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Wisconsin

Dem Senator Says U.S. is No Place for Manufacturers

In the roughly two days since we learned that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will build a 13,000 employee facility in Southeastern Wisconsin, state Democrats have made clear they will oppose the development for purely political reasons. They believe the $10 billion complex and the jobs it brings will help Governor Scott Walker’s re-election prospects in 2018. […]

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Wisconsin

Two Dem Lawmakers Appear to Join Pre-Election Meditation

By: Brian Sikma A bizarre recall election strategy involving a mass of demonstrators holding hands and ringing the state capitol in Madison while humming appears to involve two Democratic state lawmakers. The conservative national media watchdog Media Research Center released a video last week showing hundreds of protesters participating in mass meditation on the evening […]

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Wisconsin

GAB Certifies Recall of Three Democrat State Senators

In what turned into a highly contested hearing of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, recall elections for three Democrat state senators were approved Wednesday evening in a marathon session. The Board carefully considered evidence of alleged fraud committed by paid circulators or Kennedy Enterprises, hired by the Republican Party of Wisconsin to assist in gathering […]

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Wisconsin

GAB Proposes July 12 Election for Recalled Senators

Between the recount in the Supreme Court race and the recall of an unprecedented eight senators, the Government Accountability Board (GAB) is asking for additional time to review recall petitions, file challenges and respond to any challenge and proposes pushing new elections to July 12. The GAB would meet May 23 to consider the petitions […]

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Wisconsin

Judge Sumi’s Husband Donated to Three of Badger 14

There was already cause for Judge Maryann Sumi to have recused herself in the collective bargaining lawsuit since her son, Jake Sinderbrand is a former employee of the AFL-CIO and SEIU, now more conflict of interests have been discovered. Judge Sumi’s husband, Carl Sinderbrand donated to the campaigns of three of the “Badger 14”:  Dave […]