Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014


Candidate forums in the 97th Assembly race

There are at least two more candidate forums coming up in the 97th Assembly District race. From Keith Best of the Waukesha County GOP: The Republican Women of Waukesha County, in alliance with the Republican Party of Waukesha County, announces a Candidate Forum for the 97th Assembly District on Wednesday July 30. The event will be held at the Waukesha location of the Citizens Bank of Mukwonago located... [Read more]

Campaign finance reports in the 97th

The July Continuing Finance Reports for state candidates were due Monday. They cover contributions and expenditures through June 30th. We’re still waiting on campaign finance reports for Vince Trovato. It’s possible he did not file electronically, or the GAB is just bogged down. Regardless, we do have the reports for Scott Allen, Joe Banske, Kathleen Cummings and Brandon Rosner.  We also... [Read more]

Cummings joins Rosner, Trovato and Allen with AQ rating from the NRA

The National Rifle Association has now issued Waukesha Alderman Kathleen Cummings an AQ rating. She joins Vince Trovato, Scott Allen and Brandon Rosner as candidates in the 97th Assembly race with AQ ratings. Alderman Aaron Perry has a B- rating and former town supervisor Joe Banske has a C rating. Somebody asked me about Cummings right away this morning. 1) The rating is based upon the answers on... [Read more]

Quick Wiggy Poll in the 97th Assembly district

We’ll run this poll until Friday night at Midnight. If you are a Republican planning on voting in the August 12th Republican primary in the 97th Assembly District, for which of the following candidates will you vote? Which candidate will you vote for in the August 12th Republican primary in the 97th district Scott Allen Joe Banske Kathleen Cummings Aaron Perry Brandon... [Read more]

Is Media Trackers one of those outside groups your mother warned you about?

Ashley Schultz and my old friend Santo Ingrilli recently expressed some frustration with the conservative organization Media Trackers. I think they’re echoing some of the frustration I’m hearing behind the scenes as well. In the 21st Senate District, I do think there is room for conservatives to criticize Van Wanggaard just as I think there are things about Jonathan Steitz that may worth... [Read more]

Cummings at La Casa de Esperanza

Last night it was Alderman and County Supervisor Kathleen Cummings’ turn on the tour of campaign events, a fundraiser at La Casa de Esperanza with Anselmo Villarreal acting as host for the occasion. About 25-30 people turned out for the good food and drink despite the restaurant’s location in the middle of a construction zone on Arcadian Avenue. (It’s getting to the point where I may have to... [Read more]

Around the horn in the 97th

Waukesha Freeman 7/17/14 Page A5 Opinion Around the horn in the 97th NRA grades Assembly candidates It’s the All-Star break in Major League Baseball but not in politics. The primary election is Aug. 12. The campaigns are heating up while most of us are just beginning to enjoy a cool summer. Let’s quickly go around the horn. In the 97th Assembly District the Republican candidates are gathering... [Read more]

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