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Rep. Fred Clark Flees Responsibility

Shortly after entering the race to challenge Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) paid $6,500 in overdue child support. For months Clark was short-changing his son by failing to pay the proper amount – an amount he agreed upon – to his ex-wife. Clark appears to be struggling to get his house in […]

Fred Clark’s Latest Press Release Disturbingly Misleading, Doesn’t Pass Fact-Check

-For Immediate Release- June 23, 2011 Contact: Brian Sikma, Communications Director brian@mediatrackers.org – 262.241.7946 Milwaukee – Representative Fred Clark’s (D-Baraboo) state Senate campaign released a scathing press release yesterday attacking Senator Luther Olsen (R), Clark’s opponent in the recall race unfolding in District 14. Media Trackers, a Wisconsin group that works to promote accountability in […]

Is Madison Running Rep. Fred Clark’s Senate Campaign?

By Collin Roth When Senator Luther Olsen called the Democratic strategy to tie recall efforts to Paul Ryan’s Budget plan “a scare tactic,” the Fred Clark campaign immediately issued a statement proving Olsen’s point. Clark said  politicians like Olsen will “radically change Medicare and SeniorCare, true lifelines for millions of senior citizens.” Further fanning the […]

More Hypocrisy From Democrats On Fake Candidates

By Collin Roth The Democratic Party of Wisconsin courageously decided not to run “placeholder” candidates during the summer recall elections to counter the fake candidates being openly run by Republicans. DPW Chair Mike Tate explained in a Friday press release that “the goal of the placeholder candidacies was to create an insurance policy against further Republican […]

Capitol Protests a Union Affair

If you feel like you’ve seen this before, you have. Welcome to Wisconsin’s version of the movie Groundhog Day, as hundreds of protestors return to the state capitol today as the Assembly is again taking up the budget. But don’t for a second believe that these protestors chanting “We Shall Overcome” represent an organic, grassroots […]

Rep. “Smack Around” Clark Apologizes

After a press release and subsequent negative press brought to light some pretty offensive comments by Rep. Fred “Smack Around” Clark (D) about a female constitute, Clark issued an apology. Clark’s comments about wanting to “smack around” the woman took place after a phone conversation that he had with her last week. We’re wondering if […]

Senator Tim Carpenter Distances Himself From Protesters

In a Sunday interview on Upfront with Mike Gousha, Democratic Senator Tim Carpenter of Milwaukee expressed concern that the latest round of Madison protesters have “gotten out of hand.” Carpenter was of course referring to the budget protests that have seen “zombies” interrupt Governor Walker’s speech to Special Olympians, screaming protesters that have to be […]

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 […]