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West Wing's Bradley Whitford: Mary Burke for Wisconsin Governor

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.20.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

A guy who still calls Wisconsin home despite his Hollywood success, Whitford is stumping for Democratic candidate Mary Burke over incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.

How Dark Money Bought A Mining Company What It Wanted

ProPublica | Theodoric Meyer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on ProPublica and The Daily Beast. When billionaire Chris Cline's company bought an option to mine a swath of northern Wi...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

This Is Scott Walker's Idea Of A Living Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Branch, a 50-year-old personal care worker in Milwaukee, works 20 hours a week making $11 an hour, or around $400 every two weeks....

Amanda Terkel

Outspoken Conservative Lawmaker Goes Quiet In House Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman gained national attention for his conservative positions. The Republican lawmaker called Kwanzaa a fake holiday, t...

Reporters Barred From Speaking To Attendees At Mary Burke, Michelle Obama Event

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

Reporters in Wisconsin are up in arms about what they described as "creepy" and "distressing" practices by media handlers at an event with first lady ...

Rigging the Game for Wisconsin's Voter ID Supporters

Jon Sherman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

As long as the state is not required to justify its ID laws with facts and introduce evidence that its last-minute procedural changes actually cure constitutional and Voting Rights Act violations, they will always win. Always.

Mary Burke Drops Campaign Consultant After He Self-Plagiarizes In Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Democratic businesswoman Mary Burke, who is challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), has dropped one of her campaign consultants after BuzzFeed re...

One Governor Down, One Governor to Go?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There's something rotten in the State of Wisconsin...

Jon Ward

Beaten-Down Wisconsin Liberals Suddenly See Hope Of Defeating Scott Walker

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Like clockwork at noon, a trio of activists stepped into the center of the state Capitol rotunda, on the ground floor, and began to s...

Obama Administration To Join Swing State Voting Rights Cases

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration will reportedly sign on to lawsuits challenging new voting restrictions in Wisconsin and Ohio. In an unair...

Koch Brothers Backed Group Goes In Big For Scott Walker's Reelection

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group supported by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch is launching a nearly $900,000 ad campaign designed to burnish Rep...

Former Wisconsin Governor Dies

AP | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey, a hard-nosed Democratic politician who later became the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has died. H...

Wisconsin State Senate Delivers Blow To Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate voted Wednesday to end weekend voting before statewide elections and allow lobbyists to make politica...

Walker Will Push Wisconsin State Legislature To Modify Voter ID Requirements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told reporters Tuesday that he considers voter identification laws the most "pressing" election-related issue in the s...

Wisconsin Republicans Look To Oust Leader After Harassment Charges

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, March 2 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republican lawmakers will attempt to remove Assembly Majority Leader Bill ...

Walker Continues To Dodge Questions On Emails

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is remaining mum on the trove of emails released to the public last week. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Walker re...

Scott Walker, the Pride(?) of Wisconsin

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He's my governor. He wants to be your president. And 27,000 pages of secret documents later, he's in a bit of trouble. Don't say you weren't warned......

Republican Governors Association Hurls Hit At Scott Walker Challenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

The Republican Governors Association is stepping in to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) early in the election cycle, launching its first attack ad...

Dem Voices Frustrations During 'Full Of Sh*t' Walker Speech

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

A Wisconsin lawmaker took to Facebook to voice her frustrations during Gov. Scott Walker's (R) State of the State address on Wednesday evening. St...

Scandal? Or Normal?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Maybe the real scandal is what's not considered scandalous! ...

Scott Walker Still Down With Chris Christie After 'Bridgegate'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) expressed his support for fellow Republican Chris Christie on Tuesday, saying he still has confidence in the New Jerse...

Scott Walker's Dem Opponent Brought In Huge Haul In 3 Months

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Mary Burke, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor, raised nearly $1.8 million in the first three months of her run, according to a campaign re...

Scott Walker Dismissed From Jury Duty

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he enjoyed his experience sitting on the jury of a personal injury case, even though he didn't get...

Hispanics Will Play Key Role In Wisconsin Governor's Race

GazetteXtra | Steven Walters | Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Candidates for governor next year will do all they can to win the votes of Wisconsin Hispanics. Item: Republican Gov. Scott Walker surprised more t...

Wisconsin Assembly Approves Measure Limiting Recall Elections

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers took the first step on Thursday to limit recall elections of stat...