Jerry Bader

Kimberly-Clark’s Challenging Senate Math

A source tells Media Trackers that at least five state Senate Democrats will have to vote for a bill that would give tens of millions of dollars in incentives to keep Kimberly Clark’s Cold Spring facility open, if it is to pass the legislature. As a public hearing was to get underway Wednesday, the source, […]

Other Big Wisconsin Winners Tuesday

While Governor Scott Walker has yet to concede, Democrat Tony Evers appears to be the biggest winner in Wisconsin’s Tuesday elections with an apparent win over Walker. A close second would be Democrat Josh Kaul who closed a gap in the polls to earn an apparent victory over incumbent Republican Attorney general Brad Schimel. But […]

GOP Accuses Evers of Investment Hypocrisy

The Republican Party of Wisconsin Tuesday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers of hypocrisy for what it says are conflicts between Evers words on the campaign trail and investments he has made. The GOP cites several examples of contrast between Evers’ purported positions and his personal investments: That Evers voices support for renewable energy and […]

Several Stations Agree to Stop Airing Ad Attacking Schimel

By Jerry Bader and James Wigderson The campaign manager for Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says several television stations in Wisconsin have agreed to stop airing an ad attacking Schimel. Johnny Koremenos said that “at issue is a commercial run by the People’s Lawyer Project, a shadowy out-of-state group funded by the Democratic Attorneys General […]

Bryce Invokes Civil Rights Icon to Explain His Nine Arrests

Democratic Congressional candidate Randy Bryce compared himself with civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, in defense of the nine times he has been arrested. Bryce was debating Republican Bryan Steil; the two are vying to replace retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. When Steil brought up Bryce’s nine arrests, […]

Kooyenga Categorically Denies Inebriation Allegation

Republican State Representative Dale Kooyenga says he “categorically denies” an allegation that he was inebriated during a state budget debate three years ago. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling made the allegation Tuesday during a forum with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Kooyenga, who is running against Democrat  Julie Henszey of Wauwatosa for the seat state […]

Walker Anticipates Little Vote-Splitting in Senate, Governor Races

The Latest MU Law School Poll shows Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin leading Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir by 10 points. The same poll shows Republican Governor Scott Walker leading Democrat Tony Evers by a single point. Were that to be the case on Election Day, it would mean a significant number of voters split […]

Walker: Evers Plan Shifts, Doesn’t Cut Taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers said Sunday that, if elected, he would cut middle-class income taxes by 10% by rolling back a tax credit for manufacturers and farmers. But in an interview with Media Trackers Sunday evening Governor Scott Walker criticized the plan as merely shifting taxes, not cutting them. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that […]

RPW Modeling Shows a 2 Point U.S. Senate Race

The most recent Marquette University Law School poll, released in late September,  showed Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin with an 11 point lead over Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir. But Republican Party of Wisconsin modeling shows Baldwin with just a two point lead. The Vukmir campaign is touting them in an email to donors that was […]

Public Input at Green Bay School Board Meetings Debated

The Green Bay School Board is expected to decide in December whether to continue allowing public input while a motion on a recommended hire is before the board. The school board holds a public input session at the beginning of its regular meetings. In February it began allowing input on items as they were being […]