With Vinehout Out, What Happens To Mary Burke?

Editor’s Note: What follows is a repost of an entry originally posted by Eric Brant and then deleted. Deletion of posts should only be done under the most extreme of circumstances, and this wasn’t one of those circumstances, so I’ve restored the original post. -ZW

After months of speculation Kathleen Vinehout has announced that she [...]

Senator Vinehout Won’t Run for Governor??

The Life in Wisconsin blog by Mike Kahlow at the Daily Kos is reporting that Senator Kathleen Vinehout will announce that she is not going to run for governor:

Several sources close to Wisconsin State Senator Kathleen Vinehout told The Progressive on Thursday that she has decided against making a run for governor.

Vinehout, [...]

Kathleen Vinehout: Let the People Speak on Nonpartisan Redistricting

From my email inbox comes Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s thoughts on nonpartisan redistricting. “Look at this map,” the man directed. “There are lots of squiggly lines in Wisconsin and Illinois but Iowa has real neat boxes.” The maps he showed me were the lines of Congressional Districts in the three states.

For many years [...]

Kathleen Vinehout: Independent Charter Schools: Siphoning off Public Money to Private Interests

“Will the Legislature allow statewide expansion of charter schools and how will that affect my local public school?”

This question is one I hear so often particularly in communities where people are worried about the future of their small local schools.

Last fall, the Senate Education Committee debated Senate Bill 76, which takes away local [...]

Kathleen Vinehout: Looking Forward to the Challenges of 2014

From my email inbox comes the latest from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. The snow blows over the frozen fields. But in the farmer’s mind, the plants already appear in straight rows and the blossoms are in bud. It takes an optimist to be a farmer – one who sees the potential bounty of the [...]

Kathleen Vinehout: Thank You

From my email inbox: Thank you so much for the hundreds of cards, letters, and get well notes you’ve sent. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of concern, thoughts, prayers, and expressions of kindness and support.

I’m very grateful for my talented surgical team who spent 8 hours putting my shattered bones back together [...]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout injured in car accident

Here’s hoping Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is okay…. Wisconsin state Senator Kathleen Vinehout was involved in a car wreck Sunday morning en route to Milwaukee, a member of her staff told The Progressive.

The likely gubernatorial candidate’s condition was unclear at time of this story’s publication. The staffer said that Vinehout appeared to have injured [...]

2014 Will Mould 2016 for Scott Walker

Many Wisconsin Progressives are extremely unhappy with the candidacy of Trek Executive, Mary Burke. Nary a day goes by without Facebook posts about Burke’s lack of a progressive outlook and Vinehout’s expected announcement.

Most recently a member of the Solidarity Sing-A-Long put up a post stating that “Burke is among the one percent” and “she [...]

Just a bit of snark regarding John Lehman’s Lt. Gov announcement

As Ed Shaina noted earlier today, Democratic State Sen. John Lehman has announced he will run for Lieutenant Governor next year rather than seek re-election to his Senate seat.

As a friend on Facebook noted, there’s been no word on when Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate will issue a statement sharing his belief [...]

Polling Gives Democrats Several Angles

The recent polling out of Marquette University should give hope to those who want to oust Scott Walker in 2014. The polling is about two weeks old and shows that the race is a statistical tie. Mary Burke, the only declared candidate, polls at 45% compared to Walker’s 47%.

Just days after Burke declared that [...]

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