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REDISTRICTING RECAP: More Republican gerrymandering for now. But hope remains for pro-democracy proponents, Democrats

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectApril 29, 2022 While Wisconsin Supreme Court gave Republicans major wins, the 2023 election could reverse them. On the left, the congressional districts from the 2010s, and on the right, the new districts for the next decade. In the recent round of redistricting, Wisconsin’s congressional districts changed only slightly […]

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Polack to face Steil in 1st Congressional race

RACINE – Racine native Roger Polack was the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic Party primary for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District seat. He received 28,697 votes (58%) versus Kenosha resident Josh Prade’s 20,608 votes (42%), according to unofficial results. Polack will face the incumbent, Rep. Bryan Steil, a Republican from Janesville, in the November general election. “I’m […]

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Redistricting in Wisconsin: Where we’re at

By Peter Cameron The state of Wisconsin is gerrymandered. In one of the most-evenly divided states in the country, none of the 2018 elections for the state’s seven U.S. congressional seats were decided by less than double figures. That’s equivalent to electoral blowouts in every district, no matter which party won. State Republicans may disagree with […]

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Bernie Sanders stumps for Randy Bryce for 1st Congressional Seat

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) made a campaign stop in Racine to support Randy Bryce, who is running as a Democrat against House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) to represent the 1st Congressional District. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) campaigns at Memorial Hall for Randy Bryce, the Democratic candidate opposing Cong. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) in the First […]

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Property owners living in wake of Foxconn told home could be condemned

Families living in the path of a proposed $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group facility have been approached by the Village of Mount Pleasant to acquire their property, and more than one family has found the process confusing and frustrating. Not only do they say they’re being see-sawed by government officials, but the Village may be […]

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Foxconn To Build $10 Billion Manufacturing Campus Here

Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) will bring up to 13,000 new jobs and build a $10 billion manufacturing campus in southeastern Wisconsin by 2020. President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Gov. Scott Walker made the announcement at the White House Wednesday afternoon. The electronics contract manufacturer founder and CEO […]

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BREAKING: Kenosha Man Dropping Out Of Congressional Race

A Kenosha man running against Republican Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), who serves the 1st Congressional District, has decided to step down from his campaign to support Caledonia resident Randy Bryce. David Yankovich, who moved from Ohio to Kenosha, is stepping down from his congressional campaign and giving his support to Bryce. Yankovich wrote on a tweet at […]

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InSinkErator Reveals Building, Expansion Plans

Emerson Electric, the parent company of InSinkErator, unveiled the architectural drawings of two investments — a $34 million headquarters and lab in Mount Pleasant and $29 million in improvements to its facility in Racine. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), who was at the unveiling at InSinkErator’s headquarters Thursday morning, highlighted how company’s like InSinkErator “are […]

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Sturtevant Voters Choose Republican Candidates

Village of Sturtevant residents overwhelmingly voted for Republican candidates Tuesday, giving Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Robin Vos and Tricia Hanson decidedly more votes than their Democratic opponents. Village Administrator/Clerk Mary Cole recorded 2,725 voters out of more than 3,175 total registered voters, putting turnout there at 85 percent. Here’s how it shook out there: President […]

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Should Paul Ryan Have Endorsed Donald Trump?

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Thursday made it official; he endorsed presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ryan made the announcement in his hometown newspaper, the Janesville Gazette. In his op-ed, the Speaker outlines all the reasons he wouldn’t outright endorse Trump, telling constituents that over the course of multiple conversations Ryan came to […]

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Feingold Highlights Wisconsin GOP Rift Over Trump

Russ Feingold, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, rubbed a little salt into the wound of the Wisconsin Republican Party, which has been trying to get its membership to unify around Donald Trump as their nominee.. Feingold spoke at Wilson’s Coffee & Tea in Racine on Thursday. About 100 people gathered at the coffee shop to listen to […]