National Affairs: New Face in Wisconsin

Almost to its own surprise, Wisconsin's G.O.P. state convention papered over its perennial Old Guard v. Ikeman feuding in Milwaukee, settled last week on a promising new "unity candidate" to run for Democrat Bill Proxmire's U.S. Senate seat in November. The convention endorsed former State Supreme Court Justice Roland Joseph Steinle, 62, a burly (6 ft. 238 Ibs.) stemwinder with a cheesemaker's handshake who calls himself neither radical nor conservative. Steinle's prime asset : as a supreme court justice he was not involved in last year's bitter seven-man G.O.P. Senate primary in which the Old Guard lost out to Ikeman...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!