Short Form Campaign Finance Reform Outline.

I have posted a number of long form campaign finance reform blogs in the past. Here’s an oldie from 2015 and an update from 2019. But as we roll into the 2022 mid-terms, here’s the short form. The only people who can contribute to a campaign are those who are…

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Robin Vos Draws A Republican Primary Opponent.

Despite being the brains behind the troglodyte majority in Madison for years now…and despite instituting one of the most heinous and muffled by a pillow ‘investigations’ into the 2020 presidential elections…Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has drawn an opponent in the Republican primary. Yes some of the biggest Trump apologists in…

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Bob Donovan’s Repeat Attempt To Smear Cavalier Johnson.

We recently discussed Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Bob Donovan’s attempt to smear Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson on social media…a social media thread that his campaign apparently deleted after thinking about it a bit more. But apparently the former alderman isn’t one to easily give up on a favorite line of disinformation….

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Local Indicator Of The Need For Campaign Finance Reform

Full Disclaimer: I have endorsed Common Council President and Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson for Mayor of Milwaukee and will continue my support through this election cycle. A few days ago, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Daniel Bice wrote about a ‘shadowy’ third party organization that has purchased television advertising in support…

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And Robin Vos Could Have Had A Retired Judge Who Knows How Elections Work!

Remember the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board? Most of you probably do and we’ve written about it a number of times over the years. But the GAB was a non-partisan board of nine retired judges who were tasked with the oversight of government ethics, elections, and campaign finance in Wisconsin. So…

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“Make the Senate Great Again” Another GOP Attack On We The People

Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska is calling for the repeal of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution that calls for the election of Senators by popular vote and return the selection to state legislatures. Sasse argues that returning control to state legislatures would be a way of increasing local…

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Remember When Trump Said He Was So Rich That He Could Pay For His Own Campaign?

Yet I get ten emails per day from his campaign, junior, the president, lara, or even newt gingrich (he’s still alive?) begging for money. Even more today since it’s the end of August deadline. Get real.

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Another Dishonest Email Solicitation From Dems.

I get an awful lot of emails from Democratic candidates around the nation and of course organizations like the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC. Because I have contributed to one or another of them at some time, they contact me again or sell my contact information to others. In line with…

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No, You Can’t Have My Cell Phone Number

I am finding this campaign season less and less amusing as we go along. I am garnering a growing list of campaign contribution solicitation emails from out of state Democrats…I have taken to unsubscribing from them but I am assuming they sell my info to other Dems…because I get at…

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Trump Campaigning On The Taxpayer’s Buck Two Eighty

Now I understand that an incumbent president running for re-election still gets to use the limo, Air Force One, and the Secret Service while campaigning. That’s fine and as it should be. But then there’s this: The president performing official business at the CDC in Atlanta and reviewing tornado damage…

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