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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is planning his second trip to Iowa since running as the Republicans' 2012 vice presidential nominee. In a statement Tuesday from the Republican Party of Iowa, state Chairman A.J. Spiker says Ryan plans to headline the party's annual Lincoln Day dinner in Cedar Rapids on April 11.
Ryan campaigned regularly in Iowa in the fall of 2012 before he and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney failed to carry the swing state in their losing bid for the White House. But Ryan, viewed as a 2016 presidential prospect, returned last November to headline a fundraiser for Republican Gov. Terry Branstad.
Iowa is expected to host the first nominating caucuses for the 2016 presidential election. Ryan visited New Hampshire last month, saying he's keeping his 2016 options open.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) A federal judge has asked the American Civil Liberties Union to reconsider its request to temporarily nullify Wisconsin's gay marriage ban. The American Civil Liberties Union wants U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to issue a preliminary injunction nullifying the ban while she weighs the organization's lawsuit challenging it.
Crabb said Tuesday a number of federal courts have stayed preliminary injunctions in similar lawsuits. She said it would serve little purpose to grant one only to immediately stay it. She said ACLU attorneys have until March 11 to file a brief persuading her that the injunction would be appropriate in light of the other cases and whether an expedited court schedule would serve the same purpose.
ACLU attorney John Knight the organization will file the brief by the deadline.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Democrat Mary Burke's first television ad in the race against Republican Gov. Scott Walker touts her background with bicycle maker Trek while also attacking Walker's record on jobs. Burke's spokesman says the ad will air in multiple markets starting Friday. It comes eight months before the November election and signals that the race is heating up.
Walker's campaign has yet to release an ad but the Republican Governors Association launched a pair of spots last month. Burke is a former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive and former state Commerce Department secretary.
Burke's ad goes after Walker's record on jobs, noting that statewide unemployment was never higher than 4.8 percent when Burke was Commerce secretary but it's never been lower than 6.2 percent under Walker. Walker's campaign spokesman had no immediate comment