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The Lid: Live Coverage of Critical Wisconsin Primary

Showdown in Wisconsin...
Image: Ted Cruz
Noah Ryan, 13, wears a Green Bay Packers jersey with the name of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, during a campaign event, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Green Bay, Wisc. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Paul Sancya / AP

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.



“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.