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  • Democrats gain governorships in red states

    11/07/2018 11:07:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | Reid Wilson
    Democratic candidates won governorships in seven Republican-held states on Tuesday as voters rebuked both President Trump and unpopular GOP governors in some of the deepest red territories in the country. Democratic candidates picked up open seats in Maine, Nevada, Michigan and New Mexico where Republican incumbents faced term limits. State Sen. Laura Kelly (D) beat out controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who ousted Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) in this year’s Republican primary. Billionaire hotel magnate J.B. Pritzker (D) easily outpaced Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) in a race that cost both men tens of millions of dollars....
  • Scott Walker Loses To Tony Evers

    11/06/2018 11:30:47 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 84 replies
    Twitter - Buzzfeed/AP ^ | November 7, 2018
    Alert: Democrat Tony Evers elected Wisconsin governor, denying Republican Scott Walker a third term - @AP
  • With governor's race deadlocked, Milwaukee County has more than 45,000 uncounted absentee ballots

    11/06/2018 10:35:05 PM PST · by Coronal · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | November 6, 2018 | Daniel Bice and Mary Spicuzza
    With the race for governor hanging in the balance, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said his office still had more than 45,000 uncounted ballots shortly after midnight Wednesday. Christenson said his office had just received 7,800 ballots from Wauwatosa, which were delayed because of a problem with a computer modem. Officials were reconciling those numbers and would soon release the totals. Christenson said he was still waiting to receive 45,000 outstanding absentee ballots from the City of Milwaukee. Milwaukee city officials put the figure even higher, saying the outstanding votes total 47,000. That amount includes 36,000 in-person absentee ballots and...
  • What happened to Charlie Skyes? Is his lack of GOP enthusiasm hurting Walker in Waukesha?

    10/31/2018 10:13:23 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 31, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    What's up with Charlie Skyes? He has been surly and gloomy since Donald Trump won the GOP nomination and the presidency in 2016. Is his lack of enthusiasm hurting Scott Walker in Wisconsin, especially conservative fortress Waukesha? What's going on over there? My friend lives in Waukesha and is worried about some guy Evers in the polls against Walker.
  • LIVE THREAD - TRUMP MAGA RALLY (MOSINEE, WI 6: 30 PM CDT )

    10/24/2018 8:19:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 170 replies
    Trump MAGA Rally in Mosinee, WI tonight at 6:30 PM CDT.
  • VIEW FROM AROUND THE STATE: Time to get real about roads and revenue

    10/17/2018 6:52:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Reporter ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Associated Press
    f you want good roads, you have to pay for them. It’s not just the politicians in Madison and Washington, D.C., who have failed to learn that lesson. It’s the people of Wisconsin, too.
  • WI: New Marquette Poll shows a tie in governor’s race (Walker comeback)

    10/12/2018 2:56:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    WXOW ^ | Oct 11, 2018
    La Crosse, WI (WXOW) The latest Marquette University poll shows Governor Walker has closed the gap. In September, the Marquette Poll showed Tony Evers with a 49 – 44 lead. Those numbers today are 47 percent support for Governor Walker, 46 percent for Tony Evers, a statistical tie. UW-La Crosse political analyst Tim Dale says in general, more people are paying closer attention to the race. You can watch Dale’s analysis of that race and the Senate race in Wisconsin Monday, October 15th, on News 19 Live at Five.
  • Liberals Go After Scott Walker (R, WI) After His Father Passes Away

    10/09/2018 9:10:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 40 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2018 | Jeff Cimmino
    Soon after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the passing of his father, some liberal Twitter users went after the Republican incumbent. Llewellyn Scott Walker, a retired Baptist preacher, passed away on Sunday, and the governor canceled weekend events to be with his family. In response to news of the governor's passing, one Twitter user wrote, "May all Republicans eat sh#t always and forever." After one Twitter user responded with a call for compassion, the same person responded, "Compassion for team trump? Really? lol. These arnt people. Politicians arnt people. [sic] This is just another PR opportunity for this sh#tbag." Another...
  • Scott Walker Keeps Warning Republicans About The Blue Wave. Now It Might Take Him Out.

    10/03/2018 3:55:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | October 3, 2018
    For Republicans in Wisconsin, it’s a time to be sentimental — and scared. BURLINGTON, Wisconsin — Picnics aren’t supposed to be maudlin. But last weekend, as they piled their plates with bratwurst and tipped back cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon at Speaker Paul Ryan’s annual Fall Fest, Wisconsin Republicans wrestled with their mortality as a powerhouse in state and national politics. Gov. Scott Walker, who is seeking a third term in November, delivered the biggest buzzkill. Believe the polls, he told the nearly 300 activists gathered here inside a tarpaulin tent in the middle of an apple orchard. Even the...
  • Koch machine to pour $1.3 million into Scott Walker's Wisconsin campaign

    09/14/2018 7:53:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2018
    The Koch political network is rolling out another seven-figure ad campaign to boost incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker's re-election bid in Wisconsin. Americans for Prosperity on Friday announced plans to spend $1.3 million on TV and digital spots as part of a three-week effort to hit Democratic challenger Tony Evers, the state's superintendent. The push follows a $1.8 million campaign spearheaded by the group's Wisconsin chapter promoting Walker's education policy record. Walker faces a close race to secure a third term
  • Walker wants DOT to look into expanding portion of I-41

    09/06/2018 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | August 22, 2018 | FOX 11 News
    (WLUK) -- One could argue summer is a synonym for construction season. You'll likely find orange barrels in the summer and traffic certain hours of the day. "I see it sometimes coming the other way," said Luke Agnew of Fall River. Once a week, Agnew makes the more than 100 mile drive from Columbia County to Door County."It's usually late evening or mid-morning," he said. He tries his best to avoid the stop and go but not all drivers can say the same. When it comes to the I-41 corridor between De Pere to Appleton, Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday:After...
  • TWISTED: Democrat Gubernatorial Nominee Compared Abortion to Removing Tonsils

    09/01/2018 6:24:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/31/18 | Haley Kennington
    Wisconsin Democratic nominee running against pro-life Governor Scott Walker, Tony Evers, just compared abortions to tonsillectomies while at the same time pushing for taxpayer-financed abortions.Evers is running against incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.During an interview with the Weekly Standard, Evers said that Medicaid should pay for abortions in the same way it covers other medical procedures.“Do you want to see Medicaid funding of abortion generally?” reporter John McCormack with the Weekly Standard asked.“We need to have the Medicaid money be available for all people and restricting it because of a certain procedure, whether it’s a tonsillectomy or any other procedure, seems...
  • Scott Walker's Dem Opponent: Tax Dollars Should Pay for Abortions Just Like They Pay for...

    08/29/2018 11:23:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 29, 2018 | John McCormack
    FULL TITLE: Scott Walker's Dem Opponent: Tax Dollars Should Pay for Abortions Just Like They Pay for Tonsillectomies Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial nominee running against Scott Walker, said in an interview on Tuesday that the Democratic party needs to be a "big tent" that welcomes pro-life voters order to win in November. While pro-life Democrats are dwindling in numbers in Congress and ostracized within other states, Evers told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that "pro-life Democrats are welcome in the party, and I respect their decisions on this issue." Evers then proceeded to compare abortions to tonsillectomies while advocating for...
  • New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight races for Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senate seat

    08/22/2018 12:54:26 PM PDT · by ScottinVA · 63 replies
    Marquette University Law School Poll ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | Charles Franklin
    MILWAUKEE — A new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds a tight race for governor following last week’s statewide primary elections. Among likely voters (that is, those who say they are certain to vote), incumbent Republican Scott Walker receives 46 percent, Democrat Tony Evers receives 46 percent and Libertarian Phil Anderson 6 percent. Only 2 percent say they lack a preference or do not lean to a candidate. Among likely voters in the race for the Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in November, 49 percent support the incumbent, Democrat Tammy Baldwin, and 47 percent support Republican...
  • Democrats May Have Finally Found The Candidate To Take Down Scott Walker (WI)

    08/07/2018 3:12:16 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kevin Robillard
    SUPERIOR, Wis. ― It was a little early for a drink, but that wasn’t going to stop Mahlon Mitchell. It was a Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Superior, a port city of 30,000 in Wisconsin’s far northwest corner. Mitchell, the leader of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin and a Democratic candidate for governor, had just finished touring the city with fellow firefighters and was about to kick off an economic roundtable with other union members. But first, he was perusing the beer list at Thirsty Pagan Brewing. Why? “I can run faster and jump higher than the other candidates,” he...
  • Trump administration approves Wisconsin plan to shore up Obamacare

    07/31/2018 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 29, 2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    The Trump administration has approved a plan in Wisconsin allowing the state to shore up its Obamacare market. The plan is expected to lower premiums in 2019 by an average of 3.5 percent. Without it, premiums would rise by 11 percent in 2019, even after seeing hikes of 44 percent for 2018. “People in the individual market saw their premiums go up by 44 percent on average last year, and some saw much larger increases – that’s unsustainable and unacceptable,” said Republican Gov. Scott Walker, an Obamacare opponent. “Thankfully, the federal government is giving us the flexibility to implement a...
  • Poll: Scott Walker trailing Dem challenger by 13 points

    07/26/2018 4:25:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) is trailing Democratic challenger Tony Evers by 13 points in the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial race, according to a new poll released Thursday. Of the registered voters surveyed in the NBC News/Marist poll, 41 percent backed Walker in the race, compared to the 54 percent who supported Evers. When asked if Walker deserves to be reelected, 34 percent of the voters agreed with the statement. Sixty-one percent said a new person should be given a chance, and 5 percent were unsure.
  • At forum, 4 Dem Candidates for Governor Unite in Support for Ending School Vouchers (WI)

    07/16/2018 12:59:42 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    The Capitol Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Lisa Pasque
    Just last week, eight candidates for governor participated in the first broadcast Democratic primary debate, an event that showcased plenty of agreement, like on criticism of Gov. Scott Walker and the Foxconn deal and support for an early release program to reduce the state’s prison population. A forum held Sunday on Madison's east side featuring just four of the Democratic candidates covered more common ground on issues of school funding and the rights of undocumented immigrants. When asked to delve into the details of their ideas over the two hour event, the candidates attempted to differentiate their policies from the...
  • Scott Walker: ‘The Left Is Angry — Their Rhetoric Is Filled with Hate’

    04/09/2018 9:10:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/08/2018 | Trent Baker
    During Sunday’s broadcast of “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970 radio, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker weighed in on a liberal judge defeating a conservative in a Wisconsin Supreme Court election. He said that conservatives needed to “wake up” because the left was “angry and their rhetoric is filled with hate.” “We had a bit of a wake-up call on Tuesday. On Tuesday in our state, Wisconsin, had the elections for Supreme Court justices. And for the first time in about 20 years in an open seat for the Supreme Court, a liberal judge defeated a conservative judge,” Walker...
  • Walker Warns of Blue Wave as Trump Hits 51% Despite Fighting GOP’s Battles Alone

    04/04/2018 1:47:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, the Rasmussen presidential tracking poll for today: Trump at 51% approval. The rest of the Drive-Bys discount Rasmussen. They call it a Republican-slanted poll unit. They discount it. They prefer to use CNN’s where Trump is at 43 or 44. He’s climbing, even, in the CNN poll, but he’s not at 50%. You have Trump, and you wonder: In any poll, how could Trump be at 51%? He’s fighting an unaccountable special counsel. He’s fighting current and former deep staters, a dominant radical left-wing media. He’s fighting the ChiComs’ illegal trade practices, dealing with an insane...