Elections

Kevin Nicholson campaigns for Wisconsin governor in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- Kevin Nicholson is one of the Republican candidates looking to win Wisconsin’s gubernatorial primary. He made a stop at the Boot Hill Pub in La Crosse Thursday to meet with the Republican women of La Crosse County. Nicholson says at the state Republican convention this weekend, he’s going to encourage the state’s party to not make…

Lawsuit seeks $2.4M damages from Wisconsin fake GOP electors

The Republicans who attempted to cast Wisconsin's electoral ballots for Donald Trump in 2020 are being sued by plaintiffs who allege they engaged in a conspiracy after Joe Biden won the battleground state. Two Democratic electors and a voter are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Dane County Circuit Court. They're seeking up to $2.4 million in punitive damages, saying it's necessary to deter such conduct in the future. The plaintiffs say it's the first such lawsuit in any of the seven swing states where Republican electors falsely declared Trump the winner and cast their votes for him in December 2020. Republicans have said they were just trying to preserve Trump's position should a court overturn Biden's win.

Vos extends Gableman investigation after 'gold standard' audit concludes

The Gableman investigation will extend into the summer as a new Marquette poll shows that would benefit Republicans politically

MADISON, Wis. — Just months after Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called the Legislative Audit Bureau the "gold standard," he extended a competing investigation into the summer, pushing…

Poll shows growing pessimism among Wisconsin voters

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Wisconsin voters are growing more pessimistic. The poll released Wednesday showed that 36% of respondents had a favorable view of Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, with 46% unfavorable. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers had higher numbers with 47% favorability and 42% unfavorable. Both are up for reelection in November. Meanwhile, 56% said the state was on the wrong track, a number that has steadily increased over the past three polls done since October. The poll showed a tightening race in the Senate Democratic primary, with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in front but challengers Alex Lasry and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski gaining.

Madison Alder Lindsay Lemmer to step down May 11

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison Alder Lindsay Lemmer is stepping away from the Common Council. Lemmer, who represents District 3, announced her resignation Friday. She will officially leave office on May 11 at noon. Lemmer said that she accepted a senior…

GOP business owner Michels running for Wisconsin governor

Republican business owner Tim Michels is entering the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor. Michels comes late to an increasingly crowded field but has the personal wealth to back his campaign. Michels filed paperwork Friday to run. He joins Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, former U.S. Marine Kevin Nicholson and state Rep. Tim Ramthun in the race to be decided Aug. 9. The winner will advance to face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The 59-year-old Michels is co-owner of Michels Corporation. It's a family-owned international energy and infrastructure construction business. His decision comes just days after Republican former Gov. Tommy Thompson said he would not run.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates talk unions, PFAS in western Wisconsin stops

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A Wisconsin Democrat running for U.S. Senate stopped by French Island to criticize another Democratic candidate. Tom Nelson spoke outside the future Amazon delivery station to condemn Sarah Godlewski’s use of a polling firm that Nelson says assisted Amazon in efforts to stop employees from unionizing. Nelson says Godlewski spent more than $126,000 with Global…