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Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 15, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Identity politics driving Madison Democrats But will Baldwin lose statewide?      Can congresswoman Tammy Baldwin win a statewide election to succeed Herb Kohl in the Senate? As far as the Democratic primary is concerned, undoubtedly.     Her qualifications are twofold. One, she is tied for the […]

A GOP political operative told me when the field of candidates thinned to only three in the eighth congressional district, it was good news because it raised the number of votes Terri McCormick needed to reach a plurality. Now we learn McCormick only has $1,600 on hand to finish the primary. Not only does it […]

President Barack Obama is coming back to Wisconsin for Labor Day. I notice that he’s not going to Green Bay, where Congressman Steve Kagen is in trouble. He’s not going up north, where State Sen. Julie Lassa is in real danger of losing Congressman Obey’s seat to Sean Duffy. He’s coming to the Summerfest grounds […]

With passage by the State Senate of a ban on offensive Native American nicknames for Wisconsin’s Public Schools, the state legislature is a step closer to finally restoring peace between Native Americans and the White Devil.  On to the Assembly to rescue us from naming anything even remotely after Native Americans – except for casinos. […]

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 […]

The MacIver Institute is reporting that Ron Kind and Steve Kagen will vote for the health care bill. National Review Online has the whip count at: Ayes: 211 Nays: 212 Undecided: 6. Keep in mind that even if the Democrats fall one or two votes short, they will likely keep the vote open until they […]

So let me see if I understand this. Former Congressman Mark Neumann delivered 5000 signatures on a petition opposed to the federal health care bill to the office of current Congressman Gwen Moore*. He also released a new radio ad today highlighting how he fought at the federal level in the 1990s to balance the […]

The Green Bay Press Gazette takes note of the handiwork of attorney Mike Maistelman on behalf of Steve Kagen, and they are not amused: First came a shot fired last week at U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, the two-term Democrat from Appleton, from a conservative group calling itself the “League of American Voters.” The group, which […]

Congressman Steve Kagen (D) told WLUK-TV he might not vote for the Senate health care bill when it comes to the House of Representatives, the first step in the reconciliation process. “I have made the case to the speaker and also to the White House that we should take small pieces, small bites,” Kagen said. […]

The League of American Voters has revised it’s television ad calling on Congressman Steve Kagen (WI-8) to not vote for the latest health care plan. Kagen’s attorney, Mike Maistelman, sent letters to television stations in the district asking them not to air the ad because the ad incorrectly stated that Kagen had previously voted for […]