Statewide Election Updates: Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General

First Democratic Candidate Enters Race for Lieutenant Governor Wisconsin will hold elections for its statewide partisan offices in 2022, including for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. With Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes running for U.S. Senate, Democrats will hold a primary election to select Governor Tony Evers’ new running mate. State Senator Lena Taylor of […]

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First Democratic Challenger Enters Open Race for Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District

Two candidates have announced their campaigns for Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District, which will be open in 2022 for the first time in 26 years. Last month, as we reported here, incumbent Representative Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) announced that he will not seek reelection next year. Rep. Kind has represented the third district since 1997. On […]

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Political Update: Republican Race for Governor Advances; Milwaukee Mayor Appointed to Ambassadorship

Last month, we reported on two key congressional races that Wisconsin will host in 2022. The state will also hold statewide elections for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. With Governor Tony Evers (D) seeking reelection in 2022, Republicans are likely to have a contested primary for their party’s gubernatorial nomination. Meanwhile, Milwaukee may soon […]

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Political Update: Two Key 2022 Congressional Races Shaping Up in Wisconsin

In 2022, Wisconsin will host at least two key congressional races affecting the political balance of power in Washington, D.C. First, one of the state’s two seats in the U.S. Senate will be on the ballot statewide. The seat is currently held by Republican Senator Ron Johnson, who has yet to announce whether he will […]

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Election Policy Update: Eight Election Bills Vetoed; Census Data Released; Investigations Proceeding

So far during the 2021 session, the Wisconsin Legislature has passed eight bills related to election law and administration, all of which have been vetoed by Governor Tony Evers (D). On August 10, Gov. Evers announced that he had vetoed six election bills in a public ceremony at the Wisconsin Capitol Building: Senate Bill (SB) […]

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Wisconsin Update: State Republicans Maintain Strong Majorities in Both Houses

While ballots are still being counted across the country to decide who will be the nation’s next President, things in Wisconsin have crystallized a bit. Unofficially, Biden has a vote total lead of just over 20,000 with no apparent large swaths of votes available for Trump to make up the margin.  While there could be […]

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Wisconsin Election Preview: State Senate

With the election only a week away, Wisconsin polling between Trump and Biden remains consistent as insiders await Wednesday’s Marquette poll to see if any final momentum swings can be detected.  Trump is making multiple stops in the state over the final weeks while Biden has mostly sent surrogates since his September visits to Kenosha […]

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Biden’s Lead in Wisconsin Polling Echoes Clinton’s in 2016

*Disclaimer: This article was written before the President tested positive for COVID-19.   In 2016, state polling in Wisconsin resulted in one of the biggest misses leading into what many considered an Election Day surprise when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton both in Wisconsin and nationally to win the election. Not a single poll tracked on […]

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September MU Poll: Presidential Race Remains Tight; Voters React to Kenosha Incidents and Schools Reopening

The latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll released September 9, shows little movement among Wisconsin voters in their pick for the President. The poll, which was conducted Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2020, comes days after Wisconsin was thrust into the national spotlight over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. In addition to the […]

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August MU Poll Surveys Wis. Voters on 2020 Election, Masks, Economy

The most recent Marquette University (MU) Law School poll, conducted Aug. 4-9, 2020, covered the 2020 Presidential election, the coronavirus response, economic hardship, police reform and other current issues. 2020 Presidential Election In the head-to-head question between Biden and Trump, Biden prevails by 5 points, 49-44 among likely voters. While this is not much of […]

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