Bob Donovan to run for Milwaukee Mayor in 2016 – someone get the popcorn!

This makes me smile, because hilarity will no doubt ensue. With the 2016 mayoral election nearly two long years away, south side alderman Bob Donovan told several hundred cheering friends and supporters Tuesday night that he will challenge Mayor Tom Barrett.

Donovan, a four-term alderman and a frequent critic of the mayor on such hot-button [...]

Ron Johnson on 2016 campaign: “Meh.”

I sure hope Sen. Ron Johnson is this lackadaisical come 2016… “Come November, whatever day it is in 2016, I will guarantee you I will be the calmest on Election Night,” Johnson said. “I win either way. I either get back my life that I miss, or…”

After long pause, Johnson gathered his thoughts and [...]

Hillary the progressive? Not so much.

As a followup to earlier post questioning whether Hillary Clinton is really a progressive, I thought this would be worth a read,

And yet it is on economic policy—not on foreign policy, on Benghazi, her broader record as secretary of state or even her now-ancient votes as the senator from New York—that she is most [...]

Hillary Clinton vs. Russ Feingold

Over at The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf wrote an excellent piece contrasting presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and former U.S. Senator (and staunch progressive) Russ Feingold.

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Brian Schweitzer: Hillary Clinton is no populist

Apparently former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer isn’t ready for a Hillary Clinton coronation in 2016, according to comments he made in a recent Time magazine interview.

Asked to share his thoughts on the presumption that Hillary Clinton is the heir apparent to President Barack Obama, Schweitzer was blunt in his assessment of Clinton. You can’t [...]

Why is Sen. Ron Johnson using campaign funds for ObamaCare lawsuit?

Over at The Political Environment, James Rowen raises a good question regarding Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s decision to use campaign funds to pay for the lawsuit he filed attempting to block ObamaCare. Would he burn campaign dollars on litigation if he were running for re-election?

Ron Johnson to use campaign fund for Obamacare [...]

Governor Walker Wants To Continue The Tuition Freeze at UW

Gov. Scott Walker on Friday proposed freezing the University of Wisconsin System tuition for another two years, adding on to a similar hard cap enacted last year.

That should give him just about enough time to finish his degree…we wouldn’t want him saddled with thousands in student debt going into the 2016 Presidential election cycle!

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County Executive Abele shells out $28,000 to Republican media consultant

It’s amazing what can be found in campaign finance reports. Abele also shelled out more than $28,000 to Thomas Keeley, a media consultant with a roster of Republican clients, including U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. Keeley handled social media during Johnson’s successful defeat of Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold.

Hillary Clinton in 2016? Meh.

“Hillary will be a great president.” – Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos.com

Perhaps Hillary Clinton is Markos’ cup of tea, but I’d love to see a more progressive Democratic presidential candidate, because the last thing I want is another centrist Democrat in the White House.

David Clarke hints at desire to take electoral drubbing at the hands of Tom Barrett

As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is hinting that he’d consider running against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2016. In an interview this week with the Journal Sentinel, Clarke, who has been highly critical of Barrett’s tenure as mayor, said he was sizing up a possible run. But he [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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