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Kooyenga Categorically Denies Inebriation Allegation

Republican State Representative Dale Kooyenga says he “categorically denies” an allegation that he was inebriated during a state budget debate three years ago. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling made the allegation Tuesday during a forum with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Kooyenga, who is running against Democrat  Julie Henszey of Wauwatosa for the seat state […]

Walker Anticipates Little Vote-Splitting in Senate, Governor Races

The Latest MU Law School Poll shows Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin leading Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir by 10 points. The same poll shows Republican Governor Scott Walker leading Democrat Tony Evers by a single point. Were that to be the case on Election Day, it would mean a significant number of voters split […]

Walker: Evers Plan Shifts, Doesn’t Cut Taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers said Sunday that, if elected, he would cut middle-class income taxes by 10% by rolling back a tax credit for manufacturers and farmers. But in an interview with Media Trackers Sunday evening Governor Scott Walker criticized the plan as merely shifting taxes, not cutting them. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that […]

Handler, Vukmir Spar on Twitter

Comedian Chelsea Handler, who has recently injected herself into Wisconsin politics, did so again this week with a tweet of support for Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. Handler’s tweet then prompted a twitter exchange between her and Baldwin’s Republican challenger, state Senator Leah Vukmir over the issue of equal pay for women. During the Wisconsin […]

Kaul Donation From Assembly Leader Criticized By Former Lt. Governor Farrow

Former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow, a pioneer for women in Wisconsin politics, is wondering why any woman would support Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, after he accepted a donation from Assembly Minority leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh). “I don’t know why any politician who is trying to win the support from women […]

RPW Modeling Shows a 2 Point U.S. Senate Race

The most recent Marquette University Law School poll, released in late September,  showed Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin with an 11 point lead over Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir. But Republican Party of Wisconsin modeling shows Baldwin with just a two point lead. The Vukmir campaign is touting them in an email to donors that was […]

Former DOJ Employees Endorsing Kaul Are Political, Too

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul released a letter from 45 former Department of Justice (DOJ) employees criticizing the incumbent Attorney General Brad Schimel for being too political. “The current Attorney General, Brad Schimel, has blatantly politicized the office, dropped the ball on his role as the lead crime fighter in Wisconsin, and […]

Milwaukee Approves Resolution Supporting Pre-Registration of Teenagers to Vote

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on the Wisconsin legislature to allow the pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds to vote. While the resolution claims that the purpose is to increase voter participation by building lifetime habits of voting early, there is concern that such a proposal may cause confusion about […]

Kaul Doesn’t Talk on Issues; Money Sources Say Plenty

Democratic Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul has many questioning his stances on certain topics such as managing the prison populations and sanctuary cities. Absent candor on key issues, the source of much of his campaign funding may give the best indicator of what voters could expect of Kaul as Attorney General. Kaul is running against Republican […]