Chris Ladd: The missing story of the 2014 election

“Few things are as dangerous to a long term strategy as a short-term victory” writes Chris Ladd of the Houston Chronicle in a fantastic piece outlining that while 2014 may have seemed like a good year for Republicans across the United States, a deeper look shows trouble on the horizon.

Republicans this week scored the […]

Americans are progressive on key issues IV

Scroll to the bottom of the CBS poll contained in this link and you’ll see that 71% of those polled think that individual contributions to political campaigns should be limited, and an impressive and massively whopping 76% think that spending by outside groups on political advertising should be limited. It certainly doesn’t appear that the […]

My thoughts on Mary Burke

As I’ve been ruminating over the results of last week’s election, I’ve been critical of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate (see HERE and HERE), and while some of my criticism of Tate was unfair, I do think it’s important to have a discussion about what we Democrats want to see from our party […]

Americans are progressive on key issues II

In response to comments I made recently about overwhelming support for Badgercare expansion and raising the minimum wage in counties and municipalities around Wisconsin, a counter claim was made that these issues were approved of in only progressive leaning areas and so were no indication of any broad support for progressive ideas. So here’s exhibit […]

A couple of tidbits I found interesting as I look through campaign financial reports

Just a few election-related tidbits I found interesting as I’ve been combing through campaign finance reports.

“Make It” Molly McGartland, the thrice-defeated Republican challenger to Democratic State Rep. Christine Sinicki, loaned her campaign $6,000 during the most recent reporting period (and over $12,000 total) and spent $5,900 on her campaign website. I may not be […]

What does Mike Tate actually do?

Predictably, in the wake of the drubbing Dems took on Tuesday night, calls for Mike Tate’s head to be put on a spike next to the bust of Fighting Bob La Follette in the Capitol rotunda have been plentiful. And while I’m no Mike Tate fan, something about the chorus of disapproval smacks of fish, […]

Yesterday’s silver lining

If there was a silver lining to come out of yesterday's mess of an election, it's that @VoteSinicki walloped @MMcGartland for a 3rd time.

— Blogging Blue (@BloggingBlue) November 6, 2014

I’ll have more on yesterday’s election results at a date and time to be determined.

New Leadership In Washington?

On the radio this morning I heard three different Republican victors in races for the House and Senate declare that they were excited about new leadership in Washington in January…yet everyone says Mitch McConnell will be the Senate Majority Leader…NEW LEADERSHIP INDEED?!?

So about yesterday’s election results

I promise you I had every intention of posting a detailed breakdown of last night’s election results, but then I had a change of heart.

Instead, all you’re going to get from me today is one question:

How did we get here?

I have some ideas on how we got to this point, but those […]

Endorsements: November 2014

Governor: Mary Burke Attorney General: Susan Happ

WI 1st Congressional District: Rob Zerban WI 4th Congressional District: Gwen Moore WI 5th Congressional District: Chris Rockwood

State Senate District 7: Chris Larson State Assembly District 7: Daniel Riemer State Assembly District 8: Jocasta Zamarippa State Assembly District 10: David Bowen State Assembly District 11: Mandela Barnes […]

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