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We are excited to debut a new feature this morning: The Roth Report, a comprehensive, insider look at the 2014 campaign. 
Associate editor Collin Roth will be our point person on the campaign trail this year and his column will focus primarily on election-related news and analysis. Campaigns won't be his sole focus, but if you want to know the ins and outs of the Walker-Burke race for governor or any of the heated-down ballot races, you're going to want to keep close tabs on the Roth Report. Collin begins today with some interesting developments in a potential primary challenge for a longtime GOP incumbent congressman. 
Even if you are not yet a subscriber, you can read The Roth Report today for free. In fact, everyone now has access to five free articles a month, as we transition to a more traditional paywall subscription service. So, if you haven't checked us out lately, today is a good day to kick the tires.
State Representative Dale Kooyenga explains how the sick and the middle class will now be paying more taxes thanks to Obamacare. Kooyenga, a certified public accountant, explains how small and medium sized businesses will be hammered by the new law, and how the much-hyped subsidies do not make up for the premium and deductible hikes people are experiencing.
Matt Batzel examines the campaign horse races in the Wisconsin State Senate. He lists the contests that are most likely to result in a switch in partisan representation. His prognosis: The Democrats don't have much of a chance at winning back the majority.
Our Key Reads and Obamacare Daily Train Wreck features continue to be free, and do not count against your five free article limit. Today they chronicle the growing list of broken promises to the sick and senior citizens, detail the GOP's inability to counter the Obama Administration's executive actions, and highlight some national attention Wisconsin and our elected officials are getting for cutting taxes again and again.
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