Walker has his eye on the national stage

Gov. Scott Walker is not ruling out a presidential run in 2016, he told Politico reporter James Hohmann in a story published yesterday. In the meantime, he’s focusing his efforts on capitalizing on the celebrity and political capital he’s racked … Continue reading

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Republican Senate candidate calls Baldwin a communist

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde faces a four-way primary in a little less than two months and a recent poll indicated he’s sitting in third place behind frontrunner and former Gov. Tommy Thompson and former U.S. Representative Mark Neumann. But in the last two … Continue reading

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Romney-Ryan ticket a possibility, sources say

The National Review Online’s “The Corner” blog reports that Rep. Paul Ryan, who hails from Janesville, has submitted paperwork to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is reportedly being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination. … Continue reading

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Zielinski and Wisconsin Reporter bicker on Twitter

Today’s political entertainment comes to us from a spat between Graeme Zielinski, the outspoken communications director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and the staff member posting from the Wisconsin Reporter’s Twitter account. Zielinski fired the first shot with a … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is still a battleground for labor issues

Organized labor and its foes are focusing their efforts on the purple states of the Midwest this fall, according to a Politico article published this morning. After talking to the AFL-CIO’s political director, Michael Podhorzer, Politico reported that major focuses for the … Continue reading

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Ron Johnson becomes Mitt Romney’s Congressional liaison

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., role as a key link between Congressional Republicans and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign has emerged in several recent news reports. On June 12, The Hill’s Alexander Bolton called Johnson the “point man” in an effort to … Continue reading

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Ron Johnson becomes key liaison to Romney campgaign

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., role as a key link between Congressional Republicans and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign has emerged in several recent news reports. On June 12, The Hill’s Alexander Bolton called Johnson the “point man” in an effort to maintain … Continue reading

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Walker predicts decline in public union power

Gov. Scott Walker told reporters in Washington, D.C. this morning that the results of Wisconsin’s recall election are a sign that the influence of organized labor will decline in other states. In response to a question from BuzzFeed at a … Continue reading

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Gudex files nomination papers for 18th State Senate District race

Fond du Lac City Council President Rick Gudex has obtained enough nomination signatures to put him on the ballot for the 18th State Senate District. He will run against Sen. Jessica King, D-Oshkosh. The Government Accountability Board verified 794 signatures … Continue reading

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Nomination papers for fall elections due today

Barring any last-minute submisions of nomination signatures, the stage is set for the fall 2012 general election in Wisconsin. Campaign committee registrations, declarations of candidacy and nomination papers for legislative candidates are due to the Government Accountability Board at 5 … Continue reading

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