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Republican Scott Fitzgerald will Not Run in 2018 U.S. Senate Race PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Leah Vukmir for Senate, Jessica Ward   
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:24

scott_fitzgeraldExpresses support for conservative Sen. Leah Vukmir instead.


JUNEAU, WI – Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R–Juneau) released the following statement Monday regarding the 2018 U.S. Senate race:

“After thoughtful consideration, I have decided that I will not enter the race for U.S. Senate and will remain dedicated to serving the 13th Senate District.

leah-vukmir“I would like to express my complete support for Sen. Leah Vukmir, an actual conservative. She is an exceptional leader, one of the best Wisconsin has to offer, so I am choosing not to run for the U.S. Senate knowing we are in great hands. Leah will listen to the grassroots and will provide Wisconsinites the leadership they deserve in Washington.

“Leah is a dedicated public servant and her commitment to serving the people of Wisconsin is reflected in her record. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Leah in the State Senate and have complete confidence that she has the strength and determination to unseat Tammy Baldwin.

“It’s time to turn Wisconsin entirely red, and Leah is the candidate that will help us achieve that goal. I support Leah Vukmir, and I strongly encourage others to join me.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:38
 
Robin Hood’s Revenge: Republicans Stealing From the Poor, to Pay for the Rich PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Tony Evers for Governor, Maggie Gau   
Monday, 11 September 2017 18:39

scott-walker-clapsNew Republican proposed budget continues the same old out-of-touch Madison political games at the expense of Wisconsinites.


MADISON – Last week, after two months of infighting by Governor Walker and legislative Republicans, the Joint Finance Committee convened to finish their review of Gov. Walker’s 2017-19 state budget.

Notable last-minute provisions railroaded through the budget process on the last day by a party-line vote include: more tax breaks for the rich, hefty handouts to big corporations, doubling the school voucher program for students with special needs, auditing family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood, and instituting overreaching surveillance of UW System faculty workload.

Tony Evers, Democratic candidate for Governor, released the following statement:

tony_evers“Can you say out-of-touch? Instead of working to invest and build Wisconsin’s middle class – which has been impacted by significant manufacturing job and wage losses over the last year – legislative Republicans doubled-down on tax breaks for those who do not need it and, to pay for it, they eliminated tax breaks for those who need it most. It’s no surprise Wisconsin’s middle class is shrinking faster than any other state in the country. Look no further than Kansas to see the devastating impact that these careless and ballooned tax breaks to big corporations will have.

“The politicians are at it again. For example, they are taking cheap shots at Planned Parenthood, which provides life-saving preventive health services like cancer screenings to over 60,000 Wisconsinites every year and trying to tell UW faculty how to do their jobs. Scott Walker and legislative Republicans should instead focus on creating jobs, improving our schools, and growing Wisconsin’s economy.”

Tony Evers has been elected three times to serve as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, winning 70 of 72 counties in his last election, with 70 percent of the vote statewide. Evers has spent his entire career educating our kids, previously working as a science teacher, a high school principal and as school district superintendent. As State Superintendent, Evers runs one of the largest agencies in the state, with responsibility over 70,000 educators and 860,000 students. Evers is the father of 3 children and 6 grandchildren, raising his family in communities throughout Wisconsin, including Plymouth, Baraboo, Tomah, Oakfield, Omro, Oshkosh and Verona.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 September 2017 18:53
 
Leah Vukmir: Too extreme for Wisconsin digital blitz ads PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Monday, 11 September 2017 17:29

MADISON - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is launching a new, sharply targeted digital ad campaign to communicate directly to Wisconsin voters about Leah Vukmir's real record of Tea Party extremism. Thousands of dollars of ads will be run statewide, beginning Friday, September 8, targeting women, parents and middle class voters, highlighting her record of weakening protections for people with pre-existing conditions, tax giveaways for millionaires and billionaires, and her extreme views on women's access to healthcare.

Using demographic, psychographic, behavioral, and geographic information, Wisconsin voters will be shown information about Leah's long history of being out of the mainstream. This ad buy is a sophisticated approach to get the most relevant information to persuadable voting populations earlier than ever before in the cycle.

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning commented, "The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is dedicated to helping share information about all candidates, especially when their views are too extreme for Wisconsin voters. Leah Vukmir's record is just too extreme to go ignored: she supports tax breaks for the wealthy, eliminating protections for people with pre-existing conditions and limiting a woman's access to healthcare options. Leah Vukmir is too extreme for Wisconsin."

 
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