Stories tagged: "governor 2022"

FILE - Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels, left, speaks as former President Donald Trump, right, listens at a rally Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. Michels casts himself as an outsider, although he previously lost a campaign to oust then-U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold in 2004 and has long been a prominent GOP donor. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Connecticut Businessman Michels Will Run for Wisconsin Governor After Defeating Kleefisch

Road company magnate spent more than $10 million of his personal wealth to top a once-popular former lieutenant governor.

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Candidate Comparison: Meet the Republicans Vying for a Spot on the November Ballot

Rebecca Kleefisch, Tim Michels, and Timothy Ramthun want to become Wisconsin’s 46th Governor.

A Governor Awaits His Challenger While Reflecting on Accomplishments, Goals, and Red Lines

Our interview with Gov. Tony Evers, who defeated Scott Walker by 1.1% in 2018 and will face a tenacious Republican effort to deny him a second term.

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Evers Sums Up Convention Message: Wisconsin Deserves Better Than Republican Division

From the repeal of abortion rights to Republicans ignoring middle class concerns, delegates find motivation in remarks from Gov. Tony Evers, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, and the Democratic candidates to replace Sen. Ron Johnson.

Pennsylvania Primary Is a Preview of ‘Big Lie’ Influence in the Wisconsin GOP Race for Governor

Swing states face the prospect of anti-democracy governors taking charge and interfering in elections. Wisconsin candidate Tim Ramthun has hired one of the architects of the Trump campaign’s fake electors scheme.

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Governor Candidate Adds Another Republican Threat to Kill Bipartisan Election Oversight

Tim Michels releases a convoluted plan that would implement weaker election standards than currently exist and fire all administrators, meaning no one would be in charge of elections in Wisconsin for a time.

Tim Michels is not who Republicans wanted him to be

The speed with which Michels has gone from the “next best option for reasonable Republicans” to marching in full on, out-of-touch, lockstep with every other Republican seeking statewide office in the Badger State this year has been breathtaking.