Wisconsin clerks will start opening their doors to early voters on Monday, giving people a chance to avoid election day lines and allowing partisans a window to rally supporters to vote in hopes of swinging the neck-and-neck race between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke.
The longtime Democratic congressman from La Crosse is being challenged in the Nov. 4 election by Republican Tony Kurtz, a 20-year veteran who served in the Gulf War.
Since taking office in January 2011, the governor has used a state SUV and sedan to get to political events on at least 365 days, with his campaign reimbursing taxpayers $66,000.