Anti-Trump protests gave way to local fervor that helped turn Wisconsin back to blue

Since the eruption of nationwide anti-Trump protests in January 2017, a central question has been whether the energy would persist. New activists said the presidential contest brought them into politics, but their focus stayed closer to home, and the signs in Wisconsin so far have been positive for Democrats. > Washington Post

Wisconsin Republicans maintain control of state Legislature

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Republicans silenced any talk Tuesday of a blue wave sweeping them out of control of the Wisconsin Legislature, with GOP incumbents turning back more than enough Democratic challengers to maintain majorities in both the state Assembly and Senate. The GOP has controlled both houses since 2011. > AP News

Grothman hoping any blue wave bypasses his usually safe district

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman hasn’t lost a Wisconsin race in 24 years and his district has voted for a Democrat only once since the 1960s. Any other year, another Grothman victory would be nearly certain. But with the specter of a so-called blue wave of heavy Democratic turnout, Republicans aren’t taking it for granted. > AP News

Will there be a Wisconsin wave? 10 state legislative races to watch

Republicans hold 18 of 33 state Senate seats and 63 of 99 seats in the state Assembly. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has said he expects to maintain the Republican majority in the Assembly, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn’t see a blue wave coming in his chamber. > Cap Times

Glenn Grothman and Dan Kohl battle over who’s the real politician

With a month until election day, Republican U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman and Democrat Dan Kohl are swapping jabs about who is a career politician. Grothman is seeking a third term in the 6th Congressional District, a historically Republican district. But Kohl is betting on a Wisconsin blue wave. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In the wake of Kavanaugh, who owns the Wisconsin voter enthusiasm edge?

The contentious confirmation process for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may serve to fire up the Republican base ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said this week. And a new national poll released Wednesday suggests that could be true. > Cap Times

 

In tight re-election battle, Walker doesn’t see Trump’s predicted ‘red wave’ in Wisconsin

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Gov. Scott Walker has a message for Republican voters who believe the 2018 election is in the bag and that they shouldn’t go to the polls in November: Stop being complacent. > Washington Examiner