Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs said in April that Gov. Scott Walker “has turned down $1 billion of Medicaid money over the course of his tenure.” Is Wachs telling the truth? PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the facts and crunches the numbers.
Democratic candidate Josh Kaul criticized Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel Thursday for leading a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Kaul also accused the AG of using the lawsuit to raise money for his re-election campaign. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Attorney General Brad Schimel is using a lawsuit aimed at repealing the federal Affordable Care Act to raise money for his re-election campaign, a move his opponents call a hypocritical waste of taxpayer dollars. > Cap Times
U.S. Rep. André Jacque has been the most strident anti-choice activist in the Assembly, having pushed legislation that would have seriously jeopardized health-care access for Wisconsin women — including outlawing common forms of birth control. He is running against Democrat Caleb Frostman in Tuesday’s special election for the 42nd State Senate District. > Urban Milwaukee
Gov. Scott Walker goes after “Washington politicians” in a new campaign ad as he seeks re-election for a third term. The TV ad features a doctor blaming Obamacare for rising health insurance premiums: “Washington politicians keep promising to fix the problem, but it never happens,” the ad says. > NBC 4 Milwaukee
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin urged activists Friday at the state Democratic Party Convention in Oshkosh to bring the same intensity to her race that they did in blocking the Republican health care bill. “You own the defeat of that cynical bill,” Baldwin said. “Know your power. That was you.” > Wisconsin Public Radio
RepublicanU.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson says one of his priorities if elected is to focus on improving health care for veterans. A former Marine, Nicholson faces a challenge from state Sen. Leah Vukmir for the Republican nomination, with the winner of the August primary facing U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November. > ABC 19 La Crosse