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Kimberly-Clark’s Challenging Senate Math

A source tells Media Trackers that at least five state Senate Democrats will have to vote for a bill that would give tens of millions of dollars in incentives to keep Kimberly Clark’s Cold Spring facility open, if it is to pass the legislature. As a public hearing was to get underway Wednesday, the source, […]

The Courts

Concerns Raised Over Truancy Court Judge’s Behavior

By Jerry Bader and Sam Morateck A member of the Appleton School board has raised concerns about a truancy court held on school grounds, suggesting that students may be “humiliated, bullied and talked down to” by the judge who presides over the court. Board member Alvin Dupree told Media Trackers in an interview that he […]

Campaigns

Other Big Wisconsin Winners Tuesday

While Governor Scott Walker has yet to concede, Democrat Tony Evers appears to be the biggest winner in Wisconsin’s Tuesday elections with an apparent win over Walker. A close second would be Democrat Josh Kaul who closed a gap in the polls to earn an apparent victory over incumbent Republican Attorney general Brad Schimel. But […]

Campaigns

Why Did Baldwin Warn Supporters About MU Law School Poll?

An email sent to supporters of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s campaign sent out Wednesday morning warned recipients that the University Marquette Law Poll may show a much closer race than last month, and asked supporters to donate to the cause. However, when released,  the MU Law Poll showed Baldwin growing a ten point lead over […]

Campaigns

GOP Accuses Evers of Investment Hypocrisy

The Republican Party of Wisconsin Tuesday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers of hypocrisy for what it says are conflicts between Evers words on the campaign trail and investments he has made. The GOP cites several examples of contrast between Evers’ purported positions and his personal investments: That Evers voices support for renewable energy and […]

Campaigns

Biden and Evers and Plagiarism

Former Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Wisconsin Tuesday ahead of the election to rally Democratic voters with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and other Democratic candidates. Biden’s support of Evers is ironic, as both have been involved in plagiarism scandals during their campaigns. Biden was accused of plagiarism while running for the 1988 presidential […]

Campaigns

Evers, Obama Rally for Democrats at Failing MPS School

As Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers campaigns with former President Barack Obama at North Division High School in Milwaukee, critics wonder if the Democrats accidentally chose an appropriate setting for Evers’ campaign for governor. “It makes perfect sense for Superintendent Evers to hold a political rally at a public high school in Milwaukee,” said […]

Campaigns

Several Stations Agree to Stop Airing Ad Attacking Schimel

By Jerry Bader and James Wigderson The campaign manager for Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says several television stations in Wisconsin have agreed to stop airing an ad attacking Schimel. Johnny Koremenos said that “at issue is a commercial run by the People’s Lawyer Project, a shadowy out-of-state group funded by the Democratic Attorneys General […]

Campaigns

Bryce Refuses to Apologize for Calling Police “Terrorists”

Despite two challenges by his opponent, Randy Bryce, the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District, is refusing to apologize for a Twitter post from 2012 in which he referred to police as “terrorists.” The Twitter post has become an issue in the campaign as the candidate’s own brother, James Bryce, has appeared in an […]