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Can Randy Bryce Run Nationally, But Win Locally?

Democrat Randy Bryce is running for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District against House Speaker Paul Ryan, but a look at his schedule highlights his campaign is almost entirely nationally based. Will that equate to local support? Time will tell, but where Bryce is spending most of his time is telling. According to the Bryce campaign’s own […]

Education

Teen Who Took Her Life Was Bullied Over Her Faith

Erika Winkler was a beautiful 17 year old girl from Appleton, Wisconsin. According to her obituary, Erika loved to hunt with her dad and family. She enjoyed swimming, country music, her big truck, spending time with the cows on her favorite farm, theater, dance, playing guitar and piano. She loved God’s Word and fellowship. Erika […]

Campaigns

Gotcha Politics Already at Play in State Senate Special Election

The special election for Wisconsin’s 10th state Senate district only a week old and already the opposition research drops are coming in hot and heavy. That’s because Monday saw the release of not one, but two stories in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel targeting state Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls). The first was a column by political investigative […]

Burns Wins Over The Bernie Bros

As Media Trackers reported previously, Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns asked for the liberal group Our Wisconsin Revolution to endorse him last week, and has now been approved by the Our Wisconsin Revolution Endorsement Committee. As a group that has a clear far left leaning and radical platform, Burns asking for OWR’s endorsement is just […]

Policy

TV Spots Pressure Johnson on Tax Reform

45Committee has begun airing TV spots in Wisconsin that attempt to pressure U.S. Senator Ron Johnson into supporting the Republican Tax reform proposal. Johnson has come under fire from some Republicans for the manner in which he voiced opposition to the plan. Wisconsin Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner told Milwaukee talk show host Mark Belling last […]

Organizations

Reversal: UWSP Will Recognize Turning Point USA

After being rejected by the Student Government Association after four hours of criticism from other student groups, Turning Point USA will be recognized as an official campus organization. UWSP Vice Chancellor for Student Affiars, Al Thompson, announced the reversal in a release: The Student Government Association at UW-Stevens Point voted to deny Turning Point USA’s […]

Policy

Ringhand Attacks Foxconn Profits, Ignores the Big Picture

All of a sudden, Wisconsin Democrats have become a fan of corporate profits. That seems to be the case as this week showed that Foxconn, the Taiwanese technology company about to begin building a massive factory in Pleasant Prairie, announced that its quarterly profits dropped 39 percent according to its latest earnings report. While the […]

Campaigns

Andy Gronik’s War on Reality

Is a politician waging a “War on Women” when he’s just named a woman to be the next agricultural secretary of “America’s Dairyland?” That’s the exact charge Milwaukee area businessman Andy Gronik is making in a recent fund raising email. In the email, Gronik’s campaign puts out charges against Walker meant to hit the nerves of […]

Developer Responds to Green Bay City Attorney

The controversy surrounding the Northland Hotel redevelopment continues after Green Bay City Attorney Vanessa Chavez issued a response to allegations from five aldermen concerning actions by Chavez and Mayor Jim Schmitt on the project. Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader spoke with a former co-developer of the Northland Hotel, Mike Frantz, who offered a very […]

The UWSP Lesson on Campus Free Speech

Are conservative students’ voices at risk of being silenced at universities? In the aftermath of UW Stevens Point denying recognition to the conservative student group Turning Point USA, many are becoming increasingly concerned about conservative free speech on campuses. Chairwoman of UW-Stevens Point College Republicans Amelia Heup told Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader that the […]