Thursday, October 27th, 2016

According to the preliminary results from Tuesday’s special Republican primary election in the 99th district, Delafield town board member Cindi Duchow defeated Dave Westlake. Clearly the last-minute hit on Westlake hurt, but Duchow was hit in the closing days, too. Duchow had, as of the last campaign finance report, sunk in more of her own money that […]

I hate these stories. Dan “I don’t do policy” Bice reported on Saturday in a well-timed hit that state assembly candidate Dave Westlake once filed for bankruptcy and his home foreclosed upon. Bice loves these stories, of course. I think they’re disgusting cheap shots. “I’ve been open about my bankruptcy, which resulted in us losing […]

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 […]

Governor Scott Walker’s office just issued the following release:   Governor Scott Walker Announces Special Election for 99th Assembly District  Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced a special election for the 99th Assembly District.  The following is a timeline for the special election: July 29, 2015 – Circulation of Nomination Papers Begins August 4, […]

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 […]

Given the possible scandals in South Carolina, I thought I would state for the record: 1. I have not had an inappropriate physical relationship with Dave Westlake, even though I do own an orange shirt. 2. I have not had a one-night stand with Ron Johnson. 3. I have never called Russ Feingold a raghead. […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Apr 22, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A Trouble on tap for Leinenkugel? Candidate might fall flat (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) When Dick Leinenkugel stepped down as Gov. Jim Doyle’s fourth Commerce secretary, speculation immediately began […]

Matthew Hrodey of Milwaukee Magazine’s NewsBuzz quotes me regarding Dick Leinenkugel’s chances of winning the Republican nomination and beating Senator Russ Feingold: But conservative blogger James Wigderson departs from the naysayers and wonders if Leinenkugel is being underestimated, arguing Westlake and Wall are weak candidates and the unpredictable former secretary of commerce will appeal to […]

WTMJ-AM’s Charlie Sykes jokingly suggested on the air today that the best and possibly only way Dick Leinenkugel could win over the crowd at Tea Party events is to make a two-word announcement: “Free beer!” Steve Prestegard of Marketplace Magazine says Leinenkugels’ odds of winning the GOP nomination for Senate are better than suspected: Leinenkugel […]

Dick Leinenkugel goes out the revolving door at the state’s commerce department and is likely a Republican candidate for US Senate against Russ Feingold. Former Democratic consultant Bill Christofferson points out the family connection for Leinenkugel to the Tommy Thompson camp and says if Leinenkugel is in, Thompson is out. Dick Leinenkugel just resigned as […]