Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Craig Gilbert

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Past articles by Craig:

The 6 questions the Nov. 8 midterm elections answered about Wisconsin politics

The 2022 midterm taught us some things about the political landscape. Here are six big questions about Wisconsin the Nov. 8 vote gave us. → Read More

Wisconsin's unusual split election was driven by some very familiar trends

Subject to final official results, this appears to be the closest pair of Senate and gubernatorial races on the same ballot in Wisconsin history. → Read More

Tight elections feel normal here. Here is what makes this one so unusual

If the contests for governor and U.S. Senate are truly as tight as a new Marquette poll suggests, then we are looking at a rare election scenario. → Read More

The 6 questions the Nov. 8 election will answer about Wisconsin politics

With the 2022 election a little more than a week away, here are six questions to ponder about the Wisconsin political landscape. → Read More

Obama's trip to Milwaukee comes as Democrats face the challenge of energizing young voters and voters of color

Compared with the last Wisconsin midterm election, enthusiasm for voting is lagging among voters under 30 and non-white voters, according to polling. → Read More

Could Republicans and Democrats split Wisconsin's two big election contests for governor and US Senate?

It has been a quarter century since we had a split partisan outcome at the top of the ticket in Wisconsin, where this state voted differently for U.S. Senate than it did for governor or president. But this year it's a real possibility. → Read More

Polling on Tony Evers and Joe Biden in 2022 looks a lot like polling on Scott Walker and Donald Trump in 2018

A comparison of summertime polling in 2018 and 2022 reveals uncanny parallels between Walker and Evers in the home stretches of their reelection bids. → Read More

How Tim Michels broke with Republican voting history and prevailed without winning Milwaukee's suburbs

In a shift befitting of the Trump Era, Tim Michels achieved his victory despite narrowly losing metropolitan Milwaukee's WOW counties. → Read More

Donald Trump returns to Wisconsin trying to leave his mark on the Republican gubernatorial primary

Wisconsin is the latest battleground where Trump and his old running mate Mike Pence have taken opposing sides in Republican primaries. → Read More

The dominance of Milwaukee's suburbs in Republican primaries will be put to the test in August

A long history of Republican winners running up the score in the Milwaukee suburbs will get a Trump-era test in the August primary. → Read More

Marquette poll reveals an 'enthusiasm gap' that could become a factor in Wisconsin races for governor, Senate

The Wisconsin poll contains a red flag for Democrats: Republican-leaning voters indicate higher enthusiasm about voting this fall. → Read More

Wisconsin voters are deeply pessimistic about the state's direction. But that doesn't mean they agree on why.

Gov. Tony Evers is defying political gravity by outperforming both these trends — a Democratic president with low approval and a darkening public mood → Read More

Biden's low ratings aren't helping Tony Evers. But the governor is holding his own, for now.

Joe Biden's negative ratings are a headache for Tony Evers in 2022, just as Donald Trump's negative ratings were a headache for Scott Walker in 2018. → Read More

Craig Gilbert: Ron Johnson needs to maximize his base, and draw in some anti-Trump Republicans, to win reelection

It might be hard for the U.S. senator from Wisconsin to improve his standing because public opinion is firmer on him than in the past. → Read More

Gilbert: How Wisconsin's redistricting guarantees a lopsided Republican legislature in a 50/50 state

The new Wisconsin map is even more favorable to Republicans than the gerrymandered map created a decade ago. → Read More

As the mid-term elections approach, Wisconsin voters aren't happy. That means both parties will be losing sleep.

History tells us to expect a very good Republican year. And that may well happen here. But poll numbers offer no guarantees. → Read More

Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin says GOP colleagues want to "whitewash" Jan. 6

Baldwin was one of a number of Democrats who used the anniversary of the Capitol riot to remember and decry the events of that day. → Read More

Republicans would have big advantages in legislative races in maps Democratic governor submits to court

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers offered redistricting plans Wednesday that would give Republicans a much better shot at controlling than the Legislature than Democrats. → Read More

High-growth areas in Wisconsin linked to rise in Democratic voting, U.S. census shows

The most important example of population growth giving an edge to Democrats is in Dane County. → Read More

Barrett would be latest in a series of Wisconsin political figures to serve as ambassadors

Other Wisconsin political figures named to ambassadorships in recent decades include two to the Czech Republic and one to Tanzania. → Read More