Democratic primary heats up in battle to succeed Paul Ryan in Congress


What began as another re-election race for U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has become a hard-fought battle, especially between two Democratic candidates, for an open seat in a competitive district in southern Wisconsin. > Wisconsin State Journal

Newt Gingrich backs Leah Vukmir, joining NRA, Paul Ryan, Sean Duffy


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has joined a growing group of influentials supporting Wisconsin GOP Senate primary candidate Leah Vukmir, stating that “President Trump needs more fighters like Leah.” > Washington Examiner

Complaint alleges NRA used shell company to unlawfully coordinate with Johnson’s campaign

A complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission alleges the National Rifle Association violated U.S. law by using a common vendor to illegally coordinate with Ron Johnson’s 2016 campaign and three other Senate campaigns. > Wisconsin Gazette

Aluminum tariffs a concern to Crown Beverage Packaging in La Crosse

Consumers may be paying the price of aluminum tariffs in the near future, Rep. Ron Kind said Tuesday after a tour of Crown Beverage Packaging in La Crosse. > La Crosse Tribune

Nicholson, Vukmir oppose abortion but won’t say if they want Roe v. Wade overturned


Republican U.S. Senate candidates Kevin Nicholson and Leah Vukmir are staunch abortion foes — but with a majority of Wisconsinites saying they want abortion legal in some or all cases, the candidates aren’t saying if they want the landmark Roe v. Wade decision overturned. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Scott Walker broke the unions. Now he says he’s the ‘education governor’.

Gov. Scott Walker became a conservative icon by breaking the teachers union in Wisconsin. Seven years later, he’s facing the political fight of his life against the state schools superintendent, and trying to reinvent himself — in part because his likely Democratic opponent is head of the Wisconsin school system. > POLITICO

Evers’ first TV ad touts education investment, slams Walker’s Foxconn deal

Tony Evers’ new ad, unveiled Tuesday, opens with him telling a room full of people that he’ll invest in children and Wisconsin workers rather than handing out a billion dollars in corporate incentives to companies like Foxconn, a direct dig at Walker’s  $4.5 billion incentives package for the Taiwanese electronics giant. > AP News / Janesville Gazette