National DNC chair to UW-Madison students: ‘We win Wisconsin if we start working now’

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UW-Madison students packed into a small room in Memorial Union Friday to hear Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez’s take on how to win the state back. Among various factors, he said none are more important than millennial involvement. “We can do this, folks,” Perez said, “but only if you’re engaged.” > Daily Cardinal

Vukmir suggests GOP rival Nicholson run for another office

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Less than two months after entering the race for U.S. Senate, Leah Vukmir suggested this week that Republican rival Kevin Nicholson run for another office and gain experience before making a bid for high office. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walker challenger Flynn promises to restore collective bargaining rights

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Just days after officially declaring he hopes to unseat Gov. Scott Walker, former state Democratic Party Chair Matt Flynn spoke in a live interview on WDJT Milwaukee‘s News at 4, saying: “Scott Walker’s had eight years to show his vision, and I think his vision is flawed. We used to have clean, open government.”

Baldwin leads U.S. Senate money race — by far

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has raised another $2.4 million for her re-election bid next year, while her two GOP challengers are just getting started. Baldwin’s campaign raised more than $7 million in 2017’s first nine months, while state Sen. Leah Vukmir has raised $250,000 and Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson, $400,000 this year. > Pierce County Herald

Walker’s son joining Vukmir’s Senate campaign

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Gov. Scott Walker’s son is joining Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir’s campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir’s campaign confirmed Tuesday that Alex Walker, who graduated from UW-Madison last year, will be working as deputy political director. > FOX 11 Green Bay

Slate of Democratic Walker challengers speak at first candidates’ forum

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With almost all 10 of the Democratic candidates running for governor attending the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans’ annual Power Lunch Monday, Urban Milwaukee provides a rundown of what each contender had to say.

Vukmir raises $250K in three weeks for U.S. Senate bid, but critics cry foul

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Wisconsin Sen. Leah Vukmir has raised nearly $250,000 in the first three weeks after joining the 2018 race for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s seat. Vukmir is a far-right evangelical Christian with strong ties to dark-money groups, and One Wisconsin Now has asked the Wisconsin Ethics Commission to investigate her for possible violations in raising campaign money. > Wisconsin Gazette