Wisconsin

Bryce Buys Fake Twitter Followers, Journal-Sentinel Criticizes the GOP

By James Wigderson for Wisconsin Media Check and Media Trackers “Randy Bryce, the Democratic challenger in the first Congressional District known for hanging with Hollywood celebrities, achieved more fame when the New York Times reported he purchased fake followers for his Twitter account. However, readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel could be forgiven for being under the […]

WI Chiro Regulation Out of Whack, Critics Argue

Prospective chiropractors are facing stricter standards in Wisconsin than in almost any other state, forcing some to move out of state to practice. The Badger Institute highlighted the story of Mikhaila Weister who has satisfied the national requirements, but cannot practice in Wisconsin because of the higher standards. Media Trackers’ Director of Communications Jerry Bader […]

The Courts

How Left is Left in High Court Race?

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Tim Burns, a Madison attorney, has been unabashed in displaying his liberal ideology, while Judge Rebecca Dallet appears to be positioning herself as a more sensible moderate-liberal alternative to Burns. But a recent joint radio interview with the two suggests that Burns has either pulled Dallet to the left, or forced […]

Campaigns

Handler Tweet Reverberates in Wisconsin

The impact of a controversial tweet by former comedian Chelsea Handler, which some are calling homophobic, is being felt in Wisconsin. Handler is due to perform in Appleton February 1st and, for the moment at least, the performance is still on. Handler also has ties with a Democratic candidate in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Handler, […]

Campaigns

Burns’ Campaign Quiet on Wisconsin Supreme Court Forum

While Tim Burns, Judge Rebecca Dallet, and Judge Michael Screneck were all invited to a Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Forum which would give candidates an opportunity to speak more about their own judicial beliefs and platforms, Tim Burns is not included on the attendee list. Media Trackers reached out several times to Tim Burns campaign […]

Radio Silence on Johnson’s Russian Cancellation

“For as Russia-obsessed as the mainstream press has become, one would have assumed a Wisconsin-related Russia story would make front page news in the Badger state. Instead, there was hardly a peep from Wisconsin-based media.” Read the whole story from Kevin Binversie at Wisconsin Media Check.com.

Johnson: Vukmir Didn’t Break Unity Pledge

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson said Friday that senate candidate Leah Vukmir has not broken the GOP unity pledge that effectively bears his name. The campaign of senate candidate Kevin Nicholson suggested Vukmir broke the pledge when she called on Nicholson to disavow Steven Bannon’s prior endorsement in a released statement: “It was incredibly disappointing to […]