Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party says competitive races for a pair of open congressional seats in conservative districts will benefit President Donald Trump. State party chairman Andrew Hitt said at an event Thursday that competitive races in the district will drive Republican turnout to help Trump’s re-election bid. The vacancies are in northern Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District and the 5th district in the heart of Republican country in the Milwaukee suburbs.

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A Tomah man has pleaded guilty to neglecting his infant son which caused the baby’s death. Thirty-year-old Troy Tralmer agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors, which could result in a maximum 12½ years in prison. Prosecutors say Tralmer was under the influence of marijuana when the baby hit his head, started choking and was dropped on the floor. The infant died at the hospital two days later.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court has reduced compensation for a Minnesota man who got into a legal battle over bedbugs. Steven Stack of Lake City rented a bedbug-infested room in La Crosse from Donald Lecheler. Stack filed a lawsuit in 2018 alleging Lecheler didn’t return his security deposit, he had to replace his mattress and clothes and he suffered emotional distress.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The sons of two former Republican rivals are considering running for the same Wisconsin congressional seat. Matt Neumann and Matt Walker are among those eyeing a potential run for the 5th Congressional District, which covers the conservative northern and western Milwaukee suburbs. Matt Neumann’s father Mark was a congressman who ran and lost against Matt Walker’s father Scott Walker for governor in 2010.

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