Baldwin defiant as millions in outside money pours in against her in Senate race


Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is facing a big-money barrage. Sensing an opening for Republicans in a state that went for Trump in 2016, third-party groups have already poured millions of dollars into the race, setting it on course to be the most expensive Senate contest in state history. > Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin Dems push for campaign finance reform with 8-bill package


Democratic state senators have joined with clean-government advocates in rolling out a “Campaign Integrity” package of bills that would bring back fair elections to Wisconsin. “Most of these reforms were the law 20 years ago,” said Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, so we’re just “trying to get us back to 1998.” >

Gazette: Democracy drowning in flood of campaign cash, fueled by Team Ryan


Republican insiders are tickled over Team Ryan raising massive sums for the House speaker and many other GOP candidates, but his success should alarm anyone concerned about the integrity of our democracy. > Janesville Gazette

With state Dems seeking to repeal Citizen United, you can urge your lawmaker to vote yes.


Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) have introduced a measure asking the people of Wisconsin to vote in a statewide referendum to amend the U.S. Constitution to state clearly that corporations are not people and money is not speech. > WXPR, Rhinelander Public Radio

Two Wisconsin organizations revealed to be on Bradley Foundation’s hacked ‘Enemy List’

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When the board of the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation asked for a list of organizations that attack groups and people helping the Foundation further its conservation mission, a staffer compiled a list of 17 liberal organizations, including two in Wisconsin — the Center for Media and Democracy and One Wisconsin Now.   >  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Bradley Foundation using its Wisconsin model to gain conservative ground coast to coast


The Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has long been a player on the national stage. But we now know it aims to duplicate its success in Wisconsin under Gov. Walker by quietly constructing state-by-state networks of activist groups to win coast-to-coast support for its conservative agenda.  >  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel