Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Ginger Gibson of Politico contacted me via Facebook looking for background on Herman Cain’s campaign manager, Mark Block. She wrote, I’m a reporter at Politico and am working on a story about Mark Block. I know that you were involved in politics together in Wisconsin. I was hoping to talk to you and get to […]

The real problem for Herman Cain isn’t a campaign manager who smokes. It isn’t even some anonymous sexual harassment claims. Kevin Binversie is right. It’s the money. I like Mark and, yes, he and I have some history together. Unlike a few people I’m not going to gratuitously kick Mark, either. (You know, some of […]

Egads. Herman Cain’s campaign manager Mark Block appears in a video for his candidate smoking a cigarette. It’s shocking. The Atlantic and the New York Times see more than just a cigarette, they see a whole Big Tobacco conspiracy. You know who else is in the Big Tobacco conspiracy? It reaches all the way into […]

Tea Party favorite Herman Cain, the former Godfathers Pizza CEO, is expected to launch his exploratory committee for president soon. As Herman Cain hits the presidential campaign trail, so too will Mark Block, the state director for Americans for Prosperity in Wisconsin. Block is resigning from Americans for Prosperity effective December 31, 2010, to join […]

Received an e-mail today from Chip Englander, campaign manager for the Neumann campaign, touting this article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. If this is the best press Neumann can point to, he is in real trouble. Walker could further shore up support with the Republican Party endorsement, which would let him tap funds the state […]

Block said there were two issues especially where Kramer has had an impact. Kramer has made strides in repealing the state’s minimum markup law, including recent passage by the Assembly of repealing the minimum markup for prescription drugs. The other issue is financial transparency for the state, an issue AFP is going to be making a big push for this year.

Kramer said it was great to win the award. “I was a member of AFP from the beginning. I go to as many of their events as I can. I was an activist before I was a legislator.”

Kramer said his acceptance speech will give credit to the organization and people in the room.

“Holding legislators’ feet to the fire is more critical than they know. I want them to know I am with them and that I take their work seriously.”

Cory Liebmann, formerly of the self-described “partisan” organization One Wisconsin Now, has sent an unbelievably large open records request to State Representative Leah Vukmir’s office. Among the targets of this fishing expedition is, well, me. 1. All email from 7/1/08 through 1/20/10 for Rep. Vukmir, Dean Cady and Matthew Adamczyk (only in his capacity working […]

Sitting on “blog row” at the AFP Defending the American Dream Summit.  I’ll be making a few updates throughout the day.  State AFP Director Mark Block is making a few opening remarks. It’s double the expected turnout here today.  The convention staff are bringing in even more chairs as I type because of the turnout.  […]

Mark Block was up at the state Republican Convention in Stevens Point and noticed something curious: However as you looked around the convention hall you had to wonder why the Waukesha County delegation seats were almost empty. Look, if you don’t hold the event at the Country Springs Hotel, you need to provide them with […]

Americans for Prosperity’s Mark Block is blogging. He was inspired. I just spent two day with Roy Innis. Mr. Innis is 74 years old and the national chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality. He came to Wisconsin on behalf of Americans for Prosperity to discuss the hysteria surrounding the Global Warming issue. In all […]