Though election nears and feds warn of cyber threats, Wisconsin election-security posts sit vacant

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Six new state positions to help secure Wisconsin elections from cyber threats remain vacant months after being created, and members of the Elections Commission say Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has been the holdup. It’s now clear the positions won’t be filled before the Aug. 14 primary election. > Wisconsin State Journal

Johnson says he’s not losing sleep over threat of election meddling

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says the Russian government has attempted to influence American politics, but he doesn’t believe it’s capable of swaying an election. “Of the things that keep me awake at night, election interference is at the bottom of the list,” Johnson told the La Crosse Tribune Friday.

Fact checking Vukmir’s claim that Baldwin’s voting record lacks patriotism

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Is U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin opposed to schools displaying the American flag and having students say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the national anthem in school? That’s a heavy-hitting claim from state Sen. Leah Vukmir, who hopes to face Baldwin in November. PolitiFact Wisconsin puts Vukmir’s claim through the Truth-O-Meter.

Nicholson consulted for companies that shed jobs

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Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson worked as a consultant for companies that laid off nearly 1,900 people since 2015, shutting down plants in Wisconsin and other states as they moved to save money and shift production overseas. > AP News

Myers files election finance complaint against Bryce

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Democratic congressional candidate Cathy Myers has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against her primary opponent, Randy Bryce, alleging that Bryce and his campaign violated campaign finance laws by “converting campaign funds to Bryce’s personal use”. > Racine Journal Times

25 years of Scott Walker in the ‘government hammock’

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks and the same holds true for Scott Walker, who has spent 175 dog years — his entire adult career — as a professional politician, moving from one re-election to another. > Cap Times

Josh Kaul makes campaign stop in Eau Claire

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The Democratic candidate for attorney general made his case Friday for why Wisconsin should back away from trying to end the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Josh Kaul is challenging Republican incumbent Brad Schimel in November. > ABC 18 Eau Claire