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Mark Block facing federal campaign finance investigation?

As Scooby Doo would say, “ruh roh….” Federal authorities have opened an investigation into two Wisconsin-based corporations founded and run by Mark Block, a veteran political operative who ran Herman Cain’s unsuccessful presidential campaign.

“They are very interested in Mark and these groups,” said a source familiar with the probe. “It is not my sense, […]

Beware of the MacIver spin machine

Read the entire opinion column over at Citizen Action Wisconsin’s “No Sacred Cows” blog.

A series of FACTS about the MacIver Institute & its employees/associates

Here’s a series of FACTS about the folks working for (or associated with) the John K. MacIver Institute:

FACT #1: Brian Fraley, the Communications Director for the MacIver Institute, is a former national insurance industry lobbyist who was director of the Senate Republican caucus during part of the time of the “Caucus Scandal” in which […]

The Mark Block You Never Knew!

Oh my…

Mark Block-associated organization involved in allegations of illegal campaign activities

Mark Block potentially involved in illegal campaign activities? That’s unpossible! Herman Cain’s two top campaign aides ran a private Wisconsin-based corporation that helped the GOP presidential candidate get his fledgling campaign off the ground by originally footing the bill for tens of thousands of dollars in expenses for such items as iPads, chartered flights and […]

Maybe Herman Cain Should Also Never Do Another Ad Again

Here is the ad prior to the Mark Block Smoking man ad. Sometimes words fail me.

Mark Block should never appear in another ad ever again

Uh, wow.

The sordid history of Americans For Prosperity in Wisconsin’s elections

Mark Block

I’ve already documented the efforts by Americans For Prosperity (AF) to confuse Democratic voters in the 2nd and 10th State Senate districts – where incumbent Republican State Senators Rob Cowles and Sheila Harsdorf face tough recall elections – with a mailer telling them to send in their absentee ballots by August 11, 2011. That date […]

Ron Johnson: Mark Block’s contrived Tea Party candidate

Many in the blogosphere (including your truly) have labeled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson as the “Tea Party candidate,” given Johnson’s appearance at a Madison Tea Party rally earlier this year, as well as claims Johnson helped found the Oshkosh tea party group, but folks from the various Tea Party groups in Wisconsin made […]

Thompson makes news in two ways today

Well, that settles that.

Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson won’t be running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Russ Feingold, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel earlier today that his family didn’t want him to make one more statewide run. While Thompson’s announcement is news all by itself, his appearance at today’s “Tea […]