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And The Sandernista Pick for WI Governor Is…

An unscientific poll of a population that can reasonably be described as Wisconsin’s far left shows a far different result in the Democratic primary for governor than available public polling. Our Wisconsin Revolution, a remnant of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, polled its dues paying members on the 8 candidate field. In an email to […]

Kapenga Opposes KC Bailout

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Wisconsin Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) announced his opposition to a proposed state bailout of the Kimberly-Clark factories in Fox Crossing, WI and Neenah, WI. The bailout is modeled after the incentive package being offered to Foxconn to locate a large manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, WI. “The Foxconn deal […]

Nicholson Campaign Continues to Push Back at AP

Associated Press continues to stand by a story that strongly implies but never substantiates that Republican Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson’s consulting work for companies led to layoffs. And Nicholson’s campaign continues to push back. The story, in which AP acknowledges that it is based on information supplied by the liberal advocacy group American Bridge, says […]

Pelosi Unwelcome by WI Dems in Tough House Races?

As current House Minority leader and a former speaker, California Democrat Nancy Pelosi would be expected to pack considerable fundraising firepower. Yet, in a Friday and Saturday visit to Wisconsin, Pelosi is limiting her trip to Democratic safe places and is staying away from races where Democrats could clearly use the help. As JSOnline.com reported […]

Republicans Will Try to Find Unity After Senate Primary

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Wisconsin Republicans are hoping that an expensive dinner and reception for large GOP donors will bring unity to the U.S. Senate race after a divisive primary. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), will be the guests of honor […]

What Do Mother Teresa and Britney Spears Have in Common?

The answer to the question posed in the headline of this story is: nothing. Which makes it a lot like a story and headline One Wisconsin Now posted about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Behind this click bait is, with all due apologies to William Shakespeare,  sound and fury, […]

Kohl Mum on Abolishing ICE

What once would have been considered a far left fringe position is growing increasingly closer to mainstream status: a proposal to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE.  Democrats are readying legislation to abolish ICE, with Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan a driving force behind the effort. From the Washington Post: The text […]

Will The Media Fawn Over James Hoffman’s Latest Comments?

Hoffman Construction of Black River Falls and its owner, James Hoffman, aren’t exactly household names in Wisconsin. But James Hoffman became a Badger State media darling three years ago when he announced that he was looking to expand his business in Minnesota because of two key policy changes in Wisconsin: Right to Work and Prevailing […]

McAdams Reacts to State Supreme Court Win

Marquette University Political Science Professor John McAdams nearly four year legal battle with his employer came to a close this morning with a sweeping victory for McAdams at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The state’s high court ruled that McAdams was improperly suspended after he publicly criticized a graduate student by name on his politically conservative blog and opened her up […]

Tammy Baldwin’s Ad About Nothing

Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently released a television ad for her re-election campaign that would seem to tout an accomplishment: Baldwin says in the ad: There are millions of jobs in America that need to be filled. But there aren’t enough workers for the right training. I wrote the “Partners Act” to bring businesses […]