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Tony Evers’ Interesting Map

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers led nine other candidates for the Democratic nomination for Governor Tuesday in the latest Marquette University Law School poll. Evers had 25%, the rest of the field was in single digits. About the time that poll was being conducted, Evers’ Facebook campaign page shared an interesting map. The […]

Graul: No Blue Wave Evident In Wisconsin Special Elections

Despite Democrats capturing a State Senate seat they haven’t held for four decades, a Green Bay-based Republican strategist rejects the notion that the results of a pair of legislative special elections Tuesday foreshadow a “blue wave” of Democratic dominance coming in the fall elections. Earlier this year Graul said Republicans were facing strong headwinds in […]

Flynn: Democratic Party “Pickled in Identity Politics”

One of the 10 Democratic candidates for Wisconsin Governor admitted that his party is “pickled in identity politics.” Former Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Matt Flynn made the comments Monday to WHBY, Appleton talk radio host Josh Dukelow. Dukelow told Flynn he believes the Democratic Party focus has shifted to “identity politics” since the time […]

Wisconsin Being Watched Tue. For Blue Wave Clues

National political watchers are focusing on two Wisconsin special elections Tuesday, looking for evidence of a fall “Blue Wave” of Democratic electoral success.  The elections are to fill vacancies in the 1st State Senate District in Northeast Wisconsin and the 42nd Assembly District in South Central Wisconsin. Both seats became open when Governor Scott Walker […]

A True Farmer’s Daughter Joke

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Ann Groves Lloyd is not the farmer she pretends to be. The Democratic candidate for Assembly in a special election in the 42nd district ran an ad describing how her family’s farm relied upon a well for five generations. However, somebody else has been farming the land. “We’ve been […]

Did Frostman Duck Radio Debate?

WHBY Appleton talk radio host Josh Dukelow attempted to arrange an on-air debate between the candidates in the 1st Senate District special election June 12. Dukelow told Media Trackers via email that the effort failed because he couldn’t get Democrat Caleb Frostman’s campaign to commit: On May 16, I emailed Rep Jacque and Hannah Akbik, […]

Is a Blue Wave Still in The Wisconsin Forecast?

The first quarter of 2018 saw Wisconsin Democrats supremely confident about their chances in the November elections, and Republicans obviously nervous. A stunning Democratic upset in a special election in the 10th State Senate District garnered national headlines. Patty Schactner defeated Republican Adam Jarchow in what was presumed to be a firmly red Western Wisconsin […]

Milk: A Symbol of Neo-Nazi Hate

When administrators at UW-Stevens Point announced plans to eliminate 13 majors, critics decried the plan as evidence of a waning commitment to liberal arts and an effort to lay off faculty under new rules regarding tenure. The university said the move was driven by declining enrollment and a multi-million dollar deficit, and said programs would […]

Crute: “Evers called Me An F-ing Liar”

Liberal Milwaukee talk host and former gubernatorial candidate Mike Crute is accusing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers of calling him an “f-ing liar.” Crute says it happened during a candidate’s forum Saturday aired on Crute’s Milwaukee radio station after Evers was upset with Crute’s appraisal of the Evers’ track record on minority education. […]

1st Senate GOP Primary: Analyzing the Jacque Win

Tuesday’s GOP primary for a June special election for the vacant 1st District Senate seat could be called “The Tale of Two David and Goliaths.” Early on, it appeared Jacque was the more formidable candidate. He is a well established state representative whose conservative bona fides are unquestioned. Jacque announced his candidacy shortly after former […]