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Dems Rip Walker Jobs Creation Record Amid Worker Shortage

Gov. Scott Walker and officials of Green Bay Packaging Inc. earlier this week released a statement announcing a $500 million dollar investment in a new Northeast Wisconsin facility that would bring in 200 jobs around the state. However, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin criticized Walker’s involvement in the announcement, calling it a move to “distract […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Kwik Trip Fights to Keep Unfair Sales Act

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers A law that is supposed to protect “mom and pop” grocery stores is now being used by one of the largest independently held convenience store chains in the country as a marketing tool to sell more beer. Kwik Trip, a gas station and convenience store chain with more than […]

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 […]

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Liberals Use Violent Imagery on Walker, Vukmir

A liberal group is being criticized for its imagery of a target on Governor Scott Walker and state Senator Leah Vukmir. The image on a Citizen Action of Wisconsin podcast shows a target with an arrow or spear over Walker and Vukmir with the message: “open political season.” Walker is seeking re-election, Vukmir is a […]

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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, […]

Renard’s Absence Makes 1SD Race Less Complicated for GOP

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader The race for the vacant 1st Senate District Seat became less complicated for Republicans Friday, when Alex Renard did not file nominating papers for the August primary. Friday was the filing deadline. Renard was defeated by State Representative Andre Jacque in May for the Republican nomination in a special […]

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WI Civics 101: Voters Change The State Constitution

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader News this week that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson will not seek another ten year term on the court next year was hardly unexpected; she apparently has been dealing with health issues of late.  But her decision is significant nonetheless. The open seat likely will be hotly contested […]