Saturday, August 24th, 2019

I’m behind on just about everything, but I thought I would offer some post-election thoughts. First, the results of the WiggyPoll asking which scandal was the worst of the Susan Happ scandals. In case you’re wondering, not only did Susan Happ lose the statewide race for Attorney General to Brad Schimel 51.6% to 45.4%, she […]

State Representative Bill Kramer has a new title for one of his aides, colleague. Adam Neylon won a close special Republican primary election in the 98th Assembly district Tuesday nights, defeating Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann by 30 votes. Embattled Jeanne Tarantino, a former staff member of Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch came in a distant […]

Waiting on Tarantino Candidate needs to explain charges, experience Waukesha Freeman 2/14/13 Page A6 Opinion It was a moment most political campaigns dread. At a candidate forum for the special election in the 98th Assembly District, the candidates were asked if they have ever been arrested or if they have ever lied under oath. Pewaukee […]

At a candidate forum for the special election in the 98th Assembly District, the candidates were asked if they ever lied under oath or been arrested. In front of the approximately 100 people in attendance, Jeanne Tarantino gave a simple, “no.” Tarantino is a former aide to Lt Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. Tarantino left the office […]

Like thousands of other people, I was at the Romney/Ryan Homecoming Rally on Sunday. It may be one of those events like the Ice Bowl that so many more people will claim they were there than actually attended. My day at the Waukesha Expo Center inspired a guest column for who were kind enough […]

We don’t know all of the details yet regarding the mass shooting at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, including the identity of the shooter or the motive. We do know that he was stopped by an armed police officer who was injured in a shoot out with the suspect, and our prayers go out […]

I’m here at the Waukesha Expo Center waiting with the supporters of Governor Scott Walker and Lt Gov Rebecca Kleefisch where the crowd is cheering every election return as if the Packers just scored a touchdown. The crowd appears to be nervous but excited. The who’s-who of Republicans are here. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince […]

I went down to city hall today in Waukesha to vote early. I’m not going to tell you for whom I voted. At 9:00 AM there was some brisk business of senior citizen voting. However, the line (such as it was) moved quickly. There were no vans full of people. There were also no election […]

Wisconsin Lt Governor Rebecca Kleefisch received the endorsement of the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters, despite her opponent, Mahlon Mitchell, serving as President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. From the press release: Dave Seager, president of the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association expressed support for Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch saying, “Today, we Milwaukee firefighters are proud to […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Apr 26, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A The real distractions Act 10 success is real story of recall (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) As those of you that follow me online already know, this last weekend I was at […]