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

Tammy Baldwin bill would let all Wisconsin residents watch Packers games

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Wednesday that she’s introducing a bill to extend Packers game broadcasts and other Wisconsin programming to parts of northern Wisconsin that don’t always get them because they’re in media markets that spill out of neighboring Minnesota or Michigan. > Wisconsin State Journal

Nicholson launches first TV ad

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson has launched his first television ad of the primary, calling it a “disgrace” that Congress won’t stop illegal immigration or build a border wall. Nicholson unveiled the ad Wednesday, shortly after the latest Marquette poll showed the race between him and state Sen. Leah Vukmir about even. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Baldwin’s seat isn’t nearly as safe as Democrats seem to think

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One of the U.S. Senate’s most interesting 2018 races is in Wisconsin, where out lesbian Tammy Baldwin is defending her seat. The conventional wisdom in both parties is that Baldwin’s seat is safe, so much so that Democrats have not included her among their top-tier focus races. LGBTQ Nation says, “Big mistake”.

Poll: Evers’ lead widening in Dem governor’s primary, while Vukmir nudging ahead in GOP Senate race

With the Aug. 14 primary less than a month away, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers remained atop the Democratic primary field for governor in the latest Marquette University Law School poll. The Republican primary for U.S. Senate was much tighter as state Sen. Leah Vukmir nudged ahead for the first time. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Mega donors planning unity fundraiser after GOP Senate primary

Mega-donors on opposite sides of the Republican U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin are planning what appears to be a unity fundraiser three days after the Aug. 14 primary. > Wisconsin Public Radio