Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Primed for a Showdown with Unions
Up in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker has shown it’s possible to take on unions, including government unions, and live to tell the tale, and in large part because of his courage, he is now being considered as a Presidential candidate. It looks like his neighboring governor to the south, Bruce Rauner of Illinois, wants to follow in his footsteps. Rauner is one of the many Republican | Read More »
More News in Partisan John Doe Investigation Against Scott Walker #WIgov
The fact that Scott Walker handily won the re-election for Wisconsin Governor’s seat hasn’t put a stop to the partisan John Doe investigation against him, but some recent revelations show just how maniacally devoted its supporters are in this witch hunt. Now, we find out that the state’s Government Accountability Board, which oversees campaign finance, lobbying, elections, and ethics, has behaved just recklessly and unscrupulously, if | Read More »
Catholic University Imposes Gag Order on Prof.
Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has told Professor John McAdams to stay off campus while he is under investigation by the school. McAdams “crime”? He pointed out on his personal blog that a fellow professor in the middle of an ethics class declared any discussion of gay rights off limits, lest some be offended by the academic presentation of different points of view. That means | Read More »
Obama’s Justice Department declares war on school choice
Now that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has effectively gelded the Wisconsin teacher’s mafia and limited its ability to extort dues from members that become the mother’s milk of the Democrat machine in Milwaukee, Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has waded into the fray with an attempt to browbeat Wisconsin into killing a vibrant school choice program. Why? Follow the money. If you kill school choice | Read More »
Walker Win Should Offer Blueprint for GOP
Mounting the stage last night at his victory rally in a large pavilion at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park, Gov. Scott Walker delivered a speech unlike any other he’s given in a moment of victory. References to Wisconsin were replaced by references to America, comments about state political foes were replaced by references to special interests in Washington, D.C. and aside from a couple of mentions | Read More »
How many times must Scott Walker win Wisconsin-GOV, Democrats?
This is, what, the third time in four years? HOW? MANY? TIMES?
Independent, NAMED sources: Mary Burke fired from family business for incompetence.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: when I heard that Mary Burke had been essentially accused of being a nepotism-loving nincompoop who had to be fired from her father’s company (Trek Bicycle Corp) because she couldn’t hack the family business, I… shrugged. The original story had one named source – former Trek HR director Gary Ellerman, who is now the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party – | Read More »
Democrat Only Parking in Wisconsin Early Voting?
For the third time in four years voters in Wisconsin are casting their ballots to decide who will be the next governor. Gov. Scott Walker was first elected in 2010, and he overwhelmingly won a recall election forced by labor unions and Democrats in 2012. Now he’s asking for a second term. In Wisconsin’s dizzying succession of elections, recalls, and more elections, the Service Employees | Read More »
Why The Mary Burke “Plagiarism” Story Matters
Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed has a detailed analysis of how Wisconsin’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, “plagiarized” the “jobs plan” on her website from three prior Democratic gubernatorial candidates. As Moe Lane noted earlier today, the really hilarious part of this story is that two of these three candidates lost, and the third won in blue Delaware in 2008. But there’s another reason why | Read More »
Wisconsin GOP Primary “Endorsements”
All the GOP primary action in Wisconsin will be at the congressional level. In the First, incumbent Paul Ryan will face (Segway) Jerry Ryan. The fact his website/Facebook page shows Jeremy Ryan on a Segway should be grounds alone for dismissing him. Enough said…Paul Ryan it is. In the LaCrosse-Eau Claire based 3rd district, Democratic incumbent Ron Kind is somewhat vulnerable. Wisconsin politics can be volatile | Read More »
Mary Burke’s poor (in many senses*) gubernatorial campaign against Scott Walker.
While this is a very interesting article written about Democratic Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke (who will likely to face Scott Walker in November), this is the most important sentence in the whole thing: So far, neither the Democratic Governors Association nor EMILY’s List (which spent $3.5 million to help elect Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2012) has launched ads on Burke’s behalf, and both | Read More »