Archive for the 'Watchdogging Campaigns' Category

31
January
2011

Sullivan’s Base Gives Him an Edge

The race for Milwaukee County Exec is a three way race with former State Senator Jim Sullivan, Philanthropist Chris Abele and State Representative Jeff Stone hoping to take the big prize. Two other candidates who have little chance of winning are running. Although this race is non-partisan, both Sullivan and Abele are democrats while Stone […]

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25
May
2008

Who Judges the Judges?

Today The New York Times takes a front-page look at the Butler–Gableman election fiasco, using it to highlight the contrast between the U.S.'s elected judges and the selection systems used by other countries. Comments to the article are already closed, but most of the 40 that have been posted are worth reading. The hazards of […]

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13
March
2008

Reporter Nick Bohr – Republican Whore

Wow. Listening to Channel 12 reporter Nick Bohr “report” on Scott Walker you would think it was a paid television ad. Bohr not only let Walker get away with deceiving news watchers about the fiscal health of Milwaukee County, but he failed to call Walker to the carpet for the destruction of the infrastructure and […]

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2
March
2008

John McCain has Tied His Run for the White House to Convincing Voters that We are Winning the Iraq War

Flip-flop… John McCain said Monday that to win the White House he must convince a war-weary country that U.S. policy in Iraq is succeeding. If he can’t, “then I lose. I lose,” the Republican said. He quickly backed off that remark. “Let me not put it that stark,” the likely GOP nominee told reporters on […]

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8
February
2008

Nik Kovak has Connections to CRG, a Republican Shill Group

Dominated by whackos and malcontents, the Republican shill group CRG, inappropriately named Citizens for Responsible Government, now appears to have members who feel the need to get involved in the race to succeed Alderman Mike D’Amato. Nik Kovak hosted an event where CRG mouthpiece Orville Seymer was in attendance. Dan Knauss of Riverwest Neighborhood Network […]

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17
November
2007

Cashing in on Conflicts of Interest: Justice Annette Ziegler

Todays Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel points out that State Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler is recusing herself from some of the cases that come before her. Key word “some”. Ziegler doesn’t deserve a medal. Before being elected to her current position on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Ziegler heard cases where she had a direct financial conflict of […]

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