Monday, November 20th, 2017

WISN’s Mark Belling endorsed Jeff Scrima because of Mayor Larry Nelson’s support for the RTA. Does anyone know Scrima’s actual position on the issue? Or is he still listening? Here’s another good question. If Mayor Larry Nelson loses to Jeff Scrima in conservative Waukesha in part because of the shoes he wears, will Dave Westlake […]

What is Ruth Page Jones spending money on?  She ran for the State Assembly against Bill Kramer in 2008 and lost.  She’s kept her campaign finance reports up to date, but I’ll be damned if I can figure out the “incurred obligation” of  $8,075.40. Her January 2009 report showed an incurred obligation of $5,861.85 to […]

(This appeared in the Waukesha Freeman 12/31/09) Education funding dominated decade    If we were to look for one issue that has dominated Wisconsin politics for much of the decade, education would have to be near the top of the list. How we fund it and how we provide it are the issues that dominate election […]

State Representative Bill Kramer, in response to Ruth Page Jones’ last-minute campaign mailers, has put up a special page on his website correcting the falsehoods in Jones’ mailed hit pieces. I think the hardest-hitting attack she has used is the $400,000 the Waukesha School District had to raise taxes last year because of the state […]

In this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman (just $.50 at your favorite gas station), I took a look at the Sheldon Wasserman campaign and the Ruth Page Jones campaign. Wasserman is pretending to be a conservative while running against a liberal Republican while Jones is just a liberal running against the conservative Bill Kramer. […]

Democratic state assembly candidate Ruth Page Jones must not have thought much of the Waukesha Chamber of Commerce. Her campaign is either completely out of typing paper or they filled out the Chamber’s questionnaire over a couple of lattes at Sprizzo’s. I’m surprised they didn’t answer in crayon. (Click on the pictures to see full-size.) […]

Ruth Page Jones’ volunteers were out again in our neighborhood do a lit drop but they headed for the hills when the rain/snow started. They were dropping off the misleading “Education” hit piece I mentioned in last week’s Waukesha Freeman column. Aside from the ridiculous statement about virtual schools, Jones’ literature tells some absolute whoppers. […]

In a race with real clear philosophical differences, Ruth Page Jones really had no reason to drag virtual schools into the 97th Assembly campaign. I made a bold prediction in my Waukesha Freeman column this morning. I said, So we all agree that virtual schools are important to the students enrolled, to the entire Waukesha […]

The Waukesha Freeman covers most of it. Between traffic and parking I was a half-hour late. Pretty good since I only found out about 1 1/2 hours before. Press releases must be a thing of the past. Things of note:1) If you had no idea who was the Republican and who was the Democrat in […]

Beautiful day outside to get some yard work done. Also probably the last really nice weekend for candidates and their volunteers. In the 97th Assembly District, Ruth Page Jones was out again with clipboard in hand, this time in my neighborhood. She stopped by minutes after the Kramer campaign dropped off a yard sign for […]