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Milwaukee Approves Resolution Supporting Pre-Registration of Teenagers to Vote

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on the Wisconsin legislature to allow the pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds to vote. While the resolution claims that the purpose is to increase voter participation by building lifetime habits of voting early, there is concern that such a proposal may cause confusion about […]

Kaul Doesn’t Talk on Issues; Money Sources Say Plenty

Democratic Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul has many questioning his stances on certain topics such as managing the prison populations and sanctuary cities. Absent candor on key issues, the source of much of his campaign funding may give the best indicator of what voters could expect of Kaul as Attorney General. Kaul is running against Republican […]

Walker Not Backing Down on Teacher’s License Revocation Issue

With Governor Scott Walker touting himself as the “education governor” and with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers as his Democratic opponent, education issues are dominating this fall’s race. Walker and Republicans have hit Evers hard on the issue of not revoking the licenses of teachers accused of inappropriate behavior. Politifact recently evaluated an […]

Walker Cites “National Environment,” Not Trump Directly in Re-Election Challenge

Recent surveys show that President Donald Trump’s unpopularity is increasingly creating  a drag on Republican candidates around the country in November, and not just those running for Senate and House seats. The polls would indicate that a number of melodramatic controversies in recent weeks have driven Trump’s numbers down, increasing the prospects of Democrats nationwide. […]

Barnes Dismisses Obama-Trump Voters at Progressive Gathering

Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Mandela Barnes said on Wednesday he has no use for crossover voters who voted for Trump. “It’s not just about the Obama-Trump voters,” Barnes told the audience at the Wisconsin’s Choice Issues Forum in Milwaukee. “If they voted for Trump and they’re still with him, they can keep ‘em.” Barnes […]

Dan Kohl’s Contradictory Congressional Campaign Ads

Congressional Democrat candidate Dan Kohl recently released three ads, in which he states that he is not a politician, that he won’t take money from corporate PACs, that he will fight for term limits and that he won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. However despite what Kohl tells the camera, his history […]

Josh Kaul Dodges $89 Million Obamacare Question

Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General, repeatedly told a Madison audience on Thursday he is opposed to current Attorney General Brad Schimel’s lawsuits to kill the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. However, when asked about a recent Obamacare victory by Schimel that netted Wisconsin $89 million, Kaul had nothing to […]

Evers Compares Abortion to Tonsillectomy, Supports Public Funding

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, the Democratic candidate for governor, compared abortions to tonsillectomies and declared his support for taxpayer-funded abortions in a recent interview with the Weekly Standard. In the interview, Evers was asked if there is room for pro-life Democrats in the Democratic Party. Evers said yes, but then spelled out his […]

Software Problem Blamed for Inflated Milwaukee Co. Sheriff’s Primary Election Results

Problems with the WisVote software are being blamed for the Milwaukee County canvass of the August 14 Democratic Sheriff’s primary showing almost exactly double the number of votes actually cast on Election Day.  The discrepancy was visible in the canvass online, seen in this screen capture: The official canvass filed Tuesday  shows the correct numbers. The […]

Penzey Corporate Advertising Vote for Baldwin Message

Did Bill Penzey make undeclared corporate contributions to the Democratic Party? Penzey, the owner of Penzeys Spices, is known for his emails to his customers excoriating conservatives, Trump voters, and even people who moved to Waukesha County for a better life. All of them are guilty of racism, according to Penzey’s emails. But now Penzey’s […]