MADISON — Bernie Sanders is
returning to Wisconsin to lead a pair of campaign rallies for
Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and congressional candidate
The Vermont senator plans to
hold the rallies on Saturday, part of a three-state swing
that's taking him to Minnesota on Friday and Pennsylvania on
Sunday. Sanders won the Wisconsin presidential primary in 2016
over eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.
Sanders is rallying with
Baldwin in Eau Claire in western Wisconsin, a part of the
state that's critical for Baldwin in her re-election bid.
Bryce is an iron worker seeking
to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan in the southeast Wisconsin
congressional district. He's being challenged by Janesville
teacher Cathy Myers in the Democratic primary.
Sanders' rally for him is in
MADISON — A conservative
group that's part of the Koch brothers network says it is
spending nearly $1 million more on a new television and
digital ad attacking Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
Concerned Veterans for America
announced the latest ad buy Wednesday. It comes after the
group says it previously spent $2.8 million on ads against
The latest spot which the group
says will air in several markets across the state accuses
Baldwin of missing more than 70 percent of "important
meetings" of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs.
Baldwin spokesman Bill
Neidhardt calls it a "tired attack" and cited
figures showing that Baldwin had a 100 percent voting record
on the committee.
Senators do not need to be
physically present to have a vote recorded.
MILWAUKEE — The eight
Democratic candidates for governor are about to share a stage
for their first broadcast debate ahead of the Aug. 14 primary.
The hourlong event Thursday
night in Milwaukee comes as the candidates enter the final
month of campaigning. The winner of the primary will advance
to face Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
The debate is 90 minutes, with
the first hour broadcast live in WTMJ-TV and WUWM-FM in
Milwaukee and simulcast on WGBA-TV in Green Bay. The last 30
minutes will air live on WUWM radio and stream on wuwm.com,
tmj4.com, nbc26.cm, WisPolitics.com and jsonline.com.
The candidates are state
Superintendent Tony Evers; state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout;
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin; state firefighters president Mahlon
Mitchell; former state Rep. Kelda Roys; former state party
chairman Matt Flynn; political activist Mike McCabe; and
corporate attorney Josh Pade.
MADISON — A Republican
looking to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has raised
more than $650,000 in just over two months.
Bryan Steil (STYLE) reported
the impressive fundraising totals Wednesday. He says the
campaign which launched in late April after Ryan announced his
retirement has more than $615,000 cash on hand.
Steil is a member of the
University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and a former Ryan
aide who has gotten the retiring speaker's endorsement in the
race that includes other less prominent Republican
Iron worker Randy Bryce and
Janesville teacher Cathy Myers are running for the Democratic
Bryce collected $1.2 million
between April and June.
The primary is Aug. 14.
The 1st Congressional District
covers southeast Wisconsin and includes the cities of
Janesville, Kenosha and Racine.