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  • Kathleen Vinehout endorses Tom Barrett

    05/28/2012 10:23:34 AM PDT · by bsdsan · 1 replies
    Past loser Kathleen Vinehout endorses future loser Tom Barrett. With all the Amens, it was white western Wisconsin democrats trying to be like their Georgia brethren. Where is Kathleen Falk? She is probably off picking blueberries with Jan Schakowsky. BTW ... I hate my accent. It is so annoying.
  • Wisconsin Recall Sputters

    05/10/2012 7:09:14 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 39 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | May 9th, 2012 | Jacob Laskin
    That sound you hear may be the sputtering of Wisconsin Democrats and public-sector unions’ campaign to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker. On Tuesday, Democrats went to the polls to choose a candidate to square off against Walker in next month’s recall election. But the union-led opposition’s hopes that the standard bearer would be a Big Labor darling were dashed with the election of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, rather than the unions’ preferred candidate, Democratic operative Kathleen Falk. Falk’s defeat marks only the latest setback for a recall campaign that is increasingly running out of steam.Keep reading... 
  • Barrett & Falk Won't Say How They Would Have Balanced WI Budget [Dem gov candidates]

    04/12/2012 11:04:58 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9:38 AM, Apr 12, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Democrats have hammered Wisconsin governor Scott Walker over the past year for cutting nearly one billion dollars in state aid to school districts as part of his plan to close the state's $3.6 billion deficit. Democratic anger with Walker's budget cuts is a huge reason why Walker is facing a recall election on June 5. But the two leading Democrats vying to replace Walker, Dane county executive Kathleen Falk and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, were unwilling to say Wednesday night how they would have balanced the budget or even how much they would have cut from the state's education budget....
  • Minority Rule’s Last Gasp in Wisconsin - Public-sector unions find a candidate to run against...

    02/14/2012 10:57:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 1+ views
    City Journal ^ | 14 February 2012 | Christian Schneider
    Public-sector unions find a candidate to run against Scott Walker.To this day, Wisconsin liberals genuflect at the mention of “Fighting Bob” La Follette, the state’s most revered political figure, who served as governor and U.S. senator and won 17 percent of the vote as a Progressive Party candidate for president in 1924. La Follette earned his place in state lore the hard way, fighting an uphill battle against what he called “the menace of the political machine.” Back then, that meant party bosses who anointed candidates in smoke-filled rooms, blunting the will of the people. La Follette believed that to...
  • WI: Unions ask Democrats in Walker recall to make veto pledge (Falk signs)

    02/08/2012 1:04:16 PM PST · by MNlurker · 31 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2/8/2012 | Jason Stein
    Union leaders are asking Democratic candidates for governor to veto the next state budget if it doesn't restore collective bargaining for public workers and at least one leading candidate - Kathleen Falk - has agreed, participants in the private meetings say.
  • Democrat Kathleen Falk Running for Governor Against Scott Walker

    01/18/2012 8:43:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 84 replies
    Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk is running as a Democrat against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. She made her announcement today in an online video posted to her website and in an email message to supporters. Falk says in the message that the 1 million signatures submitted Tuesday to recall Walker was an “unprecedented and inspiring show of solidarity and determination.” Falk says she will make different choices than Walker on focus on creating good-paying jobs, a clean environment, successful schools and affordable health care. Friends of Scott Walker reacted to Falk's candidacy shortly after she declared. "Kathleen Falk's announcement...
  • Union leaders urge Barrett not to run in recall race

    12/24/2011 4:17:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-23-11 | Daniel Bice
    Leaders of the state's largest teachers union and the state employees union met privately with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett this week to discourage him from running in possible recall election next year against Gov. Scott Walker. But Barrett rebuffed the union bosses. According to an email obtained by No Quarter, Wisconsin Education Association Council President Mary Bell, WEAC Executive Director Dan Burkhalter and other top union officials had a face-to-face meeting with the Democratic mayor on Monday to discuss the potential Walker recall race. "Despite attempts to communicate the issues you laid out very clearly in our meeting on Saturday,...
  • Rally Urges (WI SC Judge) Prosser Leave of Absence

    07/13/2011 7:42:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    Wisconsin Radio Network ^ | July 13, 2011 | Bob Hauge
    A rally at the Capitol Tuesday sought to pressure Justice David Prosser to take a leave of absence. “In any workplace that I have ever been in, if somebody is accused of such serious allegations – putting a fellow co-worker into a choke hold – they would be expected to be on leave immediately,” said Lisa Subeck is a Madison common council member, and President of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. “The alleged physical assault by Justice Prosser is completely unacceptable,” said former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk. “Justice Prosser should step down while the investigation continues.” The Dane County Sheriff’s Department...