What’s going on with Ismael Ozanne’s campaign finances?

Today was a little bit like Christmas here at Blogging Blue HQ. After all, last night was the deadline for campaigns to file their July 2014 Continuing Reports outlining their campaign contributions and expenses since January 2014.

As I perused the July Continuing Report for Democratic Attorney General candidate Ismael Ozanne (pictured, left) I was [...]

Energy Independence? Bull*lone*y!

One of my post election predictions is that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on or after November 5, 2104.

It just seems to fit with the current oil trends in the US:

U.S. Crude Oil Exports Hit a 15-Year Monthly High:

The United States exported 268,000 barrels of crude oil a [...]

Obama Boehner Walker Dimitrijevic

For the past six years the various left and progressive groups have been screaming about the obstructionists in the House of Representatives aided and abetted by Speaker John Boehner. Accused of hewing the company line, being co-opted by the tea party jihad, or out and out racism, the right has done everything in its power [...]

My thoughts on Marina Dimitrijevic’s record of working with Scott Walker

On Monday Shaina shared her thoughts on Democratic Assembly candidate Marina Dimitrijevic’s statement touting her record of working with Scott Walker as if that somehow qualifies her to serve in the State Assembly, but I wanted to share my thoughts as well.

First, here’s Dimitrijevic’s statement. What sets her apart from her opponents, Dimitrijevic says, [...]

Why won’t John Lehman debate Mary Jo Walters?

As has been reported elsewhere, recently Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Mary Jo Walters sent soon-to-be former State Sen. John Lehman, himself Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, a letter requesting a debate between Lehman and herself. Unsurprisingly, Lehman declined Walters’ request in a handwritten letter dated June 30, 2014 on “John Lehman for Lt. Governor” letterhead.

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Ernie Wittwer to Chris Larson: “You have finally crossed the line.”

Last week I wrote about how Democratic State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson had endorsed Pat Bomhack in a contested Democratic primary in the race to replace retiring State Senator Dale Schultz, instead of staying out of the race and letting voters decide on their preferred candidate.

In making his endorsement of Bomhack, Larson opined [...]

Democratic Party of Wisconsin establishment pick their candidate in 17th State Senate district

Not sure how I missed this, but last month Democratic State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson endorsed the candidacy of Pat Bomhack in the race to succeed retiring State Sen. Dale Schultz, despite the fact that Bomhack isn’t the only Democrat running to succeed Sen. Schultz. Democrat Ernie Wittwer jumped into the race last October, [...]

What were the “unusual circumstances” that led to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin endorsing John Lehman in a contested primary

According to this report by Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, last month members of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Administrative Committee (30 of whom are Democratic party insiders) voted to endorse state Sen. John Lehman, a Racine Democrat, for lieutenant governor,despite the fact that Madison activist Mary Jo Walters had also registered to [...]

County aide caught sending political email on County time

This was incredibly stupid on Martin Weddle’s part.

An aide to a Milwaukee County Board member is coming under fire for using the taxpayer-paid county email system to promote a fundraising event for a Democratic group. 

Martin Weddle, a staffer for Supervisor Khalif Rainey, sent a note to County Board employees on May 28 encouraging [...]

Is it really Mike Tate’s fault Democrats aren’t running in all 99 Assembly races?

Over at Cognitive Dissidence, Jeff Simpson wants to blame Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate for the fact that Democrats did not field candidates in 26 of the 99 Assembly seats up for reelection later this year. The problem with the 72 county strategy, is it either has yet to be enacted or they are having [...]

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