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A couple of tidbits I found interesting as I look through campaign financial reports

Just a few election-related tidbits I found interesting as I’ve been combing through campaign finance reports.

“Make It” Molly McGartland, the thrice-defeated Republican challenger to Democratic State Rep. Christine Sinicki, loaned her campaign $6,000 during the most recent reporting period (and over $12,000 total) and spent $5,900 on her campaign website. I may not be […]

Yesterday’s silver lining

If there was a silver lining to come out of yesterday's mess of an election, it's that @VoteSinicki walloped @MMcGartland for a 3rd time.

— Blogging Blue (@BloggingBlue) November 6, 2014

I’ll have more on yesterday’s election results at a date and time to be determined.

Molly McGartland’s bizarre rant about liberals and women

From the website of right-wing tea party extremist Assembly candidate Molly McGartland comes this absolutely bizarre screed accusing liberals of being “anti-women.” Liberal politicians constantly accuse conservatives of conducting a War on Women while liberals are the ones doing all the damage. Their words about it are just propaganda. Their actions, on the other hand, […]

Tavern League of Wisconsin endorses Chris Sinicki over her tavern-owning opponent

On Wednesday Democratic State Rep. Chris Sinicki announced her reelection campaign has been endorsed by the Tavern League of Wisconsin. Rep. Sinicki’s endorsement by the Tavern League of Wisconsin is notable because her Republican opponent, Molly McGartland, is the owner of a tavern (The Country Club in Cudahy), and the fact that the Tavern League […]

The WisconsinEye interviews: Chris Sinicki and Molly McGartland (or not)

Throughout this election season, Steve Walters of WisconsinEye has been sitting down with candidates both pre-primary and post-primary to ask them some questions about themselves, their campaigns, and the issues that matter in the 2014 election.

As part of that ongoing series of interviews, Walters recently sat down with incumbent Democrat State Rep. Chris Sinicki. […]

Why won’t Molly McGartland debate Chris Sinicki?

In the interest of allowing residents of the 20th State Assembly district to have an opportunity to hear from the two candidates for that office – incumbent Democratic Rep. Chris Sinicki and her challenger Republican Molly McGartland – a resident of Cudahy who had previously organized/moderated candidate forums had attempted to organize a debate between […]

Molly McGartland forced to loan campaign $2,000 after it ends up with negative balance

On August 8, Republican State Assembly candidate Molly McGartland, who’s vying to unseat incumbent Democratic State Rep. Christine Sinicki, filed a pre-primary campaign finance report (shown below) in which her campaign ended with a negative cash balance of $1,526.43. According to the report, McGartland’s campaign received $425 in contributions and then spent $2,407.09, resulting in […]

A few brief thoughts from the 20th Assembly district’s Republican candidate forum

Earlier tonight the south branch of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (which according to Chairman Michael S. Murphy has just two dues-paying members) held a candidate forum for the three Republicans (Mike Pierce, Molly McGartland, and Justin Moralez) vying to unseat incumbent Democratic State Rep. Christine Sinicki in the 20th Assembly district.

While I’ll […]

When will Molly McGartland finally pay off her $11,000 judgment to Marquette University?

Back in 2010, I wrote about the 11,534.43 judgment against Molly McGartland, who at the time was the lone Republican challenger to Democratic State Rep. Chris Sinicki. At the time, I pointed out the hypocrisy of McGartland claiming in a literature piece and on her website to be a “fiscal conservative” when she couldn’t take […]

Inside the numbers: the money race in the 20th Assembly district

As I mentioned in another post, Monday night was the deadline for campaigns across Wisconsin to file their campaign finance reports for the period spanning from January to July, and so I’ve been like a kid on Christmas morning.

Given my interest in the race in the 20th Assembly district, where three Republicans are vying […]