Vukmir rips Pocan job offer to fired FBI official McCabe


In a pair of tweets, Leah Vukmir ripped into U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan Monday for offering a job to fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, and proposed making it illegal to hire a federal employee to pad a pension. Vukmir, a state Senator, is running for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A look at Baldwin’s reelection fight in a hyperpolarized Wisconsin

At first glance, you might not expect Tammy Baldwin to be one of the more endangered of the ten Democratic senators up in 2018 who represent states carried by Donald Trump. But she is running for reelection in America’s ground zero for partisan polarization. And her numbers show it. > New York Magazine

Tonette Walker: I choose Leah Vukmir for her courage and proven success

First Lady Tonette Walker writes in the Wisconsin State Journal: “I believe conservative women have a responsibility to stand up and lead, and Leah Vukmir has proven she will do that and more for Wisconsin. The challenges never stopped. And Leah never wavered.”

Nicholson’s challenge of running a GOP Senate campaign as a former Democrat


Sometime between 2000 and 2018, Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson made the dramatic shift from serving as president of the College Democrats of America to running as a conservative Republican candidate for Senate. And his campaign continues to struggle in providing a convincing timeline of his conversion. > Washington Examiner

Holder, Walker and Baldwin call for action on Russian Twitter trolls’ Wisconsin meddling


Bipartisan leaders from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called Friday for a federal response to news that Russian Twitter trolls sought to stoke racial division in the wake of the August 2016 unrest in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tammy Baldwin’s fight to win back Wisconsin for Democrats, explained


The past decade has been a slow-motion Republican conquest of Wisconsin and Scott Walker’s party has one last move to seize total control — take out Sen. Tammy Baldwin. As the most prominent progressive left in the state, Baldwin is seeing as much outside money spent against her as any other Senate Democrat. > Vox

Fact checks on guns, school shootings, background checks, and mental illness


Since 17 students and faculty members were killed in a school shooting in Florida last month, PolitiFact Wisconsin has run a number of fact checks on statements made by Wisconsin legislators about background checks, mental illness, guns and school shootings. Read the rundown of their findings here.