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Irony Alert: DPW Claim about Nicholson Politifact Piece False

U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson’s conversion from Democrat to Republican in the early 2000’s has already become a campaign issue even though Nicholson, at the moment, is the only announced Republican candidate for the 2018 GOP primary. One particular element of that conversion continues to haunt Nicholson; whether or not he voted for a democratic […]

Kooyenga Foregoes U.S. Senate Run

Another piece in Wisconsin’s next U.S. Senate race fell into place on Wednesday morning. In comments first reported to WisPolitics.com, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) announced he would not be running against Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin. The announcement ends months of quiet speculation on Kooyenga, who is seen as a rising star with a solid track […]

Evers includes Conservative Talk Stations in Anti-Foxconn(APPARENTLY VERY SMALL) Media Buy

State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers launched his first radio ad Monday in his campaign to earn the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker next year. The ad running in the Green Bay, Milwaukee and Wausau markets sharply criticizes the proposed agreement with Foxconn to bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin. What’s notable […]

Tony Evers is Hardly an Electoral Juggernaut

When many Democrats discuss the newly minted gubernatorial candidacy of Wisconsin state Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Evers, they bring up a number of responses. They point out that Evers holds a statewide office and heads the state’s education bureaucracy. This is usually followed up by showcasing that Evers have won three statewide elections (2009, 2013, […]

Judicial Candidate Makes it Clear He’ll Put Politics First

If Madison attorney Tim Burns has proven anything in his time as a candidate for Wisconsin State Supreme Court, it’s that he intends to be “The Progressive’s Progressive” on the Badger State’s highest court. From his Twitterfeed to his rhetoric on the campaign trail, Burns; who has no judicial experience and is a partner at […]

Gronik Recycles Discredited Photo ID Claim

What started with an unsubstantiated day after Election Day tweet has become a liberal article of faith: Wisconsin’s photo ID law kept hundreds of thousands of people from voting last November. Trump won Wisconsin by 27,000 votes. 300,000 voters were turned away by the states strict Voter ID law. There is your "rigged" election. — […]

Tammy Baldwin And Universal Health Care: A Brief History

By Jerry Bader and Sam Morateck It comes as no surprise that MoveOn.org  last week included Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin in a group of Senators it is endorsing. Baldwin’s name appears along with far left Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. MoveOn.org applauds Baldwin for championing …”progressive issues such as universal health care…”  But Baldwin […]

“Hollywood” Tammy Baldwin

The election is still 15 months away, but Wisconsin Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin’s re-election bid apparently has already gotten the attention of some Hollywood celebrities. Baldwin’s 2nd Quarter campaign finance report includes contributions from actresses Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon and Barbara Streisand. Each woman gave Baldwin $1,000. None of the three are noted for their […]

Podcast: Interview with U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader interviewed Milwaukee area businessman Kevin Nicholson, who announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate. *In light of Dick Uihlein’s contributions to a Super Pac supporting Kevin Nicholson’s Senate run, we feel it necessary when covering the Senate race to disclose that we receive $100 thousand a year from the […]