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Pelosi Unwelcome by WI Dems in Tough House Races?

As current House Minority leader and a former speaker, California Democrat Nancy Pelosi would be expected to pack considerable fundraising firepower. Yet, in a Friday and Saturday visit to Wisconsin, Pelosi is limiting her trip to Democratic safe places and is staying away from races where Democrats could clearly use the help. As JSOnline.com reported […]

A Claim Even Randy Bryce’s Supporters Didn’t Buy

By James Wigderson    JANESVILLE, WI – At a Saturday rally with Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Randy Bryce told a whopper that even many of his supporters couldn’t cheer. Bryce told the audience that he has never paid a bill from money made as a politician. “There are some people that claim that I have […]

Republicans Will Try to Find Unity After Senate Primary

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Wisconsin Republicans are hoping that an expensive dinner and reception for large GOP donors will bring unity to the U.S. Senate race after a divisive primary. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), will be the guests of honor […]

Kohl Mum on Abolishing ICE

What once would have been considered a far left fringe position is growing increasingly closer to mainstream status: a proposal to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE.  Democrats are readying legislation to abolish ICE, with Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan a driving force behind the effort. From the Washington Post: The text […]

More on Evers and Teachers Behaving Badly

Media Trackers has learned that in three cases of teacher licence revocation, the offenses had been brought to the attention of the State Department of Public Instruction years earlier, but no action occurred until State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers was under scrutiny from the GOP in relation to the Andrew Harris case. Evers is currently […]

Tammy Baldwin’s Ad About Nothing

Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently released a television ad for her re-election campaign that would seem to tout an accomplishment: Baldwin says in the ad: There are millions of jobs in America that need to be filled. But there aren’t enough workers for the right training. I wrote the “Partners Act” to bring businesses […]

Behind the MU Law School Poll Numbers: The Walker/Baldwin Voter?

Governor Scott Walker has often referred to the “Walker/Obama” voter. Walker, a Republican, won a recall election in June, 2012, the same year President Barack Obama, a Democrat, carried Wisconsin in November in earning a second term. Walker would even pen a piece for the Wall Street Journal explaining how to appeal to Obama voters.  […]

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 […]

Dems Rip Walker Jobs Creation Record Amid Worker Shortage

Gov. Scott Walker and officials of Green Bay Packaging Inc. earlier this week released a statement announcing a $500 million dollar investment in a new Northeast Wisconsin facility that would bring in 200 jobs around the state. However, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin criticized Walker’s involvement in the announcement, calling it a move to “distract […]

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 […]