Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Reid Ribble announced on Saturday he is not running for re-election to congress. “Today, I am announcing that I will fulfill my third promise and will not seek reelection in November of 2016,” he said. Ribble said he wants to dedicate more time to his marriage, children and grandchildren. “Additionally, I’ve always said elected office […]

In light of National Review’s symposium on the question of what to do about Donald Trump, I thought posting this column by me from December is somewhat timely. – JW Waukesha Freeman Page A06 12/17/2005 Answering the Ribble question GOP must decide what to do about Trump Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble has posed an interesting […]

Hotline listed the thirty House seats most likely to flip control and Wisconsin’s sixth congressional district is not on the list. It didn’t even rate as an honorable mention. So much for Democratic hopes that Glenn Grothman would be too controversial for the district. The seats held by Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble don’t make the […]

Over at RightWisconsin, Collin Roth has a list of possible Republican candidates to replace retiring State Sen Mike Ellis. One the list are: former Rep Steve Wieckert, former Rep Roger Roth, current Rep Dave Murphy, and former State Treasurer Jack Voight. Roth doesn’t mention her, but I am really hoping Terri McCormick doesn’t jump in because I’ll […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

Okay, more predictions. House of Representatives Quick! Name Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s opponent! That’s what I thought. Sensenbrenner won’t even have to spend the spare change in his pocket to win re-election this year. Congressman Tom Petri will still be able to build more bicycle paths (if congress lets him). Congressman Reid Ribble’s opponent Jamie Wall […]

Normally I’m the first to complain when a legislator no longer resides in their district. I think that it’s important that for someone to serve in elective office that they actually live among their constituents who voted for them. So when Congressman Reid Ribble moved “outside his district” to his longtime home, I took note. […]

Priebus Statement on Passage of Flawed Health Care Bill MILWAUKEE – Following partisan passage of a flawed health care bill, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement: “Instead of reform, Democrats in Congress voted for a $2.5 trillion dollar government-run health care bill that increases taxes, raises premiums, slashes Medicare and […]