Brad Schimel to decide on possible recount by Monday

Attorney General Brad Schimel will decide Monday if he will seek a recount in the race against Democratic candidate Josh Kaul. The development comes after the state Elections Commission on Friday afternoon released preliminary statewide vote counts showing Kaul ahead of Schimel by a margin of 0.65 percent. > Wisconsin State Journal

Rep. Mike Gallagher in The Atlantic: ‘Congress is broken’

Wisconsin’s U.S. congressman from Green Bay, Mike Gallagher, writes in The Atlantic: “If you are among the 87 percent of people who are concerned about what is going on in Congress, then I have an important message for you: It’s much worse than you think.”

Wisconsin offered Foxconn more than 3 states combined offered Amazon

The bundle of financial incentives Wisconsin offered to lure Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn’s first major U.S. plant is larger than what New York, Virginia and Tennessee collectively offered to Amazon for far more jobs, a comparison of the two development projects shows. > Washington Post / Chicago Tribune

Timing, Trump and turning down the volume: How low-key Evers defeated Walker


It wasn’t 100,000 protesters on the Wisconsin State Capitol steps or an unprecedented recall election that took out Gov. Scott Walker. It was a 67-year-old former elementary school principal from Plymouth who indulges in Egg McMuffins and games of euchre. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After Dem sweep of statewide offices, evidence of Wisconsin’s gerrymandering seems obvious

Despite Democrats winning every statewide office on the ballot and receiving 200,000 more total votes, Republicans lost just one seat in Wisconsin’s lower house this cycle. Why? Democratic minority leader Gordon Hintz says: “The biggest obstacle remains gerrymandering. There are only a handful of districts that are remotely competitive.” > Isthmus

Get to know Bryan Steil, the new face of Wisconsin’s 1st District

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is passing the torch to Republican Bryan Steil, a 37-year old Janesville native. Once a staffer for House Speaker Paul Ryan, Steil says he will focus on what he calls pocketbook issues. > CBS 58 Milwaukee

Evers taking different approach to transition than Walker


Gov. Scott Walker is leaving office just like he came in — with a flourish. Walker killed high speed rail in Wisconsin days after his election win in 2010 and unveiled his Act 10 proposal within weeks of actually taking office. In stark contrast, Evers has been keeping a low profile and isn’t planning to make demands of Walker. > AP News