Alex Lasry leaves WI Senate race, endorses Mandela Barnes

On the heels of Tom Nelson’s decision to drop out of the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, followed by Nelson’s endorsement of Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, comes news that Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry has decided to drop out of the Democratic primary and endorse Barnes. While that leaves State Treasurer…

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Will Republican Derrick Van Orden return campaign contributions from alleged Chinese agent Steve Wynn?

I found this on Twitter… (h/t to The Wisconsin Idea) While Steve Wynn is only alleged to be an agent of the Chinese government, this still isn’t a good look, leaving me to wonder if Republican Congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden will disavow and return the contributions made to his…

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Millionaire Republican Senator Ron Johnson Pays Practically Pennies in Income Taxes

Must be nice to be a multi-millionaire Republican U.S. Senator… How did a multimillionaire like Johnson, who makes $174,000 a year as a U.S. senator, pay only a couple of thousand dollars in state income taxes just a few years back? To be exact, state records say Johnson, an Oshkosh…

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Meet Jonathan Wichmann – candidate for governor and conductor of the crazy train

Among the many candidates sure to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in the 2022 election is far right Republican/Libertarian Jonathan Wichmann. While Wichmann might ordinarily profile as nothing more than a fringe candidate, his campaign was recently endorsed by none other than Michael Flynn, the disgraced and convicted former…

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Milwaukee Ald. Chantia Lewis charged with campaign finance crimes

Well this is awkward… Milwaukee Ald. Chantia Lewis, who is running for the U.S. Senate, was charged Tuesday with five criminal counts accusing her of taking more than $20,000 in campaign funds and false travel reimbursements from the city. The criminal complaint said Lewis used campaign funds to attend a Florida worship conference,…

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WILL wins award, staffer flashes strange hand signs

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, a right-wing policy center here in Wisconsin, recently posted a photo on Twitter highlighting an award they won. In said photo (see below) Noah Diekemper, who works for WILL as a Senior Policy Analyst, can be seen flashing what appears to be the…

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Robin Vos travels to Florida to kiss Donald Trump’s ring, reminding me of a great movie

Behold, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on a plane with disgraced former President Donald Trump. The photo of Vos and Trump on a plane together reminded me of a great line from a piece of cinematic artistry….

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I have a question about the January 6 insurrection…

So here’s my questions about the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol by crazed supporters of disgraced former President Donald Trump: If those who stormed the United States Capitol on January 6 were really “bad actors” from the Antifa and BLM movements – as some right-wing elected…

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years!

Today marks the 14th year anniversary for Blogging Blue. On July 1, 2007 this blog sprang into existence with my first post about then-presidential candidate Barack Obama: To say it’s been an amazing 14 years would be a gross understatement. Because of this blog I’ve been able to see and…

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The Winnebago County Republican Party puts its racism on display

For a long time the Republican Party has been content to be somewhat (and I use that word loosely) subtle about their racism, but apparently the folks running the Winnebago County Republican Party are tired of being subtle about their racism.

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