Racine area residents grill gubernatorial candidates

Seven of the 10 major Democratic candidates for governor spoke with potential voters Wednesday evening in Racine, with most of the questions and discussion focusing on the Foxconn land acquisition process, immigration, and public education. > Racine Journal Times

Myers meets with voters in Racine

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Congressional candidate Cathy Myers held a meet-and-greet Tuesday with potential Racine voters, during which she gave a speech and answered questions on a broad swath of issues. Myers faces Randy Bryce in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary for Paul Ryan’s seat. > Racine Journal Times

Bernie Sanders campaigns for Randy Bryce in Racine

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Two years after running for president and winning the Wisconsin primary but falling short of the Democratic nomination, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the Badger State to campaign for Randy Bryce on Saturday. > Racine Journal-Times

Lawmakers react to Rolling Stone article on Wisconsin politics

 

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The current Rolling Stone article titled “How the GOP rigs elections” singles out state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) as an example of how district maps gerrymandered by Republicans create noncompetitive elections favoring candidates from one party. It suggests this and other tactics are why Republicans keep winning in states like Wisconsin. > Racine Journal-Times

Racine County latest Wisconsin county to join opioid lawsuit

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The Racine County Board voted unanimously this week to join dozens of Wisconsin cities and counties – and at least nine other states – in bringing a lawsuit against opioid drug manufacturers over their alleged “deceptive and fraudulent marketing of painkillers.” > Racine Journal Times

Neubaurer wins Democratic primary in Racine Assembly district race

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Just before the holiday weekend, Democratic primary voters gave Greta Neubauer a gift with their votes on Tuesday, giving her a victory to likely become the next state representative for Racine’s 66th District. > Racine Journal-Times

Foxconn impact spurs human trafficking concerns

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With the Foxconn deal signed, many are bracing for the impact the Taiwanese manufacturer’s arrival will have on the area. One of the concerns recently raised by Mayor Cory Mason was the possible increase in human trafficking that may go along with the population boom Foxconn promises to bring. > Madison.com