Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos… Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tweeted Tuesday that he could make John Kasich his VP if the athlete wins the Wisconsin primary and captures the GOP presidential nomination. To be fair, Rodgers probably has a better chance of becoming the Republican nominee than Kasich does of ever being an NFL quarterback.
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Will Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton be the night's big cheese? One will be doing the Lambeau Leap into the New York primary next week. The other will be reaching for another round of Spotted Cow.
And on the Republican side, can Ted Cruz continue to badger Donald Trump by winning in Wisconsin? With an eye on those all-important collar counties, who will be Milwaukee's Best? And will margins be like a Green Bay Packers route or will we have to Discount Doublecheck them? (Okay, that one's a stretch, we know.)
Puns aside, you can follow all the action as the night develops on the NBC News live blog right here.
POPPING ON NBC POLITICS
- Follow Live! The NBC News live blog will keep you up-to-date with all the latest ahead of tonight's Wisconsin primaries.
- Who will be tonight's big cheese in the Wisconsin GOP primary?
- NBC's Leigh Ann Caldwell looks at the robust efforts of Our Principles PAC, which is working to stop Trump and get anti-Trump delegates to the GOP convention in Cleveland.
- Sanders is outspending Clinton nearly 3-to-1 in Wisconsin, according to the latest data from SMG Delta.
- MSNBC's Alex Seitz-Wald reports on the only thing that matters in Wisconsin's Democratic primary.
- The Washington Post reported on Donald Trump's plan to make Mexico pay for the wall.
- And from First Read: It's catch-up day in Wisconsin.
FOR THE RECORD…
"Good luck with that."
President Obama responding to Donald Trump's plan to make Mexico pay for the wall.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in Pennsylvania.
Donald Trump is in New York.
John Kasich delivers his State of the State in Ohio.