Sanders rallying with Baldwin, Bryce in Wisconsin

July 12, 2018

MADISON Bernie Sanders is returning to Wisconsin to lead a pair of campaign rallies for Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and congressional candidate Randy Bryce.

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 Janesville.

Koch-funded group launches another attack ad against Baldwin

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 Baldwin.

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.

8 Democratic candidates for governor gather for debate

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,,, and

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.

Republican Steil raises $650,000 over 2 months for Congress

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 challengers.

Iron worker Randy Bryce and Janesville teacher Cathy Myers are running for the Democratic nomination.

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.


Associated Press