Archive for the 'Watchdogging Campaigns' Category

12
December
2015

Trump Supporters: “He Speaks To Us” vs. Establishment: “He’s Exposing Us”

Wisconsin is a classic petri dish for what Republican leaders want — stealth campaigning, an amassing of power, use of that power to change the rules to assure a permanent legislative majority, then enacting that power for radical change that will ensure the wealthy and the powerful will amass more wealth and power to rule. […]

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18
February
2013

Reform County Government — Eliminate the Executive

It was a grand experiment, but adding the layer of County Government that is least connected to the people has turned out to be a dismal failure. It’s time to get back to our roots and eliminate the position of County Executive. In theory it should have worked out well. In reality it has resulted […]

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6
June
2012

Walker’s Punch Gives Unions and Milwaukee a Black and Blue Eye

The night everyone was waiting for is over. Governor Scott Walker has survived the recall attempt against him. We can only guess what the aftermath will be. The 46% of the state voters that cast a ballot for Tom Barrett feel that this Governor is deaf to their values. They know that this election wasn’t […]

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6
April
2011

Trounced! Abele delivers crushing blow to Stone, Walker

In a crushing blow to the Wisconsin GOP, Greenfield State Representative Jeff Stone learned that there are ramifications to being a rubber stamp for Governor Scott Walker. Philanthropist Chris Abele won a stunning 61% of the vote compared to Stone’s 39% in what was widely considered to be a referendum on the policies of Scott […]

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10
February
2011

Sullivan and Abele Kick off New Ads

In the Sullivan ad, candidate Jim Sullivan introduces himself and lays out who he is and why he believes, and is committed to, public service. He hits on his background as a Navy reservist and small business owner. Sullivan has identified himself as a candidate who wants to restore our parks and transit system while […]

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8
February
2011

Extending Our Watchdogging

Yesterday we introduced our new ratings to Watchdog Politifact. Today we announce that we’ll be using those same ratings, and even expanding them, to include candidate’s campaign statements. This will be interesting as the political races unfold in the coming weeks. Share

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