Thursday, December 8th, 2016

It seems to me we should have a contest to see which recall campaign will be the first to turn in enough valid signatures to recall a fugitive State Senate Democrat.  The leading contestants are Jim Holperin, Bob Wirch, and Dave Hansen.  Of course, Julie Lassa could always sneak ahead of the boys. (The deal to […]

Randy Melchert is keeping track of efforts to recall Democratic State Senators, complete with links to petitions and ways to donate. Looking at the map, I have to think Wirch, Hansen and Holperin are in serious trouble. By the way, wouldn’t it be funny if State Senator Julie Lassa was recalled? That deal to run […]

Democrats are still trying to figure out why Democratic State Senator Russ Decker voted against the state employee union contracts. But when they guessed that he might not be willing to vote their way, Democrats tried to get Decker to leave town. Hansen says he and others tried to get Decker to go home rather […]

Steve Prestegard at the Marketplace of Ideas blog mentions another interesting fact about Tuesday night’s election: When Kurt Schuller of Eden decided to run for state treasurer against underqualified incumbent Dawn Marie Sass, campaigning on eliminating the office he was running for, that seemed as likely to be successful as, say, a Republican replacing the […]

The leader of the Waukesha Democratic Party, Jeff Christensen, and the Democratic candidate for the 97th Assembly District Dawn “Crazy Nurse” Caruss issued a press release this week criticizing State Representative Bill Kramer for not having his name on a single bill that has passed the legislature during his time in office. Despite the Republicans […]

Christian Schneider of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute is the latest to call PolitiCrap on a politician’s claims, this time State Senator Julie Lassa. In the Sean Duffy versus Julie Lassa congressional race, the NRCC has begun running an ad that says “Lassa talks a balanced budget, but left us with a deficit.”  The ad, of […]

President Barack Obama is coming back to Wisconsin for Labor Day. I notice that he’s not going to Green Bay, where Congressman Steve Kagen is in trouble. He’s not going up north, where State Sen. Julie Lassa is in real danger of losing Congressman Obey’s seat to Sean Duffy. He’s coming to the Summerfest grounds […]

Brian Fraley points out the tragic absurdity of the latest job numbers and notes the political implications: That has to be particularly stinging for [State Senator Julie] Lassa, the Chairwoman for the poorly-named State Senate Committee on Economic Development. It would be only a slight overstatement to say the major economic development success stories in […]

Scot Ross of (*) One Wisconsin Now manages to be funny without engaging in coprophilia. He reports on one liberal expectation from the state GOP convention, “By the by, libs say the over/under on times Rebecca Kleefisch mentions Reagan in her speech is 12.” That’s probably about right, and too bad none of the candidates […]

But will Shibilski spoil the Democratic rodeo? State Senator Julie Lassa is running to replace Dave Obey in the 7th Congressional District. State Senators Kreitlow and Decker are up for re-election this year, so they’re sitting this one out. But WisPolitics.com reports Kevin Shibilski, currently a former candidate for Lt. Governor, is still considering a […]