Wisconsin Primary

Ryan Easily Fends Off Primary Challenger in Wisconsin
Speaker defeats newcomer Paul Nehlen, who had tried to tie himself to Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Sarah Palin's May prediction that Speaker Paul D. Ryan would be "Cantored" proved way off Tuesday. Ryan handily defeated his primary opponent in Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. 

Paul Nehlen’s long-shot bid to oust Ryan was just that — a long shot. The Associated Press called the race in favor of Ryan at about 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, shortly after polls closed in Wisconsin. Ryan won with 85 percent of the vote over Nehlen’s 16 percent.  

Mike Pence Breaks With Trump to Endorse Paul Ryan
"We need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States"

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence offered a strong endorsement of Speaker Paul D. Ryan's re-election campaign Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican vice presidential nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence came out on Wednesday to endorse Speaker Paul D. Ryan in his primary contest, despite Donald Trump's refusal to endorse the Wisconsin Republican a day earlier.   

"I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly endorse his reelection," Pence said in an interview with Fox News. "I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States to rebuild our military, to strengthen our economy and to ensure that we have the kind of leadership in this country that will make America great again."  

Paul Ryan's Primary Opponent Uses Trump To His Advantage
Paul Nehlen is running against House speaker in Aug. 9 primary

Paul Nehlen is using Donald Trump's refusal to endorse Paul D. Ryan  as a springboard in his primary battle against the House speaker.  

Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday came out and endorsed Ryan in his primary election.  

Johnson Raises $2.1 Million, Sees Post-Primary Momentum
Republican incumbent still falls short of Feingold in fundraising

Johnson is optimistic that the success of so-called outsider candidates in last week's Wisconsin presidential primaries bodes well for him in November against a former three-term senator. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who is seeking to keep his seat in a tight race this cycle, raised more than $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2016.  

That's an improvement from the $1.6 million he raised in the last quarter of 2015, but still falls short of the nearly $3.4 million that his competitor, former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, raised during the same three-month period this year.  

Clinton Prepares for Contested Primaries Through Spring
The campaign opens its first office in Indiana

Rep. André Carson, D-Ind., speaks during a campaign headquarters opening for Clinton in Indianapolis. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

INDIANAPOLIS — Hours before Bernie Sanders won Wisconsin by double digits Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was kicking off its efforts to win next month’s primary in Indiana.  

Clinton supporters, including Democratic Rep. André Carson — just back from a weekend of campaigning in the Badger State — and a cardboard cut-out of the candidate herself turned up at a northeast Indianapolis strip mall to christen the campaign’s first Indiana office, an empty storefront complete with dressing rooms leftover from its commercial past.  

Cruz, Sanders Thump Front-Runners in Wisconsin
Primary focus now shifts to Clinton and Trump's home state of New York

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders celebrates his victory in the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary at a rally in Laramie, Wyo., on Tuesday. (Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Updated April 5 at 11:01 p.m. Ted Cruz handily won the Wisconsin GOP primary on Tuesday after the Republican establishment lined up behind him in recent weeks, complicating front-runner Donald Trump's path to the nomination.  

Bernie Sanders continued his recent string of victories over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary in a state that has not backed a Republican for president in more than 30 years.  

The Beginning of the End for Donald Trump
Convention deadlock increasingly likely for GOP

Donald Trump looks headed for a rather significant defeat in Wisconsin, which will create a two-week media buzz about Ted Cruz’s momentum and Trump’s problems. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

For months, Donald Trump has led in polls, eventually piling up enough delegates to become a serious threat to win the Republican nomination in Cleveland in July. But now it appears that the wealthy businessman and reality television star’s candidacy is in jeopardy, the result of months of crude and childish comments, narcissistic behavior and contradictory policy pronouncements — as well as a more concerted effort by adversaries to deny him delegates.

No, Trump’s true believers certainly won’t desert him any more than he deserted Corey Lewandowski. They will continue to see Trump as the political messiah who has a clear-eyed view of the country’s problems and is uniquely prepared to solve them.

Can a Cruz Win in Wisconsin Change the GOP Race?
The senator from Texas is expected to win Tuesday's primary

Cruz campaigns in March. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Even Donald Trump conceded he hasn’t had a good few weeks on the campaign trail. His lucked isn’t expected to change Tuesday.  

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz marches into Wisconsin’s GOP presidential primary as a favorite, boosted by vociferous support from local Republicans and the newfound conviction among national party big-wigs that he’s their last hope to stop Trump.