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  • Trek urges Wisconsin cyclists to oppose governor's proposed budget cuts and bike tax

    05/21/2015 1:05:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Industry News, Bicycle Retailer ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brain Staff
    "I think the reason these anti-bike policies are being proposed is itís a red-meat issue for a lot of Republicans," Bike Fed executive director Dave Cieslewicz told "They have stereotypes about what cyclists are and they donít see them as their voters. They see attacks on cycling as politically beneficial." WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) ó Trek Bicycle's president, John Burke, is urging Wisconsin cyclists to contact their state lawmakers in support of the state's Complete Streets Law, which Gov. Scott Walker has proposed eliminating. Burke, in an email sent this week, also urged them to oppose a $25 state bicycle...
  • Mary Burke selling Madison house highlighted in campaign

    01/12/2015 10:23:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-12-15 | Daniel Bice
    A little more than two months ago, Mary Burke was hoping to trade in her modest Madison house for the governor's mansion. That didn't work out so well for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. But Burke is still on the move. Records show she is selling her three-bedroom bungalow after she recently moved into an upscale apartment in downtown Madison. Burke's 1,465-square-foot house in Madison's middle-class Atwood neighborhood is being listed for $259,900, according to the website for First Weber Group Realtors. Built in 1925, the house has a detached, one-car garage and a total of 10 rooms. Burke, who was...
  • Dividing Lines: Already polarized, Wisconsin's fault lines now wider

    12/28/2014 5:54:16 AM PST · by rellimpank · 58 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 dec 2014 | Craig Gilbert
    At first glance, Gov. Scott Walkerís re-election last month looks like a carbon copy of his victory four years earlier. He won the same kinds of voters. He won the same parts of the state. And he won with virtually the same share of the vote: 52.25% in 2010 and 52.26% in 2014. But on closer inspection, there is an important difference: Wisconsin is even more polarized today than it was four years ago. Based on almost everything we know about the Nov. 4 election, the stateís fault lines are deeper and more sharply defined, its voters are more divided...
  • Concha: Wasserman Schultzís Time As DNC Chairwoman About to Expire

    11/07/2014 1:05:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-6-14 | Joe Concha
    When mentioning the most polarizing figure in the Democratic party outside of the president himself, that one person who creates a visceral reaction every time he or she speaks, one of the following contestants is invariably in the running for top prize: A) Eric Holder B) Susan Rice C) Charlie Rangel D) Debbie Wasserman Schultz But with Holder on the way out, Rice (thankfully) muted lately after a series of unintentionally comical Sunday talk show appearances, and Rangel stuck somewhere between stupid and 1866, first prize falls to the DNC Chairwoman ó who may be forced to update her LinkedIn...
  • ĎIíll hold your hairí: An open letter to the Journal Sentinelís Dan Bice (WI GOV RACE)

    11/06/2014 12:16:19 PM PST · by bigbob · 3 replies
    Wisconsin reporter ^ | 11-5-14 | Matt Swaim
    Dear Dan: Go ahead, man. Lean over the toilet and let it out. It must have been hard to include Wisconsin Reporter Ė even backhanded Ė among the winners in your post-election ďWinners and LosersĒ column. Donít fight it, Dan. Iíll hold your hair. In crediting Michael Grebe with Gov. Scott Walkerís Election Day win over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, you note that Grebe Ė Walkerís campaign chairman and head of (what you call) ďthe conservative Bradley FoundationĒ Ė ďhas poured money into online outlets that dig up dirt on Democrats and liberals.Ē One of those groups, you say,...
  • Deliverance II, etc.

    11/06/2014 8:34:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 11-6-14 | Editiorial
    Deliverance, II Monday on talk radio we heard a woman pronounce herself devoted to education and say she would vote for Mary Burke because Governor Walker had been bad for teachers and it was ďtime for a change.Ē Astoundingly, she went on to agree that teachers should contribute some payment toward their health insurance and pensions, and that they should not be forced to pay union dues against their will. The woman was dumbstruck to learn she was agreeing with Walker on the most salient aspects of his Act 10 reforms, but unmoved on the question of whether he had...
  • ĎIíll hold your hairí: An open letter to the Journal Sentinelís Dan Bice (WI)

    11/05/2014 12:50:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-5-14 | Wil Swaim
    Dear Dan: Go ahead, man. Lean over the toilet and let it out. It must have been hard to include Wisconsin Reporter Ė even backhanded Ė among the winners in your post-election ďWinners and LosersĒ column. Donít fight it, Dan. Iíll hold your hair. In crediting Michael Grebe with Gov. Scott Walkerís Election Day win over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, you note that Grebe Ė Walkerís campaign chairman and head of (what you call) ďthe conservative Bradley FoundationĒ Ė ďhas poured money into online outlets that dig up dirt on Democrats and liberals.Ē One of those groups, you say,...
  • Wisconsin Election Results by County

    11/04/2014 6:34:30 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2014 | Politico
    Bar graph for each COUNTY in our state for Governor Scott Walker (R) and opponent Mary Burke (D, Trust Fund Baby). It's looking good, already. Milwaukee County to Burke right now, but not by much!
  • Wisconsin early voting vs 2012 recall election

    11/04/2014 2:22:36 PM PST · by DCdude · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11/04/2014 | AP
    With more than 289,000 ballots received as of Monday, Wisconsin has significantly increased its 2010 pre-election turnout, when Republican Scott Walker first claimed the governor's seat. This time, he's aiming for a second term that could set up a run for president in 2016.
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of†Obamacare†felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunnís (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a ďlightweight.Ē 3.)†Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • Bill Clinton says, "You're ready for Mary Burke" in new ad

    11/01/2014 9:27:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-31-14 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- Fresh off a visit to Milwaukee to campaign for Mary Burke, former President Bill Clinton has cut an ad for the Democratic candidate for governor. "If you're ready for a governor who will get up every day thinking about your family and building the middle class, you're ready for Mary Burke," Clinton says in the ad. The spot features the former president speaking directly into the camera -- a technique often used by Burke's opponent, Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The election is Tuesday.
  • [Governor] Walker (R, WI) Ahead in Last Poll Before Election

    10/29/2014 3:24:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    FOX 11 ^ | October 29, 2014 | AP Staff
    MADISON, WI (AP) ó Republican Gov. Scott Walker is leading Democrat Mary Burke in the last Marquette University Law School poll released before Tuesdayís election. The poll released Wednesday showed Walker with 50 percent support, compared with 43 percent for Burke. The poll had a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Walker and Burke were tied with 47 percent support in the previous poll released two weeks ago. The one before that, on Oct. 1, showed Walker with a narrow 5-point lead. The latest poll of 1,164 likely voters was done between Oct. 23 and Sunday. Walker was campaigning...
  • IRS Docs, Interviews Suggest More Burke Resume Problems (WI)

    10/30/2014 6:25:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10-30-14 | Nathan Schacht
    According to her resume, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke spent 1994 and some of 1995 working as the ďAdministratorĒ of the non-profit trade group Bicycle Industry Organization (BIO). However, an IRS document shows an address for the trade group that also happens to be a home formerly owned by Burke Ė a home that was purchased at least seven months after Burke claims she left BIO. According to Burkeís resume, Burke left BIO in 1995 and that same year returned to Trek Bicycle Ė her familyís business Ė as Director of Forecasting and Strategic Planning. According to a Dan Bice...
  • New Trek source: Mary Burke Ďwas tossed outí (WI)

    10/30/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-30-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Ė Another high-ranking Trek Bicycle Corp. executive on Thursday bolstered claims that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was fired by the global bicycle firm launched by her father nearly 40 years ago. Until this week, Burke claimed her success at Trek was evidence she ought to unseat Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in next weekís election. Wisconsin Reporter revealed Tuesday that Burkeís family terminated her in 1993, following her disastrous performance in the companyís European business unit, according to multiple former Trek executives and employees. Burke responded Wednesday to the allegations by clarifying that her position was ďeliminatedĒ...
  • Mary Burke: I wasnít technically ďfiredĒ from my familyís company, they eliminated my position

    10/30/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Guy Benson
    In my item on Marquette Law School‚Äôs favorable final poll for Scott Walker yesterday, I touched briefly upon a story alleging that Democrat Mary Burke had been fired from her family‚Äôs bicycle company in the 1990‚Ä≤s. Burke has touted her business acumen and ‚Äėjob creation‚Äô experience at Trek as a centerpiece of her gubernatorial campaign. I expressed some degree of skepticism over the Wisconsin Reporter‚Äôs scoop, as the top named source in the piece is a Republican county chairman, and other quotes were mined from anonymous sources. Burke initially denied the allegations outright, calling them ‚Äúridiculous‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúcompletely false.‚ÄĚ...
  • BOMBSHELL: Report Claims WI Gov. Candidate Falsified Her Job History, Resume

    10/29/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/14 | Avner Zarmi
    Following an event during which some African American attendees walked out on a Barack Obama speech intended to galvanize them into voting for Mary Burke, the Wisconsin Reporter claims that a pivotal event from Burkeís career has been falsely described by her during the campaign to cover up an embarrassment. The article also claims that Burke included falsified information related to her job performance on her resume, a resume which she submitted before she was appointed as Wisconsinís commerce secretary. Burke has claimed that, after two years heading Trek Bicycleís European operations during which sales figures rose substantially, she was...
  • Wow: Scott Walker opens up seven point lead among likely voters in final Marquette poll

    10/29/2014 7:53:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2014 | Guy Benson
    A month ago, Wisconsin‚Äôs most respected pollster showed Walker at 50 percent and leading by nearly six percentage points. Two weeks ago, the race tightened considerably, with Democrat Mary Burke pulling into a tie with the incumbent ‚ÄĒ thanks in large measure to some puzzling shifts in the internals. Marquette Law School‚Äôs final poll of the race shows dramatic movement back toward Walker. Boom: New Marquette Law School puts Walker at 50%, Burke at 43% among likely voters (with a D+2 LV sample). #mulawpoll¬ó MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 29, 2014 He also edges Burke by one point among registered voters,...
  • More Dirty Tactics in Wisconsin Governorís Race

    10/26/2014 2:25:40 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-25-14
    A document dump attempts to create an impression of scandal around Scott Walker, though none exists. on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services28 In order to understand the latest turn of events in embattled Wisconsin, it is necessary to review recent history. Before running for the governorship in 2010, Scott Walker served two terms as Milwaukee County executive. Milwaukee County is a Democratic Party stronghold, one of the three most resolutely Democratic of the stateís 72 counties (the other two: Dane, the seat of state capital Madison and main campus of the University of Wisconsin; and Menomonee,...
  • Burke thought raiding transportation fund made Ďgood senseí before $680M shortfall (WI)

    10/24/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. ó Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke once gushed over former Gov. Jim Doyle raiding almost $1.4 billion from the segregated transportation fund to balance several state budgets, claiming the series of moves made good business sense. But after admitting last week those actions contributed to a projected $680 million shortfall in the transportation fund, Burke is trying to pretend she never fully supported those transfers. ďWhen we collect revenue, particularly from the gas tax for a certain purpose, I think itís reasonable to say that it stays there,Ē Burke told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters and the newspaperís editorial...
  • Wisconsinís Mary Burke: Legislation to Protect Unborn Babies Who Feel Pain? ďYeah, I Would Veto It.Ē

    10/17/2014 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10/17/14 | Chelsea Shields
    Wisconsin has made huge strides in the protection of unborn babies and mothers in our state. In just 2013 alone, our new lifesaving laws gave mothers more information about their unborn children and helped save 465 babies, who now sleep peacefully in their beds. But we still have far more work to do. maryburkeThatís why so many Wisconsinites are concerned by Mary Burkeís recent statement in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interview about her position on legislation that would protect unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain. When asked what she would do with legislation that would ďban abortions after...
  • Poll: Scott Walker's 5 Point Lead Disappeared

    10/15/2014 3:24:05 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 52 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10-15-2014 | Daniel Strauss
    A new Marquette Law School poll finds the Wisconsin gubernatorial race tied with Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke each getting 47 percent support among likely voters. The most recent Marquette poll's findings, released on Wednesday, contrast a previous Marquette poll which showed Walker leading Burke by 5 percentage points. The most recent poll's findings underscore what other polls have shown about the race: that Walker and Burke are only separated by a small margin. The new Marquette poll also suggests that Burke has, at the very least, not totally lost her chance to win the race...
  • Burke campaign bars journalist from event with first lady; free press advocates cry foul

    10/09/2014 8:00:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter Watchdog ^ | 10-7-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. ó Wisconsin Reporter was barred from covering a campaign rally Tuesday in Madison for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke and featuring first lady Michelle Obama. Melissa Baldauff, communications director for the state Democratic Party, informed Wisconsin Reporter on Monday it wasnít allowed to attend the event at the Overture Center because the online publication isnít a legitimate news source. This marks the second time in about a week the Burke camp has dictated press coverage of a campaign fundraiser in Wisconsin headlined by the first lady. Milwaukee Journal Sentinelís Meg Kissinger reported White House and Burke staff tried...
  • Despite Union attacks, Walker grabs lead in re-election bid

    10/02/2014 8:39:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Opponent Mary Burke weighed down by jobs plan plagiarism allegationsMary Burke weighed down by jobs plan plagiarism allegations. Gov. Scott Walker is casting himself as a turnaround artist, seeking re-election with a pitch to voters that he revamped the stateís spending and business climate in just four years. For a governor with presidential aspirations, itís a case heís likely preparing for a national audience as well ó but first heíll have to get through a tighter-than-expected re-election race against Democrat Mary Burke, a former state secretary of commerce. As if that wasnít enough, analysts say that his race could also...
  • Poll: Walker opens lead in WI governorís race amid Burke plagiarism scandal

    10/02/2014 4:30:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-1-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. ó The plagiarism scandal surrounding Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke may be affecting Wisconsin voters. The latest Marquette University Law School poll, released Wednesday, shows incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker has opened up his lead against Burke by 5 percent among likely voters. Of the 585 likely voters who participated in the Marquette poll between Sept. 25-28, 50 percent said they would vote for Walker; 45 percent said they would be voting for Burke. The pollís margin of error is 4.1 percent. Information for Marquetteís previous poll, which had Walker ahead of Burke by 3 percent, was collected...
  • US Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin's Voter ID law

    10/02/2014 4:11:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Milwuakee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-2-14 | Patrick Marley & Jason Stein
    Opponents of Wisconsin's photo ID requirement for voters took their case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, seeking an emergency halt to the state's implementation of the law before the fast approaching Nov. 4 election. ~snip~ In their petition, voter ID opponents told the Supreme Court that there's not enough time to properly implement the law in the month remaining in the tight race between GOP Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke. "Thousands of Wisconsin voters stand to be disenfranchised by this law going into effect so close to the election. Hundreds of absentee ballots have already...
  • Reporter: White House Aide Told Me Not To Talk To Crowd At Michelle Obama Campaign Event

    09/30/2014 2:10:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 9-30-14
    Wisconsinís tense race for governor got some political star power Monday, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging Republicans to step up their support for a potential presidential rival, Scott Walker. First lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, campaigned for former state commerce secretary Mary Burke. Christie and Walker sidestepped any talk of a 2016 nomination fight against each other. ďHe would do good at any executive position he wanted to pursue,Ē Christie said of Walker. ďI know this much ó because Iíve spoken to him about it ó heís not interested in anything beyond November 4th and neither am I. Whatever...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Milwaukee for Mary Burke

    09/29/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Fox 6 -- WITI ^ | 9-29-14 | Trisha Bee
    First Lady Michelle Obama will rally with Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke in Milwaukee on Monday, September 29th. Last-minute preparations were underway Sunday at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. Thatís where Michelle Obama will join Mary Burke Monday for a Milwaukee rally in the very close race for governor. ďWe want to give the first lady a big Wisconsin welcome,Ē Burke for Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Zepecki said. Volunteers were busy Sunday at the Wisconsin Center ó setting up for the first ladyís visit. ďThere`s always a lot of set up ó little details big details. They`re handling...
  • Superintendent Tells Mary Burke She Doesn't Know What She's Talking About (WI)

    09/28/2014 1:29:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9-25-14 | John McCormack
    When Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a law curbing the power of public sector unions in his state in 2011, Democrats warned that public schools would suffer terribly. But one year after the law had taken effect--and in the midst of a recall campaign that was driven entirely by the backlash to the law--Democratic candidate Tom Barrett could not name a single school hurt by Walker's reforms. When Mary Burke, the Democrat challenging Walker in 2014, was asked last month by THE WEEKLY STANDARD if she could name any schools hurt by Walker's reforms, she replied with an anecdote about...
  • Mary Burke stumbles when asked to define plagiarism

    09/26/2014 5:21:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-25-14 | Patrick Marley
    Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke stumbled Thursday when asked to define plagiarism and said she had not violated her principles with a jobs plan that includes nearly word-for-word sections that also appear in other candidates' plans. Burke, who is running against GOP Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 4 election, also stressed the importance of providing citations in her plan, but an aide said later no changes to the plan would be made. Asked by reporters to define plagiarism, Burke said: "This, this probably, using words, exact words, from a source that doesn't, that isn't cited and isn't attributable."...
  • Burkeís cut-and-paste economy (WI)

    09/25/2014 1:01:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    On hearing Fridayís news that Mary Burkeís job-creation plan was plagiarized from other Democrats running for governor, in Delaware, Tennessee, and elsewhere we thought, wellÖthere are think tanks whose business is to share such ideas. But Burke reacted less calmly, firing the consultant responsible for the cut-and-paste job. Why? For duping her into thinking she had a jobs plan? More intriguing than Burke snatching ideas that may be interchangeable among Democrats is her apparently scant familiarity with what she is proposing. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel quoted her saying ďThis is my plan on how to drive Wisconsinís economy forward,Ē later adding...
  • First lady Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee on Mary Burke's behalf

    09/22/2014 2:48:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-22-14 | Jason Stein
    Madison -- First lady Michelle Obama will come to Milwaukee next week to campaign on behalf of Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Burke's campaign released the news Monday and said it would provide more details in the coming days on the event scheduled for next Monday. A spokeswoman for Burke didn't immediately say whether Obama would raise campaign funds for Burke while in Wisconsin. Burke has taken criticism from conservatives and some liberals for not appearing with Barack Obama during his recent visits to Wisconsin.
  • Hillary Clinton front group files federal campaign complaint against Walker

    09/22/2014 2:29:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-22-14 | M. D. Kittle
    And now the left bites back. Wisconsinís wild political ride continued Monday, when a left-leaning group with ties to Hillary Clinton announced it is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Interesting that the American Democracy Legal Fund pushes out its plea to Obama administration top gun Eric Holder just as Mary Burke, the Democratís candidate for governor, is embroiled further in a major plagiarism scandal. The American Democracy Legal Fund, run by liberal power brokers David Brock and Brad Woodhouse, wants the Justice Department to investigate whether Walker sponsored and ensured passage of mine...
  • Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate in Wisconsin Plagiarized Jobs Plan from Other Failed Democrats

    09/20/2014 3:46:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 9/20/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In March of this year Mary Burke, the Democratic candidate challenging incumbent Republican Scott Walker in this fall's Wisconsin gubernatorial election, approved the release of a jobs plan that, it now turns out, contains numerous passages plagiarized from the jobs plans of several recent Democratic gubernatorial candidates in other states and at least one passage plagiarized from an Obama White House press release. After BuzzFeed broke the story on Thursday, the Burke campaign announced Friday that it had "terminated" the consultant who had prepared the 40-page jobs plan. Prior to this announcement, the consultant, Eric Schnurer of the Philadelphia firm...
  • Hulsey: Jobs plan plagiarism more ĎMary Burke Amateur Hour Campaigní

    09/19/2014 10:58:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-19-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. ó In this weekís Marquette Law School poll, 48 percent of respondents said Madison millionaire Mary Burke, the Democratís candidate for governor, has not been clear enough about what she would do if elected. Now it turns out Burkeís signature jobs plan, the one area in which she seemed clear about her intentions, was lifted from others. Buzzfeed, which has had its own PR black eyes with plagiarism, reported late Thursday that Burkeís plan, ďInvest for SuccessĒ pilfers entire passages from the jobs plans laid out by Delaware Democratic Gov. Jack Markell in 2008, and Democratic gubernatorial candidates...
  • How gender mattered in the rise and fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/19/2014 3:52:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-19-14 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    <p>That's really the only way to describe Politico's piece on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.</p> <p>Based on interviews with DNC staffers -- both former and current -- the piece described Wasserman Schultz as something of a modern-day Tracy Flick: over-eager, disloyal and not shy about promoting her ambitions.</p>
  • Dem Doubted She Wanted to Be Part of ĎFull-Time Work Forceí

    09/09/2014 4:30:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-8-14 | Brent Scher
    Mary Burke twice debated whether having a job was the thing for her Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke took a two-year break from her career for a ďsnowboarding sabbaticalĒ and a decade later expressed doubts that she ever wanted to have a full-time job again. Burkeís career has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that her rťsumť includes a two-year gap between positions at Trek Bicycle Corporation, which was founded by her father. After working in Europe for Trek overseeing operations in multiple countries, Burke decided she ďneeded some time off,Ē according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal....
  • Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest

    08/28/2014 9:03:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Bill Glauber
    Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 27, 2014 A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee on Labor Day. No further details were available for Monday's visit, but multiple media sources said that Obama will be attending Laborfest at Maier Festival Park. A White House official later confirmed the president would visit the city for an event Monday. Obama was a frequent visitor to Milwaukee and Madison during the 2012 campaign, and was here in 2010 for Laborfest, speaking to a crowd of...
  • Obama visit a wildcard in Wisc. governor's race

    08/28/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will head to Milwaukee on Labor Day, wading into one of the nation's closest gubernatorial races just two months before Election Day, according to multiple Wisconsin news outlets. Itís unclear if Obama will appear alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke ó who is attempting to unseat Gov. Scott Walker, himself floated as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016 ó while he attends the 55th annual Laborfest celebration Burke is also slated to appear at Laborfest, which regularly draws thousands of union workers and their families to downtown Milwaukee, but she notably did not attend an event with...
  • Governor Walker issues new ad accusing Burke of $25 million dollar mishap

    07/29/2014 8:24:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-28-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON Ė The campaign of Governor Scott Walker issued a new campaign ad on Monday accusing former Commerce Secretary Mary Burke of a botched deal that may put taxpayers on the hook for $25 million dollars. More: Burke Campaign Issues New Ad over Outsourcing Charge The ad called ďBondoogleĒ expands off an earlier ad issued by the Walker Campaign that blasted Burke for engaging in a deal with Abbott Laboratories valued at $12.5 million in an attempt to create jobs in Wisconsin. The lot of vacant land that was part of the deal remains vacant to this day according to...
  • Walker Campaign calls on TV stations to pull Mary Burke ad over the John Doe

    06/29/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watchdog ^ | 6-27-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON Ė Scott Walkerís campaign committee has sent a letter to television stations late Thursday demanding that a new campaign ad that mentions the release of John Doe records should be pulled off the air. More: Mary Burke Releases Second TV Ad What caused the Walker Campaign to demand such action was that the Attorney Randall Crocker, who represents Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz, said that Governor Walker was not a target of any criminal probe and that the records that were referenced in news reports were only stated in theory. Croker concluded that the records did not establish the existence...
  • Scott Walker scandal disappears

    06/27/2014 9:22:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-27-14 | Rick Moran
    It was a front page story in the New York Times: "Wisconsin Governor at Center of a Vast Fund-Raising Case." Walker's hometown paper the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel chimed in, "John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme.' Liberal pundits all over the web were falling all over themselves trying to make the case that the Wisconsin governor was finished as potential 2016 candidate and that it was doubtful if he would even finish his term of office. "How much trouble is Scott Walker in," asked the Cap Times of Madison, WI. Why, none. None at all: A Wisconsin...
  • Our Ms. Burke and the Koch Brothers

    03/06/2014 4:14:17 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | 3-5-14 | David Blaska
    One percenter Mary Burke, Democrat for governor, is telling the Koch Brothers to stay out of Wisconsin. Our Ms. Burke and her largely self-funded campaign have purchased web ads on Wisconsin news websites warning, "Tell the Koch Brothers: Stay Out of Wisconsin." Click on the ad and youíre taken to an appeal from the Burke campaign. Problem is, the Kochs are already in Wisconsin. With paper mills in Green Bay, Neenah and Sheboygan employing thousands. With refining, chemicals and biofuels operations in Junction City, Waupun, Madison and Milwaukee employing hundreds more. With asphalt plants in Green Bay and Stevens Point...
  • Mary Burke won't meet with Obama during Thursday's visit; Walker will (WI)

    01/30/2014 6:51:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-14 | Patrick Marley and Jason Stein
    Madison ó In a bit of a political mismatch Thursday, Republican Gov. Scott Walker will meet with President Barack Obama, while Walker's opponent will skip the chance to be seen with the nation's highest-ranking Democrat. Walker plans to greet Obama at the airport Thursday and talk to him about the state's propane shortage. Walker isn't attending the event Obama is headlining at a GE plant in Waukesha as he touts themes he hit in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Mary Burke, the Democrat challenging Walker in the Nov. 4 election, will not be at the airport or the Waukesha...
  • Poll: Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger

    01/27/2014 3:34:14 PM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 27 Jan 2014 | JOSE DELREAL
    In his hunt for reelection, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading his Democratic opponent Mary Burke, according to a new poll released Monday. The Marquette Law School poll has the Republican governor ahead 47 to 41 percent among registered voters. The same poll has 54 percent of respondents saying the state is heading in the right direction, compared to 40 percent who say it is not. With the election still nine months away, Burke will have to play catch up to familiarize voters with her stance on issues; 70 percent of respondents say they have not heard enough about her...
  • Wisconsin Special Prosecutor Targets Supporters of Scott Walker

    11/17/2013 11:26:50 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11-18-13 | William Bigelow
    Supporters of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker are being targeted by a state's special prosecutor with subpoenas, demanding they turn over documents dealing with the 2011 and 2012 recall campaigns that were designed to unseat Walker. The Wall Street Journal reports that there are two subpoenas from special prosecutor Francis Schmitz requiring the release of "all memoranda, email . . . correspondence, and communications" both inside the subpoena targets and also between the subpoena targets and roughly 30 conservative groups. Some of the groups involved are the Friends of Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin, the League of American...
  • ICYMI: Democrats Dysfunction: More Dispute Over Mary Burke

    08/06/2013 1:21:02 PM PDT · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Wisconsin GOP ^ | 8-6-13 | Wisconson GIP
    As the Democratic Party of Wisconsin continues to provide staff support to Madison millionaire Mary Burke and hold meetings behind closed doors to clear the field for her, Party leaders continue to cry foul over the out-of-touch candidateís viability. Hereís what Democrats have said so far this week about the would-be candidate for Governor: ďI was at an event with Mary Burke the other dayÖSheís got the charisma of a turnip.Ē [1] -Democrat Rep. Brett Hulsey, on Burkeís candidacy. ďBut I have been talking with people, listening to what they have to say, and I keep hearing over and over...