Friday, October 28th, 2016

Okay, here we go. I should note that these polls are unscientific and are deliberately open to gaming by the relative campaigns. Please keep that in mind if using these polls to bet on Tuesday’s election. Remember, gambling on an election is wrong, and it’s hard to find a bookie locally to take the bet. […]

We’re going to run this poll until Sunday night at Midnight. And if you want to explain your vote, please feel to leave a comment. We’re also asking who you think is going to win. If you want to comment on that, feel free to comment below.   Print this entry

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Aug 9, 2012; Section: Opinion; Page: 6     Senate choice comes down to two strong candidates    If you weren’t tired of politics after the recall election, the Republican Senate primary has probably finished the job. It’s a race between three-and-a-half solid candidates, all of them conservatives, leaving the candidates […]

I’ve referred to Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald as the sentimental favorite in the senate race. Perhaps that should be, the favorite of the sentimental. Nonetheless, the odds of Fitzgerald winning the Republican nomination next week are pretty small. Part of the reason Fitzgerald is facing such long odds is the strength of the rest of […]

We interrupt this summer with breaking news that politics is breaking out in Waukesha. State Rep. Chris Kapenga announced yesterday that he is going to take on State Rep Paul Farrow (son of Margaret) to fill the upcoming state senate vacancy caused by State Senator Rich Zipperer leaving to join Governor Scott Walker’s administration. Kapenga’s […]

Time for a poll. If you are voting in the Republican Primary for Senate, who are you supporting? We’ll let the poll run through Monday. It’s unscientific, but it’s free.   Print this entry

In this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman, I talked about how Eric Hovde might be well-positioned to win the Republican nomination for Senate.  The same day my column appeared, Hovde’s campaign announced new poll results showing them a close second behind former Governor Tommy Thompson. Former Congressman Mark Neumann shows running a distant third. o Thompson – […]

You know how I know the latest Marquette Law School Poll was a good poll for former Governor Tommy Thompson? John Nichols of the Capital Times said it wasn’t. When is a lead in the polls a bad thing? When you’re Tommy Thompson and you’re only at 34 percent in a multi-candidate race for a […]

At the Republican Party of Wisconsin state convention Saturday, no candidate for Senate was able to get the support of 60% of delegates necessary to get the endorsement of the Republican Party. Despite the big push by former Congressman Mark Neumann to get extra supporters to the convention, Neumann came up short. He took an […]

Delegates gathering in Green Bay this weekend for the Republican Party of Wisconsin state convention probably will have Governor Scott Walker and the remarkable turnout in Tuesday’s recall primary on the mind more than the US Senate race. However, behind the scenes the candidates for the Senate, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, Assembly Speaker Jeff […]