Schellenger receives enough signatures to run for 53rd Assembly District seat

Koby Schellenger, an Oshkosh Democrat running for the 53rd State Assembly District seat vacated by Rep. Dick Spanbauer (R-Algoma), has received enough signatures to grant him a place on the ballot. The Government Accountability Board verified 241 valid signatures — … Continue reading

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Americans for Prosperity bus to stop in Oshkosh tonight

The Wisconsin chapter of the conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity will stop in Oshkosh tonight as part of its four-day, 10-city bus tour. Although the tour comes just one week before the recall election that pits Republican Gov. Scott Walker against Tom Barrett, the … Continue reading

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Gov. Scott Walker to visit Oshkosh on Wednesday

Gov. Scott Walker will visit Marvel Manufacturing in Oshkosh at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a news release. Marvel Manufacturing is co-owned by John Petek, chairman of the Winnebago County Republican Party. Petek wrote a letter published in the Northwestern on … Continue reading

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Wisconsin legislators rank among top and bottom speakers by grade level in Congress

Congress now speaks at almost a full grade level lower than it did seven years ago, according to a new Sunlight Foundation analysis of the Congressional Record using its Capitol Words project. According to the report, today’s Congress collectively speaks at a 10.6 grade … Continue reading

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Reps. Peter Barca and Gordon Hintz to lead early recall vote drive

State Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, will join Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, and local recall supporters for an early vote drive in Oshkosh on Tuesday. Supporters of the recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch … Continue reading

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Rep. Gordon Hintz receives Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin award

State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, received the Rebecca C. Young Leadership Award from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin for his work on women’s health and reproductive rights issues in the state Assembly. The award is the highest honor Planned Parenthood Advocates … Continue reading

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In the news today: No endorsement in GOP Senate race, Democratic discord

Fitzgerald finshes first, fails to garner endorsement At this weekend’s state GOP convention, none of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl received the 60 percent of delegates needed to garner an … Continue reading

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New poll shows Walker and Barrett in dead heat

If a general election between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett were held in June, it’s anyone’s guess who would win. Walker leads Barrett by one percentage point, 48 percent to 47 percent, among likely voters, according to … Continue reading

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