Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

The straw poll at last weekend’s Republican Party of Wisconsin convention sent a strong message to the candidates considering running for Senate. Former State Senator Ted Kanavas won the poll with 73 votes. Former Governor Tommy Thompson finished a distant second at 61 votes. Attorney General JB Van Hollen, an unlikely candidate at this point, […]

Rachel Weiner, writing for The Fix at the Washington Post, lays out the possible field of candidates if Senator Herb Kohl decides to retire. Rep. Paul Ryan (R) has been discussed as a potential Senate candidate almost since he came to Congress from the swing 1st district in 1998. But, Ryan now sits on a plum […]

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 […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:2010 Jan 21; Section:Opinion; Page Number: 10A Why Neumann? Why now? Walker seems to be getting GOP spotlight Why is former congressman Mark Neumann running for governor of Wisconsin? I know every politician looks in the mirror and thinks at least once, “Why not me?” I wish they would ask themselves, […]

Former Democratic Congressman Jay Johnson passed away with a heart attack. He was 66 years old. Johnson will likely be remembered more for his length of service as Green Bay television anchor than he will for his one term in office. Johnson served between Republicans Toby Roth and Mark Green. May he rest in peace. […]

Liberal blogger Cory Liebmann is trying to read the comments of conservative blogs to see if there is a trend of hostility towards Mark Neumann’s candidacy for governor. As I have continued to write and speculate about the prospects of a primary I have noticed a very clear theme. Walker supporters are joining in on […]

As the most radical, anti-business, anti-taxpayer state budget in history moves from the JFC to the Assembly, some political watchers are wondering if Governor Doyle is running for re-election. They figure after this budget Doyle will be un-electable, that Doyle knows this, and that’s why he won’t run. What they don’t account for is how […]

Mark Belling of WISN-AM 1130 is reporting that we may yet witness the return of Tommy! Not the musical, the governor. A Thompson comeback would be death for Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s own hopes of running for governor and the mere talk of a Tommy run would be enough to dry up Walker’s fundraising […]

I wanted to give an update on the pro-life issue with Judge Annette Ziegler’s campaign for state supreme court. Campaign manager Mark Graul returned my call last week after the primary and I asked him about the Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC endorsement which Ziegler did not receive. Graul said that the questionnaire was very […]

I wanted to give an update on the pro-life issue with Judge Annette Ziegler’s campaign for state supreme court. Campaign manager Mark Graul returned my call last week after the primary and I asked him about the Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC endorsement which Ziegler did not receive. Graul said that the questionnaire was very […]