Thursday, Oct. 23
State Rep. Brett Hulsey announces that he is running a write-in campaign for governor. Hulsey lost the Democratic primary to Mary Burke, but he missed the deadline to get his name on the ballot as an independent.
Friday, Oct. 24
Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for Mary Burke in Milwaukee.
Sunday, Oct. 26
The Republican Party reports that it received a $650,000 donation last week from Sheldon Adelson, the Nevada casino magnate. On the same day, the party reports giving $450,000 to Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.
Monday, Oct. 27
Rock County Judge Jim Daley announces his campaign for state Supreme Court, challenging incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, who is seeking her third 10-year term.
Tuesday, Oct. 28
The latest campaign finance reports show a flurry of spending by big-money donors. Conservative billionaire Diane Hendricks of Beloit gave $1 million to the state Republican Party, while liberal philanthropist Lynde Uihlein of Milwaukee gave the state Democratic Party $1 million. Individual candidates also raked in contributions, with Gov. Walker getting 49 $10,000 donations and Burke getting 15 $10,000 gifts.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Madison schoolteachers are complaining about the district's new softer approach to discipline, which is leading to fewer suspensions, saying they've been bitten and kicked by some students.
The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation criticizes the Department of Natural Resources efforts to deter poaching, noting that citations are down 28% from the last budgeting period.