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Republicans ready to “drop the bomb” on private sector unions (VIDEO)

According to a press release issued yesterday by Democratic State Sens. Julie Lassa and Chris Larson and State Rep. Sandy Pasch, Republican legislators Paul Farrow and Ed Brooks are prepared to “drop the bomb” on private sector unions in the form of legislation that would allow employers to reduce the hours of their union-represented employees […]

Could the fight to protect collective bargaining rights be coming to an end?

The “Wisconsin 14″ – the 14 Democratic State Senators who fled Wisconsin in order to slow down passage of the budget “repair” bill proposed by Gov. Scott Walker and supported by legislative Republicans – still haven’t returned to Wisconsin, but according to Democratic State Senator Julie Lassa, an agreement could soon be reached between the […]

Sean Duffy: No Show

This is gonna leave a mark: It’s worth noting Sean Duffy also resigned as Ashland County District Attorney before the end of his term.

Sean Duffy Takes an Ax!

The New York Times published a blog that shows two Sean Duffy ads. The one Zach published earlier this week and a counter ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

From the blog:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, meanwhile, is trying to use Mr. Duffy’s television fame against him in an ad released Wednesday. […]

Julie Lassa has a new ad up

I haven’t spent a lot of time talking about Democratic State Senator Julie Lassa, who’s vying for the 7th Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Dave Obey, but she’s got her first ad up, and I figured it was worth taking a look at.

Here’s the ad, titled “Two Skills,” which highlights Lassa’s […]

Notes from the DPW Convention

6:51 p.m. Jeff Hall just finished speaking….talked about how Tom Barrett has the right message for Wisconsin. Lots of fired up delegates here in the convention hall. Next up is State Treasurer Dawn Marie Sass.

6:55 p.m. Dawn Marie Sass speaking now; she’s touting her record. Set a record for giving back money three consecutive […]

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

At the risk of losing my “street cred” as a loyal Democrat, I chuckled when I read this press released issued by the Republican Party of Wisconsin: According to a report from WisPolitics, Rick Fromberg is the frontrunner to become Julie Lassa’s new campaign manager in the race for Wisconsin’s 7th District.

The Democratic […]

Wait…..he’s a Democrat?!?!?

Joe Reasbeck is running as a Democrat for the seat currently held by Rep. Dave Obey in the 7th Congressional district. Reasbeck announced his decision to run earlier this week, and while I certainly think primaries are a great idea, I can’t help but wonder why Reasbeck is running as a Democrat, given the fact […]

A few election news & notes

State Rep. Annette Polly Williams, who has served in the Wisconsin State Assembly since 1980, has announced she won’t seek another term in office. I’m a firm believer that the Milwaukee delegation in the State Senate and State Assembly is in need of new leaders with fresh ideas, so hopefully Williams’ retirement will end […]

Some thoughts on the 7th CD

Xoff over at Uppity Wisconsin and Mike H over at Letters in Bottles have excellent writeups on the race in the 7th Congressional district. As xoff notes, Democrats are trying hard to hand the Democratic nomination to State Sen. Julie Lassa, and he notes that while we’re not likely to see a contested Democratic primary, […]