Barnes says Trump administration wants to create ‘superior race’

The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Wisconsin suggested in a podcast interview that President Donald Trump’s administration wants to create a “superior race.” The Wisconsin Republican Party said the candidate, Mandela Barnes, was comparing Trump to Nazis, an accusation Barnes strongly rejected Friday. > AP News

Kleefisch apologizes to opponent Barnes over anthem flap

Republican Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, in a rare retreat, apologized Tuesday to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming — without evidence — that he knelt during the national anthem. Mandela Barnes repeatedly called the accusation a lie and said he has never knelt for the anthem. > AP News

Vote Tuesday: Democratic candidate guide


Although geared toward Milwaukee area races, Urban Milwaukee’s guide to tomorrow’s primary provides profiles on all of the statewide office candidates that will appear on tomorrow’s ballot. Read up here.

Candidate roundup: Aug. 14 is almost here

The Capital Times has collected all of the op/eds it has run from statewide candidates running in Tuesday’s primary, as well as its editorials, endorsements and other Cap Times commentary about the Aug. 14 election. Find all the clickable links here.

Don’t forget about the lieutenant governor’s race Tuesday


It can be a little lonely running for the second top job in Wisconsin government. With a whole pack of Democrats running for governor in the Aug. 14 primary, it’s easy for people to forget that there’s a competitive race for lieutenant governor, too. > Isthmus

Video coverage to help you decide your Aug. 14 votes


With the primaries a week away, remember that Wisconsin Eye is an excellent resource for assessing candidates. Its constantly updated video library includes collected coverage of candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, and several Senate and Assembly seats (choose a race in their right sidebar).