Tag: Wisconsin

Democrats’ Midterm Dilemma: How to Back Biden, Yet Shun Him, Too

When President Biden appeared in central Ohio on Friday for the groundbreaking of a semiconductor manufacturing facility, he was joined by Tim Ryan, the Democrat running for Senate. The party’s candidate for governor, however, did not attend, saying from afar that she appreciated Mr. Biden’s visit to her state. Five days earlier, in Wisconsin, another […]

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Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate.

Ross Douthat, a Times Opinion columnist, hosted an online conversation with Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster, and the conservative writer and radio host Erick Erickson, to discuss whether Republicans are blowing the fall campaign — or whether a red wave is still possible. Ross Douthat: Kristen, Erick, thanks so much for joining me. Let’s […]

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They Were at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Now They’re Running for Congress.

WASHINGTON — As rioters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Derrick Van Orden, a retired Navy SEAL, had a front-row seat to the mayhem, perching on the grounds beside a tall, intricately carved, sandstone lantern pier. J.R. Majewski, an Air Force veteran from Ohio, was also at the Capitol that day, alongside a live-streamer […]

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In Sarah Nurse, a Found Voice for Hockey

TORONTO — Not even six years ago — before Sarah Nurse’s Olympic medals, before the Olympic record she set, before the Cheerios boxes and Barbie dolls bearing her image — Canada was content to leave her off its national women’s hockey team. It was early 2017, and Canadian executives were skeptical that Nurse was ready […]

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In Wisconsin, 2 Huge Races Stand Between G.O.P. and Near-Total Power

KAUKAUNA, Wis. — Nowhere in the country have Republican lawmakers been more aggressive in their attempts to seize a partisan edge than in Wisconsin. Having gerrymandered the Legislature past the point that it can be flipped, they are now pushing intensely to take greater control over the state’s voting infrastructure ahead of the 2024 presidential […]

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Why Wisconsin Is the Most Fascinating State in American Politics

Wisconsin has long been a crucible of American politics. It remains so now. It’s where two once-powerful senators, Joseph McCarthy and Robert La Follette, defined two of the major themes we still see playing out today — what the historian Richard Hofstadter called the “paranoid style,” in McCarthy’s case, and progressivism in La Follette’s. It’s […]

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In Wisconsin, Robin Vos Fires the 2020 Election Investigator He Hired

Wisconsin Republicans’ 14-month investigation into the 2020 election results, which cost taxpayers $1.1 million and turned up no evidence of significant fraud, ended on Friday when the top G.O.P. lawmaker who first announced the inquiry fired the man he had entrusted to lead it. Under pressure from former President Donald J. Trump and his allies, […]

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The Abortion Elections All Across America

In some states, abortion itself will be directly on the ballot. California voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. “This is absolutely a viable option for other states—and one that lawmakers and advocates elsewhere are also working on,” Timmaraju told me. In Michigan, to take one example, […]

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Wisconsin Republicans Embrace Trump in a Race Defined by 2020 Grievances

Republican primary voters upended their party’s establishment in Wisconsin on Tuesday, choosing a Trump-backed candidate for governor who has entertained overturning the 2020 election results to take on Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, in one of the country’s most consequential November contests. Tim Michels, a wealthy construction magnate endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump, […]

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Tim Michels Is Wisconsin Republicans’ Choice for Governor

KAUKAUNA, Wis. — Tim Michels, a millionaire construction magnate endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump, won Wisconsin’s Republican primary for governor, according to The Associated Press. He beat former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Tim Ramthun, a state assemblyman, in a campaign often dominated by voting issues and the 2020 election. Mr. Michels entertained […]

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Meet Mandela Barnes, the 35-Year-Old Candidate Working to Oust Ron Johnson

As a young Black millennial from a tough part of a large Midwestern city, he can give voice to issues many in the Senate cannot relate to, and he can do it through lived experience. He’s the son of a United Auto Workers father and a public-school teacher mother, who was born in a troubled, […]

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In Wisconsin Primary, G.O.P. Voters Call for Decertifying 2020 Election

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — When she started her campaign for governor of Wisconsin, former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a Republican, acknowledged that President Biden had been legitimately elected. She soon backtracked. Eventually, she said the 2020 election had been “rigged” against former President Donald J. Trump. She sued the state’s election commission. But she will still […]

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In Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes Is Already Looking Past the Democratic Primary

The Wisconsin Democratic primary isn’t until Tuesday, but after three of his top rivals dropped out of the race last month, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is already sharpening his attacks against his Republican opponent, Senator Ron Johnson. In ads and speeches, Mr. Barnes has started hitting Mr. Johnson on what he calls a pattern of […]

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How Is Senator Ron Johnson Still Competitive?

This happened in his 2016 race, which wound up being a rematch with former Senator Russ Feingold, whom Mr. Johnson unseated in 2010. For most of the campaign, Mr. Johnson trailed Mr. Feingold — in money and polling — and the national G.O.P. abandoned him to expected defeat. That fall, his campaign retooled and began […]

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How Is Senator Ron Johnson Still Competitive?

This happened in his 2016 race, which wound up being a rematch with former Senator Russ Feingold, whom Mr. Johnson unseated in 2010. For most of the campaign, Mr. Johnson trailed Mr. Feingold — in money and polling — and the national G.O.P. abandoned him to expected defeat. That fall, his campaign retooled and began […]

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Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Tammy Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance

WASHINGTON — Senator Tammy Baldwin, the soft-spoken liberal Democrat of Wisconsin, was on a plane home from Washington last month when she got word that Senator Ron Johnson, her home-state colleague and a stridently hard-right Republican, had said publicly that he would not oppose a bill protecting same-sex marriage rights. Seizing a rare moment in […]

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Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Tammy Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance

WASHINGTON — Senator Tammy Baldwin, the soft-spoken liberal Democrat of Wisconsin, was on a plane home from Washington last month when she got word that Senator Ron Johnson, her home-state colleague and a stridently hard-right Republican, had said publicly that he would not oppose a bill protecting same-sex marriage rights. Seizing a rare moment in […]

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Let’s Go Off-Roading! Upper Midwest Trails and Rec Areas to Explore

We’re gonna be real with ya’ll, the Upper Midwest region of the United isn’t exactly known as a hotbed for off-road activity. There are a few hills and mountain ranges, but this region is home to some of the flattest states in the union (looking at you Minnesota/North Dakota). I guess with much of the […]

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White Wisconsin Man Allegedly Beats Black Woman And Takes Her Phone After Confronting Her About Walking In An Alley

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Andrey Mikhaylov / EyeEm / Getty Something really needs to be done in America about rabid white men who think they can do whatever they want because they’re dangerous to the public and our justice system just keeps treating them like they’re boys who will be boys. In Appleton, Wisconsin, a […]

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Trump Recently Urged a Powerful Legislator to Overturn His 2020 Defeat in Wisconsin

Donald J. Trump called a top Republican in the State Legislature in Wisconsin in recent days to lobby for a measure that would overturn his 2020 loss in the state to President Biden, the latest signal that the former president remains undaunted by congressional and criminal investigations into his election meddling. Mr. Trump’s advisers said […]

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Ron Johnson Can’t Crawl Out of the January 6 Hole He Dug for Himself

The Democrats vying to oust Johnson from his Senate seat have called for him to appear before the January 6 Committee and even to resign. His movements concerning January 6 have come up in Democratic debates and fundraising—so far, not to an overwhelming degree, but that’s likely to change in the general election, said Wisconsin […]

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Ron Johnson Can’t Crawl out of the January 6 Hole He Dug for Himself

The Democrats vying to oust Johnson from his Senate seat have called for him to appear before the January 6 committee and even to resign. His movements concerning January 6, 2021, have come up in Democratic debates and fundraising—so far not to an overwhelming degree, but that’s likely to change in the general election, said […]

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Wisconsin Assembly Speaker says Trump pressed him to decertify 2020 election last week

The Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly said former President Trump called him last week to try to convince Republicans in the state to decertify Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election results.  Speaker Robin Vos (R) told the Milwaukee-based ABC affiliate WISN that Trump called him after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that most ballot drop boxes […]

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