Does Trump have a path for winning Wisconsin again in 2020?

Wisconsin is a critical state to President Trump’s re-election strategy, with any calculation getting him to 270 electoral votes necessarily including Wisconsin’s 10. But Republican Gov. Scott Walker just lost a bid for a third term, setting up some challenges for Trump to win the state again in 2020. Nevertheless, here’s how Trump can prevail again. > RealClearPolitics

Mark Pocan and other congressional Dems are rejecting corporate PACs: Does it mean anything?


Fifty-two members of the 116th Congress — including 50 Democrats and 35 new members — pledged to reject money from corporate PACs this cycle. Mark Pocan is among the abstaining group. > Open Secrets

GOP power grabs pour gas on ‘resistance’ in key Midwest states


Republican efforts to weaken incoming Democratic governors in Michigan and Wisconsin have reignited the grass-roots fervor that flipped both states in November, turning the typically sleepy post-election period into a key organizing moment ahead of the 2020 presidential election. > POLITICO

With power grabs in the Midwest, does GOP risk 2020 backlash?


While many on the left see a power grab underway in Michigan and Wisconsin, Michigan’s incoming Democratic governor sees something more: political possibility. “This gamesmanship will keep voters and activists active through the 2020 election,” said Gretchen Whitmer, who takes office on Jan. 1. Referring to Republicans, she added, “They’re thinking short-term.” > NY Times

Wisconsin Republicans set to pass lame-duck bills late Tuesday

Wisconsin Republicans are poised to pass a set of sweeping measures that would narrow the state’s window for early voting and curb the authorities of the incoming governor and attorney general in votes that could come late Tuesday night or in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. > Cap Times

Fitzgerald won’t say if he has the votes for lame-duck bills

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald would not say Monday whether his caucus has the votes necessary to pass a controversial set of lame-duck proposals. He also questioned why Democrats are upset at the potential changes to the executive branch: “People are outraged. I’m not sure where that’s coming from right now.” > Cap Times

Protesters descend on Wisconsin Capitol to demonstrate against Republican lame-duck agenda

Capitol police officers forcibly shut the door of the hearing room Monday after protesters chanted “Respect our votes” into the packed chamber, where legislators debated rolling back the authority of Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, as well as moving the date of the 2020 spring presidential primary and scaling back early voting opportunities. > Cap Times