GOP Convention

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Dems tout enthusiasm on their side, knock GOP message

Dem Party officials today touted the enthusiasm they said is on their side headed into the fall and knocked the GOP message as Republicans...

Hagedorn meets with GOP activists as he weighs Supreme Court bid

Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn, who’s weighing a bid for the state Supreme Court next year, showed up at the GOP state convention in...

Johnson says Vukmir, Nicholson should focus campaigns against Baldwin

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said today he hopes that sometime after the convention the weaker GOP U.S. Senate primary candidate will drop out if...

Walker acknowledges frustrations with Washington, warns GOP activists what’s at risk this fall

Gov. Scott Walker acknowledged Saturday his own frustrations with Republicans in Washington, D.C., but urged GOP activists to push past that to help his...

Kleefisch says liberals seek to reverse GOP reforms

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch warned attendees that Democrats are seeking to change the state Constitution to end concealed carry, allow late-term abortions and reverse...

AG Schimel slams Dem rival Kaul

AG Brad Schimel on Saturday knocked his Dem rival Josh Kaul, calling him an activist who would seek to undo a series of GOP...

Fitzgerald says Dems are about to hit a ‘red wall’ in Wisconsin

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald told attendees today that Democrats are about to hit a “red wall” in Wisconsin. “The Democrats think they’re riding a...

Vos says ‘freedom is on the line’ in fall elections

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, declared to Republican activists Saturday that “freedom is on the line” in this fall’s elections and implored the crowd...

State GOP chair Courtney says Walker’s record, not Trump’s, on ballot in November

State GOP Chair Brad Courtney counts Gov. Scott Walker among his closest friends. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that they sound a lot...

Walker to tell GOP convention ‘we need to wake up’ ahead of November elections

This post is part of our coverage of the 2018 state GOP convention in Milwaukee. See the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Scott Walker...

Kentucky Gov. Bevin to keynote GOP convention, Kleefisch to chair event

The state GOP today announced today Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday banquet during the party’s state convention...

GOP activists prefer Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Republican activists attending this weekend’s Wisconsin Republican Party convention prefer to see state Sen. Leah Vukmir as the party’s nominee next year to take...

See you next year

That’s all from this year’s GOP convention. The finally tally of attendees is about 800, down a little from the 974 that showed up in...

Three possible GOP Senate candidates decline to fully discuss Comey firing

This post is part of our coverage of the 2017 state GOP convention in Wisconsin Dells. See more coverage here. Three possible U.S. Senate candidates...

Johnson urges Republicans to match the intensity from the left to defend freedom

This post is part of our coverage of the 2017 state GOP convention in Wisconsin Dells. See more coverage here. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson warned...