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Fundraising Reporting Deadline Monday

Posted: 07/20/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Candidates for political office in Wisconsin have until the close of business Monday to report how much money they've raised in the first half of this year.

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Feingold: He will Do What it Takes to Save Lakes

Posted: 07/19/2008 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold says nothing should be off the table when it comes to saving the Great Lakes, even closing the St. Lawrence Seaway to ocean-going ships.

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Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Resigns

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Wisconsin's Commerce Secretary Jack Fischer is resigning effective Friday. Fischer's resignation announced on Wednesday comes just 10 days after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Fischer and a top aide billed taxpayers $21,282 for three international trips in less than three months this spring.

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NEW INFO: McCain Devotes a Day to Women Voters

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Republican John McCain told a mostly female audience Friday that his plans to cut income, business and estate taxes would help women, while Democrat Barack Obama's proposals would only present new economic obstacles for them.

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Group Files Complaint Against Wis. Justice-Elect

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A liberal group has filed a complaint against Supreme Court Justice-elect Michael Gableman, requesting an investigation into possible fundraising calls he made as Ashland County's district attorney in 2002. Gableman is currently a Burnett County judge and will become a Supreme Court justice in August.

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Obama's Wisconsin Campaign Announces its Leaders

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A former aide to state Sen. Bob Jauch will lead Democratic presidential candidate's Barack Obama's campaign in Wisconsin. The Obama campaign says Dan Kanninen will be its Wisconsin state director. Kanninen served as chief of staff to Jauch, a Democrat from Poplar, for four years.

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Midwest Airlines Says Safety Never Compromised on Obama Flight

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Midwest Airlines says the safety of a flight chartered by Barack Obama was never compromised, even though the pilot struggled to keep the plane's nose at the necessary angle after taking off from Chicago. The MD-80 Midwest charter made a precautionary landing in St. Louis Monday.

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Wisconsin Governor Criticizes GOP Energy Ad

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle says a new Republican ad that rips Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's stance on energy conservation distorts reality.

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Wisconsin Democrats Plot for Assembly Takeover

Updated: 07/06/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Four months before the November election, Democrats say they are in a good position to win control of the Wisconsin Assembly for the first time in 14 years.

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Senators Call on U.S. to Press Thailand on Hmong Refugees

Posted: 06/26/2008 - U.S. senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin and other states want Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to look into Thailand's repatriation of more than 800 ethnic Hmong to Laos. They are concerned that Thailand repatriated the Hmong on Sunday without independent parties monitoring the process.

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Attorney General Says Staff is Reviewing How Investigations Were Handled

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says his staff is reviewing whether criminal investigations were properly handled during his first year in office. Van Hollen says there is no evidence the Division of Criminal Investigation investigated allegations that Gov. Doyle's former top aide improperly influenced a building contract.

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Democratic Convention Comes to Stevens Point

Posted: 06/14/2008 - The State Democratic Convention was held Friday and Saturday in Stevens Point. Party leaders say the Democrats are united behind Barack Obama in his bid for U.S. President.

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Wis. Democrats Move to Dump Delegate Over McCain Support

Posted: 06/14/2008 - STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party is trying to strip a woman of her position as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. That's after she told a newspaper she would vote for Republican Senator John McCain for president in November.

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Obama: Wisconsin is Fortunate to Have No Deaths From Floods

Updated: 06/12/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says it is fortunate that no one has died in flooding that hit Wisconsin this week. Obama made his comments Thursday in the northeastern Wisconsin city of Kaukauna at a town hall meeting.

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Obama Leads McCain in New Poll of Wisconsin Voters

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain by 13 percentage points in a new poll of Wisconsin voters. Half of the respondents say they would vote for Obama if the election was held now. 37 percent would choose McCain.

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Colleagues: Former Fire Marshal Not Serious About 'Hits'

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is sticking by his story. That's despite newly released records showing that two colleagues of the former state fire marshal say she wasn't serious when she sent e-mails talking about taking out "hits" on Van Hollen and his aides.

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Obama Starts Wis. General Election Campaign with Stop in Fox Valley

Updated: 06/11/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is starting his general election campaign in Wisconsin with a stop in the politically important Fox Valley region. Obama is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday in Kaukauna, about 20 miles southwest of Green Bay.

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