Black Americans living in Milwaukee and Racine are making half of the median income of their white counterparts and are nearly 12 times more likely to be imprisoned than white residents ranking them second and third, respectively, nationwide as the worst cities for black people to live in. > Wisconsin Public Radio
There are two Racines: a richer, whiter county and a poorer, more diverse city. The Guardian takes a deep dive on which will weigh heavier at the ballot box in the crucial midterm elections for House, Senate and governor.
At a standing-room-only event held at the Democratic of Party of Racine County’s downtown headquarters, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was joined by 1st Congressional District candidate Randy Bryce, gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, lieutentant governor candidate Mandela Barnes, attorney general candidate Josh Kaul and state treasurer candidate Sarah Godlewski. > Kenosha News
With 43 days remaining until the Nov. 6 general election, Republican and Democratic candidates for federal and state offices descended on Racine County to meet with volunteers and supporters. > Racine Journal Times
Racine became the 41st county in Wisconsin to call for better voting district policies at the state level, aiming to prevent a practice known as “gerrymandering,” according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. > Racine Journal Times
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
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