The August 14 primary ballot in northern Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District will feature just two Democrats. Margaret Engebretson and Brian Ewert were the only announced candidates to file enough signatures to make it on the ballot against U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Campaign finance disclosures from the Koch Industries Political Action Committee (KochPAC) show that Team Koch is investing heavily in candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. PR Watch‘s state-by-state list shows how much they’ve given to whom in Wisconsin.
Kyle Frenette, a Democrat who had sought the nomination to challenge Rep. Sean Duffy, announced Friday that he would withdraw from the race. Frenette had attracted attention in part because of his connection to Justin Vernon, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter whose band is Bon Iver. > Wausau Daily Herald
Trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in November will be a tall order for Democrats. Two of them – attorney and military vet Margaret Engebretson and physician Brian Ewert – were in Cable Thursday discussing what each brings to the table ahead of the August primary. > ABC 10 Duluth
Margaret Engebretson believes she is the right candidate to challenge U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy for his seat in November. A military veteran of 24 years, a former union worker and an attorney, Engebretson will face off against four challengers in the Democratic primary. > Juneau County Star-Times
That Republicans may lose the U.S. House this fall while still hanging on to their five Wisconsin seats is a testament to how hard it is to defeat a sitting member of Congress in a district that favors their party. In Wisconsin, it’s happened only once in 40 years. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A Central Wisconsin radio broadcaster has declared his candidacy for the 7th Congressional District, currently served by U. S. Rep. Sean Duffy. Bob Look told News 9 that he has submitted his nomination papers, entering him in the Democratic primary in August.