In Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race, insurgent bid to oust McConnell is early flashpoint


In a matter of days, Wisconsin’s Republican Senate primary has accelerated into a battle over who’s most likely to support President Trump’s agenda and upend GOP leadership in Congress. The developments this week revealed that Bannon’s “war on the Republican establishment” is reaching into Wisconsin. > Wisconsin State Journal

Tea Party PAC endorses Nicholson in Republican primary for Baldwin’s seat


FreedomWorks for America, a conservative and libertarian PAC widely associated with the Tea Party movement, is throwing its support behind Kevin Nicholson in his campaign to unseat Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The news came one day after Nicholson received an endorsement from a pro-Trump super PAC with ties to Stephen Bannon. > The Hill

Pro-Trump PAC with Steve Bannon ties endorses Baldwin challenger


Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson is celebrating the endorsement of a pro-Donald Trump super PAC with ties to Steve Bannon. “Excited to receive an endorsement from the Great America PAC and Steve Bannon,” Nicholson tweeted Tuesday. “Humbled by this huge endorsement.” > Wisconsin Public Radio

Vukmir suggests GOP rival Nicholson run for another office


Less than two months after entering the race for U.S. Senate, Leah Vukmir suggested this week that Republican rival Kevin Nicholson run for another office and gain experience before making a bid for high office. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Baldwin leads U.S. Senate money race — by far


U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has raised another $2.4 million for her re-election bid next year, while her two GOP challengers are just getting started. Baldwin’s campaign raised more than $7 million in 2017’s first nine months, while state Sen. Leah Vukmir has raised $250,000 and Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson, $400,000 this year. > Pierce County Herald

Baldwin, Vukmir, Nicholson take positions on Trump tax overhaul plan


With President Trump and Republicans in Congress pushing for an overhaul of taxes, the candidates in next year’s U.S. Senate race are staking their positions on a critical issue that affects businesses and individuals across the state. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Divided Wisconsin Republicans picking sides in Senate race


Wisconsin Republicans are increasingly picking sides in the U.S. Senate primary fight pitting a former Marine and Democrat who casts himself as a political outsider against a longtime elected official with deep ties to Gov. Scott Walker. Both are looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018. > Associated Press