Saturday, July 20th, 2019

I have more information on Thursday morning’s 97th Assembly candidate forum on drug and alcohol issues. The forum is from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. From the organizers: 7:30 – 8:00 AM Arrival & Breakfast Served 8:00 – 9:30 AM Candidate Forum Out of the 6 candidates that are running, we have confirmed 4 that […]

In case you’re not listening to the radio, the realtors have bought ads in support of Scott Allen’s candidacy in the 97th Assembly District. The amount I’m hearing is $11,000 on WISN and $25,000 with WTMJ. That type of buy quickly evens the playing field with the more well-funded Brandon Rosner.  It may also help explain why […]

There are at least two more candidate forums coming up in the 97th Assembly District race. From Keith Best of the Waukesha County GOP: The Republican Women of Waukesha County, in alliance with the Republican Party of Waukesha County, announces a Candidate Forum for the 97th Assembly District on Wednesday July 30. The event will […]

The July Continuing Finance Reports for state candidates were due Monday. They cover contributions and expenditures through June 30th. We’re still waiting on campaign finance reports for Vince Trovato. It’s possible he did not file electronically, or the GAB is just bogged down. Regardless, we do have the reports for Scott Allen, Joe Banske, Kathleen […]

The National Rifle Association has now issued Waukesha Alderman Kathleen Cummings an AQ rating. She joins Vince Trovato, Scott Allen and Brandon Rosner as candidates in the 97th Assembly race with AQ ratings. Alderman Aaron Perry has a B- rating and former town supervisor Joe Banske has a C rating. Somebody asked me about Cummings […]

We’ll run this poll until Friday night at Midnight. If you are a Republican planning on voting in the August 12th Republican primary in the 97th Assembly District, for which of the following candidates will you vote? This is obviously an unscientific online poll but I am curious to see how much enthusiasm there is […]

Waukesha Freeman 7/17/14 Page A5 Opinion Around the horn in the 97th NRA grades Assembly candidates It’s the All-Star break in Major League Baseball but not in politics. The primary election is Aug. 12. The campaigns are heating up while most of us are just beginning to enjoy a cool summer. Let’s quickly go around […]

Of the groups dedicated to preserving our Second Amendment rights, the NRA is generally thought of as the gold standard. Some gun rights advocates will disagree, but it’s probably safe to say that if the NRA doesn’t like a candidate, other gun rights groups won’t like them either. For the 97th Assembly District primary, I […]

Wisconsin Right to Life announced their endorsements in the 97th Assembly District. They endorsed former Alderman Scott Allen, Alderman and County Supervisor Kathleen Cummings, Alderman Aaron Perry, Brandon Rosner and Vince Trovato. Missing from the list is Joe Banske, who along with Rosner received the endorsement of Pro-Life Wisconsin. It’s pretty unusual for a candidate […]

On my continuing tour of events for each of the candidates in the 97th Assembly District, Friday night found me downtown at the Aaron Perry barbecue  small-dollar event at the home of Tom and Vicky Hekkers.The source of the barbecue was Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, and it may be a contender for the best food on […]