Do midterm election results show NRA losing grip on American politics?


Though Wisconsin leaned conservative in the 2016 presidential election, it’s recently been siding with candidates that were poorly rated by the NRA. Of the 11 candidates the NRA endorsed during Wisconsin’s midterm elections, only five won their race — and one endorsed candidate, Jim Sensenbrenner, was running unopposed. > Badger Herald

Attorneys general urge ‘swift passage’ of Wisconsin-led fentanyl bill

Attorneys general from all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico are calling on congressional leaders to pass a Wisconsin-led effort to curb overdoses by limiting access to deadly fentanyl analogues. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are the bill’s two sponsors. > Cap Times

Six of Wisconsin’s eight House seats are 98-100 percent safe, calculates 538

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In FiveThirtyEight‘s forecast model of the upcoming House elections, only two Wisconsin seats show any vulnerability of changing party: Glenn Grothman’s Democratic opponent, Dan Kohl, shows a 29 percent chance of winning, while Democrat Randy Bryce is calculated to have a 21 percent chance of scoring Paul Ryan’s seat.

Congressional slates now set for November

With the primary election over, the races for Wisconsin’s Senate seat and eight House of Representatives seats are now set. Here are the matchups for the Nov. 6 general election. > FOX 11 Green Bay

Sensenbrenner faces his first primary challenge in 10 years


U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner isn’t accustomed to facing a primary election challenger. The second-longest serving member of the U.S. House, the Menomonee Falls Republican, who was first elected to Congress in 1978, is defending his legacy against Jennifer Vipond, an Elm Grove pediatrician making her first try for elected office. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ryan, Sensenbrenner endorse Vukmir in U.S. Senate primary


House Speaker Paul Ryan and U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner on Monday endorsed Leah Vukmir in a Republican primary for a Wisconsin Senate seat held by Democrat Tammy Baldwin. The stamp of approval from two long-time Wisconsin congressmen comes after Vukmir, a state senator, won the Wisconsin Republican Party endorsement in May. > AP News

Wisconsin reeling from tariffs coming from Mexico, Canada, Europe

At a recent town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a local manufacturer complained vehemently about the new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, saying: “I recognize this is probably a negotiating tactic, but in the meantime real families are being crushed by these tariffs right now.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel