MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million television ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced the TV, cable and digital ad buy on Tuesday. It's the latest in a series of seven-figure ad buys in the race that pits the Republican Walker against the state schools chief, Democrat Tony Evers.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Dive teams and first responders are searching for a man who was swept away in floods after a deluge of heavy rain in and around Madison, Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says 11 to 13 inches of rain fell in some spots in Dane County, flooding major roads and intersections and knocking out power to thousands of people. In Madison, firefighters responded to a vehicle that was stranded in floods about 9 p.m. Monday. Two of the occupants made it to safety and one man remains missing.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Two Democratic groups supporting Tony Evers for governor are launching new television ads defending his handling of a case involving a teacher who viewed pornographic images on a school computer. The Democratic Governors Association, through a group called A Stronger Wisconsin, as well as the liberal advocacy group the Greater Wisconsin Committee both unveiled new ads Monday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt says law officers did not make a racially charged comment heard on a video recorded during a traffic stop. Schmidt told reporters if his officers had made any racial statements, "they would have been suspended on the spot." A video livestreamed on Facebook shows the black driver asking deputies why they were pointing their guns, and a voice responds, "Because you're not white." Schmidt says his deputies said the comment was made by a man passing through.
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