Mary Burke pulls ahead of Gov. Scott Walker in very close Marquette poll

The newest Marquette University poll came out today, and having seen the results, it’s no wonder Gov. Scott Walker has unleashed a barrage of negative attack ads against Democratic frontrunner Mary Burke. Among likely voters, Burke led Walker, 47% to 46%.

While those numbers are still well within the Marquette poll’s margin of error (+ [...]

Scott Walker’s flip-flop on outsourcing

Back in 2012, Gov. Scott Walker shared his thoughts about what he thought of President Barack Obama’s attacks on his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, over the issue of outsourcing.

At the time, Walker made it clear that he felt President Obama was attacking Romney on outsourcing to distract voters from President Obama’s poor job performance, [...]

How did Scott Walker fail to meet his job creation promise with Republican control of all facets of WI government?

In 2010, Scott Walker made a bold campaign promise: he’d create 250,000 new jobs in Wisconsin by the end of his first term in office.

Given that we’re within 6 months of the end Gov. Walker’s first term in office, I couldn’t help but wonder how a Republican governor whose party controls the State Assembly, [...]

John Burke sets the record straight regarding Trek & Mary Burke

In response to a patently absurd (not to mention false) attack ad being aired by Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection campaign against Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Mary Burke, Trek CEO John Burk (Mary’s Brother) wrote the following letter to set the record straight.

The fact that Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign has already resorted to an “everything [...]

Scott Walker’s job creation chief defends outsourcing of WI jobs

Last week Reed Hall, the CEO of Gov. Scott Walker’s The Walker campaign launched a new ad Wednesday attacking Burke’s record on outsourcing during her time as a Trek Bicycle executive.

In a release about the ad, Friends of Scott Walker Spokesperson Tom Evenson writes: “How can the voters trust someone like Mary Burke to [...]

Wisconsin completes worst 6 months of jobs numbers under Go. Scott Walker

Over at Jake’s Eeconomic TA Funhouse, Jake has a great post outlining just how much of a failure Gov. Scott Walker has been at creating jobs. With the June Wisconsin jobs report looming for release today, I wondered if that was playing a role in Scott Walker’s sudden desire to deflect and distract the media [...]

Obama Boehner Walker Dimitrijevic

For the past six years the various left and progressive groups have been screaming about the obstructionists in the House of Representatives aided and abetted by Speaker John Boehner. Accused of hewing the company line, being co-opted by the tea party jihad, or out and out racism, the right has done everything in its power [...]

My thoughts on Marina Dimitrijevic’s record of working with Scott Walker

On Monday Shaina shared her thoughts on Democratic Assembly candidate Marina Dimitrijevic’s statement touting her record of working with Scott Walker as if that somehow qualifies her to serve in the State Assembly, but I wanted to share my thoughts as well.

First, here’s Dimitrijevic’s statement. What sets her apart from her opponents, Dimitrijevic says, [...]

Marina Dimitrijevic is proud to have worked with…Scott Walker?

If you follow local political races like I do..and you’ve spent anytime in the 19th Assembly District in Milwaukee recently..you’ll see yard signs all over the place for one of the 4 dems running for this open seat.

This article over on Urban Milwaukee provides some great info on the candidates and their stances on [...]

Report: Cindy Archer making more in six-figure state job than max salary for position

By now you’ve probably read or heard about Cindy Archer, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who was recently hired for a six-figure state job without actually applying for the job. After being hired, it was revealed Archer was actually making $27,000 per year more than her predecessor in the position, and now Patrick [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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