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  • GOP's Ted Cruz gets support from Nevada lawmaker Jim Wheeler, former Scott Walker co-chair

    10/06/2015 10:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | October 6, 2015 | The Associated Press
    CARSON CITY, Nevada — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is picking up an endorsement from a former member of Scott Walker's Nevada campaign team. The Texas senator's campaign announced this week that Republican Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is backing him. Wheeler had served as co-chair of Walker's campaign until the Wisconsin governor dropped out of the race two weeks ago....
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court race could be referendum on Walker

    10/05/2015 8:15:36 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 5 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The death of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks with 10 months left on his term could set up a spring election that's as much a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker as it is on who should serve on the state's highest court. Walker is considering appointing Rebecca Bradley, a state appeals court judge he's twice named to lower court openings and who already had conservative support in her previously announced run for Supreme Court. Two other candidates for the court, who also announced their plans to run before Crooks died, have not applied to be...
  • Scott Walker’s Campaign Manager Rick Wiley Should Never, Ever, Work In Politics Again

    10/04/2015 11:42:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | September 23, 2015 | Scott McKay, publisher
    With the implosion of the Scott Walker campaign that culminated in his withdrawal from the race last week, we’re now in the autopsy stage. After all, Walker was at one time seen as the frontrunner in the race and the fairly obvious choice as a fusion candidate between the conservative grassroots and the business community/GOP establishment. Walker had all the ingredients the Republican Party usually looks for – a fairly unassailably conservative record, and in his case pretty aggressively so, a history of fiscally conservative acts, not just deeds, a life story suggestive of economic and social mobility to show...
  • Scott Walker reminds us money can get you on the stage but if you can’t sing you get the hook

    10/04/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like a significant number of conservatives I thought Scott Walker would be the right man to lead the Republican Party to victory next year. He seemed to have what it takes to fight Democrats and win even in a Blue State. His list of accomplishments impressed others as well. Then came the first Presidential Debate. Walker’s performance was stunningly poor. Worse still was his disappearance in the second debate which cost him the support of 98% of his previous backers. In the first debate he was a silent crash dummy. In the second go-round Walker, the guy who had built...
  • Hot Air Primary Survey: October Results

    10/03/2015 11:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 3, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    For the sixth time in a row, Hot Air’s first choice winner for President is Ted Cruz, with 34.9% of the vote. He’s followed by Carly Fiorina (21.6%), Marco Rubio (18.3%), Donald Trump (16%) and — at a surprising distance — Ben Carson (3.1%.) Rubio and Fiorina have basically doubled their take from the last vote, while Carson’s vote was cut in half. Trump lost a few points; Cruz remained steady. Over 2800 votes were cast.I think it’s notable that the survey was dominated by six candidates: Cruz, Fiorina, Rubio, Trump, Carson and Bobby Jindal. I’ve color coded the candidates...
  • Rand Paul campaign: Around $2.5 million raised in 3rd quarter

    10/02/2015 10:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Athena Jones
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's campaign for president will announce in the coming days that it raised approximately $2.5 million in the third quarter and has $2 million cash on hand, Communications Director Sergio Gor said Thursday. That haul is just a fraction of the $20 million the campaign of retired brain surgeon Ben Carson says it is on track to post for the third quarter -- half of that money coming in in September alone. Paul's third quarter total is well under the $7 million the libertarian firebrand raised in the second quarter. Part of that money was transferred from...
  • Campaigns scramble to lock up Scott Walker’s financial backers

    10/01/2015 8:53:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matea Gold
    In the wake of Scott Walker's exit from the 2016 race last week, Chart Westcott — a major donor and fundraiser for the Wisconsin governor — heard personally from four GOP presidential candidates. He spoke to the finance chairs for nearly every campaign and super PAC. And he got lobbied by local supporters of the various candidates. "It was intense," said Westcott, a Dallas-based biotech investor who bundled money for Walker and gave $200,000 to a super PAC supporting him. In the end, he decided to go with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. "I wanted somebody who would completely shake...
  • Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run

    09/30/2015 5:25:13 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 4 replies
    Marquette Univ ^ | 9/30/15 | Charles Franklin
    A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Gov. Scott Walker’s job approval at 37 percent with 59 percent disapproval among Wisconsin voters following his presidential bid. In August, 39 percent approved and 57 percent disapproved. Snip With Walker out of the race, Donald Trump has moved into first place among Wisconsin Republican voters, with 20 percent support, followed by Ben Carson at 16 percent, Marco Rubio at 14 percent and Carly Fiorina at 11 percent. The remainder of the field includes Jeb Bush at 7 percent, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul each at 5 percent, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and...
  • Will Rand Paul be the next candidate to drop out?

    09/28/2015 8:57:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A year ago, if you had asked me whether Chris Christie, Scott Walker, or Rand Paul would be the last man standing of those three, I would have told you Rand. Christie would surely drop out early, done in by Bridgegate and his sheer RINO-ness. Walker was a serious threat to win, but there was a real chance that his voters would be gobbled up by more talented center-right and conservative retail politicians like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Paul, however, had his own niche. Libertarians are a smallish minority of the GOP but even a smallish minority can be...
  • Band (of consultants) paid on: Explaining Scott Walker

    09/25/2015 5:57:06 AM PDT · by Amntn · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/23/15 | Ed Martin
    First, the requisite compliment: Gov. Scott Walker is a wonderful guy and a true leader. What he has done in standing up to the unions is remarkable and will be remembered in history. I had high hopes he could marry his fearless leadership with conservative positions that I assumed he held - on marriage, on life, on spending - but … well, his campaign for president became something else entirely. Mr. Walker failed because in every Republican cycle, the establishment needs some guys to run and to fail. The Establishment needs the money and employment, and they need candidates to...
  • Scott Walker couldn’t keep up with the bigots

    09/25/2015 4:15:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Craig Daily Press ^ | September 24, 2015 | Mike Littwin
    The big story from the GOP presidential trail is that Scott Walker, the once-highly-touted candidate whose poll numbers are now hovering just above zero, has dropped out of the race. #But that’s the big story only if you’re not looking hard enough. #The real story is that the candidate who dropped out of the race was not the birther candidate or the anti-Islam candidate, who are running first and third respectively in the latest CNN poll while running first and second in the bigotry sweepstakes. #The varying explanations for the demise of Walker’s presidential campaign are that Walker was not...
  • Nuclear winter descends upon Scott Walker supporters

    09/24/2015 7:45:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Walker is gone. His presidential candidacy has been nuked, and his supporters are now left dealing with impact winter. So, what the hell happened? As I wrote in a previous post, Walker had the backstory and legislative record to formulate a narrative to carry a national campaign, or at least that’s what it seemed on paper. Alas, that wasn’t the case. And from what has been reported; this campaign certainly had its fair share of problems, ranging from ignorance on the issues, staffing, fundraising, and, of course, The Donald. Politico reported that Walker simply wasn’t ready for the national stage....
  • Ann Coulter: Useless Idiots

    09/23/2015 8:20:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 231 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Good grief. Scott Walker can't even drop out of the presidential race without invoking Ronald Reagan! He began his exit speech, "As a kid, I was drawn to Ronald Reagan ..." then went on to read a statement written for him by GOP donors, calling on the other one-percenters (in the polls) to get out, so that the party can nominate a "conservative alternative to the current front-runner." A true admirer might have recalled that the front-runner terrifying Republican insiders in the summer of 1979 –– was one Ronald Reagan. (And surely, everyone remembers how Reagan's constant droning on about...
  • Scott Walker’ Crash Landing Highlights The Most Important Primary

    09/23/2015 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/2015 | C. Edmund Wright
    The crashing and burning of the once-promising Scott Walker for president campaign is very illustrative of a major media dynamic in conservative politics. Regardless of who you might support currently, I think you’ll recognize it. And keep in mind that this is just an observation, not an editorial comment about whether it should or should not be this way. It is what it is. Consider: way back on March 24th, 2015 BT (Before Trump), I posited the notion here at Breitbart that the “most important primary of all” was not Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or even Florida. In fact,...
  • Walker's exit opens door for Rubio

    09/23/2015 5:15:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Scott Walker’s exit from the White House race is disrupting the GOP contest, and many observers believe Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will be the biggest beneficiary. Rubio and Walker were seen at the outset of the race as the candidates with the best shot at winning over the GOP’s conservative grassroots and then running strong in the general election. But with the Wisconsin governor now out of the mix, suddenly a new group of supporters — and big-money donors — are up for grabs. Rubio had already been showing signs of new strength in the wake of the second GOP...
  • Your Host Blamed for Walker's Demise

    09/22/2015 7:03:57 PM PDT · by raybbr · 44 replies ^ | 9/22/2015 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH:  And on the phones we start in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  This is Barb, thank you for waiting and welcome to the program, Barb.  Hi. CALLER:  Hello Rush.  I am kind of angry at you, but I would like to say first, I really am a true Rush fan. I'm a true conservative.  I was chairman of our county party.  Most of all, I am so proud I'm the mother of two Rush Babies. RUSH:  Wow. CALLER:  Yes.  Very proud of them.  Ages 26 and 23, and they listen to you whenever they can. RUSH:  Are they still conservative? ...
  • Can Scott Walker Defeat Donald Trump by Quitting?

    09/22/2015 6:36:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 22, 2015 | Jesse Berney
    Walker says he dropped out so someone would have a chance of beating Trump – but who?Scott Walker should have dropped out of the presidential race because he was an anti-worker cancer on the state of Wisconsin unfit to hold the office he has now, let alone the most important in the world. But instead Walker dropped out for the only reason any candidate for president drops out before the voting starts: he was running out of money. He's running out of money, of course, because he was a terrible candidate. He was a non-presence in the first two debates,...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I Look Forward’ Walker ‘Supporting My Campaign When I Am the Republican Nominee’

    09/22/2015 1:53:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/21/15 | Ezra Dulis
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump responded in top Donald Trump form to Scott Walker’s primary concession speech–which called on conservative candidates to coalesce against the race’s current frontrunner. “The voters have focused on my proven ability to get things done and my positive vision to Make America Great Again,” Trump said in a statement exclusive to Breitbart News. “That is why I am leading in every poll. I look forward to Governor Walker supporting my campaign when I am the Republican nominee.” Approximately 20 minutes before Walker announced he was dropping out of the race, Trump tweeted well wishes toward...
  • 'Shocked' : Scott Walker's Iowa Allies Mull Next Steps

    09/22/2015 1:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Danny Freeman
    On Monday afternoon, Iowa state senator Tom Shipley confidently stated that he was still an unswayed supporter of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, no matter what the polls said. "No, I'm not worried," Shipley told NBC News. "I'm still with him, and we've got a lot of time left." Five hours later, Walker was out of the presidential race. Walker's key Iowa leaders and endorsers were stunned by Walker's sudden exit from the 2016 race Monday evening, which came after a full weekend of vigorous campaigning in the Hawkeye State. Now, many are questioning who they will support next. "I was...
  • 7 gaffes that helped doom Scott Walker

    09/22/2015 1:30:50 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/21/15 | Daniel Strauss
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's dramatic fall from the very top of the 2016 Republican primary field was due, in part, to a series of painful verbal stumbles along the way. Here are the top seven gaffes that helped sink Walker fast.
  • USA TODAY GOP Power Rankings, Week 4: Fiorina is queen of the hill

    09/22/2015 1:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    USA Today | September 22, 2015 | Paul Singer
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  • The emergency meeting that led Walker to quit

    09/22/2015 12:42:09 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/22/15, | Shane Goldmacher and Alex Isenstadt
    It’s almost always bad news when a candidate’s spouse calls an emergency meeting. But that’s what happened late last week when Scott Walker’s wife, Tonette, and his campaign chairman, Mike Grebe, reached out to a small number of longtime Walker aides and summoned them to the governor’s mansion on Monday morning. Read more:
  • How Scott Walker became an asterisk

    09/22/2015 5:58:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-21-15 | Glenn Thrush
    From presumed front-runner to quitter, Walker’s fall was fast. Before there was Donald Trump or Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina, there was Scott Walker — a defiant outsider who portrayed himself as the regular-guy champion of the GOP’s burn-the-Beltway base. After a promising start last winter, the two-term Wisconsin governor turned out to be a tentative and mistake-prone candidate who badly fumbled core Republican issues — especially birthright citizenship — that Trump and other top GOP candidates handled with relative ease. . . Several senior Republicans with knowledge of his campaign said the 47-year-old Walker — who won two elections...
  • Twilight of the Governors ... Mark Steyn

    09/22/2015 10:06:38 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 22 Sep 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Last Wednesday with Sean Hannity, and with Brian Kilmeade, Dana Loesch and Stuart Varney in the ensuing 24 hours, I said that Scott Walker had bombed bigtime in the Republican debate, starting with his lame pre-scripted "We don't need another 'Apprentice' in the White House" Trump joke. Here I am with one of the debate moderators, Hugh Hewitt: MARK STEYN: Scott Walker I thought had a disastrous night... HUGH HEWITT: I don't agree with you on Walker, only because I think it plays so well in Iowa and small town America to be Midwestern reserved. I just think there's a...
  • Dick Morris: Walker Himself, Not Trump, to Blame for Poor Showing

    09/22/2015 6:52:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9-22-15 | Joe Schaeffer
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination failed to catch fire not because of the dramatic rise of Donald Trump but due to the fact that Walker "never understood how to apply his record at the state level to the federal level," Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV. "What he needed to do was to talk about the insidious power of unions and [how they were] crippling education in this country and make education his big issue and use that to get women over the gender gap but he never did. He just ran as if this was...
  • Can someone explain to me why no one supported Scott Walker?

    09/22/2015 6:21:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 109 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Once again, I don't get it. Here are some dopey cliches not to use in your answers: He “didn’t resonate”. He “wasn’t ready for prime time”. He “failed to gain traction”. He was “a wallflower in the debates”. Stop it. I can talk like a Chuck Todd too, but what good would that do anyone? You want to not only win the presidency, but you want to elect someone who is not only conservative but has proven he can achieve difficult conservative goals even in a very hostile environment - right?
  • GOP candidates scramble to win over Scott Walker supporters

    09/22/2015 1:54:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 3:40 AM EDT | Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz
    Even before Scott Walker dropped out of the race for president, his Republican rivals for the White House were chasing after the remnants of his once high-flying campaign. Walker’s opponents openly gossiped about the Wisconsin governor's political challenges as they gathered in California for last week’s presidential debate. Once he formally left the race Monday afternoon, the jockeying only intensified. […] By the end of the night, several campaigns had moved from outreach to bragging about who from Walker’s team they had won over. […] Warning that the 2016 campaign had become too nasty, Walker said Monday he’s “being called...
  • Lessons From Scott Walker’s Early Exit

    09/21/2015 9:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | September 21, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    What’s so striking about this year’s huge field of Republican candidates is that so few of them appear to be plausible nominees, broadly acceptable across the party. With Scott Walker now out of the race, the short list of such candidates got even shorter. Considered one of the favorites to win the nomination, he was as recently as last month second in the betting markets to Jeb Bush. And yet, his campaign lasted just 70 days. In a way, his decision to withdraw is good for the party. It hastens the process of winnowing the field, and it may bring...
  • Scott Walker Exits Race, Becomes Anti-Populist Sock Puppet for Bipartisan Establishment

    09/21/2015 6:56:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 325 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/21/2015 | Neil Munro
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used his sooner-than-expected exit speech to spout the anti-Trump, populist-hating narrative now being pushed by the establishment’s entwined GOP, Democratic, Wall Street, and media wings. Establishment interests are trying to scare middle-class voters by painting a dark, depressing, and negative image over the optimistic and enthusiastic crowds now powering Donald Trump’s upbeat “Make American Great Again” campaign. “I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider [exiting] so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current frontrunner,” said Walker, who was recently expected to...
  • A former Scott Walker aide fired off a scorching tweetstorm about why Walker dropped out

    09/21/2015 4:25:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 125 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 21, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    A former top aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) fired off a series of tweets Monday afternoon explaining why the governor dropped out of the race. Less than an hour after news broke that Walker would suspend his campaign, Liz Mair — a former Walker adviser who was forced to resign earlier this year after criticizing various aspects of Iowa politics — tweeted out more two dozen tweets explaining the governor's demise. Mair blamed the governor's sagging poll numbers less on the anti-establishment political climate and more on a number of strategic miscalculations.
  • Wisconsin's Walker exits '16 race with harsh words for Trump

    09/21/2015 3:48:04 PM PDT · by detective · 375 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 21, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Warning the GOP's presidential race has become too nasty, Scott Walker suspended his 2016 campaign on Monday and called on some of his Republican rivals to do the same, citing an urgent need to "clear the field" to help defeat GOP front-runner Donald Trump. "Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With that in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately," Walker said in a Madison press conference.
  • BREAKING: Scott Walker Reportedly Suspending His 2016 Campaign

    09/21/2015 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | September 21 | Matt Vespa
    The New York Times is reporting that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is withdrawing from the 2016 race: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity. […] “The short answer is money,” said a supporter of Mr. Walker’s who was briefed on the decision. “He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.” There will be a live press conference at 6pm EST. Walker was seen as a strong...
  • Are we destined for a “Rubio versus Cruz” primary?

    09/21/2015 2:13:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 21, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Erick Erickson makes the case. Theory: This match-up, more than any other, would bring the most happiness to all wings of the party. I think Trump will fade, Fiorina will fade, and Carson is already fading. They are doing so because their momentum is based more on name identification and not on records or ground games. If we look at traditional campaign data, which under the smoke and veneer of Campaign 2016 still matters, what we will find is that Ted Cruz is laying down a hell of a ground game and has tons of cash with not nearly the...
  • Scott Walker Said to Be Quitting Presidential Race

    09/21/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 455 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, September 21. 2015 | Alexander Burns and Patrick Healy
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr. Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/21/2015 1:17:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    WKOW ^ | 9/20/15 | WKOW
    A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically.
  • The Fall of Scott Walker

    09/21/2015 5:06:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 55 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/21/15 | e straker
    The new CNN poll has Scott Walker polling at less than one half of one percent, or effectively zero. Statistically speaking, no one supports Scott Walker, not his campaign staff, not his family, not even himself. He is the epitome of zero, zilch, nada. It is expected that he will soon discover a burning need to spend more time on governing Wisconsin, or to be with his family, or perhaps spend quality time with his motorcycle. But before he goes, what are some lessons from his fall? 1) Busting public unions is good, but it doesn't make you into a...
  • Scott Walker’s campaign takes hit after second debate

    09/21/2015 4:26:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Daily Cardinal ^ | September 21, 2015 | Andrew Bahl
    When Gov. Scott Walker took the stage last Wednesday for the second Republican debate, it was amid popular opinion that the onetime poll leader needed a strong showing to regain his form. Yet many in the media are questioning whether Walker delivered that type of performance, with commentators throughout the state and nation wondering if the governor was able to convey his ideas when he had the least speaking time of the 11 candidates. Walker campaign manager Rick Wiley said his candidate looked strong in his brief sparring with current front-runner Donald Trump and that his message came across even...
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/20/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Savanna Tomei
    Madison (WKOW) -- A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically. The results show Donald Trump is still the front-runner with 24 percent, but has lost ground from earlier in...
  • MAYBE, MAYBE NOT: Time to make some GOP cuts

    09/20/2015 6:46:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Mineral Wells Index ^ | September 20, 2015 | David May, general manager and editor
    For those who played youth or school sports, you possibly had to wait outside a coach’s office door after tryouts for the posting of who made the team and who was cut. The same could be true if you tried out for the school play, or cheerleading squad. Who made it, and who didn’t? The GOP fielded an 11-player squad Wednesday night in the latest presidential candidate debate. While that is enough to field a football team, it is time for some cuts. I’m not a coach or director, but nonetheless, I am posting my cuts. Sen. Rand Paul you...
  • Q&A with U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan: Neither Walker, Trump nor Sanders can win the presidency

    09/20/2015 6:25:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Madison ^ | September 20, 2015 | M.P. King, State Journal
    Gov. Scott Walker has “dropped too fast, too hard” to win the Republican nomination for president, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said last week. Nor does the second-term Democratic congressman think leading GOP candidate Donald Trump or insurgent Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders can win the White House. “Nobody is saying, ‘What I really want is a 75-year-old socialist,’” Pocan said of Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont who is polling surprisingly well against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Pocan talked presidential politics, drew a line between religious freedom and the recognition of gay marriage — including his own — and...
  • Scott Walker implodes, Carly Fiorina soars in new CNN poll

    09/20/2015 8:22:59 AM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/20/15 | Benjy Sarlin
    The first major national poll since the second GOP debate finds Carly Fiorina surging into a second place and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign in total collapse. The survey by CNN of 444 registered Republican voters put Donald Trump in first place with 24% support, a drop of 8 points since their last poll, and Fiorina in second place with 15%. Fiorina earned plaudits on the right for her debate performance, which included multiple clashes with Trump, although fact checkers pointed out that she vividly cited footage from a hidden camera video of Planned Parenthood that does not appear to...
  • Trump to CNN: 'I love the Muslims'

    09/19/2015 7:21:47 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 314 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/19/2015 | MJ Lee
    Donald Trump on Saturday responded to a question from CNN about whether Muslims pose a danger to the country, saying: "I love the Muslims. I think they're great people." The Republican presidential front-runner made the comment after addressing high school students here at their homecoming Saturday night. During a question-and-answer session with students, Trump was unable to avoid being asked about the latest political controversy dogging his campaign: his decision not to correct a supporter this week who called President Barack Obama a Muslim. One student told Trump that she considered Muslim-Americans to be an important segment of the country....
  • Scott Walker gripes that media was going to crown Carly Fiorina GOP debate winner 'no matter what'

    09/18/2015 12:52:05 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09/18/2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Carly Fiorina was always going to win last night's debate, griped rival Scott Walker, whose own performance at last night's Republican debate was panned by political pundits. 'I think going in, we knew the narrative, no matter what was going to happen, was that they were going to say Carly had a big night, no matter what, and obviously they said that,' Walker said Thursday on Glenn Beck's radio show, blaming the political media for making the call and crowning Fiorina the winner. While the Wisconsin governor had once been considered a top-tier GOP pick, Fiorina was among the pack's...
  • More Wisconsin Emails -- How investigators Targeted Conservative Supreme Court Justices

    09/17/2015 2:45:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Our liberal friends in Wisconsin are unhappy. They think someone is leaking emails that make the state’s partisan campaign regulators look bad. We’ll plead guilty to having sources, but the emails are news and they sure are revealing. Today’s installment from court documents concerns how a special prosecutor and regulators at the Government Accountability Board (GAB) targeted the state’s conservative Supreme Court justices. The partisan goal was to force some justices to recuse themselves from hearing a constitutional challenge to their probe of Governor Scott Walker and his political allies. In a Feb. 11, 2013 email, then-GAB staff counsel Shane...
  • Here we go: Some Scott Walker donors getting nervous about campaign, eyeing other candidates

    09/17/2015 9:48:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 17, 2015 | Allahpundit
    9:27 a.m. ET: Allahpundit ‎@allahpundit Wonder how long it’ll be before the first “major donor abandons Walker” story appears 8:27 AM - 17 Sep 2015 Two hours later, via WaPo, voila: There is mounting anxiety among Scott Walker donors about the direction of his campaign and increasing fears that it is running low on cash, leading to a growing consensus among some of the Wisconsin governor’s biggest financial backers that he needs to make a dramatic change… Stanley S. Hubbard, a Minnesota media mogul and top Walker donor, said that while he is sticking with Walker for now, he is...
  • Rumor: Scott Walker Dumps Campaign Manager Rick Wiley

    The Washington Post had a story earlier today about the growing disarray in the Scott Walker campaign. There is mounting anxiety among Scott Walker donors about the direction of his campaign and increasing fears that it is running low on cash, leading to a growing consensus among some of the Wisconsin governor’s biggest financial backers that he needs to make a dramatic change.Most of the ire is directed at campaign manager Rick Wiley, who Walker supporters believe expanded the staff too quickly and has failed to calibrate spending during the summer fundraising season. A recent count put the number of...
  • White Professor Labels Scott Walker Racist For Union Reform, Lives In Town With 19 BLACK PEOPLE

    09/17/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2015 | Eric Owen
    The two authors [Dylan Bennett of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and University of Washington Ph.D. candidate Hannah Walker] construct their argument calling Walker a racist by observing that the city of Milwaukee is home to the largest concentration of black people in Milwaukee. As in many metropolitan areas, many of the suburbs surrounding Milwaukee “such as Brookfield and Waukesha” are chockablock with white residents. Thus, the white scholars contend, any effort to reduce the scope of government is racist even if — especially if — proponents of limited government never use any overtly racist language. “Governor Walker engages a strong,...
  • What's at Stake in the Second Republican Debate: Full Panic in the GOP

    09/16/2015 7:47:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2015 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    If you imagine a scenario in which Donald Trump vanishes from the Republican presidential race, and isn’t replaced by an equally brash panderer—that is, where his supporters scatter to a variety of other second-choice candidates—then you can make the case that behind all the dirt Trump has kicked up, the Republican presidential field is basically healthy. Conservative Bloomberg View columnist Ramesh Ponnuru flirted with that argument at the end of August, by listing all the reasons Trump is unlikely to win the primaries, including the fact that “Republican elected officials would consolidate behind a consensus choice if Trump started winning...
  • “These old men look so terrible”—China watches the US Republican primary

    09/16/2015 5:45:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Quartz | September 16, 2015 | Zheping Huang and Heather Timmons
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  • Dems answer Walker with labor law bill

    09/16/2015 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | September 16, 2015 | Brian Mahoney with Marianne LeVine and Timothy Noah
    DEMS ANSWER WALKER WITH LABOR LAW BILL: Two days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his plans to eliminate the NLRB and take right-to-work national, congressional Democrats will today propose legislation developed with the AFL-CIO to stiffen penalties for employers who violate the National Labor Relations Act. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott will introduce a bill that they say would “help ensure workers are able to have a voice in the workplace and would crack down on employers who break the law when workers exercise their right to collective action.” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will stand alongside the...