AG candidate Richards releases statement on lapses in child predator tip investigations

Yesterday Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that contrary to what Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has indicated, at least 43 tips related to child predators were not investigated in a timely manner. In response to those revelations, Democratic Attorney General candidate Jon Richards released a statement calling for a full and independent [...]

Campaigns 101: don’t forget the disclaimer!

This is a small thing, but Aaron Camp of The Prairie Badger first reported Republican State Assembly candidate Justin Moralez didn’t have the standard “Authorized/paid for by……” disclaimer on an “ad” he posted to his campaign’s YouTube channel. Republican state assembly candidate Justin Moralez, who is running against progressive patriot Christine Sinicki in the 20th [...]

Sierra Club endorses Kelly Westlund for Congress

From the email inbox… The Sierra Club officially announced their endorsement of Democratic Congressional candidate Kelly Westlund. Westlund is challenging Rep. Sean Duffy in the Wisconsin 7th Congressional District.

“The Sierra Club is proud and excited to endorse Kelly Westlund for Congress. Kelly Westlund is a true environmental champion who is committed to protecting Lake [...]

Worst State in America for black children has been declared, and it’s Wisconsin

This is absolutely shameful, and blame falls to Republicans and Democrats in Wisconsin. Black families pondering a move to the Midwest might want to read this, especially if they have young children. According to a national report, Wisconsin has been ranked the worst state in the country when it comes to racial disparities for children.

The Annie [...]

Brett Hulsey announces candidacy for governor

No doubt hilarity will ensue… Democratic Assemblyman Brett Hulsey is running for governor, according to a news release issued Monday.

Hulsey said he has a plan to invest $1.2 billion to create clean energy jobs, increase job training, invest in public education and reverse tax increases and protect communities against strip mining. He said he [...]

Of course Scott Walker won’t promise to serve out a full second term…

Considering the difficulty he’s had in fulfilling his promise to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin during his first term in office, it’s not surprising Republican Gov. Scott Walker is refusing to promise to serve out a full second term if he’s reelected. A day after he formally announced his re-election bid, Gov. Scott Walker declined [...]

Wisconsin couple challenges state’s ban on same-sex marriage

This week a Milwaukee lesbian couple filed a lawsuit directly with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in an effort to invalidate Wisconsin’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. According to the suit, Katherine Halopka-Ivery tried to transfer ownership of real estate in her name to the couple and Milwaukee County register of deeds officials refused to record [...]

The Party of Lincoln?

I imagine some of you caught Bill Lueders’ article about the retirement of State Senator Dale Schultz (R – Richland Center) that was published yesterday at Urban Milwaukee titled ‘Say Goodbye to the Party of Lincoln’. Part of the article relates the story about the resolution passed at the Wisconsin Republican Party’s 6th Congressional District [...]

Scott Walker – Intimidated

Once again The Worley Dervish nails it.

Walker announces reelection bid protected as usual from the teeming hordes http://t.co/G3Xns9o7q7 #wipolitics pic.twitter.com/jxz8VXSLO4

— Worley Dervish (@WorleyDervish) April 16, 2014

I’d love to hear someone from Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign explain why he can’t be bothered to hold any public events to announce his reelection campaign, [...]

Caption This – Bill Kramer Edition

Caption this photo of Republican State Rep. Bill Kramer making his first court appearance on allegations of sexual assault.

(Pic by DINESH RAMDE — Associated Press)

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