Republican Nicole Schneider won’t run against Baldwin


Nicole Schneider ruled out a run for U.S. Senate Tuesday, thinning the crowded field of GOP challengers to Tammy Baldwin. Schneider was a notable potential candidate because she could self-fund a campaign, but decided a run for Senate would have left her with no time for her children. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Invasive Asian carp found close to Lake Michigan


Despite electric barriers in Illinois waterways to contain the invasive fish, a commercial fishermen caught an Asian carp 9 miles from Lake Michigan Thursday. Rep. Sean Duffy and Sen. Tammy Baldwin are among lawmakers calling for the release of a delayed Army Corps study that outlines options for preventing the spread of Asian carp. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Baldwin’s re-election campaign seeking ‘Fired Up for Tammy’ hosts

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With a tough re-election campaign coming up in 2018, Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office is organizing “Fired Up for Tammy” events across the state on Saturday, July 8. Hosts are being sought to hold barbecues and house parties across Wisconsin to show the statewide strength of Team Tammy. > Tammy Baldwin for Senate

Unlikely team: Tammy Baldwin and Rand Paul fight Trump’s Saudi arms deal


Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Rand Paul led a charge to oppose Trump’s arms sale to Saudi Arabia on human rights grounds, and succeeded in winning four additional Republicans to their side of the vote. Unfortunately, 53 senators, including five Democrats, sided with Trump. > John Nichols in The Cap Times

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch rules out running against Sen. Baldwin


Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying she is focused on staying Gov. Walker’s running mate. Kleefisch had been mentioned by some as a possible 2018 Republican Senate candidate, but most expected her to stick with Walker for his re-election run. > AP News / US News & World Report

Both sides back former Wisconsin congressman Mark Green at confirmation hearing


Senators from both parties signaled their support last week for former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green, President Trump’s choice as administrator for the U.S. AID. Introduced by fellow Wisconsinites Paul Ryan, Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, Green’s nomination is unusual among Trump picks for the depth of its bipartisan backing. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel