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U.S. Appeals Court Judges Express Skepticism Over Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage Ban Video included

CHICAGO (WKOW) -- Dozens of supporters and opponents of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban converged on the U.S. 7th District Court of Appeals Tuesday morning to hear attorneys for the state and eight plaintiff couples make their arguments to a three-judge panel. The overwhelming sense from people on both sides of the argument afterwards was that the judges were not buying the state's rationale for keeping the ban in place."You never know what the court's gonna do, but I was pleased by the gen... More>>

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UPDATE: Burke holds 49-47% lead among likely voters in new MU Law poll Video included

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Democratic challenger Mary Burke has her biggest lead to date over Gov. Scott Walker (R) among likely voters in the latest Marquette University Law School political poll conducted over the past weekend.Burke leads Walker 49-47 percent among 609 likely voters, while Walker holds a 48-44 percent lead among all 815 registered voters polled.Burke trailed Gov. Walker 48-45 percent among likely voters in the May MU Law poll, but then pulled ahead by one point 47-46 percent in Ju... More>>

110 city of Monroe votes will not be counted in close Senate race Video included

The Green County Board of Canvass voted Wednesday to go ahead with recount numbers without 110 missing votes as they reassessed numbers in the 17th District State Senate race. More>>

Kenosha-area officials want Gov. Walker to approve casino now Video included

MADISON (AP) -- Leaders from southeastern Wisconsin and Democratic state lawmakers say Gov. Scott Walker should immediately approve the Menominee tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha because it would put people back to work.They came together Wednesday at the State Capitol to put pressure on Walker to approve the casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave its OK for the casino a year ago but Walker has until Feb. 19 to sign off on it.Walker said in a letter to lawmakers on Tuesday that he's movi... More>>

More than 100 ballots missing in recount for 17th Senate District

More than 100 ballots are missing in the recount in Wisconsin's 17th Senate District Democratic primary. More>>

Walker campaign releases new ad

The Walker campaign released a new advertisement Sunday afternoon called "Wisconsin's Comeback." More>>

Gender matters as 2 women top Democratic ticket

Democrat Mary Burke is the first woman to win a major party nomination for Wisconsin governor, but you wouldn't know that from her campaign.
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Gov. Walker says he didn't help solicit donations Video included

KENOSHA (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker said he played no role in soliciting donations from a mining company to a key conservative group that ran ads supporting him during the 2012 recall attempt.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Walker made the comments Saturday at a Kenosha campaign event.Court documents released Friday by a federal appeals court show that prosecutors believe Walker solicited donations for conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth to get around campaign finance limits and... More>>

Recount requested in 17th Senate district Democratic primary race Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Friday was the deadline for candidates to request a recount from last week's primary election, and it looks like there will at least be one in 17th Senate district. More>>

Sen. Leibham does not ask for recount in Dist. 6 primary

SHEBOYGAN (WKOW) -- State Senator Joe Leibham announces on Friday he will not ask for a recount in the primary election for the 6th Congressional District seat.Senator Leibham trails Senator Glenn Grothman by 219 votes after the official canvass.Leibham says he has informed Grothman of his decision.In a statement released Friday afternoon, Leibham says, "I am humbled to have been a candidate for the 6th District and I am proud of the positive campaign we conducted. I value the confidence expr... More>>

Paul Ryan book tour in Milwaukee Video included

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

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>>

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.
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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.
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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>>

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