GOP source: Priebus mulling run for Wisconsin governor
Priebus would only consider running for Senate if incumbent Republican Ron Johnson did not seek a third term, the strategist said. Some began reaching out to Priebus after conservative talk radio host Jay Weber floated Priebus' name, the strategist said. Priebus served as Trump's chief of staff for the first six months of Trump's term in 2017 before being fired. Priebus last voted in Wisconsin in the 2016 presidential election, when Trump narrowly won the state. AdPriebus, a native of Kenosha, was head of the Wisconsin Republican Party between 2007 and 2009 before spending the next six years as chairman of the Republican National Committee.
As Wisconsin's Johnson weighs future, Trump ties take a toll
Not Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. Bishop criticized fellow Republicans like Johnson who parroted claims of illegal election activity, even as he remains a Johnson backer. A number of Republicans are eyeing a run for either Senate or governor, depending on what Johnson does. Potential Republican Senate candidates include U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy and Kevin Nicholson, who lost a 2018 Republican Senate primary. Mandela Barnes, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor, state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and state Sen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee.
AP Explains: Trump's baseless tweets about vote in 4 states
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)President Donald Trump on Monday continued to tweet out baseless claims about vote counting, targeting four states that he has already lost or where he is trailing President-elect Joe Biden. Biden inched past Trump on Friday and led by about 11,600 votes on Monday afternoon, though the AP has not called the race. The AP has called Nevada for Biden, who was leading Trump by about 36,000 votes. The reality: Biden defeated Trump by about 20,500 votes in Wisconsin, a margin of about six-tenths of a point. The initial margins in those races were 137 votes, 215 votes and 261 votes.
2 Republican special election winners sworn into House
The two men stood side by side on the House floor as they were sworn into office by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., who leads the House GOP's campaign arm, has said it means his party can win the House. But Democrats are still favored to retain House control and seem likely to keep most contested suburban seats this November. He replaces former GOP Rep. Sean Duffy, who said he left office to spend more time with his family. With Garcia and Tiffany joining the House, Democrats control the chamber 233-198, with one independent and three vacancies.
Republican Tom Tiffany wins special congressional election in Wisconsin
Republican Tom Tiffany, a state senator endorsed by President Trump, easily won a special congressional election Tuesday in a heavily conservative, rural Wisconsin district. Mr. Trump won Wisconsin by less than a point, but carried the district by 20 points, in 2016. Mr. Trump backed Tiffany in the race but due to the pandemic was unable to campaign in person for him. "Tonight was a win for President Trump and Tom Tiffany that demonstrates the enthusiasm behind our president across Wisconsin," said Trump campaign spokeswoman Anna Kelly. Tom Tiffany, right, with Vice President Mike Pence after visiting the GE Healthcare manufacturing facility in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 21, 2020.cbsnews.com
Calif. Republican Rep. Paul Cook announces plans to leave Congress
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Paul Cook, a California Republican, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to the House in 2020, adding to the growing number of House Republicans who plan to depart in 2020. Cook will pursue a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, he said. "Serving in Congress has been an absolute honor, and I'm proud of my numerous victories amid a tough partisan atmosphere. Twelve GOP members have announced they will retire in 2020, and four, including Cook, are leaving to seek different office. He won reelection in California's safely Republican 8th Congressional District in 2018 with 60% of the vote.
GOP Rep. Sean Duffy to resign from Congress
(CNN) - Wisconsin Republican Sean Duffy announced Monday that he will resign from Congress next month, joining nine other House Republicans who have announced their own planned departures in recent weeks. Duffy said he and his wife, Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy, had learned about health complications with the pregnancy, including a heart condition, and that the baby "will need even more love, time, and attention." "With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now," Duffy wrote. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
Here are the lawmakers not seeking reelection to Congress in 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The battle for control of Congress is more than a year away but some lawmakers are already deciding not to run for reelection, setting up a few potentially interesting campaigns in the 2020 election. Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan announced on July 24, 2019, in a House floor speech that he will not seek reelection. Rep. Pete Olson of Texas announced on July 25, 2019, in a statement that he will not run for reelection in 2020. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama announced on July 26, 2019, that she will not seek reelection for a sixth congressional term in 2020. Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, announced on July 31, 2019, he will not run for re-election.
Health start-up Omada is investing in virtual care so you can stop spending so much time at the doctor's office
Omada Health started almost a decade ago to help people at risk of diabetes about one in three Americans avoid getting the full-blown disease. After gaining traction in diabetes prevention, Omada moved into hypertension, mental health and other chronic conditions, where coaching and monitoring can lead to behavioral change and better health, ultimately saving insurers and health systems a lot of money. Managing diabetes alone can save about $237 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Omada is playing into the rapid growth of digital health. According to research and investment firm Rock Health, start-ups in the space raised $8.1 billion last year, up from $956 million in 2011.cnbc.com