Bolton PAC launches new ad to benefit Nicholson for Senate


A second television ad to benefit Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson paid for by U.S. Ambassador John Bolton’s political action committee is running in Milwaukee.

The John Bolton SuperPAC announced the $278,000 television and radio ad buy Monday.

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Nicholson’s challenge of running a GOP Senate campaign as a former Democrat


Sometime between 2000 and 2018, Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson made the dramatic shift from serving as president of the College Democrats of America to running as a conservative Republican candidate for Senate. And his campaign continues to struggle in providing a convincing timeline of his conversion. > Washington Examiner

Fact checks on guns, school shootings, background checks, and mental illness


Since 17 students and faculty members were killed in a school shooting in Florida last month, PolitiFact Wisconsin has run a number of fact checks on statements made by Wisconsin legislators about background checks, mental illness, guns and school shootings. Read the rundown of their findings here.

Vukmir, Nicholson bicker over debates as campaign turns nasty


In a sign of increasing tensions in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, top aides to the candidates exchanged bitter emails over their debate schedule.  The public argument showed the race could get nasty between now and the Aug. 14 primary. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

Eric Hovde gives high-profile GOP speech in Madison, remains undecided on U.S. Senate race


He may not yet be a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate but that didn’t stop Eric Hovde from unveiling a stump-style speech to Dane County Republicans Saturday night in Madison. The Madison businessman was a runner-up to former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the 2012 GOP Senate primary. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Vukmir calls Nicholson ‘a D.C. candidate’ as GOP Baldwin challengers fight for recognition


Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is calling her opponent, Kevin Nicholson, “a D.C. candidate” as the two fight for recognition ahead of the August primary. The Marquette University Law School poll released this week found at least 80 percent of Republican voters don’t know much about Vukmir or Nicholson. > FOX 6 Milwaukee