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Snapshot of Sixth Congressional District Debate

A debate yesterday between the 6th Congressional District candidates, incumbent Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman and Democrat Dan Kohl, focused on  their positions on many issues ranging from border security, healthcare, to legalizing marijuana. Josh Dukelow of WHBY radio in Appleton moderated the event. On the issue of border security, both candidates expressed a need for a […]

Barnes On the Ticket, But Out of the Media Spotlight in Lt. Gov’s Race

While the race for Wisconsin Governor is dominating Wisconsin politics this fall, scant attention is being paid to the candidates for Lt. Governor. Republican incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch and Democrat Mandela Barnes will be on the November 6 ballot with Governor Scott Walker and DPI Superintendent Tony Evers, respectively.  Barnes especially has flown under the radar […]

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5 Years Later, Gosnell Media Blackout Continues

Five years ago, the national media largely ignored the story of a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of killing healthy babies after they were born.  Today, the media is now largely ignoring a movie that chronicles those horrific events. On WTMJ radio  Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader spoke with Phelim McAleer co-producer of “Gosnell: The Trial […]

Vukmir Defends Oral Chemo Vote Criticism With Academic Study

U.S Senator Candidate Leah Vukmir’s vote against a 2014 bill regarding oral chemotherapy in the state Senate was brought up during the U.S. Senate Candidate Forum between U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin Saturday; an issue Baldwin has repeatedly used as a line of attack against Vukmir. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina […]

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Walker: Evers Plan Shifts, Doesn’t Cut Taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers said Sunday that, if elected, he would cut middle-class income taxes by 10% by rolling back a tax credit for manufacturers and farmers. But in an interview with Media Trackers Sunday evening Governor Scott Walker criticized the plan as merely shifting taxes, not cutting them. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that […]

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Handler, Vukmir Spar on Twitter

Comedian Chelsea Handler, who has recently injected herself into Wisconsin politics, did so again this week with a tweet of support for Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. Handler’s tweet then prompted a twitter exchange between her and Baldwin’s Republican challenger, state Senator Leah Vukmir over the issue of equal pay for women. During the Wisconsin […]

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Kaul Donation From Assembly Leader Criticized By Former Lt. Governor Farrow

Former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow, a pioneer for women in Wisconsin politics, is wondering why any woman would support Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, after he accepted a donation from Assembly Minority leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh). “I don’t know why any politician who is trying to win the support from women […]