Tom Weatherston
Wisconsin

Rep. Weatherston’s “Endorsement” of Dem Mayor Candidate Now A “Misunderstanding”

Republican State Representative Thomas Weatherston has taken heavy fire from Milwaukee conservative talk radio hosts for seemingly endorsing Democratic candidate Cory Mason over conservative candidate Sandy Weidner in the Racine Mayoral race. Along with his reported endorsement, Representative Barca and the Working Families party also wrote in support of Mason. Weatherston’s apparent act of support […]

Peter-Barcaspeaking Political Parties
Wisconsin

Peter Barca Resigns as Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Leader

Weeks ago, we speculated on the possibility of Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) being ousted by an inner-caucus coup; particularly over his support of the Foxconn deal. That appears to have indeed happened on Thursday night.  After an Assembly Democratic caucus meeting that lasted nearly four hours, Barca’s office released a statement […]

Media
Wisconsin

Racine Harbor Earmark Comes Amid Close Ties

A rookie lawmaker in Madison apparently has a lot of political power. But the real power may be in other relationships. State Rep. Tom Weatherston is a Republican who was elected to his first term mere months ago. Already, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, he has managed to secure an earmark for $700,000 to […]

Organizations
Wisconsin

Assembly Democrats Attack Thatcher

In a gesture to remember the late Lady Margaret Thatcher, a bipartisan cadre of Wisconsin legislators submitted a joint resolution honoring her life and legacy. Such resolutions generally pass with little opposition and are often designed to recognize the life or worthy accomplishments of some person. Last session, for example, the legislature declared December 12, […]