As virus surges in Wisconsin, GOP leader open to more aid

Wisconsin Assembly speaker Vos endorses Cruz in Republican race

MADISON, Wis. — Deaths from the coronavirus are nearing 1,900 in Wisconsin, as an outbreak on the University of Wisconsin football team caused it to cancel an upcoming game and a new poll showed continued concerns about the virus heading into next week’s election.

Meanwhile, as the approval rating for the Republican-controlled Legislature plummets and Election Day nears, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he would be open to passing a second coronavirus aid package.

Wisconsin hit record highs for new cases, deaths and hospitalizations on Tuesday. The numbers were high again Wednesday but short of new records,