Madison Police Officers union endorses Susan Happ for Attorney General

This is good news for Democratic Attorney General candidate Susan Happ. The Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA), an organization representing nearly 400 law enforcement professionals in the city of Madison, has announced its endorsement of Susan Happ for Attorney General. The organization represents front line public safety employees in Madison, including police officers, detectives, [...]

Eclectablog: Michigan GOP goes to the gutter, sends mailer asking people to call Dem candidate’s mother who is in hospice care

According to Eclectablog (a great Michigan-centric blog), the Michigan GOP sent out a mailer asking people to call John Fisher, the Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 61st House district, but the mailer included the telephone number for Fisher’s mother, who currently in hospice care with congestive heart failure. This story is beyond disgusting. The Michigan Republican [...]

New poll shows Mary Burke with 5-point lead over Scott Walker

According to a new poll released Tuesday by Gravis Marketing, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has a 5-point lead over Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

A poll released Tuesday showing Mary Burke ahead of Gov. Scott Walker by five points has widened the Democratic challenger’s lead in Brad Jones’ model of polling for the Wisconsin gubernatorial [...]

Economic Trend Supports Raising the Minimum Wage

The news today is that consumer spending rose in August and it was driven by increases in income and wages. Ergo: continued economic recovery could be driven my raising the minimum wage.

Consumer spending in August rose 0.5 percent from the previous month after showing no gain in July, the Commerce Department reported Monday. It [...]

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Kyle Maichle should really figure out who’s on his email lists

From my email inbox comes a hit piece Kyle Maichle of the right-wing Wisconsin Election Watch doesn’t want you to see until tomorrow. Tomorrow morning, Wisconsin Election Watch will break a story regarding a Super PAC (Independent Disbursement Committee) in support of Susan Happ has had a history of campaign finance issues in Arizona dating [...]

Another Source for Information Wisconsin Voter ID Requirements

From the ACLU, another site of FAQs related to the Wisconsin Voter ID law, that as of now, will be in effect for the November 4th, 2014 general election. Click through to the link above!

Politifact: Pronounces Opposite Rulings On Basically Same Premise

This is just a little Sunday quickie related to two recent Politifact Wisconsin articles published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The first one rated Senator Chris Larson’s statement on the projected $1.8 billion shortfall in the as yet proposed 2015 – 2017 budget as FALSE.

On the day a Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau report [...]

Rita Wittwer: Disappointing lessons from the Democratic primary in the 17th Senate District

This opinion piece is worth a read for anyone who’s interested in how the political class that makes up the leadership of Democratic Party in Wisconsin seems to believe they know better than the voters when it comes to picking and choosing their preferred candidates. Disappointing lessons from the Democratic primary in the 17th Senate [...]

Tavern League of Wisconsin endorses Chris Sinicki over her tavern-owning opponent

On Wednesday Democratic State Rep. Chris Sinicki announced her reelection campaign has been endorsed by the Tavern League of Wisconsin. Rep. Sinicki’s endorsement by the Tavern League of Wisconsin is notable because her Republican opponent, Molly McGartland, is the owner of a tavern (The Country Club in Cudahy), and the fact that the Tavern League [...]

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