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“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 […]

Kevin Nicholson Candidate for U.S. Senate
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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 […]

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Evers Shows His Opposition to Choice in All Kinds of Education

He may not officially be an “announced candidate” for governor, but Wisconsin State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Evers has already staked out its avenue of attack for the 2018 gubernatorial campaign: President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. In a fund raising email sent to its supporters last week, “Team Tony Evers” […]

Maura Tracy
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Andy Gronik’s Campaign Manager’s Fascinating Recent Past

If Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Gronik’s first decision as a would-be politician was hiring his campaign manager, you’d think he might have wanted to Google their name first. Every person who has ever been a paid campaign worker has something in their career they’re not proud of. Some have made small mistakes they hope they can […]

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Does Andy Gronik Want to Make Wisconsin Like Illinois?

With a potentially packed Democratic gubernatorial primary on its way for Wisconsin voters, every candidate on that side of the aisle will be trying to make his or her mark. For the fledgling campaign of Milwaukee-area businessman Andy Gronik, it appears to be one committed to turning back the clock. That’s the tone one gets […]

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Sources: Schneider Decides Against Senate Run

Two sources tell Media Trackers that one of the candidates pondering a run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin in 2018 has decided against it. The sources tell us that Nicole Schneider of the Green Bay area has decided against a run, apparently reaching her decision in the past couple of weeks. […]

Randy Bryce
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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 […]

Dan Kohl
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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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