Michels Beats Kleefisch in Republican Race, Sets Up November Showdown with Evers

Wisconsin’s Republican race for governor was over almost as soon as the first vote totals came in.

Business magnate Tim Michels was much closer to former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in Milwaukee County than many people expected, and that set the tone for the night.

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New Wisconsin Chancellor Under Scrutiny for Pro-CRT Views

After naming Jennifer Mnookin the new Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW-Madison), the system’s Board of Regents is facing backlash from prominent Wisconsin lawmakers.

Rebecca Kleefisch, former Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin and current GOP gubernatorial frontrunner, tweeted on May 16 that the “decision to hire a woke radical like Dr. Mnookin is infuriating. Our universities need to focus on building a strong economy and workforce — not force-feeding liberal ideology to Wisconsin students.”

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Former Vice President Mike Pence Endorses Kleefisch for Governor, Sets Up Additional Contest Against Trump

Former Vice President Mike Pence endorsed Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch ahead of the state’s August 9th GOP primary.

Pence supported Kleefisch over businessman Tim Michels and state Rep. Timothy Ramthun. The decision puts Pence at odds with former President Donald Trump, who backed Michels earlier this year.

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Senator Ted Cruz Endorses Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch in her bid for Governor of Wisconsin.

When offering his endorsement to the gubernatorial contender, Cruz cited Kleefisch’s stance on the role of parents in their child’s education.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Releases ‘Wisconsin First’ Economic Plan

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels released a new economic plan that, he contends, will put “Wisconsin first.”

The candidate, who received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, supported lower taxes and an increase in economic investments.

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Governor Tony Evers Hauls in $10 Million for Re-Election Campaign

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers hauled in more than $10 million during the previous fundraising quarter as he seeks re-election in the November midterm elections.

Evers, who is looking to secure his second term, has taken in more than $20 million since 2021 and has more than $7 million cash-on-hand.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Nicholson Drops Out of Race

Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial candidate Kevin Nicholson opted to suspend his campaign for the position, roughly six months after entering the race.

When detailing the reason for his decision, Nicholson said the only way forward was for his campaign to launch negative attacks against his opponents, which he refused.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch’s New Tax Plan Will Set Wisconsin on the Path to ‘Eliminating the Income Tax’

Rebecca Kleefisch can, and will, explain her tax plan in minute detail if you let her.

Wisconsin’s former Lt. Governor isn’t hiding her passion as she runs for governor on the Republican ticket this fall.

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End of Roe Now a Campaign Issue in Wisconsin

The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court and the future of legalized abortion in Wisconsin is now part of the political conversation in this fall’s races.

Wisconsin is one of two dozen states where abortion is now illegal without Roe.

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Poll: Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Leads Kleefisch, Other GOP Candidates

Businessman Tim Michels, who is running in the Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary, has narrowly taken the lead in the crowded field, according to a new poll from Marquette Law School.

Michels, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, leads former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, businessman Kevin Nicholson, and State Rep. Tim Ramthun.

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Kleefisch Slams Evers Following Emails Showing Union Influence on School Reopenings

There are new questions about who is running public schools in Wisconsin following the release of emails between Gov. Tony Evers and the state’s largest teachers’ union.

Empower Wisconsin on Wednesday broke a story showing the Wisconsin Education Association Council, or WEAC, was in regular contact with Evers’ office about the plan to reopen schools in the summer of 2020.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Touts Endorsements by 100-Plus Local Wisconsin Elected Officials

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch is touting endorsements by more than “100 local Wisconsin current and former elected officials from across the state.”

The local supporters include individuals that have held various positions: mayors, county board supervisors, school board members, city councilmen, and other officials.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Releases Plan to ‘Drain the Madison Swamp’

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels released a new plan to “drain the Madison Swamp” and restore transparency to voters in the state.

According to the GOP hopeful, politicians in the state’s capital have remained subject to ideas and proposals presented by special interest groups, rather than the will of the people.

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Poll Shows Nearly Half of Wisconsin Republicans More Likely to Vote for a Trump-Endorsed Candidate

According to a new poll from Marquette Law School, nearly half of all Wisconsin Republicans would be more likely to support a candidate, if they were endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

The poll could provide insight to the state’s upcoming primaries. Trump has witnessed mixed results in contests where he offered an endorsement.

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In Key Wisconsin Battleground, Law and Order Becomes Achilles Heel for Democrat Incumbents

Nearly two dozen shot outside an NBA playoff game. A notorious murderer almost released on parole. A Christmas massacre carried out by a repeat felon released on low bail. Record car thefts and drug overdoses.

While most of the country braces for a pocketbook election driven by runaway inflation, record gas prices and baby formula shortages, the key battleground state of Wisconsin is seething over a crime wave driven by policies that are shaping up to be an Achilles heel for Democrats running the state, like incumbent Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.

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Republican Candidates Promise Tough-on-Crime Approach After Deer District Shootings

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The Republicans running for governor in Wisconsin are promising more cops, more prisons, and say they’ll fire prosecutors who don’t get tough on crime after a violent weekend in Milwaukee that saw more than two dozen people shot.

Milwaukee Police say Friday night’s shootings near the Deer District wounded 21 people. Another of those shootings saw 17 people shot. A string of shootings on Sunday saw another five people shot, including two people who died.

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Wisconsin GOP Governor Candidate Says She’d Fire DA in Waukesha ‘Parade Massacre’ on ‘Day One’

Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch is running on a get-tough-on-crime agenda to unseat Democrat Gov. Tony Evers, saying Friday his “permissive culture” allowed the 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy to happen.

“The Waukesha parade massacre killed six people, injured 61. And it’s because of his permissive culture,” she said Friday on the “Just the News – Not Noise” livestream TV show on the Real America’s Voice network.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Calls on Governor Tony Evers to Protect Pro-Life Organizations

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch called on Governor Tony Evers to protect pro-life organizations in the state.

The demand follows an apparent arson attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a prominent pro-life group in the state. 

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Democratic Governor’s Group Pledges $75 Million to Reelect Seven Governors

The Democratic Governors Association on Wednesday pledged $75 million for ad buys on behalf of reelection efforts for seven Democrat incumbent governors.

Tony Evers’ reelection campaign gained $21 million in Wisconsin. The group is also promising to spend $2.5 million to reelect New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham; $4.5 million to reelect Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz; $5 million to reelect Colorado Gov. Jared Polis; $5 million to reelect Maine Gov. Janet Mills; $10 million to reelect Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak; and $23 million to reelect Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Promises to Fight for ‘A Good Living’ in New Ad

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch, who is running in the GOP primary, released a new ad with a promise to fight for “a good living” for residents of the state.

Kleefisch, whose campaign has been boosted by state and national Republicans, contended she would help individuals more than incumbent Governor Tony Evers.

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Hovde Not Running for Governor, May Run for Senate in 2024

The Republican field for governor in Wisconsin is not growing – at least not yet.

Madison businessman Eric Hovde on Friday told News Talk 1130 WISN’s Jay Weber that he is not running for governor this year.

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Report: Former Governor Tommy Thompson Meeting with Trump, Considering Running for Fifth Term

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson is meeting with former President Donald Trump and considering another run for his old position, according to a report from TMJ4 News.

While he has yet to make a decision on launching a campaign, Thompson’s run would target an historic fifth term in the governor’s mansion. Thompson already retains the title of Wisconsin’s longest serving governor, holding the office from 1987-2001.

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Wisconsin Family Action PAC Endorses Kevin Nicholson for Governor

The Wisconsin Family Action PAC endorsed businessman Kevin Nicholson, who is a Republican running to take on Governor Tony Evers.

The group highlighted that candidates must meet certain criteria, in order to receive the endorsement. 

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Wisconsin Republicans Mark 11th Anniversary of Act 10

Act 10 is now 11 years old.

Friday marked the latest anniversary of the day then-Gov. Scott Walker signed the law that changed the balance between public sector unions and state and local governments across the state.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Expands Support, Picks Up Endorsement from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

Rebecca Kleefisch

Rebecca Kleefish, former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor who is currently running a gubernatorial campaign, expanded support for her campaign, picking up the endorsement of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

Reynolds, a rising star in the GOP, was selected by Republican leadership to give the rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. In her remarks, the governor blasted Biden and Democrats over inflation, saying that “it feels like President Biden and his party have sent us back in time to the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.”

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Wisconsin GOP Slams Evers for Lack of Action Amid Extended Spike in Crime

Tony Evers

The Republican Party of Wisconsin slammed Governor Tony Evers for his lack of action amid an extended crime wave that has impacted residents of the state.

Furthermore, in an interview with WISN, rather than offer solutions to the issue, Evers blamed Republicans in the state legislature for the ongoing dilemma. 

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Huckabee Sanders Endorses Kleefisch for Wisconsin Governor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Rebecca Kleefisch

An Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Monday issued an endorsement to one of her counterparts in Wisconsin. 

“I’m proud to endorse my good friend Rebecca Kleefisch,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former press secretary to then-President Donald Trump. “We need strong conservative governors like Rebecca, standing up for our law enforcement, pushing back against the radical Left and their socialist policies, and making sure that craziness coming out of Washington doesn’t change our states.”

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Former Governor Scott Walker Backs Rebecca Kleefisch in Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who led the state from 2011 to 2019, endorsed his former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch in the race for his former position.

Kleefisch, running for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, is viewed to be one of the front-runners, in addition to businessman Kevin Nicholson and State Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport).

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Proposes ‘Office of Election Integrity and Public Trust’

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch, who is running to replace Governor Tony Evers, proposed establishing an Office of Election Integrity & Public Trust in order to “restore confidence in elections.”

The new organization would be housed within the Wisconsin Department of Justice and have the power to investigate election complaints.

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Wisconsin Democratic Lawmaker Deletes Tweet Claiming Parents Should Not ‘Have a Say’ in Public Education

Wisconsin State Representative Lee Snodgrass (D-Appleton) on Thursday echoed claims expressed by many Democrats that parents should not “have a say” in their child’s public education.

“If parents want to ‘have a say’ in their child’s education, they should home school or pay for private school tuition out of their pocket,” she wrote in a tweet that she later deleted.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleeflisch Backs Plan to Break Up Milwaukee Public Schools

Rebecca Kleefisch

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleeflisch on Monday backed a proposal to divide Wisconsin’s largest school district into multiple, smaller systems.

The plan, initiated by State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), would require the large district to dissolve into four to eight smaller ones within two years, if fully enacted.

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Republican Kevin Nicholson Launches Wisconsin Gubernatorial Campaign

Republican Kevin Nicholson, a businessman and former Marine, on Thursday launched his Wisconsin gubernatorial campaign.

Nicholson unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 2018, being defeated by former state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the Republican primary.

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Rift Forming in Republican Race for Wisconsin Governor

Kevin Nicholson and Rebecca Kleefisch

It looks like bad blood is forming in the Republican race for governor, and the race hasn’t officially begun yet.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday suggested that Kevin Nicholson not run for governor against Rebecca Kleefisch.

“If Kevin Nicholson is listening, you need to not run for governor,” Vos said at a political lunch meeting in Madison. “You need to be able to focus on something like 2024.”

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Collects More Than $3 Million During Initial Months of Campaign

Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch collected more than $3 million during the first four months of her effort to defeat Governor Tony Evers, according to a release from her campaign.

Kleefisch hauled in approximately $3.3 million during the fundraising quarter, a number that outpaces previous campaigns for the state’s top position.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Releases New Campaign Ad, Knocks Evers for School Closures

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch on Wednesday released her first campaign ad in 2022, pledging to allow in-person learning in the state.

The video, entitled “Open Schools,” knocked incumbent Governor Toney Evers for allowing districts across the state to remain closed and force students to learn virtually.

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Aims to Recruit Hundreds of Republican Poll Workers

Former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch on Friday announced that her campaign located hundreds of potential new, Republican poll workers.

Kleefisch’s campaign, which identified 600 potential recruits, has sought to have poll workers for each county throughout the state.

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Calls for Transparency in Waukesha, Wisconsin Parade Suspect’s Low Bail

There are a lot of questions about how the suspect in Waukesha’s parade tragedy was out of jail.

State Sen. Melissa Agard, D-Madison, on Monday said the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office must provide more answers about how Darrell Brooks was released on bail just days before police say he drove through the parade crowd in Waukesha.

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Wisconsin Republicans Slam Madison Vaccine Mandate for Poll Workers

The City of Madison on Wednesday announced that all individuals who serve as poll workers will be mandated to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Earlier this year, city officials detailed the vaccine requirement or testing for all city employees. A recent memo certified that the requirements would be extended to poll workers.

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Rebecca Kleefisch Sues WEC over Election Laws, Democrats to Boycott Meetings with Gableman

Rebecca Kleefisch

The Republican frontrunner for governor wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule on election drop boxes, voting in nursing homes, and moving polling places before Election Day. Democrats at the Wisconsin Capitol, on the other hand, are promising not to sit down with the state’s special elections investigator.

Former Lt. Gov. (2011-2019) and 2022 gubernatorial contender Rebecca Kleefisch filed a lawsuit on Monday.

She’s asking the court to set rules for ballot dropboxes, which she says are not allowed under state law. She’s also asking the court to “correct” the Wisconsin Elections Commission on other election laws and on the process to change those laws.

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Wisconsin Mom: School Board Recall Effort About Parents Getting Involved, Not Just Masks

What started out as frustration over coronavirus rules and face masks has now grown into an effort across Wisconsin to recall dozens of local school board members.

Voters in the Mequon-Thiensville school district will decide on Nov 2 if four members of the local school board should keep their seats. Mequon-Thiensville is just the latest of Wisconsin’s school board recalls.

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Kleefisch Enters Wisconsin Governor’s Race as Republican Frontrunner

Former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is running for governor of Wisconsin. It’s not a surprise, she’s been kind of running for months, but on Thursday she made it official.

“I am running because I have two kids who I want to choose Wisconsin to live their American dreams and one day raise families here,” Klkeefisch said in her prepared statement. “But that is only possible if we start putting the people first.”

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