Obama set to campaign in Wisconsin next week


Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to campaign in Wisconsin Friday on behalf of the state’s Democratic candidates. He’ll campaign in Milwaukee with U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and Randy Bryce, a Democrat running to fill outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s seat. > AP News

Trump to stump for Vukmir in Wisconsin, but not Walker

President Donald Trump is coming to central Wisconsin on Oct. 24 for a campaign rally, but don’t expect Scott Walker to be seen with him. The visit announcement says Trump will talk about the need for voters to expand Republican majorities in the House and Senate, and only mentions supporting Republican Leah Vukmir. > Wisconsin Gazette

What to watch for in first Walker-Evers debate tonight

Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Tony Evers, the state superintendent, will meet tonight for their first debate. Walker and Evers are locked in a tight battle for governor with the election just over two weeks away. See AP News for the top five things to watch for tonight.

5 things to watch for tonight in final Baldwin-Vukmir debate

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir will meet tonight for their third and final debate before the Nov. 6 election. With Baldwin leading in the polls, the debate at the Marquette University Law School gives Vukmir a final chance to differentiate herself from Baldwin. AP News highlights some things to watch for.

Walker, Evers on Wisconsin’s drinking water woes


Drinking water hasn’t been a huge issue in the race for governor, but it’s everything for the people in Kewaunee County — the poster child for water quality concerns in Wisconsin. Democratic challenger Tony Evers says a lack of local input and DNR scientists are to blame. > Wisconsin Public Radio

The Guardian takes a close look at Racine through its Midterms 2018 lens


There are two Racines: a richer, whiter county and a poorer, more diverse city. The Guardian takes a deep dive on which will weigh heavier at the ballot box in the crucial midterm elections for House, Senate and governor.

Walker campaign’s ‘latest kick in the teeth’ gets national coverage with Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow mocked Gov. Scott Walker Thursday for the pattern of former top members of his administration publicly abandoning his reelection effort. “Polls show Gov. Walker trailing by a little bit behind Tony Evers,” Maddow noted. “But that was actually before today’s latest kick in the teeth for the governor.” Watch the segment on MSNBC.