Jerry Bader

GOP Source: Gronik’s Stage W Highlights Liberal “Dark Money” Hypocrisy

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Dan Bice reported Friday that the Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a complaint against with the State Ethics Commission against businessman Andy Gronik. Bice reported that the complaint alleges that had Gronik had violated state election laws by setting up a politically focused nonprofit called Stage W and commissioning a political poll without […]

The Baldwin Hypocrisy, Part I: “Dark Money”

Editors Note: Media Trackers will be running a series of articles highlighting hypocritical positions taken by Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. Part I focuses on Baldwin’s hypocrisy concerning “dark money.” Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently celebrated her endorsement from “End Citizens United last week: They have proven records fighting #BigMoney and vowed […]

Harlow: From Punchline to Dem Nominee for Governor?

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin bristles at the notion that it is in disarray. But that denial comes at roughly the same time as news that one of their highest profile potential candidates to challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker in 2018 is taking a pass. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said Tuesday he will not […]

Wisconsin Progress and ADCC: All in the Family

Last month a government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against a group that trains and recruits Democratic candidates in Wisconsin and the state Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee. The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign’s complaint accuses Wisconsin Progress of contributing more than eight times the allowable  limit to the ADCC between July and October of 2016. While […]

Larson Implies Senate Resolution Would Have Prevented Attack on Muslim Woman

Democratic State Senator Chris Larson issued a news release Thursday that implied President Trump bore responsibility for the attack on a Muslim woman in Milwaukee. Larson also appeared to claim state senate Republicans share responsibility for the attack. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the woman was walking home from her morning prayers at the Islamic […]

Democrats in Disarray

The national  media narrative during the first two and a half months of the Trump presidency has been one of an administration in disarray, even chaos. And yes, the Trump era hasn’t launched with a particularly smooth start. That has allowed the media, particularly in Wisconsin, to ignore the fact the Democratic Party in the […]

Prevailing Wage Repeal Counteroffensive

Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, and Rep. Rob Hutton, R–Brookfield, Tuesday reintroduced a bill that would repeal Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law for state projects following the announcement the initiative was removed from the budget last week. “As lawmakers we have a responsibility to manage the transportation budget efficiently,” Vukmir said in a news release. “It’s unrealistic […]

Did Dems Open the Door to “51” for Legislation?

One thing all observers seem to agree on is that the decision by Republicans to employ the “nuclear option” to secure the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has forever changed the Senate. The question now is how much? In what now seems a prophetic statement, 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman told the Jerry […]