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 [...]

#TBT – Molly McGartland: parents of murder suspects “infected” society with their offspring

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) is kind of a big deal on Facebook and the Twitters, so I thought I’d do a little Throwback Thursday here at Blogging Blue.

In honor of her entry into the race in the 20th Assembly district, today’s Throwback Thursday is dedicated to Republican Molly McGartland, circa 2013. Via Facebook comes this [...]

Some news from the 20th Assembly district

Some interesting tidbits of information coming out of the 20th Assembly district, where a gaggle of Republicans are vying to unseat incumbent Democratic State Rep. Chris Sinicki.

It looks like two-time candidate (and loser) Molly McGartland is back for another (likely futile) attempt at unseating Rep. Sinicki. While she hasn’t officially registered as a candidate [...]

Molly McGartland: parents of murder suspects “infected” society with their offspring

Via Facebook comes this gem from Molly McGartland, who has twice run and lost for the State Assembly seat currently held by Democrat Chris Sinicki.

As reprehensible as McGartland’s use of the word “infected” is, she later defended her use of the word “infected,” arguing that her use of the word “infected” was “spot [...]

My thoughts on the 2012 election results

Yesterday Jay wrote an excellent piece sharing his thoughts on the results of the 2012 election, and if you haven’t read it yet, you absolutely should. While Jay sums up much of what I’m feeling right now, I wanted to share some of my own thoughts as well.

While I’m certainly disappointed Republicans maintained control [...]

Some thoughts on the 20th Assembly district race

Last week a couple of random conservative blogs predictably made hay about some unpaid traffic tickets and other financial issues on the part of Democratic State Rep. Chris Sinicki (pictured, left), who’s running for reelection to the State Assembly. While I certainly appreciate the concerns of those conservatives who wanted to make a political issue [...]

Some Assembly-related election tidbits

According to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) “Candidates Registered by Office” report, things are about to get a little more interesting here in the south shore suburbs of Milwaukee.

In the 20th Assembly district, which in my opinion is very capably represented by incumbent Democratic State Rep. Chris Sinicki, Sinicki’s failed 2010 Republican challenger [...]

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