Is U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin opposed to schools displaying the American flag and having students say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the national anthem in school? That’s a heavy-hitting claim from state Sen. Leah Vukmir, who hopes to face Baldwin in November. PolitiFact Wisconsin puts Vukmir’s claim through the Truth-O-Meter.
Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson worked as a consultant for companies that laid off nearly 1,900 people since 2015, shutting down plants in Wisconsin and other states as they moved to save money and shift production overseas. > AP News
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson has launched his first television ad of the primary, calling it a “disgrace” that Congress won’t stop illegal immigration or build a border wall. Nicholson unveiled the ad Wednesday, shortly after the latest Marquette poll showed the race between him and state Sen. Leah Vukmir about even. > Wisconsin Public Radio
With the Aug. 14 primary less than a month away, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers remained atop the Democratic primary field for governor in the latest Marquette University Law School poll. The Republican primary for U.S. Senate was much tighter as state Sen. Leah Vukmir nudged ahead for the first time. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Mega-donors on opposite sides of the Republican U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin are planning what appears to be a unity fundraiser three days after the Aug. 14 primary. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson hasn’t yet endorsed anyone in the Republican race for U.S. Senate, but he just entered the contest in a very big way. Thompson condemned the national Club for Growth ad push, which includes $2 million in new TV buys aimed mostly at state Sen. Leah Vukmir. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The NRA’s Political Victory Fund endorsed a candidate in Wisconsin’s competitive Republican Senate primary election on Tuesday, boosting Leah Vukmir’s bid to take on incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin this November. > Washington Examiner