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Frostman Ideology Still Unclear

Media Trackers previously reported several people who know former Door County Economic Development Corporation Caleb Frostman were surprised when he announced his candidacy as a Democrat rather than Republican candidate for the June special election to fill the 1st District State Senate seat. While Frostman did not respond to any Media Trackers inquiry, talk show host Josh […]

Crute: “Evers called Me An F-ing Liar”

Liberal Milwaukee talk host and former gubernatorial candidate Mike Crute is accusing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers of calling him an “f-ing liar.” Crute says it happened during a candidate’s forum Saturday aired on Crute’s Milwaukee radio station after Evers was upset with Crute’s appraisal of the Evers’ track record on minority education. […]

1st Senate GOP Primary: Analyzing the Jacque Win

Tuesday’s GOP primary for a June special election for the vacant 1st District Senate seat could be called “The Tale of Two David and Goliaths.” Early on, it appeared Jacque was the more formidable candidate. He is a well established state representative whose conservative bona fides are unquestioned. Jacque announced his candidacy shortly after former […]

The Return of The Unruly

Democratic protesters showed up Friday as Governor Scott Walker was meeting with grassroots conservatives in advance of the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s convention today in downtown Milwaukee. A Republican insider on the scene shared with Media Trackers photos and a video of the protesters, and a description of what happened:   All of this happened […]

Who is Midwest Growth Fund?

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader As a Republican primary in a special election for Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District grows near, a 527 independent expenditure committee is on a spending blitz; attacking State Representative Andre Jacque. Jacque and Green Bay businessman Alex Renard are vying for the Republican nomination May 15. “Midwest Growth Fund” is […]

The “No Debate, Debate” in the 1 SD GOP Primary

Has Alex Renard, candidate for the Republican nomination in the 1st Senate District special election primary refused to debate his opponent, State Representative Andre Jacque? It depends who you ask. Jacque says Renard has refused a forum proposed by the N.E.W. Patriots, a group born during the Tea Party movement of 2009, and that Renard […]

Polce Finances Raise Questions

The news that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) would retire from Congress at the end of the current session t has lead to a re-examination of other Republican campaigns vying for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. While not getting many second look by the voters, Nick Polce is certainly getting them from political observers. Polce may […]

Baldwin’s Broydrick Bucks

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers In her re-election bid, Senator Tammy Baldwin has made a point of attacking outside special interests spending money in her campaign. “Shady outside groups have spent nearly $10 MILLION to defeat Tammy,” Baldwin’s campaign website complains. It turns out Baldwin is not shy about getting some shady outside money […]

An April Blizzard and Tone Deaf Tammy

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers There may be a reason that U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is near the top of the list of vulnerable Democratic Senators. Baldwin has the worst sense of timing since Spain sent the fleet to attack England. On Wednesday, Baldwin sent out a fundraising email asking for donations for a […]