With news that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn was going to invest $10 billion and create as many as 13,000 new jobs, one would think such an announcement would have brought Badger State Republicans and Democrats together. Instead, the news that one of Apple’s largest contractors was planning on setting up a 1,000 acre campus in southeast Wisconsin was […]
It was an eyebrow-raising amount of cash for how small it was. First reported by Politico on Wednesday morning, by Wednesday afternoon much of the political world in Wisconsin was perplexed how one of the state’s two major political parties could be nearly broke. Yet, that’s exactly the scenario the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) […]
(The following is one in a series of posts looking at the players; political, media, or activist, who were prominent in the 2011-12 Wisconsin Recalls. Monday is the 5th anniversary of the failed effort to recall Governor Scott Walker in the wake of Act 10.) One of the youngest state party chairmen when he was […]
How do you appeal to voters statewide when your party seems married to two of the state’s most populous counties? That’s the question the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) has going before it as it prepares to meet in early June for its annual state convention outside Middleton. How can the party move past its […]
If there’s one thing that unites most Democrats in Wisconsin and the rest of the country, it is hatred of Donald Trump and other elected Republicans such as Scott Walker and Paul Ryan. Beyond that, they are as divided as ever on everything from stances on public policy to where to take the party politically […]
8th District Congressman Mike Gallagher on Monday rejected the liberal narrative that he went into hiding after voting in favor of the Republican health care reform bill. Several members of the media complained on Twitter that they couldn’t get hold of Gallagher for comment after the vote: @madeleinebehr @RepGallagher @RepGrothman Related? A couple hours ago […]
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is not running for the U.S. Senate against Tammy Baldwin. He confirmed this himself nearly two months ago, but that hasn’t stopped a number of people from doing all they can to exploit his political star power for themselves or others. On the Right there’s a political action committee (PAC) doing […]
For several days after the November 8th election the homepage of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin website remained unchanged, urging people to get out and vote. Eventually it was updated, to this: Perhaps that slogan seems familiar to you. Perhaps this is why: Walker has been using the slogan for years. The New […]
State Rep. David Bowen (D) has yet to file a required September campaign finance report.
While pretending to help Wisconsin Democrats during the recall elections of 2011, Russ Feingold was really just using Progressives United to line his own pockets while giving absolutely nothing to the Democratic candidates he pretended to help.