USOC seeks to keep pregnant athletes from losing insurance
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is working on reforms to prevent athletes from losing health insurance coverage when they become pregnant.
Wisconsin National Guard whistleblower alleges retaliation
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Air National Guard sergeant whose complaints about sexual assault within his unit sparked two federal investigations believes his commanders are now trying to...
Federal officials to review Wisconsin Guard assault protocol
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal military officials have agreed to review how the Wisconsin National Guard handles sexual assault in the wake of multiple alleged incidents dating back to 2002, Gov....
The Latest: Wisconsin governor stands by Guard commander
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on federal military investigators reviewing the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual misconduct policies (all times local):
Wisconsin bill seeks to elevate status of 2 state trails
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to elevate the status of two trails, therefore providing access to more funding to expand and maintain the...
Wisconsin National Guard tracks 52 sexual assault complaints
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard received 52 reports of sexual assault between 2013 and 2017, with more than half related to military service, Guard officials said during a...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard's top commander says he won't ignore sexual assault within his ranks.
The U.S. Air Force is investigating allegations of sexual assault and...
TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — Federal inspectors say there's no evidence that opioids were being "indiscriminately prescribed" at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center, although the hospital can improve...
Wisconsin leaders demand National Guard sex assault review
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin demanded Thursday that federal military officials review Wisconsin National Guard protocols for reporting and...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent U.S. senator is co-sponsoring a bill to require non-dairy products to stop using terms like "milk," ''yogurt" and "cheese" on their labels.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual assault and harassment within the Wisconsin National Guard (all times local):
Former Senate candidate Vukmir joining tax group
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is joining the National Taxpayers Union to travel the country advocating for changes in tax policy.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party is resigning after a disappointing 2018 election where Gov. Scott Walker was defeated and Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin won a...
APNewsBreak: Senator wants review of Guard assault policies
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A powerful Wisconsin legislator has demanded a detailed review of the state National Guard's sexual harassment and assault policies after meeting with a soldier who alleges...
Laning won’t seek re-election as DPW chair
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairwoman Martha Laning says she won't seek re-election to the position.
Laning issued a news release Wednesday saying she won't run in the party's June leadership election.
Air Force confirms Wisconsin National Guard investigation
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force investigators have confirmed they're looking into allegations of sexual assault and harassment within a Wisconsin Air National Guard security unit, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's office said Wednesday.
Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, asked the Air Force on Nov. 13 to investigate claims involving members of the 115th Fighter Wing's Security Forces Squadron, a group of about 100 airmen that polices the Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison.
Senator seeks Air National Guard sexual misconduct probe
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Tammy Baldwin has asked Air Force investigators to look into allegations of sexual assault and harassment within a Wisconsin Air National Guard unit that were brushed aside by senior officers, according to a member of the unit.
Evers win, missing girl, soggy summer top Wisconsin news
Wisconsin saw the defeat of Gov. Scott Walker, a teenage girl mysteriously missing and a summer of storms in 2018.
Wisconsin commission certifies election results
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Elections Commission has certified the results from the Nov. 6 election.
Democrat Tony Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker by a little more than a percentage point. Evers collected 1,324,307 votes compared with Walker's 1,295,080 votes.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin defeated Republican challenger Leah Vukmir by nearly 11 percentage points. Baldwin received 1,472,914 votes. Vukmir got 1,184,885.
Medicaid expansion is early flashpoint for Evers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The battle over whether Wisconsin should accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage for about 75,000 more poor people is shaping up to be an early flashpoint for Gov.-elect Tony Evers.
Baldwin’s team says digital ad strategy provides road map
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin spent nearly $3 million on highly targeted digital ads focused on everything from dairy farmers to marijuana smokers during her successful re-election effort, an approach that her campaign manager said provides a road map to victory for future candidates.
LGBT triumphs: 2 governorships, at least 9 seats in Congress
On the East Coast, West Coast and in heartland states between them, LGBT candidates scored a raft of notable midterm election victories — winning two governorships, at least nine seats in Congress, and their first-ever legislative seats in Indiana, Kansas and Nebraska.
VoteCast: Wisconsin voters say nation headed wrong way
Voters casting midterm election ballots in Wisconsin are divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that 42 percent of Wisconsin voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 56 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Democrats defeat Walker, send Baldwin back to Senate
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters handed Democrats two huge victories, defeating Republican Gov. Scott Walker and handing Tammy Baldwin a second term in the U.S. Senate. But Democrats failed to unseat a single GOP legislator and their attorney general hopeful, Josh Kaul, was locked in a race with Republican incumbent Brad Schimel that was still too close to call Wednesday morning.
Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Baldwin cruises to second term
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin cruised to a re-election win over Republican Leah Vukmir after successfully making the race about health care and her support for guaranteeing insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Baldwin, one of the Senate's most liberal members, beat Vukmir, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, by double digits, based on unofficial results.
Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin wins re-election
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, one of the most liberal members of Congress, defeated Republican Leah Vukmir, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, to win a second term Tuesday.
Baldwin led Vukmir in fundraising and the polls throughout the race. Vukmir campaigned as the underdog and urged Republicans who supported Trump to surprise the pollsters like they did in 2016.
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Race for governor ends with focus on taxes, health care
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The tossup contest for governor of Wisconsin is ending with Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic opponent Tony Evers making last-minute pitches on the issues that largely drove the race from the beginning: health care, taxes and the economy.
What to Watch: Walker’s battle tops busy ballot
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker faces the toughest battle of his political career. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is trying to fend off a no-holds-barred Republican challenger. Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to seize House Speaker Paul Ryan's congressional seat that's been under Republican control for 23 years, reclaim the majority in the state Senate and retake the attorney general's office after more than a decade of GOP control.
The Latest: Sen. Warren holds ‘Women for Tammy’ rally
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on campaigning in Wisconsin (all times local):
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is joining with Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin to urge early voting ahead of Tuesday's election.
About 300 people attended a morning rally with Warren and Baldwin in Madison. They were also campaigning at a Milwaukee union hall later in the day.
Vukmir refers to Baldwin as ‘Princess Painkiller’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is referring to her Democratic opponent, whose mother battled a prescription drug addiction, as "Princess Painkiller."
Leah Vukmir tweeted the nickname for Sen. Tammy Baldwin along with a cartoon image of the senator on Wednesday. Baldwin's campaign manager Scott Spector calls the tweet "despicable."
Biden campaigns for Wisconsin Democrats, calls for civility
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden called for more civility and dignity in politics during a rally with Wisconsin Democrats on Tuesday, offering a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump while telling college students on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus they can "own" next week's election if they vote.
The Latest: Baldwin opposes ending birthright citizenship
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin reaction to Trump call for ending birthright citizenship (all times local):
Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she disagrees with President Donald Trump's call to end the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States.
Baldwin's Republican challenger Leah Vukmir left open the possibility of backing Trump on the issue.
The Latest: Biden: Election is ‘battle for America’s soul’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin elections (all times local):
Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden is calling for more civility and dignity in politics, casting next week's midterm election as a "battle for America's soul."
Biden told about 1,000 supporters at a rally on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus that now is the time to "reset the moral compass."
Final push for early voting on across Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin, Tony Evers, who has reported raising $8 million since his primary win in August, urged college students Monday to vote early ahead of next week's election.
Evers, the state superintendent, is locked in a tight election battle with Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who is seeking a third term. Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who has consistently led in polls, faces Republican Leah Vukmir, a state senator.
Trump tries nicer tone after bomb threats
Former Vice President Biden coming to Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Wisconsin a week before the election to get out the vote in Madison and Milwaukee.
Biden planned to hold an early voting rally Tuesday morning on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was to be joined by Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, candidate for governor Tony Evers and others.
Obama will campaign at Milwaukee high school Friday
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's campaign stop in Wisconsin Friday will be at a Milwaukee high school.
Obama is campaigning for Sen. Tammy Baldwin, gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and other Democratic candidates on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election.
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin says Obama will appear at North Division High School on Milwaukee's north side Friday afternoon.
Sanders rallies Wisconsin voters before Trump, Obama visits
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged college students and other supporters Monday at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
The Latest: Sanders rallies more than 1,000 for Democrats
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders rally (all times local):
Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is urging college students and other supporters at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
Baldwin says she ‘won’t be bullied’ by Russian meddling
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin says accusations that a Russian group tried to turn voters against her and other Democratic candidates are an "attack on our democracy."
Justice Department officials announced Friday they had charged a Russian citizen, Elena Khusyaynova, for her role in trying to interfere in the upcoming midterm elections.
Baldwin, Vukmir talk foreign policy in final debate
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir talked foreign policy for the first time together in their final debate Friday by weighing in on the alleged killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi .
They also drew contrasts on some familiar themes , including health care, taxes, and immigration.
Obama set to campaign in Wisconsin next week
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to campaign in Wisconsin next week on behalf of the state's Democratic candidates.
The state Democratic Party announced in a news release Friday afternoon that Obama will visit Milwaukee for an event on Oct. 26. He'll campaign with U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and Randy Bryce, a Democrat running to fill outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat.
Trump headed to Wisconsin for rally in Mosinee next week
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump is coming to central Wisconsin on Oct. 24 for a campaign rally.
Trump announced Wednesday that he will hold a rally at the Mosinee airport. Mosinee is just south of Wausau in a part of the state that went strong for Trump in 2016 as he won Wisconsin by less than 1 percentage point.
Baldwin raises twice as much as Vukmir over quarter
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has outraised her Republican opponent state Sen. Leah Vukmir more than 2-to-1 for the most recent reporting period.
While outpacing Vukmir in fundraising, Baldwin has also had a consistent lead in polls leading up to the Nov. 6 election.
Filings with the Federal Election Commission show Baldwin raised $4.9 million in the latest period that ended Sept. 30 compared with $2.4 million for Vukmir.
Sanders headlining 2 Wisconsin Democratic rallies next week
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming to Wisconsin to headline a pair of rallies featuring candidates for top offices in the state.
Sanders was to hold rallies Monday in Milwaukee and Kenosha. The independent senator from Vermont is traveling the country trying to rally liberal voters ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
Baldwin, Vukmir debate about immigration, health care
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican Leah Vukmir drew stark contrasts on health care, abortion, immigration and other issues during their second debate of the campaign.
Both candidates were on the offensive, the Milwauke Journal Sentinel reported. Baldwin leads in the polls.
Nicholson cuts ad in support of Vukmir in Senate race
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defeated Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson appears in a new television ad attacking Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and voicing his support for GOP nominee Leah Vukmir.
Pence raises money for Walker in tight race against Evers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Locked in a tight race with Democrat Tony Evers, Republican Gov. Scott Walker looked to Vice President Mike Pence to give him a boost on Wednesday with the election less than a month away.
Pence's two fundraisers for Walker, in Green Bay and Eau Claire, came on the same day that a new Marquette University Law School poll showed the governor's race to be a tossup.
AP FACT CHECK: Claim against Sen. Baldwin exaggerated
Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has repeatedly attacked incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, saying the Democrat failed to protect communities against sex offenders.
Vukmir, a state senator, is one of two leading contenders for the Republican nomination to take on Baldwin in the November election, with national control of the Senate majority possibly at stake.