Capitol Notes: Big Wisconsin Races Go Negative Early

Aug 20, 2018

It’s been less than a week since the fall primary elections and already campaigns are in “full-court press” mode. The candidates in the big races have been traveling the state, courting voters.

Meanwhile, groups that favor Republican Gov. Scott Walker have been attacking Democratic challenger Tony Evers. And fans of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin have been blasting GOP opponent Leah Vukmir.

JR Ross of Wispolitics.com isn’t surprised by the negativity. He says it’s a tried and true tactic to attack candidates who win primaries. Ross says the attacks are an effort to define the candidates for voters — before the candidates have a chance to sell themselves.