Democratic establishment-preferred candidate in 17th Senate district lags in fundraising

It looks like 17th State Senate district candidate Pat Bomhack, the hand-picked choice of State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson and the Democratic establishment, is having some problems raising money. In April, after being urged by Senate Democratic leadership to abandon his second bid for state Assembly, Pat Bomhack declared his candidacy for the 17th [...]

Discontent continues among Democrats in 17th State Senate race

Last month I wrote about how State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson picked his preferred candidate (Pat Bomhack) in a contested Democratic primary in the 17th State Senate district. Shortly after my original report, Larson snubbed Ernie Wittwer, one of the two Democrats running in the 17th Senate district, at the 2014 Democratic Party of [...]

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, [...]

Sen. Chris Larson to hold a series of town hall events in district

From my email inbox comes news of a series of Town Hall events hosted by Democratic State Senator Chris Larson. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bay View High School 2751 S. Lenox Street Milwaukee, WI 53207

Thursday, April 24, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. St. Francis Library 4230 S. Nicholson [...]

Chris Larson announces two upcoming campaign fundraisers

From my email inbox comes news of two campaign fundraisers for State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson, who’s running for reelectiona this fall. Dear Zachary,

I hope you can join me next week to kick off my re-election campaign. Below is the information for the events in Cudahy and on Milwaukee’s Eastside.

Cudahy Campaign [...]

Senator Chris Larson to Run for Re-election!

From today’s email swarm:

Dear Edward,

I am happy to announce that I will be running for reelection this fall. After many busy years it is time to hit the campaign trail once again. Over the past year it has been an honor to serve as Democratic Leader in the state Senate, and I am [...]

Sen. Chris Larson to hold two town hall meetings in February

From my email inbox comes news of two upcoming town hall meetings with Democratic State Sen. Chris Larson. Milwaukee Town Hall Monday, February 3, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park Community Room 1500 E. Park Place Milwaukee, WI 53211 (Representative Jon Richards and Alderman Nik Kovac also attending)


Walker administration drops permit requirement for Capitol protests

This is a victory for free speech. To settle a free speech lawsuit, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration agreed Tuesday to pay more than $88,000 in attorneys fees and drop its hard-and-fast requirement that larger groups protesting in the Capitol receive a permit.

The Walker administration faced a federal trial in January over the permitting requirement [...]

Sen. Cullen supports the rights of Solidarity Sing Along participants to sing without a permit

Last week I highlighted statements made by Democratic State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson, who stated his belief that Solidarity Sing Along participants should get a permit if they want to sing in the State Capitol rotunda.

At the time, myself and Doug from Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Republican decided to email each and [...]

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