Sharon Vanorny

Democrats agree that their quest to flip the state Senate hinges on whether Kriss Marion, an organic farmer, can topple the Republican incumbent in Senate District 17, a seat once held by Republican maverick Dale Schultz. more

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Jenny Peek

NextGen America is trying to get 250,000 young people in 11 states to turn out to vote on Nov. 6. If the effort is successful, it could swing the election. more



David Michael Miller

Gerrymandered maps passed by Republicans ensure GOP domination of the state Legislature. An Evers win could change that in the near future. more

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Comedian and Madison mayoral candidate Nick Hart hopes to fix politics by breaking it. more



David Michael Miller

Wisconsin’s voter ID law is a proven way to suppress turnout at the polls, especially among people of color and the poor. But dedicated volunteers are fighting back by registering people and making sure they have valid IDs. more

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Dylan Brogan

After a bruising primary campaign, @LeahVukmir tells supporters in Fitchburg that Republicans must unite in order to beat U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir’s #MAGA cred was called into question during the race against outsider Kevin Nicholson. more

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin Democrats are expecting — and hoping — a wave will sweep them back into power this November. But they have to earn the votes, which may not come easy. more

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Extra, extra. Read all about it: November electoral contests are set for U.S. Senate, state treasurer, secretary of state, lieutenant governor. more


Democrats should feel happy about the outcome of Tuesday’s primary race. A strong blue wave is building. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Shelia Stubbs missed her daughter’s wedding last Saturday to campaign for the 77th Assembly District seat. It paid off on Tuesday, when she bested three other Democratic candidates and sealed her victory. more

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With so much attention being paid to the Democratic race for governor, it’s easy to overlook the competitive primary for lieutenant governor. more


Even before Paul Soglin announced July 17 that he will retire as mayor when his term expires in April, three candidates were vying for his seat. more

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A bizarre endorsement from Eminem in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District was too good to be true. more



David Michael Miller

Aug. 14 is move out day for many UW-Madison students. This year, it’s also the day of the August primary. Voting officials and university administrators have been trying to get the word out on how students can still vote. more

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David Michael Miller

In time to celebrate Independence Day, here’s a happy scenario for liberals. It starts with taking back both houses of Congress in November. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments



Kelda Roy's campaign for governor has been killing it lately. Can the youngest candidate in the 10-way Democratic primary race hold onto the momentum? more

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David Michael Miller

Vindictive GOP lawmakers dismantled the Government Accountability Board and split it into two commissions. They made sure that the Ethics Commission would do little about campaign violations. more

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David Michael Miller

On April 18 Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill offering a $100 per child tax rebate and a weeklong sales tax holiday on school supplies. It’s obviously an election ploy. But it won’t work. more



David Michael Miller

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has already lost twice to Scott Walker… but now he’s making noise about getting into the crowded field of gubernatorial challengers. more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments