Everyone knows that money and politics have overrun Wisconsin’s nominally nonpartisan election for the state Supreme Court — now the most expensive in U.S. history.
Currently, the state’s highest court is made up of 4 conservatives and 3 liberals, but with conservative Justice Patience Roggensack retiring, the majority of the court is up for grabs.
In April, Wisconsinites will have the opportunity to elect a new state supreme court justice which will have a drastic impact on the future of abortion rights, redistricting, and many other issues in the state.
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz raised more money in the most recent campaign finance reporting period than her three opponents combined.
Wisconsin’s midterm elections are just around the corner, with a litany of important races this year deciding everything from the governor’s office to state legislative seats. Here’s what you need to know come November 8:
Two notable winners came out earlier this month in Wisconsin’s primary elections, with Mandela Barnes set to face incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R) after winning the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate handily following the withdrawal of his top challengers.
After winning the primary for the 63rd Assembly seat by 260 votes on Aug. 9, House Speaker Robin Vos will face his Republican opponent Adam Steen again as a write-in candidate in the general election on Nov. 8.
A Wisconsin judge found that there was “absolutely no evidence of election fraud” in Wisconsin at the end of a lawsuit involving Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels refused to even touch the subject of gun reform when asked by CBS 58, but in a recent radio appearance on the Vicki McKenna Show, he voiced his opposition to red flag laws and efforts to curtail gun violence overall in Wisconsin.
Voting in the Wisconsin primaries has been shaken up by Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions and last minute drop outs in the races for the senate and governor. If you are unsure how to vote this year, or if a candidate you voted for dropped out, we have the information you need.