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Randy Bryce is No Stranger in Wisconsin Politics

Read a national story about the announcement by Racine’s Randy Bryce to challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) and you’re likely to get a tale of Bryce being an union ironworker, single father, doting son to his ill mother, and local activist. Here’s how the Associated Press covered the roll out of Bryce’s announcement: A […]

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Justice Rebecca Bradley: Anatomy of a Smear

Media Trackers Communications Director and talk show host Jerry Bader conducted an invitation only Q&A session last week with State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, hosted by Wisconsin Media Check Foundation. Bradley also agreed to a post-event recorded interview. Bradley spoke openly about the media attacks she faced while running for State Supreme Court in […]

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Paul Nehlen Returns for Second Challenge to Paul Ryan

Apparently losing by nearly 70 percent isn’t enough for some people. In an announcement on Friday; which doubled as a fund raising email, small business owner Paul Nehlen made clear his intention to primary Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) for a second time in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Ryan defeated Nehlen in August 2016 by an […]

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Will Walker’s Self-Insurance Plan Die Today?

By James Wigderson, special to Media Trackers The state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is expected on Thursday to take up, and reject, Governor Scott Walker’s plan to move Wisconsin to a self-insurance model for state employees. The Capital Times reports: Also on Thursday, the committee will vote on contracts to approve Walker’s proposal to move […]

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WI Democrats Get Alexandria Right. One Wisconsin Now, Not So Much

Democratic members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation tweeted dignified and appropriate comments in response to the ambush rifle attack on Republicans at an Alexandria,Virginia park: My heart goes out to @SteveScalise, his staff & @CapitolPolice. Sending prayers & wishing everyone a swift recovery. https://t.co/qOPhz5sIRq — Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) June 14, 2017 My prayers are with […]

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WI AFT Local President Fails Econ 101 on PLAs and Prevailing Wage

An effort to school Governor Scott Walker on free market forces morphed into a self-taught lesson in irony Tuesday for American Federation of Teachers Local 212 President Mike Rosen. Rosen joined  Democratic Assembly Leader Peter Barca and Rep. Katrina Shankland on a media conference call to respond to President Donald Trump’s visit to Wisconsin and appearance […]

Dan Kohl Campaigns
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Herb Kohl’s Nephew to Run Against Glenn Grothman

Will a last name be enough to land you into a seat in Congress? That’s what Dan Kohl, the 51 year old nephew of former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-Milwaukee) and a Mequon area businessman, is hoping with his challenge against 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah). Kohl, along with Scott Olmer of Plymouth, are hoping […]

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