Though election nears and feds warn of cyber threats, Wisconsin election-security posts sit vacant

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Six new state positions to help secure Wisconsin elections from cyber threats remain vacant months after being created, and members of the Elections Commission say Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has been the holdup. It’s now clear the positions won’t be filled before the Aug. 14 primary election. > Wisconsin State Journal

25 years of Scott Walker in the ‘government hammock’

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks and the same holds true for Scott Walker, who has spent 175 dog years — his entire adult career — as a professional politician, moving from one re-election to another. > Cap Times

Trump calls Walker ‘a favorite of mine’ as he praises Foxconn deal

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President Donald Trump called Gov. Scott Walker “a favorite of mine” Thursday, praising the Foxconn plans in Wisconsin. Walker appeared with Trump at the White House today. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Northern, Western Wisconsin residents have dismal view of roads in latest poll

People in northern and western Wisconsin have a particularly dim view of local roads, according to the latest survey from Marquette University. The poll found 66 percent of voters in northern and western Wisconsin said roads there are either in fair or poor condition. In southern Wisconsin, the numbers were more evenly split. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Finance reports show Democratic gubernatorial field splitting into 2 tiers

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Mid-year campaign finance reports released Monday show the Democratic gubernatorial field splitting into two tiers — those amassing possibly enough cash to advertise in the final weeks of the campaign and those with far less. > Wisconsin State Journal

Ad war starts among Democrats running for governor

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The anticipated ad war among Democratic candidates for governor is finally underway, with two candidates this week unveiling their first spots. Matt Flynn and Kelda Roys are among the four candidates with the most money available to spend on ads, but they also fared poorly in the Marquette poll released Wednesday. > CBS 58 Milwaukee

Poll: Evers’ lead widening in Dem governor’s primary, while Vukmir nudging ahead in GOP Senate race

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