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Ben Merens talks with democratic state representative and state senate candidate in the 29th district, Donna Seidel

Joy Cardin talks with Ira Robins, private investigator in Milwaukee and Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Joy Cardin speaks to Milwaukee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate

Joy Cardin speaks with Democratic State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout.

Joy Cardin talks to Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for governor Doug LaFollette.

Joy Cardin speaks with Republican Governor Scott Walker.

Joy Cardin speaks with Arthur Kohl-Riggs, a political activist from Madison and Republican gubernatorial candidate.

Joy Cardin talks to former Dane County Executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk.

Joy Cardin speaks with Mahlon Mitchell, President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin and Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Retiring United States Sen. Herb Kohl hit the campaign trail with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Monday.
Kohl and Barrett flew across the state with stops in Green Bay, Eau Claire and La Crosse. At Heartland Aviation in Eau Claire, Sen. Kohl told the crowd that he's known Barrett for more than 20 years and believes Barrett is the Democrat with the best chance to take the governorship from Walker, "He's a man of great experience, he's a man that you can trust, who's civil at all times, who knows and understands that government is people who manage to work together in the better interest of the people that they represent and that's how you move the ball forward."
During a speech to about 50 supporters Barrett said, as governor, his top priorities would be to focus on jobs and the economy. Barrett criticized Gov. Walker for claiming the recall elections have hindered economic recovery, "The governor has complained...

Gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk is calling on Gov. Scott Walker to fire the current secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
Falk's demand that Walker fire Cathy Stepp comes on the heels of a report in the Wisconsin State Journal highlighting a steep drop in environmental enforcement actions initiated by the DNR since Stepp was appointed secretary last year. At a news conference outside the DNR's Madison offices, Falk promised if elected to return the agency to its independent status established in the 1960's under Republican Gov. Warren Knowles, "The DNR secretary was chosen by the independent department of Natural Resources board and along with a public intervener to serve as an outside watchdog. That's what we need to restore, so that we get the politics out of protecting our natural resources."
A spokeswoman for Gov. Walker told the Associated Press the governor stands behind Cathy Stepp and praised her efforts to make the DNR more customer friendly...

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Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry offers context and meaning for recall candidates' state spending debate.

Democratic State Senator Kathleen Vinehout is traveling across the state seeking to win next week's Democratic primary and take on Governor Walker in the upcoming recall election. But a lack of statewide name recognition for Vinehout could make that difficult.
Vinehout entered state politics later in life than many do. At 48, the dairy farmer and former college professor from Alma made her first bid for public office. In 2006, she was elected to represent the 31st State Senate District, which isn't known as a Democratic stronghold.
"I ran because I wanted to bring affordable health insurance to farmers," Vinehout says. "At that time I was without health insurance, my family hadn't had health insurance for almost 24 months and I could see how to solve the problem of bringing affordable health insurance to farmers and I wanted to be able to do it."
Vinehout says she began studying the possibility of a state health insurance exchange,...

Two leading Democratic candidates for governor made a pitch for Latino voters in Milwaukee Sunday. One of the contenders had a larger audience.
Before the start of a May Day solidarity march, former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk criticized the record of Republican Governor Scott Walker. She spoke to the marchers in English, and her remarks were translated into Spanish, "Governor Walker is against workers' rights! Governor Walker cut funding for your childrens' schools! Governor Walker has made it harder for us to vote."
After the speech, Falk said as governor, she would sign into law any bill that brings back an in-state tuition plan for children of undocumented immigrants. "Because immigration is the pathway to success, and we want to make sure that people study hard and work hard, and they ought to be able to get an education," she said. "That is the American dream."
Falk has been endorsed by Voces de la Frontera, the...

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Rebecca Kleefisch, Republican for Lieutenant Governor, makes a candidate statement.

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett joins Here and Now to discuss his recently announced candidacy against Gov. Scott Walker in the upcoming recall race for governor. This is part two of the mayor's appearance on Here and Now.

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The first to announce her recall candidacy against Gov. Scott Walker, former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk joins Here & Now to discuss her campaign.

PBS News Hour

Hoping to appeal to youth voters, President Obama spoke Tuesday on the rising cost of higher education while Mitt Romney criticized his record on job creation. Gwen Ifill, the Democratic National Committee's Patrick Gaspard and the College Republican National Committee's Alex Schriver discuss campaign outreach to young voters.

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Primary democrat contenders in the gubernatorial recall race answer the question, What would you do to heal a state 'torn in two'?

Republican U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble is stepping down from his 8th Congressional District seat and advises his replacement to go into the job free of assumptions about members of the opposite party. Ribble, who was an early, outspoken critic of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, said he feels bipartisan progress is possible when politicians treat each other respectfully and don't question each other's intentions.