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Several Stations Agree to Stop Airing Ad Attacking Schimel

By Jerry Bader and James Wigderson The campaign manager for Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says several television stations in Wisconsin have agreed to stop airing an ad attacking Schimel. Johnny Koremenos said that “at issue is a commercial run by the People’s Lawyer Project, a shadowy out-of-state group funded by the Democratic Attorneys General […]

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Bryce Refuses to Apologize for Calling Police “Terrorists”

Despite two challenges by his opponent, Randy Bryce, the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District, is refusing to apologize for a Twitter post from 2012 in which he referred to police as “terrorists.” The Twitter post has become an issue in the campaign as the candidate’s own brother, James Bryce, has appeared in an […]

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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 […]