6-15-18 wi special elections-the latest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A special election win has Democrats within striking distance of recapturing the Wisconsin state Senate and ending Republicans’ stranglehold on state government.  Caleb Frostman’s win over Republican Andre Jacque in the 1st state Senate District on Tuesday leaves Democrats two seats short of the majority heading into the November election.  The victory marks the 43rd legislative seat that’s flipped Democratic since President Donald Trump took office. The win underscores how Democrats are fighting to catch up after years of neglecting state races in in hopes of thwarting another round of Republican redistricting.  Organizing for Action, a political group that evolved from former President Barack Obama’s campaign operation, announced one of its priorities is flipping control of the Wisconsin Senate. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee spent at least $35,000 supporting Frostman.