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Plenty of Horne: Where Does ‘Conversion Therapy’ Go Next?
Plenty of Horne

Where Does ‘Conversion Therapy’ Go Next?

Milwaukee County could pass its own ban. Evers calls Republican actions 'ridiculous.'

Campaign Cash: Protasiewicz Outraises Opponents in State Supreme Court Race
Campaign Cash

Protasiewicz Outraises Opponents in State Supreme Court Race

A 3-1 advantage over her nearest opponent in total campaign donations.

2022 Roundup: Gov. Evers Highlights 2022 Accomplishments
Jodi for State Senate Announces First Round of Endorsements for Senate District 8
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Jodi for State Senate Announces First Round of Endorsements for Senate District 8

Longtime area resident also announces campaign manager

Jessica Katzenmeyer Endorsed by Former Candidate, Tom Palzewicz
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Jessica Katzenmeyer Endorsed by Former Candidate, Tom Palzewicz

“Jessica is an inspiring and bold leader who will diligently represent our communities in Madison," said Palzewicz.

Ginni Thomas Urged Wisconsin Legislators to Overturn Election

Ginni Thomas Urged Wisconsin Legislators to Overturn Election

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sent emails to lawmakers following 2020 election.

GOP Lawmakers Strike New Blow Against Absentee Ballots

GOP Lawmakers Strike New Blow Against Absentee Ballots

Legislators nix rule allowing clerks to correct minor errors on envelopes, setting stage for legal battle.

Wisconsin At The Center of Jan. 6 Conspiracy

Wisconsin At The Center of Jan. 6 Conspiracy

'This is not over. This is ongoing.'

State Leaders React to Overturning of Roe

State Leaders React to Overturning of Roe

Republicans celebrate, Democrats say they are ‘heartbroken’

The State of Politics: Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties
The State of Politics

Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties

Of state's 72 counties a small number provide majority of statewide vote.

Open Letter to the People of Ukraine
Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

They won’t suppress votes, Bernier and other GOP legislators promise. Democrats skeptical.

Senate Republicans Block Bill Protecting Abortion Access

Senate Republicans Block Bill Protecting Abortion Access

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, current state law would criminalize abortion.

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Without Roe, old state law would prevail, making abortion a felony, with penalty of up to 6 years in prison

Joint Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Capitol Insurrection
State Senate Will Vote on GOP Legislative Maps

State Senate Will Vote on GOP Legislative Maps

Republican drawn maps maintain their advantage created during 2011 redistricting.

State Senate Advances Abortion Bills

State Senate Advances Abortion Bills

The Republican controlled Senate has advanced similar bills before. Evers expected to veto.

Senate Approves “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Senate Approves “Born Alive” Abortion Bill

Health care workers could be charged with a felony.

Abortion Could Drive Democratic Votes in 2022

Abortion Could Drive Democratic Votes in 2022

Poll shows 55% of Wisconsin voters support abortion rights which are under threat.

The State of Politics: Big Changes Needed In Political Districts
The State of Politics

Big Changes Needed In Political Districts

Population changes in Madison, metro Milwaukee require redrawn legislative and congressional seats.

GOP Continues Pushing Riot Legislation

GOP Continues Pushing Riot Legislation

New bill could make it a felony to protest if there has been an act or threat of violence.

Sen. Jacque’s Wife Asks Public to Get Vaccinated

Sen. Jacque’s Wife Asks Public to Get Vaccinated

Five of eight family members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Back in the News: Kleefisch Calls Democrats ‘Pure Evil’
Back in the News

Kleefisch Calls Democrats ‘Pure Evil’

Former Lt. Governor and Republican candidate for governor appealing to far right?

Bill Requiring National Anthem Unworkable?

Bill Requiring National Anthem Unworkable?

Youth sports leaders in state say Republican bill — for every kids' soccer game? — is overly broad.

Whose Vision Will Prevail In Budget Battle?

Whose Vision Will Prevail In Budget Battle?

Republicans got their way in budget rewrite, but Evers' vetoes loom.

Rushed Redistricting Plan Criticized

Rushed Redistricting Plan Criticized

Could a mysterious bill keep Republican gerrymandering in place until 2024?

State Law Makes Abortion a Felony

State Law Makes Abortion a Felony

If U.S. Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade as many predict, 1849 Wisconsin law will be activated.

Campaign Cash: Uihleins, Walton Shower GOP Legislators With Cash
Campaign Cash

Uihleins, Walton Shower GOP Legislators With Cash

Out-of-state donors give $1.9 million to state legislators, 79% of it to Republicans.

Prominent Electeds and Former Electeds Throw Support Behind Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate
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Prominent Electeds and Former Electeds Throw Support Behind Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

Endorsements Led by Former Governor Tony Earl Show Geographic Diversity and Depth of Support for Nelson from Respected Leaders Across Wisconsin

State Senate Beset by Culture Wars

State Senate Beset by Culture Wars

Rush Limbaugh vs. Black history, LGBT protectors vs GOP objectors, the arguments get ugly.

34 State Legislators Endorse Jill Underly for State Superintendent
The State of Politics: Where Are Act 10 Players Today?
The State of Politics

Where Are Act 10 Players Today?

Governor and three-fourths of legislators engaged in 2011 battle over law crushing public unions have moved on.

City of Madison receives $250,000 state grant to redevelop idle site
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City of Madison receives $250,000 state grant to redevelop idle site

WEDC funding to help support Westgate Mall redevelopment

Underly Campaign Announces Endorsement of 12 State Legislators
Senate Votes to Kill State Mask Mandate

Senate Votes to Kill State Mask Mandate

State Assembly will likely vote on repeal later this week.

Court Watch: Criminal Record Expungement Bill Is Back
Court Watch

Criminal Record Expungement Bill Is Back

Bipartisan bill pushed by Rep. Evan Goyke nearly passed in last session.

The State of Politics: Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?
The State of Politics

Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?

Their first two years weren't very cooperative. But that might change with a new Legislature.

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

Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?

Probably. And why? Gerrymandering.

Primary Results Set Stage for November

Primary Results Set Stage for November

Newcomers in many races. Kelda Roys will replace Fred Risser, nation's longest serving legislator.

272 Candidates Running for State Legislature

272 Candidates Running for State Legislature

Highest number since 2012, many contested primaries.

Judge Jill Karofsky announces additional support from judges, elected officials, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin
All the Election Data You Want

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $50

All the Election Data You Want

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $100

All the Election Data You Want

All the Election Data You Want

It was one for the history books, with many surprising results and newcomers.

Murphy’s Law: 23 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

23 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals, who were the other winners and losers in yesterday’s election?

Tony Evers Wins Over Crowded Field

Tony Evers Wins Over Crowded Field

State Superintendent wins easily, Mitchell takes second.

Vote Tuesday: Candidates for Common Council
Vote Tuesday

Candidates for Common Council

Six candidates for 5th District in only primary contest.

Vote Tuesday: Democratic Candidate Guide
Vote Tuesday

Democratic Candidate Guide

Packed Democratic gubernatorial race and county sheriff contest are top items on Tuesday's ballot.

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials across Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials across Southeastern Wisconsin

"I’m thrilled to have earned the endorsements of so many local elected officials throughout our great state."

Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials from Northern and Northwestern Wisconsin
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Roys Endorsed by Elected Officials from Northern and Northwestern Wisconsin

“I’m honored to have earned the support of so many well-respected elected officials, from Superior to Beloit.”

Race for Governor: Democrats Make Closing Arguments
Race for Governor

Democrats Make Closing Arguments

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

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Rep. Christine Sinicki
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Kelda Roys Endorsed by Rep. Christine Sinicki

"I’m proud to have earned the endorsement of Rep. Sinicki."

Bon Iver Endorses Kelda Roys
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Bon Iver Endorses Kelda Roys

"Bon Iver is a Wisconsin treasure."

Kelda Roys Endorsed by 18 elected officials in Madison and throughout Dane County
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Kelda Roys Endorsed by 18 elected officials in Madison and throughout Dane County

“I am proud to have been endorsed by so many accomplished elected officials in Madison and Dane county.”

Race for Governor: Walker Ads Tout Foxconn’s Impact
Race for Governor

Walker Ads Tout Foxconn’s Impact

Four TV spots target different regions, feature local businesses.

Murphy’s Law: Are Democratic Candidates Too Liberal?
Murphy’s Law

Are Democratic Candidates Too Liberal?

Walker is very vulnerable, but his challengers are blowing it with far-left campaigns.

Roys Calls Walker Administration’s Failure to Fill Election Security Jobs “Gubernatorial Malpractice”
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Roys Calls Walker Administration’s Failure to Fill Election Security Jobs “Gubernatorial Malpractice”

Walker’s failure to fill key security positions comes amid numerous warnings that Wisconsin’s election systems are vulnerable to hacking...

Roys Condemns Walker’s Attacks on Health Insurance
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Roys Condemns Walker’s Attacks on Health Insurance

MADISON, WI — Kelda Roys issued a strong rebuke in response to Walker’s latest attempt to distract from his abysmal record on healthcare. “Wisconsinites remember Scott Walker‘s attacks on our healthcare,” said Roys. “At the same time Walker announced this plan, he signed off on a lawsuit to destroy the Affordable Care Act. If Walker got his way, tens of thousands of Wisconsinites could have lost the insurance they rely on.” Wisconsin has recently seen spikes in our insurance costs, largely due to President Donald Trump’s attacks on healthcare marketplaces. Walker’s own deputy insurance commissioner said that “a major reason for the stiff hikes is that President Donald Trump’s administration hasn’t said if it will continue certain payments to insurers.” “If Scott Walker cared about affordable healthcare for Wisconsin families, he would have the courage to stand up to President Trump and demand he stop playing games with our healthcare,” Roys added. “Unfortunately, Walker has put his political ambition first, and Wisconsinites across the state are paying the price. As governor, I’ll always stand up to Donald Trump’s attacks on the people of Wisconsin.” As governor, Roys has pledged to make BadgerCare a public option that anyone can buy into, which will lower the cost of insurance and increase coverage. Roys has also released a plan to combat the alarming increase in the price of prescription medication. Kelda for Governor

Op Ed: Both Parties Weak on Clergy Sex Abuse
Op Ed

Both Parties Weak on Clergy Sex Abuse

Yes, Matt Flynn has a bad record on the issue but so does Sen. Ron Johnson.

Roys Releases Video Outlining Benefits to Legalizing Cannabis in Wisconsin
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Roys Releases Video Outlining Benefits to Legalizing Cannabis in Wisconsin

Roys’ video tells the story of a man, Heath Rush, who became addicted to opioids while experiencing back pain due to injury.

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

Liberal Groups Won’t Endorse For Governor

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

Roys Endorsed by Philanthropist Lynde Uihlein
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Roys Endorsed by Philanthropist Lynde Uihlein

"I’m thrilled to have Lynde’s support."

Kelda Roys Wins Endorsement of Feminist Majority PAC
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Kelda Roys Wins Endorsement of Feminist Majority PAC

"I’m grateful to Feminist Majority PAC for their support."

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

Poll Good News for Evers, Vukmir

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

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win Democratic Primary?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win Democratic Primary?

Eight challengers for governor, primary just weeks away, who are the favorites?

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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Kelda Roys Endorsed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

"I'm tremendously honored to be endorsed by Senator Gillibrand."

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

Roys Leads Democrats in Money Raised

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

New Marquette Law School Poll finds roughly one in three Wisconsin voters still undecided one month before primaries
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds roughly one in three Wisconsin voters still undecided one month before primaries

Voters split along partisan lines on Supreme Court nominee, other national and state issues

Data Wonk: Why Roys Is Wrong On School Choice
Data Wonk

Why Roys Is Wrong On School Choice

And what this may say about the Democratic Party.

Roys Leads in Cash on Hand by Almost 2-1 Margin
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Roys Leads in Cash on Hand by Almost 2-1 Margin

"Our team is not wasting money on fancy office space or an army of high-priced consultants," said Sonja Chojnacki, Roys’ campaign manager.

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

Democratic Candidates Duke it Out

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

Walker Doubts Roe v. Wade at Risk

Walker Doubts Roe v. Wade at Risk

Governor says new Supreme Court justice unlikely to overturn Roe, make abortion illegal in state.

UWM to host Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial debate on July 12
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UWM to host Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial debate on July 12

All eight Democratic candidates have agreed to participate.

Kelda Roys Raises Over $800k This Cycle
Press Release

Kelda Roys Raises Over $800k This Cycle

Roys raised $650K since January, has over $650,000 cash

Kelda Roys Announces Agenda for Working Families
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Kelda Roys Announces Agenda for Working Families

Roys’ plan focuses on improving healthcare, education, wages, and opportunity for working families - beginning on day one of her administration

Lisa Subeck Endorses Kelda Roys
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Lisa Subeck Endorses Kelda Roys

"I’m honored to have the endorsement of Representative Subeck."

Andy Gronik Endorses Kelda Roys For Governor of Wisconsin
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Andy Gronik Endorses Kelda Roys For Governor of Wisconsin

Former gubernatorial candidate encourages Wisconsinites to support Kelda Roys as the state’s next Governor

New Marquette Law School Poll finds many Wisconsin primary voters undecided, unfamiliar with candidates
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds many Wisconsin primary voters undecided, unfamiliar with candidates

Walker, Baldwin hold modest advantages over challengers

Murphy’s Law: Candidates for Governor Hold Debate
Murphy’s Law

Candidates for Governor Hold Debate

But not on TV. And not every Democratic candidate. So who won?

Roys Demands Walker Rescind Plan to Send WI National Guard Troops to Southern Border
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Roys Demands Walker Rescind Plan to Send WI National Guard Troops to Southern Border

"I call on Governor Walker to refuse to send Wisconsin troops to the southern border until family separation ends, and to condemn that policy in the strongest possible terms."

Kelda Roys’ Family Focused Campaign

Kelda Roys’ Family Focused Campaign

Former lawmaker says she'll turn out party's progressive base in bid for governor.

Kelda Roys Wins Fifth Consecutive Straw Poll
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Kelda Roys Wins Fifth Consecutive Straw Poll

Roys is the clear choice of the Democratic grassroots

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Former Sen. Jessica King
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Kelda Roys Endorsed by Former Sen. Jessica King

"I’m honored to earn the support of Jessica King."

Kelda Roys Wins Straw Poll at Wisconsin Democratic Convention
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Kelda Roys Wins Straw Poll at Wisconsin Democratic Convention

Roys won the poll win 23.3% of the vote

Kelda Roys Delivers Speech on the Future of Wisconsin
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Kelda Roys Delivers Speech on the Future of Wisconsin

"My fellow Democrats, I have vision for our state’s future, and the experience and courage to build that future."

The State of Politics: Six Questions for Democratic Convention
The State of Politics

Six Questions for Democratic Convention

Can the party revive in Wisconsin? That depends on these six questions.

Kelda Roys Releases Video Featuring Homeowners to be Evicted by Foxconn
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Kelda Roys Releases Video Featuring Homeowners to be Evicted by Foxconn

Roys stands in solidarity with Mount Pleasant Homeowners

Kelda Roys Wins Lilly Award for Our Girls
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Kelda Roys Wins Lilly Award for Our Girls

Roys’ viral campaign video recognized at award ceremony in New York

Roys Reaffirms Longtime Support for Child Victims Act
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Roys Reaffirms Longtime Support for Child Victims Act

“As governor, I will do all I can to prevent sexual assault and support survivors”

Roys Makes Foxconn Issue in Governor Race

Roys Makes Foxconn Issue in Governor Race

Spars with Walker on whether to protect homeowners forced to sell for Foxconn.

Kelda Roys Wins All Three Recent Straw Polls
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Kelda Roys Wins All Three Recent Straw Polls

Support for Roys growing as primary draws closer

Kelda Roys Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Organization for Women – Wisconsin
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Kelda Roys Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Organization for Women – Wisconsin

Roys’ campaign continues gaining momentum

Photo Gallery: Cannabis Marchers Demand Legalization
Photo Gallery

Cannabis Marchers Demand Legalization

8th annual March for Cannabis draws 200 people and speeches from six candidates for governor.

Kelda Roys Wins 2nd Congressional District Democratic Straw Poll
Press Release

Kelda Roys Wins 2nd Congressional District Democratic Straw Poll

"Today’s results show that Wisconsin Democrats are looking for hope, optimism, and someone to vote for, not just something to vote against."

March for Cannabis – 8th Annual March to Legalize Cannabis in Wisconsin
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March for Cannabis – 8th Annual March to Legalize Cannabis in Wisconsin

SE WI NORML to hold 8th annual march to legalize cannabis in Wisconsin at MacArthur Square in downtown Milwaukee

Kelda Roys to Ascension Wisconsin: Save St. Joe’s
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Kelda Roys to Ascension Wisconsin: Save St. Joe’s

"Today, I’m calling on Ascension Wisconsin to commit to permanently providing surgery and inpatient services at St. Joe’s."

Elevating the Next Governor of Wisconsin; Wisconsin’s Choice Campaign Narrows Field to Nine Candidates in Endorsement Process
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Elevating the Next Governor of Wisconsin; Wisconsin’s Choice Campaign Narrows Field to Nine Candidates in Endorsement Process

Thousands vote in poll to find people’s champion to challenge Scott Walker and win

Roys Marks 19th Anniversary of Columbine Shooting
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Roys Marks 19th Anniversary of Columbine Shooting

"After I honor the memory of the children of Columbine, and the thousands of victims of gun violence since then, I will recommit myself to action."

Kelda Roys Calls Out Walker’s Empty Tax Gesture
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Kelda Roys Calls Out Walker’s Empty Tax Gesture

"This tax rebate is nothing more than a bad-faith attempt to distract voters from his record before this fall’s election..."

Kelda Roys Statement on Equal Pay Day
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Kelda Roys Statement on Equal Pay Day

Progress for some - but not all - women in Wisconsin is not enough.

7 Election Takeaways

7 Election Takeaways

What did we learn as the blue wave washed over Wisconsin?

Murphy’s Law: Abortion Issue Dogs Vinehout in Governor Race
Murphy’s Law

Abortion Issue Dogs Vinehout in Governor Race

Her past views against abortion and birth control haunt her campaign.

Kelda Roys for Governor releases groundbreaking video, “Our Girls”
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Kelda Roys for Governor releases groundbreaking video, “Our Girls”

In “Our Girls,” Roys tells the story of learning about the prevalence of Bisphenol A

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voters divided on benefits of Foxconn deal, but together in support of background checks for gun sales
Roys calls on Walker to pass common sense gun reform during proposed special session on gun violence
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Roys calls on Walker to pass common sense gun reform during proposed special session on gun violence

Roys also called on Walker to donate his NRA money to organizations that help victims of gun violence.

Plenty of Horne: We’re All Running For Governor
Plenty of Horne

We’re All Running For Governor

Ten Democrats are running, and most were at this forum, chastising Walker.