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Johnson to use campaign funds for legal bills

Posted: 05/13/2014 - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he'll use campaign funds to pay for his legal challenge to a part of the federal health care overhaul law that pays health care costs for congressional members and their staff.

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EMILY's List promises to spend big for Burke

Posted: 05/13/2014 - The spokeswoman for a well-funded, pro-Democratic national group says defeating Republican Gov. Scott Walker and electing Democrat Mary Burke will be a top priority this year.

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Happ hesitates on criminalizing first DUIs

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Susan Happ isn't convinced criminalizing first-time drunken driving offenses would be the right move.

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UPDATE: Finance committee OKs money for winter maintenance

Posted: 05/06/2014 - UPDATE: The Legislature's finance committee has agreed to give the Department of Transportation an additional $27.4 million to help county governments cover higher than expected winter road maintenance costs and salt purchases.

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UPDATE: Wisconsin Republicans nix secession resolution

Updated: 05/03/2014 - Wisconsin Republicans have defeated a tea party-backed resolution demanding legislators pass bills affirming the state's right to secede from the union and nullifying federal laws.

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GOP presidential hopefuls met with donors on sly

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Far from public scrutiny, Republican presidential hopefuls and high-powered donors met last month at a five-star resort in Georgia to discuss the midterm elections, foreign policy and the economy.

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Walker doesn't disclose total book payment

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker's statement of economic interest discloses that he received payment of more than $1,000 from book publisher Penguin Sentinel for his book released last fall, but he does not reveal the total he was paid.

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Democrat Bomhack to run for Schultz's seat

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Democrat Pat Bomhack, of Spring Green, is dropping out of what would have been a competitive state Assembly race to instead run for the state Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Dale Schultz.

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UPDATE: Reaction to voter ID ruling

Updated: 04/29/2014 - Democratic legislative leaders are praising a federal judge's ruling striking down Wisconsin's voter identification requirement law as unconstitutional.

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Republicans, veterans urge Walker to issue pardon

Posted: 04/29/2014 - Veterans and Republican supporters of Gov. Scott Walker are among the dozens of people who have asked that Walker pardon a decorated Iraqi War veteran who wants a pardon from a felony conviction he got for fighting after he returned from his second combat tour.

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Wisconsin congressional candidate leaves race

Posted: 04/23/2014 - A Republican running to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he is backing out of the race so voters can line up behind a single challenger.

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