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Dan Kohl, Term Limits and Irony

6th District Congressional Democratic candidate Dan Kohl recently argued for term limits, saying eight years in Congress is enough. Apparently lost on Kohl is the irony of his position, given that his uncle, retired Senator Herb Kohl, served 24 years in the U.S. Senate. On “Upfront with Mike Gousha” Kohl told Gousha he believes in […]

Campaigns

Kaul Doesn’t Talk on Issues; Money Sources Say Plenty

Democratic Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul has many questioning his stances on certain topics such as managing the prison populations and sanctuary cities. Absent candor on key issues, the source of much of his campaign funding may give the best indicator of what voters could expect of Kaul as Attorney General. Kaul is running against Republican […]

Campaigns

Walker Not Backing Down on Teacher’s License Revocation Issue

With Governor Scott Walker touting himself as the “education governor” and with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers as his Democratic opponent, education issues are dominating this fall’s race. Walker and Republicans have hit Evers hard on the issue of not revoking the licenses of teachers accused of inappropriate behavior. Politifact recently evaluated an […]

Policy

Gov. Walker Defends Against Prison Visit Criticism

Governor Scott Walker has said he believes there is no value in his visiting state correctional facilities. This position has been criticized on the left and has puzzled some on the right. In an interview with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader, Walker defended against the criticism expressing his views on reform, and was again […]

Open Government

Speaker Shut Down at Brown Co. Meeting

A citizen attempting to speak at a Brown County Board of Health meeting in July was stopped after the board’s chairman raised concerns that a board member might be slandered. An open government specialist tells Media Trackers that such prior restraint of public speech at a governmental meeting is unconstitutional. William Acker was attempting to […]

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Walker Cites “National Environment,” Not Trump Directly in Re-Election Challenge

Recent surveys show that President Donald Trump’s unpopularity is increasingly creating  a drag on Republican candidates around the country in November, and not just those running for Senate and House seats. The polls would indicate that a number of melodramatic controversies in recent weeks have driven Trump’s numbers down, increasing the prospects of Democrats nationwide. […]

Campaigns

Dan Kohl’s Contradictory Congressional Campaign Ads

Congressional Democrat candidate Dan Kohl recently released three ads, in which he states that he is not a politician, that he won’t take money from corporate PACs, that he will fight for term limits and that he won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. However despite what Kohl tells the camera, his history […]

Campaigns

Josh Kaul Dodges $89 Million Obamacare Question

Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General, repeatedly told a Madison audience on Thursday he is opposed to current Attorney General Brad Schimel’s lawsuits to kill the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. However, when asked about a recent Obamacare victory by Schimel that netted Wisconsin $89 million, Kaul had nothing to […]

Open Government

Milwaukee Co. Election Glitch Caused By State Election Commission Software Error: UPDATE

A misreporting of the vote totals in the Democratic Primary for Milwaukee County Sheriff can be traced to new software being used by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. “The Wisconsin Elections Commission used a new, more secure system for county clerks to report official election results for the August 14 Partisan Primary,” said Reid Magney, the […]