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DPW Responds to Walker's First Ad Buy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 08:58

walker-terry-gou-foxconnWalker's priorities are to spend billions on his wealthy elite donors and mega corporations like Foxconn to advance his own lifelong political career.


MADISON - The following is a statement from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's communications director Melanie Conklin on Gov. Scott Walker first ad buy in the highly competitive 2018 governor's race.

"A panicked Scott Walker is out with an ad buy before Memorial Day attempting to cover up his years of fiscal mismanagement and neglect of our state. He desperately hopes we will forget that he has puts himself and his donors first while neglecting workers, education and infrastructure.

"Walker's priorities are to spend billions on his wealthy elite donors, mega corporations like Foxconn to advance his own lifelong political career at the expense of the basic needs of our state, our small businesses and regular Wisconsinites."

 
Kelda Roys Wins 2nd CD Democratic Straw Poll PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelda for Governor Press   
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 13:12

kelda-roysRoys came in first in the gubernatorial straw poll with a commanding 30%, with Mike McCabe second at 19% and Kathleen Vinehout third with 16% of the vote.


MADISON - At the 2nd Congressional District Democratic Convention last week, Kelda Roys came in first place in the gubernatorial straw poll with a commanding 30%, despite the large field.

“Today’s results show that Wisconsin Democrats are looking for hope, optimism, and someone to vote for, not just something to vote against,” said Roys. “It’s clear that my message of restoring opportunity and fairness to our state is resonating with voters.

“As I travel across Wisconsin to share my plans for supporting families and empowering small businesses, voters in every part of the state are responding positively. People are ready to turn the page, and start expanding access to healthcare, investing in universal pre-k and paid family leave, and raising wages for Wisconsin workers.

“Wisconsinites are ready for our state to be a leader again. In every part of the state, our progressive values of opportunity and fairness are building momentum for our campaign that will carry our movement to victory in August and November.”

The results of the straw poll are as follows:

Kelda Roys - 30%

Mike McCabe - 19%

Kathleen Vinehout - 16%

Tony Evers - 12%

Dana Wachs - 10%

Andy Gronik - 4%

Mahlon Mitchell - 3%

Mike Crute - 2%

Matt Flynn - 1%

Paul Soglin - 1%

Roys was also in Tomahawk today, attending the 7th CD Democratic convention, but they did not have a straw poll. Earlier this month, she was among the top four finishers in the Racine County Dems straw poll; the party did not release numbers or rankings.

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The 2nd Congressional District includes Madison, and borders Wisconsin Dells on the North, Janesville on the east and Platteville on the west.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 May 2018 13:40
 
Vukmir, Nicholson Audition for Out-Of-State Cash PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brad Bainum   
Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:04

koch-brothers-Billionaire Koch brothers have already spent more than $4.3M against Tammy Baldwin.


MADISON - Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson are vying for a new round of out-of-state billionaire admirers.

leah-vukmirEach already bankrolled by a right-wing billionaire to call their own, Vukmir and Nicholson have for months championed Washington corruption and advocated right-wing policies that put corporate special interests first and would inflict real harm on Wisconsin and hardworking Wisconsin families.

Vukmir and Nicholson’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed: the Republicans have caught the attention of the out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers, who have already spent more than $4.3 million against Tammy Baldwin and are sponsoring tonight’s U.S. Senate candidate forum via their Americans for Prosperity front group.

kevin-nicholsonTonight’s U.S. Senate debate between Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson -- who are engaged in a “unity” pledge-shredding primary characterized by deeply personal and petty attacks -- is less a debate and more an audition; a chance for Vukmir and Nicholson to show the Kochs that they’d work for them, not Wisconsin.

"Tonight, Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson are auditioning for the Koch brothers -- each hoping to earn the backing of even more out-of-state billionaires,” said Brad Bainum, DPW spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race. "That’s why Vukmir and Nicholson are running hard to the right on a Koch-backed agenda that includes tax breaks for billionaires and powerful special interests at the expense of the middle-class; cuts to Social Security and Medicare; and the GOP’s disastrous plan to take away millions of Americans’ health insurance.

"Nicholson and Vukmir are all too eager to sell out Wisconsin in exchange for doing the bidding of their powerful special interest backers in the U.S. Senate."

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:31
 
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