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 [...]

Tatewellian Double-Speak

If you completed high school English, there’s a 99% chance you’ve read at least one book by George Orwell. In one of his best works, 1984, he writes about a society that is being brain washed through the restriction and reprogramming of language—basically, cut out as many unnecessary words as possible, and introduce words that [...]

Lessons from the Old Dominion’s Gubernatorial Election

The big news out of Virginia today is Virginia is experiencing “blue shift.” A state that was once reliably red has become increasingly competitive for the Democratic Party. Part of it is because the northern part (closest to D.C.) is becoming very blue, but part of it is because the GOP still rewards candidates who [...]

Senator Vinehout versus Mike Tate

At this point in the 2014 campaign, I am firmly in the Senator Vinehout for Governor camp. And despite that I haven’t had any issue with Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate…until now.

The conventional wisdom is it is going to take some serious money to defeat Governor Walker in 2014. And the fact [...]

How To Get Even For What You’ve IMAGINED The DPW and Mike Tate Did

So you think that Mike Tate and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin are pulling a fast one on you with Mary Burke’s gubernatorial campaign? They aren’t coming up with enough support of your local races? Here’s how you fix it and let me warn you it won’t be easy:

Go to the party meetings. Attend [...]

Why the DPW is Dead Wrong for Their “Endorsement” of Mary Burke

I have never met Mary Burke. I don’t know too much about her positions on important issues regarding the state of Wisconsin. Other than her involvement with Trek Bicycles and as Commerce Secretary, I don’t know much about Ms. Burke’s background. Unlike some progressives, I’m not fanatically opposed to Mary on policy grounds. The fact [...]

Did Mike Tate just endorse Mary Burke?

Judge for yourselves.

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In response to assertions his promotion of an “I’m on Team Burke” image constitutes an endorsement of Burke’s candidacy, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate took to Facebook to explain that he hadn’t endorsed Mary Burke’s campaign, he was simply promoting her. Gang- I often promote the [...]

I Voted ” No “

Russ Feingold’s PAC, Progressives United, is asking us to vote on whether or not they should support Mary Burke for governor right away. I voted no for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it’s not clear at all that Mary Burke can be accurately described as a progressive. And because [...]

Off the Square: Mike Tate Picks Mary Burke to be the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

This is funny…

AP corrects initial reporting indicating DPW Chair Mike Tate supports Mary Burke for governor

After their initial report indicated Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate had chosen a candidate to support in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, the Associated Press has issued a correction to their original report.

Here’s the correction. MADISON, Wisconsin — In a story Aug. 28 about the Wisconsin governor’s race, The Associated Press reported erroneously [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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