MADISON — Republican Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch apologized Tuesday to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming — without evidence — that he knelt during the national anthem. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, repeatedly called the accusation a lie and said he has never knelt for the anthem. On Monday, Barnes, who is African-American, said it was “crazy” for Kleefisch, who is white, to continue making the claim.
MADISON — Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers is challenging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to drop a lawsuit seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the national health care law known as Obamacare. Evers argues in the video challenge posted Monday that removing Wisconsin from the 20-state lawsuit would be the best way to ensure that protections for people with pre-existing health conditions remain in place. The ACA guarantees that people with pre-existing conditions can
MADISON — Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers and Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, both cancer survivors, clashed Friday over protections for people like them with pre-existing conditions. Kleefisch is featured in a new television ad in which she says as long as she and Gov. Scott Walker are in office, people with pre-existing conditions will be guaranteed health insurance. That protection is extended under former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker took a page out of President Donald Trump’s playbook Thursday, calling on all NFL players to stand during the national anthem. Walker’s comments elicited a quick comeback from the Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, who questioned Walker’s patriotism and asked why he never served in the military. The back-and-forth played out in a series of tweets that came hours before the Thursday night kickoff of the NFL season. Walker, a Republican
Road funding and attack ads were impassioned topics of conversation on Wednesday in Eau Claire, where troops of campaigners, including the candidates themselves, made stops just over a week after the race for governor officially began. Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Democratic primary winner Tony Evers all made appearances in Eau Claire, each with a different purpose: Walker to speak at a ribbon-cutting event for internet service provider WIN; Kleefisch to criticize Evers