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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Evers Compares Abortion to Tonsillectomy, Supports Public Funding

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, the Democratic candidate for governor, compared abortions to tonsillectomies and declared his support for taxpayer-funded abortions in a recent interview with the Weekly Standard. In the interview, Evers was asked if there is room for pro-life Democrats in the Democratic Party. Evers said yes, but then spelled out his […]

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Investigations into Green Bay City Officials Continue

A pair of investigations into Green Bay city officials continue, according to Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney. Toney is serving as special prosecutor investigating the complaints; one against Mayor James Schmitt and one against five aldermen who asked for an investigation into Schmitt’s actions in the Hotel Northland redevelopment project. Brown County […]

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Software Problem Blamed for Inflated Milwaukee Co. Sheriff’s Primary Election Results

Problems with the WisVote software are being blamed for the Milwaukee County canvass of the August 14 Democratic Sheriff’s primary showing almost exactly double the number of votes actually cast on Election Day.  The discrepancy was visible in the canvass online, seen in this screen capture: The official canvass filed Tuesday  shows the correct numbers. The […]

“Unprotected”

The Republican Party of Wisconsin has released a new ad continuing their line of attack on Democratic Governor Candidate Tony Evers. In the ad, the RPW highlights instances in Evers’ career as State Superintendent when the DPI has failed to take licences away from teacher’s accused of immoral conduct in the classroom, including one case previously […]

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Penzey Corporate Advertising Vote for Baldwin Message

Did Bill Penzey make undeclared corporate contributions to the Democratic Party? Penzey, the owner of Penzeys Spices, is known for his emails to his customers excoriating conservatives, Trump voters, and even people who moved to Waukesha County for a better life. All of them are guilty of racism, according to Penzey’s emails. But now Penzey’s […]

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USPS Hatch Act Violation Battle Not Over

The U.S. Postal Service and the unions representing its employees continue to battle over policy changes banning employees from taking unpaid time off for political campaigning. As Media Trackers was first to report in late 2016, the USPS inspector general investigated the practice after a whistle blower in a central Wisconsin post office reported the […]

How is Evers Going to Pay for His Increases in Spending?

Following his victory in the Democratic primary for governor Tuesday night, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers made big promises on education but omitted any plans for funding them in his victory speech. “I will make the largest investment in early childhood education that our state has ever seen,” Evers said. He added, “In my first […]