Monday, October 24th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman August 27th Page 6A Opinion Another Republican primary Tuesday Westlake, Duchow seen as top contenders in 99th We interrupt your summer vacation with yet another special election in Waukesha County. The Republican primary in the 99th Assembly District is this Tuesday. The winner will likely be the next state representative for this Republican […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, August 7, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Candidates have just five days Allen, Rosner top contenders Only five more shopping days left in the primary campaign season. Have you picked a candidate? As former Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson observed the other night, in a field this large, normally one or two candidates are […]

Bob Dole said if you want a friend in politics, get a dog. Assembly candidate Brandon Rosner has an interesting friend. Records show Rosner donated $100 to State Rep Peter Barca, the Democratic leader in the Assembly, in 2010. Rosner was also on a host committee for a fundraiser for Barca in 2009, according to […]

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 […]

Nullification stance will haunt Pridemore campaign Waukesha Freeman, Opinion 12/6/2012 Page A6   Last week, I mentioned State Rep. Don Pridemore, R-Hartford, in my Waukesha Freeman column as one of the Republican legislators who actually endorsed the idea of arresting federal officials attempting to implement Obamacare in Wisconsin. This issue will follow Pridemore in the […]

The easy way to make an election prediction is wait for a poll. Unfortunately, the last poll by Marquette Law School was (in technical terms) just off-the-wall wackadoo. So before I make this prediction, let me point to everything I said about the presidential election and polling. Let me also add this observation from Michael […]

The latest St Norbert poll is out. I mention it purely for entertainment purposes only. In the presidential race, 51 percent of respondents backed Obama, compared to 42 percent for Romney. In the Senate race, 46 percent supported Thompson, while 43 percent backed Baldwin. The poll of 402 likely voters was conducted Oct. 25-29 and […]

The Marquette Law School poll looks like it has a case of St Norbert’s disease. A new Marquette Law School Poll finds President Barack Obama leading former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 51 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in Wisconsin. Five percent remain undecided or declined to state a preference, while 1 percent said […]

Waukesha Freeman 11/01/2012, Page A08 One more time Fight the fatigue and vote “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,” our friend Shakespeare wrote. Once more unto the breach this Tuesday to vote in an election. We’re to be forgiven a little election fatigue as the blast of politics blows in our ears. […]

Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics asks if Wisconsin is the new Ohio. A new poll from Rasmussen Reports underscored just how close the contest has become here: President Obama and Mitt Romney were tied at 49 percent each in the poll of likely voters, conducted Thursday. Overall, Obama leads by just 2.3 percent in […]