal, question state Elections Commission's clock

Democrats Announce Wisconsin Speakers and Schedule Updates for 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Press Release

Democrats Announce Wisconsin Speakers and Schedule Updates for 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”

Convention Committee Unveils Official Commemorative Credential, which highlights the vibrant history and spirit of Milwaukee

DPW Slams Trump’s Continued Attacks on Social Security
Democrats Announce Inspiring Lineup of Americans Who Will Speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Press Release

Democrats Announce Inspiring Lineup of Americans Who Will Speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”

Convention to feature individuals from all walks of life, political affiliations and every corner of the country who support Joe Biden’s vision to lead us out of Trump’s chaos and crises

Kanye West’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Kanye West’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Complainants argue his nomination papers are filled with errors and were turned in late.

“Uniting America”—Democrats Announce Themes for Four Nights of Convention
How to Watch the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Press Release

How to Watch the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Over a Dozen Platforms Will Stream the Convention to Americans Where They Are

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Leaders from some of the highest offices in the area call it a disrespectful, cynical move.

Johnson, Lee Ask Google for Answers About Political Bias on Platform
Coalition to March on the DNC Responds to Biden’s Decision to Stay Home
Republican Attorney Files Kanye West’s Nomination Papers

Republican Attorney Files Kanye West’s Nomination Papers

Attorney Lane Ruhland is also currently representing the Trump campaign.

DPW Statement on Changes to the Democratic National Convention
Barrett Disappointed Biden Won’t Attend DNC

Barrett Disappointed Biden Won’t Attend DNC

The biggest party in Democratic politics may be nothing more than a local get-together.

Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Party confirms Biden and VP pick will speak remotely.

DPW Calls Out Trump’s Abhorrent Attacks on the Latinx Community
As DeVos Holds Closed Door Event with WI Federalist Society, WEAC President, Teachers Call Out Administration for Not Prioritizing Safe School Re-Opening Plan
Coalition to March on the DNC to Announce March Route
Jill Karofsky Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jill Karofsky Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court

She was sworn in after running 35 miles of a 100-mile ultramarathon.

Op Ed: Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color
Op Ed

Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color

His plan includes investments in housing, child care, jobs and small business.

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Trump lauds the investigation of his presidential opponent.

Op Ed: Biden’s Climate Plan Is Smart Politics
Op Ed

Biden’s Climate Plan Is Smart Politics

And smart policy. The two should go hand in hand.

Back in the News: Report Claims ‘Corruption’ by Ron Johnson
Back in the News

Report Claims ‘Corruption’ by Ron Johnson

Newly formed Democratic research group finds senator made millions through self-dealing.

“All of this was avoidable”: President of the Wisconsin Alliance of Retired Americans Hits Trump on PPE Shortages at Wisconsin Senior Care Facilities
DPW Vice-Chair Calls Out Trump For Exacerbating Inequalities In Communities of Color
Op Ed: More Water Infrastructure Funding Needed
Op Ed

More Water Infrastructure Funding Needed

Federal spending for water pipelines, sewage system, etc. is just one-eighth of what it was in 1970s.

Op Ed: Biden Needs a Smarter Jobs Platform
Op Ed

Biden Needs a Smarter Jobs Platform

The presidential hopeful doesn't have a jobs program tailored to the 21st Century.

How Rejected Ballots Will Affect Upcoming Election

How Rejected Ballots Will Affect Upcoming Election

This spring, there were more than 23,000 ballots thrown out.

Rep. Robyn Vining, WOW County Mothers Speak Out About Child Care Struggles
Palzewicz and Democrats Have Plan for Pandemic
How Pandemic Could Reshape Our Cities

How Pandemic Could Reshape Our Cities

Fewer cars, more housing and sustainable infrastructure in cities like Milwaukee?

DPW Statement on Donald Trump’s Endangerment of Senior Wisconsinites
Polack Releases New Digital Ad in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
Press Release

Polack Releases New Digital Ad in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District

The ad was released in the run-up to the August 11th Democratic Primary

Palzewicz Cautions: COVID-19 Not Over
Press Release

Palzewicz Cautions: COVID-19 Not Over

 

Op Ed: Biden Can Win Wisconsin
Op Ed

Biden Can Win Wisconsin

His state staff, money raised and poll results all bode well.

Back in the News: Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?
Back in the News

Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?

Trump's chief of staff says administration prepping plan to send troops to Democratic-run cities like Milwaukee.

Op Ed: Mike Pence’s Unreality Show
Op Ed

Mike Pence’s Unreality Show

The Vice President loves us. That’s why he keeps coming back to Wisconsin.

Pence Attacks Biden During Wisconsin Visit

Pence Attacks Biden During Wisconsin Visit

Biden campaign called it damage control for Trump's "historic failure of leadership."

2020 Presidential Bobbleheads Featuring Trump, Biden and Kanye Unveiled
Coalition to March on the DNC to Prioritize the Movement Against Police Crimes
Members of Congress Told Not To Attend DNC In Person

Members of Congress Told Not To Attend DNC In Person

Planned for 50,000 attendees, convention continues to shrink.

Character Matters in Fifth District Election
On Tax Day, Wisconsinites Still Feel Pain from Tax Scam
Baldwin Bill Pushes Transitional Jobs

Baldwin Bill Pushes Transitional Jobs

Pandemic dramatizes long-term issue of job shortages, issue pushed by policy analyst David Riemer.

New Poll Shows Polack Competitive in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
Press Release

New Poll Shows Polack Competitive in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District

Biden and Trump Are Tied in the Presidential Race

A Year After Trump Claims Farmers Are “Over the Hump,” They’re Struggling More Than Ever
Wisconsin Women Slam Trump For Attacks On Their Health, COVID-19 Response, In-Person Campaigning
Data Wonk: The War Against Masks
Data Wonk

The War Against Masks

It’s the most cost effective way to slow the pandemic. So why such opposition?

DPW Statement on Women For Trump Bus Tour
Op Ed: 5 Pragmatic Solutions Biden Could Offer
Op Ed

5 Pragmatic Solutions Biden Could Offer

Trump in free-fall, nation needs leadership. Here’s what Biden should do.

Biden for President Announces Latino Leadership Committee Co-Chaired by Former Secretaries Ken Salazar and Hilda L. Solis
Press Release

Biden for President Announces Latino Leadership Committee Co-Chaired by Former Secretaries Ken Salazar and Hilda L. Solis

The Latino Leadership Committee Will Consist of State and Local Leaders from Across the Country to Mobilize the Latino Vote

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

First demanded local control of COVID-19 rules, now oppose county restrictions.

61% of State Residents Support Protests

61% of State Residents Support Protests

And Biden now leads Trump by 8% in state, latest Marquette poll finds.

Wisconsin Leaders Slam Pence and Trump as They Head to Badger State
DPW Statement on Upcoming Trump Visit
Back in the News: Could Biden Pick Baldwin for Vice President?
Back in the News

Could Biden Pick Baldwin for Vice President?

Tammy Baldwin still on Biden's short list, has survived considerable scrutiny.

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Presidential candidate’s address to state’s Democrats says “soul of America” is at stake.

Op Ed: Sykes Must Be Smiling at Trump’s Slump
Op Ed

Sykes Must Be Smiling at Trump’s Slump

Talk radio’s scourge of the left now one of Trump’s notable opponents.

Data Wonk: Lessons from the Spring 2020 Election
Data Wonk

Lessons from the Spring 2020 Election

Republicans opposed liberals and alleged voter fraud and neither issue resonated.

Op Ed: Get Ready For Nasty Presidential Campaign
Op Ed

Get Ready For Nasty Presidential Campaign

With Wisconsin at the center of all the mud-slinging.

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Wisconsin’s Lousy Record for Women in Politics

Two politicos talk about getting more women in elected offices.

Will Milwaukee Get DNC in 2024?

Will Milwaukee Get DNC in 2024?

This year's convention may involve few visitors. Can city push to therefore get 2024 event?

Biden Virtually Campaigning in Rural Wisconsin

Biden Virtually Campaigning in Rural Wisconsin

The former Vice President held a virtual round-table on rural issues with Rep. Ron Kind of Lacrosse.

MU Poll Finds Most Back State Shutdown

MU Poll Finds Most Back State Shutdown

But margin reduced: 69% favor stay-at-home order versus 86% in late March poll.

Republican Anti-Trump Ad Hits State

Republican Anti-Trump Ad Hits State

Meet the Lincoln Project, led by past members of GOP campaigns, administrations.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds reduced but majority support for COVID-19 restrictions, while partisan divisions increase
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds reduced but majority support for COVID-19 restrictions, while partisan divisions increase

Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Wisconsin Grapples With Holding Elections During Pandemic

Wisconsin Grapples With Holding Elections During Pandemic

As more elections move forward, public officials work to ensure safe voting.

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

69% of Wisconsin voters say Trump did too little to prepare country for COVID-19.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

How high was turnout, lawyers will be busy, girl power, streetcar wins again and a new council president?

Biden Wins Big Over Sanders

Biden Wins Big Over Sanders

63 to 31 margin in state presidential primary; Biden criticizes holding of in-person election.

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

Karofsky Easily Defeats Kelly

54-46 margin for liberal candidate in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Murphy’s Law: 21 Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

21 Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, what was the election about, who were the other winners and losers?

Murphy’s Law: Trump Campaign Sues State TV Station
Murphy’s Law

Trump Campaign Sues State TV Station

Claims ad, with excerpts of Trump speaking, used technology to create false statement.

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

"I consider this extremely good news," says Mayor. Democratic Party remains committed to Milwaukee.

Overwhelming Majority Support School, Business Closures

Overwhelming Majority Support School, Business Closures

86 percent of Wisconsin voters support the shutdown order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

DNC “Should Not Be Our Priority,” Barrett Says

DNC “Should Not Be Our Priority,” Barrett Says

Mayor says he's focused on pandemic and city has halted work on Democratic Convention.

Op Ed: Biden’s Ideas Won’t Get Hearing in April Election
Op Ed

Biden’s Ideas Won’t Get Hearing in April Election

Pandemic overshadowing what could have been important election.

Biden Says Convention May Be Postponed

Biden Says Convention May Be Postponed

Milwaukee DNC could attract 50,000 people in July, safer to move date back, he says.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds strong support for coronavirus closings, even as it shows substantial economic impact
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds strong support for coronavirus closings, even as it shows substantial economic impact

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Risk Public Health With Election
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Risk Public Health With Election

Refusal of Vos and Fitzgerald to postpone election could cause more disease, deaths.

Supreme Decision

Supreme Decision

Karofsky v. Kelly, stakes are high in state Supreme Court race.

Can Sanders Win Wisconsin?

Can Sanders Win Wisconsin?

Youth vote carried him to victory in 2016 primary. 2020 could be different.

Evers Less Liberal Than National Democrats?

Evers Less Liberal Than National Democrats?

In once Progressive Wisconsin, state’s Democrats no longer in vanguard of their party.

Wisconsin A Toss-Up in 2020

Wisconsin A Toss-Up in 2020

Electoral analysis shows Wisconsin is among seven states that will decide presidential election.

The State of Politics: How Will State Party Pick DNC Delegates?
The State of Politics

How Will State Party Pick DNC Delegates?

Complicated formula to assure geographic, gender, racial balance for 84 delegates.

Johnson Talks Subpoena, Ukraine Oversight
Scott Walker Battles Eric Holder

Scott Walker Battles Eric Holder

And former Wisconsin governor doesn’t do so well.

Op Ed: Yes, Billionaires Should Exist
Op Ed

Yes, Billionaires Should Exist

Beware of presidential candidates with all THE ANSWERS.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Sanders’ support rising among Democrats and tight races between Trump and each Democratic candidate for president
The State of Politics: Who Will Turn Out for April Election?
The State of Politics

Who Will Turn Out for April Election?

There might be a far bigger Republican turnout than some expect.

State Voters Lean Against Medicare for All

State Voters Lean Against Medicare for All

Poll shows 47% prefer it while 53% prefer improving Affordable Care Act.

Op Ed: The Courage of Mitt Romney
Op Ed

The Courage of Mitt Romney

And the sad spectacle of Wisconsin Sen. Ron Jonnson.

In Trump Acquittal, Wisconsin Legislators Divided

In Trump Acquittal, Wisconsin Legislators Divided

Johnson votes to acquit, is happy trial is over. Baldwin says republicans lack moral courage.

Irrelevant If Trump Broke Law, Johnson Says

Irrelevant If Trump Broke Law, Johnson Says

Wisconsin’s Republican Senator is voting against impeachment of president.

Wisconsin Holds Satellite Iowa Caucus

Wisconsin Holds Satellite Iowa Caucus

And its votes are in. At Marquette University, Iowa residents living here vote. And who won?

Call Bolton to Testify, Baldwin Urges

Call Bolton to Testify, Baldwin Urges

Former National Security advisor’s book says Trump froze Ukraine aid to force Biden investigation and implicates Ron Johnson.

“Gut Check Time” For Senators, Baldwin Says

“Gut Check Time” For Senators, Baldwin Says

Pushes U.S. Senate to let Bolton testify in Trump impeachment trial.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majorities of Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump foreign policy and killing of Iranian general
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majorities of Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump foreign policy and killing of Iranian general

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Data Wonk: Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump
Data Wonk

Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump

Weld and Walsh barred from Republican presidential primary in state’s Spring election. Why?

Data Wonk: Measuring Republican Views on Impeachment
Data Wonk

Measuring Republican Views on Impeachment

Poll shows a culture of denial among Wisconsin Trump supporters.

Op Ed: Trump’s Most Formidable Foe?
Op Ed

Trump’s Most Formidable Foe?

Mike Bloomberg, a real billionaire running against an alleged one, could be a very tough opponent.

Op Ed: It’s All About Black Milwaukee
Op Ed

It’s All About Black Milwaukee

2020 election spotlight on one group of voters in one city. What does it all mean?

Pocan: ‘A Vote That Sets the Precedent for All Future Presidents’
Poll Shows Trump Ahead in State

Poll Shows Trump Ahead in State

MU Poll shows him beating the major Democratic candidates, though within margin of error.

Impeachment Support the Same in MU Poll

Impeachment Support the Same in MU Poll

Percent supporting impeachment and removal in new poll nearly identical to last poll.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds no change in impeachment views following end of public testimony
Campaign Cash: Top Republican Donors Give to Biden
Campaign Cash

Top Republican Donors Give to Biden

Ted and Mary Kellner have donated $1 million to state GOP candidates, but now giving to Biden.

Op Ed: Impeachment Depends on Facts
Op Ed

Impeachment Depends on Facts

Republicans ignore them at their own —and America’s — peril.

Poll Shows Less Support For Impeachment

Poll Shows Less Support For Impeachment

Support declining, MU poll shows, and presidential race in state also looks close.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds shifts in Wisconsin public opinion favorable to President Trump on impeachment and presidential election preferences
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds shifts in Wisconsin public opinion favorable to President Trump on impeachment and presidential election preferences

Trump holds small leads over each of four top Democratic candidates for president in head-to-head matchups in the new survey

Ron Johnson Attacks Vindman, Defends Trump

Ron Johnson Attacks Vindman, Defends Trump

“I was the only member of Congress joining” delegation to Ukraine, he notes.

Johnson Dodges Questions About Trump, Ukraine

Johnson Dodges Questions About Trump, Ukraine

Wisconsin senator has become one of Trump's most vocal defenders.

Sean Duffy’s Rocky Start

Sean Duffy’s Rocky Start

Congressman-turned-CNN commentator gets roasted for his comments, even by his new colleagues.

Sen. Johnson Says Trump Not Guilty

Sen. Johnson Says Trump Not Guilty

President shouldn’t be impeached, says Johnson, who won’t recuse himself despite his Ukraine involvement.

Campaign Cash: Rep. Ron Kind Has Huge 2020 War Chest
Campaign Cash

Rep. Ron Kind Has Huge 2020 War Chest

Nearly $3 million campaign fund. No Wisconsin congressional representative has more.

Big Jump in State Support for Impeachment

Big Jump in State Support for Impeachment

Marquette Poll finds 46% of those surveyed now back inquiry, up from 29% in April.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds increased support for Trump impeachment hearings since the spring, while opinions about Trump have changed little
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds increased support for Trump impeachment hearings since the spring, while opinions about Trump have changed little

When asked if Trump should be impeached and removed from office, 44 percent say that Trump should be removed.

Derailed: Stimulus Program Funded Entire Rail Project
Derailed

Stimulus Program Funded Entire Rail Project

How Doyle administration got $800 million "100 percent funded” high speed rail. Part two in a series.

Op Ed: Sen. Ron Johnson Mired In Trump’s Swamp
Op Ed

Sen. Ron Johnson Mired In Trump’s Swamp

Johnson attacks FBI, CIA, and the whistleblower to defend Trump.

Johnson Defends Trump, Blasts Media

Johnson Defends Trump, Blasts Media

Sen. Ron Johnson uses appearance on 'Meet The Press' to defend President Trump while attacking the media, CIA and FBI

Wisconsin Politicians and Impeachment History

Wisconsin Politicians and Impeachment History

From Mayor Tom Barrett to Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsinites involved in every presidential impeachment attempt.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans Split on Trump Impeachment
Op Ed

Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans Split on Trump Impeachment

Democrats clear in call for impeachment inquiry, while Republicans have little to say.

Pocan Sees State’s Political Winds Shifting

Pocan Sees State’s Political Winds Shifting

Trump is losing Wisconsin, Democratic congressman says.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden leading Trump in head-to-head presidential match in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden leading Trump in head-to-head presidential match in Wisconsin

Biden is most popular choice in the Democratic primary field, while full sample of voters split sharply by partisanship on Trump and the economy

Sanders Leads Dems in State Funds Raised

Sanders Leads Dems in State Funds Raised

Warren is second, Buttigieg third, in state donations to presidential primary candidates.

Scott Walker Loves Tweeting About AOC

Scott Walker Loves Tweeting About AOC

But she has 18 times more Twitter followers.

Murphy’s Law: The Truth About Busing
Murphy’s Law

The Truth About Busing

Is Harris or Biden right? The impact of busing in Milwaukee and other cities.

The Contrarian: Kamala Is Dead Wrong on Busing
The Contrarian

Kamala Is Dead Wrong on Busing

And the Milwaukee busing plan was a dramatic example of this.

The State of Politics: The Curious Job of Lieutenant Governor
The State of Politics

The Curious Job of Lieutenant Governor

Mandela Barnes finding out there is no manual — and few certainties — for the job.

Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Madison

Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Madison

“It is about all of us — not me, us — transforming this country.”

Evers’ Approval, Disapproval Rises in Poll

Evers’ Approval, Disapproval Rises in Poll

But big majority in MU poll says Legislature not cooperating with governor and support him on most issues.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in views of Trump as Mueller probe ends
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in views of Trump as Mueller probe ends

Opinions shift on confidence in Mueller; on state issues, majorities support legal marijuana, higher special education spending, oppose increase in gas tax

4 Ways To Get Involved In DNC

4 Ways To Get Involved In DNC

12,000 volunteers needed for 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds some issues less divisive amid continuing partisan divide
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds some issues less divisive amid continuing partisan divide

Special education increases and accepting more federal Medicaid money are drawing broader support than many other current issues

Governor Race Closest Since 1950s

Governor Race Closest Since 1950s

Evers makes history in his defeat of Gov. Scott Walker.

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.

“We’re In a Battle For America’s Soul”

“We’re In a Battle For America’s Soul”

Joe Biden campaigns for Baldwin, Evers, takes down Trump in Madison

Will Obama Visit Increase Black Turnout?

Will Obama Visit Increase Black Turnout?

4,000 people attended, mostly North Side residents, whose votes could be critical.

“Most Important Election Of Our Lifetimes”

“Most Important Election Of Our Lifetimes”

Obama’s speech here says health care, education, living wage are on the line.

Op Ed: John McCain and Republican Values
Op Ed

John McCain and Republican Values

He’s a patriot and man of character. Contrast this to Trump, Vukmir and Nicholson.

Data Wonk: Voters Want Checks and Balances
Data Wonk

Voters Want Checks and Balances

That’s the message on Supreme Court race, Treasurer referendum. Was message received?

Votes In 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Were Most Partisan In Two Decades

Votes In 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Were Most Partisan In Two Decades

Despite differing outcomes, ballot preferences echoed 2016 Presidential election.

Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Judge Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Judge Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"I have always admired the Vice President's work on behalf of women and victims of sexual assault."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on SEVEN04 Place
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on SEVEN04 Place

Complicated Walker's Point project is moving forward.

Revenge of the Forgotten Class

Revenge of the Forgotten Class

Clinton and the Democrats wrote off white workers in Rust Belt states like Wisconsin.

Data Wonk: Which Candidates Lie the Most?
Data Wonk

Which Candidates Lie the Most?

Aggregating the Politifact ratings of candidates for president and U.S. Senate.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Conclusion of the First Night of the Democratic National Convention
Press Release

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Conclusion of the First Night of the Democratic National Convention

"Our great speakers spoke of a better America where everyone, regardless of their race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or who how they identify has a fair shot to get ahead."

Rep. Barnes Invited to White House Gun Violence Prevention Convening
Press Release

Rep. Barnes Invited to White House Gun Violence Prevention Convening

“In Milwaukee, innocent lives continue to be lost to violent shootings at a shockingly record pace, and elected officials across our state and our nation continue to turn a blind eye to this heartbreaking problem.”

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Endorse Russ
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Endorse Russ

“I’m proud to have the support of President Obama and Vice President Biden,” said Russ.

New MU Law School Poll finds Carson, Trump and Rubio atop Wisconsin primary race
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New MU Law School Poll finds Carson, Trump and Rubio atop Wisconsin primary race

Clinton holds edge among Wisconsin Democrats

Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run
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Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run

Trump takes GOP lead, Clinton holds Dem edge in Wisconsin

Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll
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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll

Franklin and Mike Gousha will go inside the numbers of the poll

Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker in tight race with Burke for Wisconsin governor in 2014
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Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker in tight race with Burke for Wisconsin governor in 2014

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that, just over a year from the election, the 2014 Wisconsin governor’s race is shaping up to be very competitive.