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Burns’ Campaign Quiet on Wisconsin Supreme Court Forum

While Tim Burns, Judge Rebecca Dallet, and Judge Michael Screneck were all invited to a Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Forum which would give candidates an opportunity to speak more about their own judicial beliefs and platforms, Tim Burns is not included on the attendee list. Media Trackers reached out several times to Tim Burns campaign […]

Radio Silence on Johnson’s Russian Cancellation

“For as Russia-obsessed as the mainstream press has become, one would have assumed a Wisconsin-related Russia story would make front page news in the Badger state. Instead, there was hardly a peep from Wisconsin-based media.” Read the whole story from Kevin Binversie at Wisconsin Media Check.com.

Johnson: Vukmir Didn’t Break Unity Pledge

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson said Friday that senate candidate Leah Vukmir has not broken the GOP unity pledge that effectively bears his name. The campaign of senate candidate Kevin Nicholson suggested Vukmir broke the pledge when she called on Nicholson to disavow Steven Bannon’s prior endorsement in a released statement: “It was incredibly disappointing to […]

Twitter Exchange Reveals Dan Kohl’s True Colors

6th District Democratic Congressional candidate Dan Kohl showed his true colors after he accused National Republican Congressional Committee  spokesman Chris Martin of “making sh*t up” in a heated Twitter exchange concerning healthcare. Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader interviewed Martin Friday, who spoke more on the twitter exchange and his insights on Democrats’ vision […]

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Breitbart Parts Ways with Paul Nehlen

If you ever wondered how if even Breitbart.com had a limit to its willingness to back Paul Nehlen, you now know the answer. After a week in which Nehlen; an Alt-Right darling, was littering his Twitterfeed with more and more off-the-wall tweets, the website which helped make him a national name has announced it has […]

Media Trackers Leah Vukmir interview on John Doe III

The controversy surrounding the “John Doe III” investigation continues, as Senate Majority leader Scott Fitzgerald recently called for an expanded investigation into the former Government of Accountability Board. Senator Leah Vukmir, whose emails were revealed in a report by Attorney General Brad Schimel as among those targeted, called for criminal charges on Tuesday against those […]

More on Stanek’s Tom Barrett Contribution

Right Wisconsin reported Friday that West Bend businessman Steve Stanek, vying for the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s special election for the 58th Assembly District, has a history of supporting Democratic candidates and legislation. Now, Media Trackers has learned additional information that calls into question Stanek’s explanation for donating to Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Milwaukee Mayor Tom […]

Media Blackout on John Doe III Facts Persists

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald are now calling for the resignation of two Ethic and Election Commission administrators, after Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s report last week regarding the leak of thousands of private GOP emails. Attorney General Brad Schimel spoke with Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader Thursday […]

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Media Mischaracterizes Local Ordinances Bill

One would think having uniform rules around the state of Wisconsin regarding labor law, and wages wouldn’t be controversial. But that’s exactly how a report from early December in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made a bill authored by and now being circulated by state Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). You can read our entire analysis at […]