Do midterm election results show NRA losing grip on American politics?


Though Wisconsin leaned conservative in the 2016 presidential election, it’s recently been siding with candidates that were poorly rated by the NRA. Of the 11 candidates the NRA endorsed during Wisconsin’s midterm elections, only five won their race — and one endorsed candidate, Jim Sensenbrenner, was running unopposed. > Badger Herald

Wisconsin company gives employees revolvers for Christmas


A Wisconsin company is giving employees revolvers for Christmas in what it says is an effort to promote personal safety and team building. The company is Hortonville-based BenShot, which makes novelty glassware embedded with a bullet to make it look like it’s been shot. > AP News

Duffy, Engebretson debate health care, guns, Trump’s rhetoric

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy faced off against Democratic challenger and Polk County attorney Margaret Engebretson Thursday night in Minocqua, in their first and only debate for the 7th Congressional District just days before the general election. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Johnson talks Pittsburgh shooting, immigration policy, midterms

When asked about the Pittsburgh shooting, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson called it both a tragedy and an isolated incident. “It’s a senseless slaughter of innocent worshipers,” the Republican Senator said. “An act of pure hate and evil. ” Johnson also says he doesn’t believe the shooting is connected to any political movement. > FOX 11 Green Bay

Evers says he’s open to toughening concealed carry law

Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers said Monday that if elected he would be open to toughening licensing requirements for Wisconsin’s concealed carry law, a measure signed by his Republican rival. Evers was asked about the 2011 law by reporters seeking reaction to the killing of 11 Jewish people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. > AP News

Baldwin, Vukmir reflect on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting


With the country still absorbing details of a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue,  Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and her Republican challenger, Leah Vukmir, discussed the tragedy and the nation’s political climate Sunday. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The NRA keeps writing checks, but some Republicans aren’t cashing them

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman and congressional candidate Bryan Steil are among those who have left NRA checks uncashed. It’s something that rarely happened before Parkland. > Mother Jones