Mary Burke pulls ahead of Gov. Scott Walker in very close Marquette poll

The newest Marquette University poll came out today, and having seen the results, it’s no wonder Gov. Scott Walker has unleashed a barrage of negative attack ads against Democratic frontrunner Mary Burke. Among likely voters, Burke led Walker, 47% to 46%.

While those numbers are still well within the Marquette poll’s margin of error (+ [...]

Scott Walker’s flip-flop on outsourcing

Back in 2012, Gov. Scott Walker shared his thoughts about what he thought of President Barack Obama’s attacks on his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, over the issue of outsourcing.

At the time, Walker made it clear that he felt President Obama was attacking Romney on outsourcing to distract voters from President Obama’s poor job performance, [...]

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 [...]

Wisconsin GAB rules to prohibit the use of cameras by election observers

http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/on-politics/board-votes-that-ban-on-election-observers-using-cameras-should/article_5b7f13b9-25ef-59c1-9f10-c523211fbf9e.html#ixzz3899H011l target=_blank>This is great news for for anyone opposed to nanny-state Republicans who want to get all “Big Brother” on citizens who are exercising their Constitutionally-protected rights. The state elections board on Monday rejected a proposal to let election observers photograph and videotape voters at the polls.

Republican lawmakers who lead legislative elections committees had [...]

State Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd endorses Jonathan Brostoff

This is a pretty big deal… “The challenges we face as a city today require fresh, energetic leaders in Madison who will work hard, everyday, to address the needs of our community,” Harris Dodd said. “I have known Jonathan for many years and know he is the right candidate for our neighborhoods — he has [...]

What do you get without a union? 12 hour shifts!

No matter how glowing the remarks in this article about the success of 12 hour shifts, I can say from first hand experience that they pretty much suck…back in the late 1970′s when I thought being a machinist was cool and the road to big blue collar money I worked in a non-union contract manufacturer…and [...]

How did Scott Walker fail to meet his job creation promise with Republican control of all facets of WI government?

In 2010, Scott Walker made a bold campaign promise: he’d create 250,000 new jobs in Wisconsin by the end of his first term in office.

Given that we’re within 6 months of the end Gov. Walker’s first term in office, I couldn’t help but wonder how a Republican governor whose party controls the State Assembly, [...]

John Burke sets the record straight regarding Trek & Mary Burke

In response to a patently absurd (not to mention false) attack ad being aired by Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection campaign against Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Mary Burke, Trek CEO John Burk (Mary’s Brother) wrote the following letter to set the record straight.

The fact that Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign has already resorted to an “everything [...]

Wisconsin elections board upholds ban on observers’ use of cameras

Ripped from the headlines with the latest in election news:

There will be no selfies — or any other photos taken by observers — at the polls this August.

The state elections board decided Monday to support a rule banning election observers from taking photos and videotaping what happens at the polls, including [...]

Scott Walker’s job creation chief defends outsourcing of WI jobs

Last week Reed Hall, the CEO of Gov. Scott Walker’s The Walker campaign launched a new ad Wednesday attacking Burke’s record on outsourcing during her time as a Trek Bicycle executive.

In a release about the ad, Friends of Scott Walker Spokesperson Tom Evenson writes: “How can the voters trust someone like Mary Burke to [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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