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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 […]

UWSP Student Government Kavanaugh Statement Challenged

The College Republicans of the University of Stevens Point recently released a press release criticizing a letter passed by the Student Government Association concerning sexual assault and Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment. College Republicans Chairperson Amelia Heup told Media Trackers that the conservative senators on the board, “were not made aware that this was passed or even up […]

Campaigns

RPW Modeling Shows a 2 Point U.S. Senate Race

The most recent Marquette University Law School poll, released in late September,  showed Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin with an 11 point lead over Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir. But Republican Party of Wisconsin modeling shows Baldwin with just a two point lead. The Vukmir campaign is touting them in an email to donors that was […]

Campaigns

Former DOJ Employees Endorsing Kaul Are Political, Too

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul released a letter from 45 former Department of Justice (DOJ) employees criticizing the incumbent Attorney General Brad Schimel for being too political. “The current Attorney General, Brad Schimel, has blatantly politicized the office, dropped the ball on his role as the lead crime fighter in Wisconsin, and […]

Kohl Dodges Term Limits Question

Media Trackers previously reported on the irony surrounding 6th District Congressional Democratic candidate Dan Kohl’s campaign add touting his support for congressional term limits given that  his uncle,  Herb Kohl, had served 24 years in the U.S senate. Kohl’s campaign did not respond to Media Trackers regarding Kohl’s opinion of his uncle’s long term, and […]

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Milwaukee Approves Resolution Supporting Pre-Registration of Teenagers to Vote

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on the Wisconsin legislature to allow the pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds to vote. While the resolution claims that the purpose is to increase voter participation by building lifetime habits of voting early, there is concern that such a proposal may cause confusion about […]

Policy

Public Input at Green Bay School Board Meetings Debated

The Green Bay School Board is expected to decide in December whether to continue allowing public input while a motion on a recommended hire is before the board. The school board holds a public input session at the beginning of its regular meetings. In February it began allowing input on items as they were being […]

Media

How Wisconsin Media Handled the Baldwin Fundraiser Story

Fox News and CNN both reported Thursday on a planned Oct. 1 fundraising event for Wisconsin Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin that was to feature the lawyers for Professor Christine Blasey Ford. Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980’s when both were in high school. CNN reported […]

Organizations

UWSP Pro-Life Group Apologizes for Missionaries to the Preborn Protest

The UW-Stevens Point pro-life organization, Pointers for Life,  apologized this week after another pro-life group not associated with the college or group was accused of harassing students and disrupting classes. The anti-abortion group Missionaries to the Preborn protested at the UW-Stevens Point campus earlier this week, as part of their “Wisconsin Fall Campus Tour” which […]