Jerry Bader

G.B. School Bd. VP: Police, Not Guns, Are Answer To School Violence

The Green Bay School Board recently rejected a proposal for armed security guards in schools in response to recent school shootings elsewhere. The Vice President of the school board tells Media Trackers that he believes more police in schools are needed. But he believes the personal relationships school resource officers cultivate with students will do […]

Fighting For Higher Taxes With Taxpayer Money

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is asking its members for more taxpayer money to fight for higher taxes on businesses, and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) is crying foul. “It is laughable that taxpayer funds could be used to promote higher taxes, however that is exactly what the League […]

Wisconsinites Perception on School Spending Askew of Reality

Education spending likely will be a key issue in the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial race. The current Democratic front runner is State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers. Democrats are ripping Governor Scott Walker for calling himself the “education governor.” They claim his recent attention to and additional funding for public schools after what they […]

Behind the MU Law School Poll Numbers: The Walker/Baldwin Voter?

Governor Scott Walker has often referred to the “Walker/Obama” voter. Walker, a Republican, won a recall election in June, 2012, the same year President Barack Obama, a Democrat, carried Wisconsin in November in earning a second term. Walker would even pen a piece for the Wall Street Journal explaining how to appeal to Obama voters.  […]

Tony Evers’ Interesting Map

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers led nine other candidates for the Democratic nomination for Governor Tuesday in the latest Marquette University Law School poll. Evers had 25%, the rest of the field was in single digits. About the time that poll was being conducted, Evers’ Facebook campaign page shared an interesting map. The […]

Graul: No Blue Wave Evident In Wisconsin Special Elections

Despite Democrats capturing a State Senate seat they haven’t held for four decades, a Green Bay-based Republican strategist rejects the notion that the results of a pair of legislative special elections Tuesday foreshadow a “blue wave” of Democratic dominance coming in the fall elections. Earlier this year Graul said Republicans were facing strong headwinds in […]

Flynn: Democratic Party “Pickled in Identity Politics”

One of the 10 Democratic candidates for Wisconsin Governor admitted that his party is “pickled in identity politics.” Former Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Matt Flynn made the comments Monday to WHBY, Appleton talk radio host Josh Dukelow. Dukelow told Flynn he believes the Democratic Party focus has shifted to “identity politics” since the time […]

Wisconsin Being Watched Tue. For Blue Wave Clues

National political watchers are focusing on two Wisconsin special elections Tuesday, looking for evidence of a fall “Blue Wave” of Democratic electoral success.  The elections are to fill vacancies in the 1st State Senate District in Northeast Wisconsin and the 42nd Assembly District in South Central Wisconsin. Both seats became open when Governor Scott Walker […]

A True Farmer’s Daughter Joke

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Ann Groves Lloyd is not the farmer she pretends to be. The Democratic candidate for Assembly in a special election in the 42nd district ran an ad describing how her family’s farm relied upon a well for five generations. However, somebody else has been farming the land. “We’ve been […]

Did Frostman Duck Radio Debate?

WHBY Appleton talk radio host Josh Dukelow attempted to arrange an on-air debate between the candidates in the 1st Senate District special election June 12. Dukelow told Media Trackers via email that the effort failed because he couldn’t get Democrat Caleb Frostman’s campaign to commit: On May 16, I emailed Rep Jacque and Hannah Akbik, […]