campaigns

AG Race: Out of State Kaul Haul

Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul is among Democrats who received campaign contributions from businessman Mark Bakken, who is caught up in a sexual harassment case. The $20,000 contribution from Bakken is also notable because it is one of eight that total $95,000, or more than 20% of the $410,000 Kaul has raised from individual contributions, according […]

Prominent Democratic Donor Facing Prostitution Charges

It may be a local story involving the president of the school board and a local credit union, but it could have an effect on Wisconsin state politics. In January, it was reported that authorities in Menomonie had arrested Gerald P. Fahl, on charges of attempted solicitation of a prostitute. At the time Fahl was […]

A Tale of Two Dallets

Media Trackers previously reported that Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Judge Rebecca Dallet’s identity as the moderate candidate in the race appeared to be shifting, seemingly due to the influence of unabashedly liberal candidate Tim Burns. Even more telling, comparing Dallet’s most recent television and web ads seems to show a candidate with split views, with […]

Randy Bryce No Stranger to Social Media Controversy

With much of the media obsessed over a now-deleted “$1.50 Tweet” by House Speaker Paul Ryan, they might find gold going through the archives of the man hoping to defeat him. Randy Bryce, the self-proclaimed “Iron Stache” and hope of progressives nationwide to defeat the House GOP leader, is no stranger to controversial moments on […]

Bryce Campaign Spending Priorities: Consultants, Travel, and More Fund Raising

While it is his fund raising totals that are generating headlines, it could be congressional candidate Randy Bryce’s spending habits that raise the most eyebrows. In the most recent reports to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), liberal gadfly, union activist and possible Paul Ryan challenger  Randy Bryce reported raising nearly $1.2 million for the fourth quarter […]

Dallet’s Moderate Positioning in Supreme Court Race Falls Flat

The primary for an open Wisconsin Supreme court race is shaping up to be the Goldilocks race, with Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet positioning herself to be “just right” between conservative Judge Michael Screnock and unabashedly liberal candidate Tim Burns. However, as Burns moves farther left, Dallet is seemingly following suit, or exposing her true ideology, judging […]

Mitchell: 200k Is “An OK Living”

If you were to ask the typical Wisconsinite “what is an OK living,” you’d likely get a wide variety of answers. Some people may consider $30,000 a year an okay income, depending on their overall circumstance. With Wisconsin’s average household income at about $66,000, it’s likely most respondents would say $200,000 a year is better […]

Dallet’s Light Sentence for Pedophile Not the Whole Story

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Judge Rebecca Dallet’s decision to give a man only two years for attempting to sexually assault minor children, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is disturbing. But it isn’t just the length of the sentence handed down by Dallet that’s raising concerns she was being soft on a […]