Bill barring state agencies from working with companies boycotting Israel passes Senate


A Wisconsin bill prohibiting state agencies from contracting with companies boycotting Israel passed the State Senate Tuesday. Any company providing materials, supplies, equipment or services to state agencies would be compelled to stop participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. > Badger Herald


Vukmir rips Pocan job offer to fired FBI official McCabe


In a pair of tweets, Leah Vukmir ripped into U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan Monday for offering a job to fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, and proposed making it illegal to hire a federal employee to pad a pension. Vukmir, a state Senator, is running for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tonette Walker: I choose Leah Vukmir for her courage and proven success

First Lady Tonette Walker writes in the Wisconsin State Journal: “I believe conservative women have a responsibility to stand up and lead, and Leah Vukmir has proven she will do that and more for Wisconsin. The challenges never stopped. And Leah never wavered.”

Nicholson’s challenge of running a GOP Senate campaign as a former Democrat


Sometime between 2000 and 2018, Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson made the dramatic shift from serving as president of the College Democrats of America to running as a conservative Republican candidate for Senate. And his campaign continues to struggle in providing a convincing timeline of his conversion. > Washington Examiner

Vukmir, Nicholson bicker over debates as campaign turns nasty


In a sign of increasing tensions in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, top aides to the candidates exchanged bitter emails over their debate schedule.  The public argument showed the race could get nasty between now and the Aug. 14 primary. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Vukmir misses mark on Baldwin trade barb, according to PolitiFact check


State Sen. Leah Vukmir, who is running in the Republican primary for a chance to unseat U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, recently said Baldwin “claims to support a ‘Buy American’ philosophy, but her actions speak louder than her empty words.” PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the record and deems Vukmir’s claims false.

Baldwin defiant as millions in outside money pours in against her in Senate race


Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is facing a big-money barrage. Sensing an opening for Republicans in a state that went for Trump in 2016, third-party groups have already poured millions of dollars into the race, setting it on course to be the most expensive Senate contest in state history. > Wisconsin Journal Sentinel