Trump-backed Tim Michels (R) is projected to win the Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary, setting the stage for a marquee fall race against Gov. Tony Evers (D), the Washington Post reports.
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R), a Republican elected to four terms starting in the 1980s, announced that he will not run again in a bid to take on the Democratic incumbent in the battleground state, the AP reports.
Washington Post: “In just the last four weeks, a state legislator who believes the election can be decertified has jumped into the race for governor; former lieutenant governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R), who has led in polls of that primary, would not say if she would have certified the 2020 election; and a Vos-appointed special counsel told the legislature that it ‘ought to take a very hard look’ at decertifying President Biden’s 10 electoral votes in the state.”
Said Gov. Tony Evers (D): “They are leapfrogging over each other to get the far, far right. They may want to forget about that, when whoever wins the primary runs against me. But we won’t let them forget about that.”
Wisconsin state Rep. Timothy Ramthun (R), “who was disciplined by the Assembly leader over false election claims and who has repeatedly called on his colleagues to take the impossible action of overturning Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election results, appears to be running for governor,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
“A Ramthun entry into the race would scramble the Republican primary for governor. Ramthun has been praised publicly and privately by former President Donald Trump for his push to undo the 2020 election result, a legally impossible task.”
Republican mega donor Dick Uihlein is backing Kevin Nicholson (R) in the GOP race for Wisconsin governor, but Republican mega donor Liz Uihlein — his wife — is supporting former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Former President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he was trying to persuade former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) to enter Wisconsin’s 2022 gubernatorial race, The Hill reports.
New York Times: “The prospect that Mr. Trump may run again in 2024 only compounds what Democrats fear: that Republicans could gain full control over the three key Northern states in 2022 and, two years later, interfere with or overturn the outcome of a narrow Democratic presidential victory in 2024.”
Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch (R) “said she would sign a Wisconsin bill banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, reducing the timeframe women could seek abortions from 20 weeks under current law to about six,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Bill McCoshen (R), who is preparing to run for Wisconsin governor, was cited for disorderly conduct in 2008 “for urinating publicly inside a local tavern and then going outside to finish relieving himself in a planter in front of the establishment.” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) reelection campaign raised $5 million through the first six months of the year and has more than $7 million cash on hand ahead of his bid for a second term, the Associated Press reports.
Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) all but confirmed that she will be running to unseat incumbent Gov. Tony Evers (D) next year, the Racine Journal Times reports.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) effectively launched his re-election bid Wednesday by announcing his campaign team, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has accepted a full-time position running a national conservative youth organization based in northern Virginia, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Said Walker: “This would preclude me from running for governor in this next cycle or running for the U.S. Senate if Ron Johnson’s seat is open.”
Departing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told the Associated Press that he’s keeping his campaign accounts open and wouldn’t rule out running for governor again in four years.
He also said he would consider running for U.S. Senate in 2022 to replace Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who has said he would not seek a third term.
Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker (R) “lost a very narrow race for reelection to Democratic challenger Tony Evers on Tuesday. But it wasn’t close enough to qualify for a recount — thanks to a law he signed himself last year,” CBS News reports.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “The Republican plan to take power away from the incoming Democratic governor could include overhauling state boards and removing authority that Republican lawmakers handed to GOP Gov. Scott Walker (R) when he took office in 2011.”
“Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) said Thursday that Republicans are looking at giving incoming Gov. Tony Evers (D) less say in state rules that implement state laws. Eight years ago, Republicans handed Walker more power over those rules when he was first sworn in.”
“After upending Wisconsin politics and infuriating liberals across the country, Gov. Scott Walker (R) narrowly lost his bid for a third term Tuesday to Tony Evers (D), the leader of the education establishment Walker blew up eight years ago,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
A new Marquette University Law School poll in Wisconsin finds Gov. Scott Walker (R) and challenger Tony Evers (D) is dead-even at 47% each.