Democrats agree that their quest to flip the state Senate hinges on whether Kriss Marion, an organic farmer, can topple the Republican incumbent in Senate District 17, a seat once held by Republican maverick Dale Schultz. > Isthmus
Below the too-close-to-call races for governor and U.S. Senate is another important campaign battleground: Which party will control the state Senate? Here are six races that are important to watch. > Janesville Gazette
Republican state Rep. Andre Jacque faced Democratic candidate Caleb Frostman in a debate Tuesday night before they face each other in the 1st District State Senate election June 12. ABC 2 Green Bay reports here, or you can watch the full hour-long debate on YouTube here, or search for various snippets on YouTube.
Voters in five area counties will be heading to the polls in two weeks, but the race between Republican state Rep. Andre Jacque and Democrat Caleb Frostman has garnered attention beyond the state’s 1st Senate district. > FOX 11 Green Bay
Democrats are running in record numbers. Is the blue wave coming to statehouses? Mother Jones lays out 10 possibilities for a statehouse flip, with Wisconsin’s senate in the “3 Seats Away” category.
Wisconsin taxpayers have paid nearly $800,000 over the past decade to settle a dozen claims of sexual harassment and one more related case, newly released records show. The documents released to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel detail claims made since 2006 against agencies including the UW System, the Department of Corrections and the state Senate. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Retired Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry ascribes blame to both political parties, but some of us give most of the ‘credit’ to the GOP. Here’s why. > Cap Times