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Sexist Tweeting Lands Randy Bryce in Hot Water

Social media is a fickle mistress. She can give and she can take away just as fast. After gathering national attention with his launch video, Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce is now in trouble for what’s being called a sexist tweet about First Daughter Ivanka Trump. Bryce is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) and […]

Baldwin Campaign Agrees to Return Excessive Contributions

The Tammy Baldwin for Senate Campaign Committee will return contributions in excess of legal limits, according to a campaign response to an Federal Elections Commission inquiry posted on the FEC website. As Media Trackers reported last month:  According to the notice, the Baldwin campaign appears to have received excessive contributions totaling $179, 701.99: Excessive Contributions […]

Has Paul Nehlen’s Money Spigot Dried Up?

Being an Alt-Right superstar isn’t paying what it used to. After being a cause celebre for much of the 2016 election cycle by challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) to a primary by websites such as Breitbart.com, Paul Nehlen looks to be struggling raise money. In the most recently available financial reports from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), Nehlen […]

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 […]

As Dems Claim “Fiscal Doom!” Budget Numbers Say Otherwise

Make no mistake about it, the recently passed Wisconsin state budget will be a campaign issue during next year’s gubernatorial election. The only question that remains is which narrative will prevail; the one of “Doom and Gloom” being pushed by state Democrats, or will the numbers speak for themselves? If you believe the words of […]

Flynn Promises Act 10 and Right-to-Work Repeals if Governor

Matt Flynn makes no bones about it. He wants to run as a “Democrat’s Democrat.” Flynn, 70, a former commercial litigator and chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, is just the latest in now a growing primary field of challengers to incumbent Republican governor Scott Walker. Just how he hoped his plans would be […]

Aren’t Justices Supposed to “Look Out” for the Law?

What is the role of a state supreme court justice? Is it to properly interpret the constitutionality of laws passed by the Wisconsin legislature or is it to be a force to ‘push back’ against what he or she feels is the majority of the court? Madison area attorney and Wisconsin State Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns […]

Baldwin Receives FEC Inquiry into Possible Excessive Campaign Donations

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s campaign has until Wednesday to respond to a Federal Elections Commission inquiry into possible excessive, prohibited and impermissible campaign contributions.  According to the notice, the Baldwin campaign appears to have received excessive contributions totaling $179, 701.99: Excessive Contributions from Individuals: $94,802 Excessive Contributions from Committees: $73,900 Excessive Contributions from Committees Not […]

Green Bay Press Gazette Seems Pretty Excited about Gallagher Challenger

It is indeed newsworthy when someone announces they will be challenging a sitting member of Congress. But the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s handling of a Democrat announcing he will challenge 8th District Congressman Mike Gallagher includes what appear to be several indicators of enthusiasm on the paper’s part. Brown County assistant district attorney Beau Liegeois is […]