- Feingold-founded PAC suspends activity Updated: May-21-15 2:40 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A political action committee founded by Democrat Russ Feingold has suspended its fundraising to avoid the appearance of a conflict with his run for the U.S. Senate.
- Correction: Senate-Wisconsin-Johnson story Updated: May-18-15 4:43 pm
MILWAUKEE - In a story May 15 about Sen. Ron Johnson's expected electoral rematch in 2016 with former Sen. Russ Feingold, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Johnson on their first race. He said Wisconsin voters "term-limited" Feingold in 2010, not that they "terminated" him.
- Republican Sen. Johnson takes swipes at Democrat Feingold Updated: May-16-15 6:13 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson took swipes at his newly announced Democratic challenger Russ Feingold on Saturday, alleging the former senator is unwilling to face the biggest issues facing the country, his signature campaign finance law was an "abject failure" and that he will never hold a leadership position in the Senate.
- Johnson accuses Baldwin of violating agreement on judges Updated: May-16-15 5:50 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin violated a bipartisan agreement over the process for filling a longtime vacancy on a federal appeals court.
- Walker tells Republicans he transformed Wisconsin Updated: May-16-15 2:25 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker told Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday that in his four-plus years in office he has transformed the state by enacting numerous conservative priorities, including defunding Planned Parenthood, legalizing concealed carry and weakening public union power.
- Wisconsin's Feingold to run for US Senate Updated: May-14-15 11:03 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Russ Feingold announced Thursday he will run to reclaim the U.S. Senate seat he lost five years ago to Republican Ron Johnson, fulfilling the hopes of Democrats who have been pushing for the liberal to return to political office.
- Dems claim recruiting successes in bid to retake Senate Updated: May-11-15 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are claiming early success in recruiting strong candidates in Republican-held states as they fight to retake the majority after last year's midterm bloodletting. But in several states the party is still searching, with the Democrat who looks like the strongest candidate holding out for now.
- Walker to speak at GOP convention, Kaine at Democrats Updated: May-05-15 11:35 am
- Wisconsin DA says VA has lagged in drug-dealing probe Updated: Apr-30-15 1:35 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Department of Veterans Affairs has moved too slowly in its investigation of interstate drug distribution, a Wisconsin district attorney said Thursday in a letter to the agency's secretary and members of Congress.
- GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears Updated: Apr-30-15 11:52 am
WASHINGTON - Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who want Congress to react with caution.
- GOP plans for reacting to Supreme Court ruling on health law Updated: Apr-30-15 3:40 am
Congressional Republicans have yet to unite behind any of the growing number of proposals for responding to a Supreme Court ruling that could void federal subsidies that millions of people use to buy coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The decision is expected by June.
- Conservative pastors slam Bosma, Long over religion law fix Updated: Apr-27-15 5:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Gov. Mike Pence and legislative leaders failed to protect religious liberties by approving a change to Indiana's religious objections law, conservative religious leaders said Monday.