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Snapshot of Sixth Congressional District Debate

A debate yesterday between the 6th Congressional District candidates, incumbent Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman and Democrat Dan Kohl, focused on  their positions on many issues ranging from border security, healthcare, to legalizing marijuana. Josh Dukelow of WHBY radio in Appleton moderated the event. On the issue of border security, both candidates expressed a need for a […]

Bryce Invokes Civil Rights Icon to Explain His Nine Arrests

Democratic Congressional candidate Randy Bryce compared himself with civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, in defense of the nine times he has been arrested. Bryce was debating Republican Bryan Steil; the two are vying to replace retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. When Steil brought up Bryce’s nine arrests, […]

Kooyenga Categorically Denies Inebriation Allegation

Republican State Representative Dale Kooyenga says he “categorically denies” an allegation that he was inebriated during a state budget debate three years ago. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling made the allegation Tuesday during a forum with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Kooyenga, who is running against Democrat  Julie Henszey of Wauwatosa for the seat state […]

Walker Anticipates Little Vote-Splitting in Senate, Governor Races

The Latest MU Law School Poll shows Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin leading Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir by 10 points. The same poll shows Republican Governor Scott Walker leading Democrat Tony Evers by a single point. Were that to be the case on Election Day, it would mean a significant number of voters split […]

Walker: Evers Plan Shifts, Doesn’t Cut Taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers said Sunday that, if elected, he would cut middle-class income taxes by 10% by rolling back a tax credit for manufacturers and farmers. But in an interview with Media Trackers Sunday evening Governor Scott Walker criticized the plan as merely shifting taxes, not cutting them. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that […]

Handler, Vukmir Spar on Twitter

Comedian Chelsea Handler, who has recently injected herself into Wisconsin politics, did so again this week with a tweet of support for Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. Handler’s tweet then prompted a twitter exchange between her and Baldwin’s Republican challenger, state Senator Leah Vukmir over the issue of equal pay for women. During the Wisconsin […]

Kaul Donation From Assembly Leader Criticized By Former Lt. Governor Farrow

Former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow, a pioneer for women in Wisconsin politics, is wondering why any woman would support Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, after he accepted a donation from Assembly Minority leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh). “I don’t know why any politician who is trying to win the support from women […]

RPW Modeling Shows a 2 Point U.S. Senate Race

The most recent Marquette University Law School poll, released in late September,  showed Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin with an 11 point lead over Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir. But Republican Party of Wisconsin modeling shows Baldwin with just a two point lead. The Vukmir campaign is touting them in an email to donors that was […]