Unity Pledge Tested Again With Vukmir Email

The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Unity Pledge, sponsored by Senator Ron Johnson, seemed to be tested as Senate candidate Leah Vukmir’s campaign recently sent an email that pointedly criticizes fellow Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, and tests the limits of the unity pledge.  At least, the Nicholson campaign feels it does. The unity pledge calls for candidates […]

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 […]


Familiar Names Found to be Behind Russian Dossier

On Tuesday night, the Washington Post reported that after months of secrecy they uncovered the funding source for “The Steele Dossier,” an opposition research file which made alleged connections to President Donald Trump to Russia was finally uncovered. According to the report, it was paid for by the Democratic National Comittee and the Hillary Clinton […]


Irony Alert: DPW Claim about Nicholson Politifact Piece False

U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson’s conversion from Democrat to Republican in the early 2000’s has already become a campaign issue even though Nicholson, at the moment, is the only announced Republican candidate for the 2018 GOP primary. One particular element of that conversion continues to haunt Nicholson; whether or not he voted for a democratic […]


Kooyenga Foregoes U.S. Senate Run

Another piece in Wisconsin’s next U.S. Senate race fell into place on Wednesday morning. In comments first reported to, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) announced he would not be running against Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin. The announcement ends months of quiet speculation on Kooyenga, who is seen as a rising star with a solid track […]


Podcast: Interview with U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader interviewed Milwaukee area businessman Kevin Nicholson, who announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate. *In light of Dick Uihlein’s contributions to a Super Pac supporting Kevin Nicholson’s Senate run, we feel it necessary when covering the Senate race to disclose that we receive $100 thousand a year from the […]


Sources: Schneider Decides Against Senate Run

Two sources tell Media Trackers that one of the candidates pondering a run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin in 2018 has decided against it. The sources tell us that Nicole Schneider of the Green Bay area has decided against a run, apparently reaching her decision in the past couple of weeks. […]

Political Parties

With No Gubernatorial Candidate, DPW Attacks…U.S. Senate Field?

A recent Democratic Party of Wisconsin news release provides a textbook example of political projection. Still without a serious challenger to emerge against Gov. Scott Walker at the top of 2018 ticket, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Thursday issued a press release attacking how none of the speculative Republican challengers to Tammy Baldwin has officially declared […]


Another GOP Name Surfaces in WI 2018 Senate Race:UPDATED

The race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2018 could be crowded and expensive. There are already three candidates considered likely to run for the chance to challenge incumbent Tammy Baldwin: Madison businessman Eric Hovde, Milwaukee area business consultant and Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson and State Senator Leah Vukmir.  Most observers consider Nicholson […]