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Handler-Bryce Fundraiser “Postponed” After Media Trackers Inquiries

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers A “happy hour” fundraiser planned for the end of January for Randy Bryce for Congress with former comedian Chelsea Handler and Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) was “postponed” indefinitely without explanation after inquiries by Media Trackers on Thursday. Handler stirred up controversy last week with an obscenity-laced rant on […]

Media Trackers Podcast: Mark Graul on 10th Senate Seat Impact on 2018

Republican strategist Mark Graul discussed with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader the impact of Tuesday’s special election in the 10th state senate district in Northwestern Wisconsin. The district is traditionally deep red and national and state observers were shocked when the seat was won by a democrat with a ten point margin. Observers suggest […]

Unity Pledge Tested Again With Vukmir Email

The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Unity Pledge, sponsored by Senator Ron Johnson, seemed to be tested as Senate candidate Leah Vukmir’s campaign recently sent an email that pointedly criticizes fellow Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, and tests the limits of the unity pledge.  At least, the Nicholson campaign feels it does. The unity pledge calls for candidates […]

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, […]

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 […]

Johnson Calls for Senate Candidates to Sign GOP Unity Pledge

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, (R) WI, is calling on all candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate to sign a unity pledge, committing themselves to, among other things, supporting the eventual nominee. The Republican Party of Wisconsin announced Wednesday that Johnson will act as Chairman of the Grassroots Endorsement Process at the 2018 State […]

Breitbart Parts Ways with Paul Nehlen

If you ever wondered how if even Breitbart.com had a limit to its willingness to back Paul Nehlen, you now know the answer. After a week in which Nehlen; an Alt-Right darling, was littering his Twitterfeed with more and more off-the-wall tweets, the website which helped make him a national name has announced it has […]

What To Know About Franken’s Replacement

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith as the choice to take over Democrat Al Franken’s seat in the U.S. Senate, resembles a “House of Cards” scenario according  Matt Pagano, Executive Director of the Minnesota GOP. Pagano spoke with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader on the Democrats’ political strategy in choosing Smith to take over Sen. […]

Teacher Sent Porn While Students Were in The Classroom

Democratic Governor candidate Tony Evers is being questioned for his inconsistency in regards to legislation that gives the Department of Public Instruction the power to revoke a teacher’s licence if they are found viewing porn on school computers. On two occasions dealing with this problem, it has been demonstrated that Evers as Superintendent of DPI […]

Kohl, J-Street and Jerusalem

When a country sets up an embassy, they tend to be in that nation’s capital city. So why has the American Embassy in Israel been in Tel Aviv instead of Jerusalem? That’s a great question and it’s been a diplomatic headache for decades. Nearly every President of the United States since Bill Clinton has publicly […]