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August 20, 2018

Kelda Roys stresses women's advocacy, economic issues
Former state Rep. Kelda Roys, one of the Democratic candidates for governor, is stressing a strong advocacy on behalf of women in her campaign, and she says she is also relentlessly focused on building a Wisconsin where everyone has the chance to succeed. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 3, 2018


Nicholson banks on service record, outside supporters
Kevin Nicholson points out he is many things in life - a husband, father of three, and businessman - but it's his role as a highly decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps he is counting on to propel him to victory in the August Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 10, 2018

Vukmir gains steam in final weeks of primary
State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) has gained a slight edge in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in the latest Marquette Law School poll, as she stresses what she calls her proven record of conservative reform and her life as a nurse and military mom. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 10, 2018

Soglin says he's the only candidate who can stand up to GOP
Madison mayor Paul Soglin says only one Democratic candidate for governor has got what it takes to lift up Wisconsin, bring down Scott Walker, and stand up to Donald Trump. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Mathein says Hartman can't fix the department he has broken
Oneida County medical examiner Larry Mathein says it's time for a change in the county's sheriff's office and he has a blunt assessment of how that change should begin: by electing a new sheriff this year. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Gardner says he's the alternative with experience
Oneida County deputy Greg Gardner, who is challenging incumbent sheriff Grady Hartman in the Aug. 14 Republican primary, says people in the county are ready to change the direction of the sheriff's department, and he says one thing makes him the logical choice to do that: experience. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 3, 2018

Unity is a key theme for Josh Pade
Democratic candidate for governor Josh Pade, a lawyer who grew up in Kenosha, is an underdog in the race, with even less name recognition than other candidates, but he believes his call to end political divisions in the state can bring him to the finish line in first place. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

McCabe seeks to put denim in the governor's office
Mike McCabe likes to say he is as Wisconsin as it gets - farm raised, a boy milking cows and working the land with his family in Rock County and then in Clark County. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Flynn stresses economy in Democratic gubernatorial bid
Matt Flynn, the former chairman of the state Democratic Party, is the most controversial candidate in a crowded field for the Democratic nomination for governor, primarily because Women's March Wisconsin and some Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly asked him to drop out of the race for providing legal representation to the Milwaukee Archdiocese in priest abuse cases years ago. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 20, 2018

Evers doubles down on education theme
Tony Evers, the state superintendent of education and the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for governor, has many advantages, including name recognition, but some observers say his position as the state's education chief poses the danger of making him look like a one-issue candidate. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Courtquake: Gableman won't run for re-election
In a political stunner, Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman announced late last week he would not run for a second 10-year term on the court. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Walker readies for a third-term run
The most exciting thing so far about the 2018 gubernatorial race in Wisconsin could be the lack of excitement - more specifically, the lack of an exciting candidate to take on incumbent Gov. Scott Walker. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

LdF Town Board candidates meet in public forum
All three seats on the Lac du Flambeau Town Board are up for reelection come April 4. The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) and Citizens for Education in Town Governance (CETG) sponsored a public forum Tuesday, allowing citizens to meet the candidates running and ask questions relevant to town governance. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 10, 2017

Heil, Fricke move on to general election April 4
There wasn't much for Lakeland area voters to rush to the voting booth for in Tuesday's state and local primary.

And so, many didn't. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau candidates in primary on Tuesday
There are only two towns in The Lakeland Times coverage area that have primaries Tuesday.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Town of Lac du Flambeau's primary
Lac du Flambeau this year has the most candidates for town board of any of the towns in The Lakeland Times coverage area and a primary will be needed to reduce from six to four the field of town supervisor candidates.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Elections commission approves presidential recount timeline
Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants a recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, and she's going to get one - though not the one she wanted - after paying almost $3.5 million to the state. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 2, 2016

Trump wins Wisconsin, presidency
Republican billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump stunned the nation and the world with a historic victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton Tuesday, winning Wisconsin and other traditionally Democratic states in a historic triumph.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Czaja stresses efficiency in state spending
During her tenure in the Legislature, Republican incumbent Mary Czaja (R-Irma), who is running for re-election to the 35th Assembly district, says she is proud of her and her GOP colleagues' accomplishments on an array of fronts, but she says there's a lot more to do, especially when it comes to efficiency and spending the dollars we have in the proper way.
Friday, November 4, 2016

Michalsen hopes to transcend party politics in Legislature
Democrat Matthew Michalsen, who is challenging incumbent Republican Robb Swearingen in the 34th Assembly district, says one of his top missions as a lawmaker will be to rise above pure partisan politics to provide real representation for all the people of the district.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Swearingen puts focus on broadband, education in the Northwoods
State Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), who is seeking a third term in the 34th Assembly district, says he is still learning a lot after four years in the Assembly, but one thing he says he already knows is that economic development and the future of the Northwoods is very dependent on education and technology infrastructure.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016


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