MADISON — Most voters still don’t know what to think about anyone in the crowd of Democrats running for governor as the August primary rapidly approaches, a poll released Wednesday shows. Ten Democrats are vying for the chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the November general election. Voters will narrow the field down to one challenger in the Aug. 14 primary. The Democrats have been campaigning for months but aren’t turning many heads, the Marquette University
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker refused to take a position Tuesday on the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings and ignored calls to pull Wisconsin National Guard troops off the southern border. His refusal comes as some other Republican governors have declined to send or are withdrawing National Guard troops from the area amid criticism of the policy. Democrats have criticized Walker over his decision to honor a request from Arizona
MADISON — Mahlon Mitchell likes to remind voters while campaigning that they can make history by electing him Wisconsin’s first black governor. Meanwhile, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout of Alma and former state Rep. Kelda Roys are each hoping to become the first woman to lead the state. The three are among 10 Democrats vying to run against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Unlike the seven other candidates and every Wisconsin governor in history, though, they aren’t white men,
MADISON — With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. Vukmir, a state senator, faces management consultant and political newcomer Kevin Nicholson in the Republican primary on Aug. 14. Nicholson is running as the outsider in the race and brands Vukmir as a career politician.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Kevin Nicholson didn’t win the official GOP endorsement Saturday at the Republican convention in Milwaukee, but he is confident he will win the primary in August and, ultimately, the U.S. Senate race in November. “We went in without any goal of winning the endorsement,” Nicholson said Tuesday during a campaign stop in Chippewa Falls. “We had the weekend we anticipated. We met with a lot of primary voters.” Nicholson noted an outside poll
Thankful for help during fire A big note of thanks and appreciation to the heroic efforts of neighbors and the many local fire departments and the DNR, all who fought a fast, fierce fire here that made it right to our backyard. They saved the homes of several of us here in the town of Pleasant Valley. Our home was particularly in imminent danger, and I feared we would lose it, but thanks to our firemen, the DNR and some neighbors we have an orange-stained (fire retardant dropped from