Friday, December 9th, 2016

Political pundits often make political predictions and are never held accountable for them. My predictions are often no better than anyone else’s predictions and they’re often made tongue-in-cheek. However, every year I review the previous year’s predictions because physical self-mortification in public is frowned upon while in it’s written form it is considered entertainment. At […]

Waukesha Freeman August 27th Page 6A Opinion Another Republican primary Tuesday Westlake, Duchow seen as top contenders in 99th We interrupt your summer vacation with yet another special election in Waukesha County. The Republican primary in the 99th Assembly District is this Tuesday. The winner will likely be the next state representative for this Republican […]

Waukesha Freeman 6/25/2015 Page A5 Opinion Incumbency helps Kapenga to victory Another special election is coming Let’s go over just a few notes from Tuesday’s special primary election for state Senate before we let you return to the beach. As you may have read in the Waukesha Freeman, Brian Dorow lost to state Rep. Chris […]

State Rep Chris Kapenga defeated Brian Dorow in the special Republican primary in the 33rd state senate district. In unofficial totals, Kapenga received 5,539 votes or 52.3% to Dorow’s 4,888 votes or 46.1%. It was the second time Kapenga defeated Dorow. The first was when Kapenga was elected to the state assembly following the departure of […]

State Rep Chris Kapenga is at Revere’s Wells Street Tavern, an Irish bar and restaurant in Delafield.  I was there once a couple of years ago. The food is good and the atmosphere at the outside seating is nice. Kapenga’s campaign, however, is downstairs. By the way, it’s trivia night at the bar. Brian Dorow […]

Yet another reason to hate yard signs. In the letters section of the Waukesha Freeman on Tuesday, Gerry and Lyn Holton wrote (in part): …Or, we can go back to the day when candidates were handpicked by an elite few in the Waukesha Republican Party hierarchy. Qualifications: how well they are connected and how well they […]

Continuing the theme, Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly endorsed Brian Dorow for state senate in the special election in the 33rd district. Dorow’s endorsements continue to be more local than State Rep Chris Kapenga’s list of endorsements. However, does an endorsement by Reilly help? Reilly’s endorsement track record isn’t good. He endorsed Ald Aaron Perry for […]

Waukesha Freeman 6/18/2015 Page A6 Opinion Do voters care where money comes from? Special interests support Kapenga; Dorow mostly raises donations close to home Tuesday is Election Day in Waukesha. Again. This time it is the Republican primary in the 33rd state Senate District. When the audio book version of this column comes out I’ll […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 6/4/15 Bucking the trend Dorow, Kapenga right to oppose arena deal So how bad is the latest proposal for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks? Both of the leading candidates for state Senate in the special election for the 33rd District are opposed to the current proposal. Brian Dorow […]

After I asked both candidates in the 33rd Senate special election, Brian Dorow and State Rep Chris Kapenga issued statements today on the current proposal for the new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Dorow struck first: “I do not support the current proposal to publicly fund a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks for several […]