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Canvass confirms Grothman lead in 6th district

Sheboygan County's results are finally in, and they give Glenn Grothman a 219-vote lead over Joe Leibham in the hotly contested GOP primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat. More>>

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Paul Ryan book tour in Milwaukee Video included

Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan's book tour brought him back to his home state on Thursday.

Media coalition wants John Doe documents unsealed

A coalition of media and open government groups are pressing a federal appeals court to release nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign. More>>

Wittwer declares victory in 17th Senate District as Bomhack weighs possible recount Video included

Ernie Wittwer is declaring victory over Pat Bomhack in the 17th Senate District Democratic Primary, but the race is likely far from being over.

UPDATE: WEDC is marketing industrial properties owned by Walker donors Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- The only private properties being marketed through a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) land development program are owned by people or companies with executives have that donated extensively to the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin). More>>

Dane Co. Democrats back Happ for AG Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Democrats continue to line up behind state attorney general candidate Susan Happ after her win in the democratic primary last week. More>>

Burke, Walker spar over jobs numbers Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- With the primary election over, the race for Governor enters the stretch run and Mary Burke is firing the first shot. More>>

Mary Burke defends record, promotes candidacy on Capitol City Sunday

MADISON (WKOW) -- Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Mary Burke said people are starting to hear her message that Wisconsin's economy is falling behind the rest of the Midwest in an interview she did for Capitol City Sunday that will air this weekend on WKOW 27. More>>

UPDATE: 52 of 99 Assembly candidates face no major party opposition in November Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- More than half of the candidates running for State Assembly will not face a general election opponent in November. More>>

Wisconsin Democrats hope 2014 will be remembered as the Year of the Woman Video included

Tuesday night was big for Democratic women, as Mary Burke and Susan Happ both won their respective primary elections for Governor and Attorney General to make it an all-female top of the ticket in November.

Democratic State Senate candidates separated by just two votes, recount likely

MADISON (WKOW) -- When all of the ballots were counted in Wisconsin's 17th Senate District late Tuesday night, former WISDOT Budget Director Ernie Wittwer held a lead of just two votes over Pat Bomhack, a former staffer in the offices of Sen. Russ Feingold and Gov. Jim Doyle. More>>

Candidates set in race for State Treasurer

The field of candidates to be the state's next treasurer was narrowed down Tuesday night. More>>

Sheriff candidates square-off in primary

Several counties had primaries for their local sheriff Tuesday.

Grothman wins GOP race for retiring Petri's seat

State Sen. Glenn Grothman has defeated three other Republicans in a hard-fought primary race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri. More>>

Happ wins Democratic attorney general primary Video included

Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ has won the Democratic nomination for attorney general More>>

UPDATE: Burke wins Democratic primary for Gov. Video included

Former Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke has easily defeated state Rep. Brett Hulsey in the Democratic primary for governor.

Ald. Subeck will be lone candidate on ballot for 78th District

Democrat Lisa Subeck will be the only candidate on the ballot for the 78th Assembly District in November.The Madison City Councilwoman faced off against fellow Alder Mark Clear in a primary Tuesday night.

Rep. Paul Ryan defeats protester in primary

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan has defeated a similarly-named rival in the U.S. House District 1 Republican primary. More>>

Many voters skipped AG race

Many voters skipping the AG race for not knowing enough about the candidates.

Candidates for governor cast their votes Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Two of the candidates for governor cast their vote for the primary election on Tuesday, while the other voted early. More>>

Democratic Attorney General race up in the air on election day Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Democratic voters went to the polls Tuesday with the rare chance to cast a vote in a statewide race that is somewhat unpredictable. More>>

Primary election day: What voters need to know

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday in Wisconsin's primary election and we have links to find your polling place.

Find your polling place

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Burke, Walker campaigns in full swing ahead of Tuesday primary

Updated: Aug 11, 2014 11:39 PM

MADISON (WKOW) -- If the polls are to be believed, Mary Burke is expected to seal the Democratic gubernatorial nomination Tuesday and move on to face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November's general election. Burke is being challenged in Tuesday's primary election by Democratic state representative Brett Hulsey, of Madison.

Rock Co. Sheriff faces primary challenge from within his department

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden (D) is facing a primary challenge from one of his own employees, as voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide between the seven-year incumbent and Capt. Gary Groelle (D). More>>

Burke, Walker employing different strategies on primary election night Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Mary Burke has a fellow Democratic opponent in the race for Governor, but you would never know it from the way she is treating primary election night. More>>

Voter ID ruling creating confusion for primary

Voters do not have to show photo identification to cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary election. More>>

Big Brothers, Big Sisters program hands out backpacks Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Big Brothers, Big Sister of Dane County held its annual Back to School Backpack event in Madison on Saturday. More>>

Police union drops last union challenge

The state's largest police union has dropped its challenge to Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, ending the last legal fight over the contentious prohibitions. More>>

Sen. Johnson says military action in Iraq may be too little, too late Video included

REEDSBURG (WKOW) -- Senator Ron Johnson (D-Wisconsin) continues to be a vocal critic of President Obama's handling of the situation in Iraq. More>>

Police union drops last union challenge

The state's largest police union has dropped its challenge to Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, ending the last legal fight over the contentious prohibitions. More>>

Groups file report on John Doe filings

Prosecutors, a conservative group and two unnamed parties have filed a sealed report on what documents should be released in a secret investigation into possible collusion between Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative organizations. More>>

ABC News refers to Mary Burke as Gov. Walker's "worst nightmare"

MADISON (WKOW) -- ABC News refers to Mary Burke as Gov. Scott Walker's "worst nightmare" in its headline for a QA with the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the network's 14 for '14 Your Voice, Your Vote coverage. More>>

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