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DPW Chair Responds to Supreme Court Upholding Lame-Duck Power Grab PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Friday, 21 June 2019 16:06

supremecourt-justicesMADISON - The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler on the decision by the conservative majority of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court to uphold laws passed by the Republican legislature in December to undercut the incoming Democratic administration:

ben-wikler“Republicans hijacked Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, rigged the legislature, and then, the moment Democrats won control of the executive branch, used the other two branches to kneecap the Governor and Attorney General. Today’s ruling is a continuation of the GOP’s decade-long crusade to undermine the voice of the people and establish minority rule.

“This hyper-partisan ruling is a reminder that in 2020 and the years to come, Democrats will be fighting for democracy itself.

 
DPW Chair Calls Out President Trump PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:09

donald-trumpState Democrats call out Trump's broken promises as the President officially kicks off re-election bid in Florida Tuesday.


MADISON - Ahead of President Trump’s re-election kick off rally in Orlando, Florida, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin held a press call Monday to make the case that Wisconsin voters will hold Trump accountable in 2020 for his failures and broken promises on health care and the economy.

The following are excerpts from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler’s remarks:

ben-wikler-dpw“When he was running for president, Trump promised health care for everybody…But once he was in, his number one legislative priority was to slash health care and rip up Medicaid in order to hand a massive tax break to special interests and the wealthy.”

“President Trump told Wisconsinites in 2016 that he would ‘substantially’ lower their taxes. In reality, Trump’s tax bill will actually increase taxes for lower and middle-income Wisconsinites by 2027… The rich got richer, and Trump left the middle class out in the cold.”

“Despite Trump’s repeated promises to bring jobs back to Wisconsin, Trump’s tax bill has failed to stop layoffs. It’s even encouraged outsourcing. It’s done the opposite of what Trump promised—but it’s done exactly what Trump wanted, which is to benefit people like himself at the expense of everyone else.”

“Trump ran on big promises in 2016. When he launches his campaign tomorrow, he’ll have to answer for why he’s broken them…

“This time around, when the president makes promises, Wisconsin voters will know the Trump’s word is worthless—and they’ll hold him accountable for what he’s done to our state.”

 
Trump begins uphill slog to 2020 PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by The Hill Press   
Monday, 17 June 2019 09:46

trump-rncWASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump will launch his reelection bid on Tuesday with a huge rally in Florida — but he faces an arduous climb to a second term.

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DPW Chair to Respond to Trump's Official Re-election Announcement PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Sunday, 16 June 2019 10:05

wisdemsMADISON - President Donald Trump will officially kick off his re-election campaign Tuesday in Orlando, Florida where he will undoubtedly lie about his long record of broken promises. In Wisconsin, Trump’s attempts to “make America great” have raised taxes on the working class while enriching himself and wealthy corporations, fueled a crisis in Wisconsin’s dairy industry, and jeopardized health care access for millions of Wisconsinites.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler will offer a response to Trump’s announcement on a press call TOMORROW and make the case that Wisconsin voters will reject a second term for President Trump.

WHO: Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler

WHEN: Monday, June 17 at 10:30 AM CT

 
DNC Announces Candidates Participating in First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Khary Penebaker, DNC Member representing WI   
Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:12

dnc-logoWAUKESHA, WI - Today, the DNC announced that twenty candidates have been invited to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate. Each candidate was invited based on the qualification criteria agreed to by the DNC and NBC News, announced publicly in February.

The first debate will take place over two back-to-back nights at 9 p.m. ET on June 26 and 27, 2019, in Miami, Florida. The debate will be broadcast in prime time on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo, and will be streamed online for free on a variety of digital and social platforms.

The following candidates have been invited to participate in the first primary debate:

Sen. Michael Bennet

Vice President Joe Biden*

Sen. Cory Booker*

Mayor Pete Buttigieg*

Sec. Julian Castro*

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Rep. John Delaney

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard*

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand*

Sen. Kamala Harris*

Gov. John Hickenlooper

Gov. Jay Inslee*

Sen. Amy Klobuchar*

Rep. Beto O’Rourke*

Rep. Tim Ryan

Sen. Bernie Sanders*

Rep. Eric Swalwell

Sen. Elizabeth Warren*

Ms. Marianne Williamson*

Mr. Andrew Yang*

* Candidates marked by an asterisk qualified through both polling and grassroots fundraising thresholds. The remaining candidates qualified through polling only.

 
Biden, Trump trade blows while criss-crossing Iowa PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 11:27

donald-trumpWASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden traded blows on Tuesday as the men held events simultaneously in Iowa, previewing what could be a fierce 2020 battle in the months to come.

joe-bidenIn Biden's first major speeches to prospective voters in Iowa, the former vice president took direct aim at Trump, uttering the president's name numerous times and painting him as an “existential threat” to the country's well-being.

“President Trump is in Iowa today,” Biden told a crowd in Ottumwa, Iowa. “And I hope his presence here will be a clarifying event.”

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Democratic debate lottery to be held at NBC's 30 Rock PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 08:12

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A lottery to determine where candidates are placed on stage in the first Democratic presidential debate will take place Friday morning at NBC’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Democratic National Committee staffers told representatives from the presidential campaigns of the plan to hold the lottery at NBC during a logistics call held last week, according to three sources with knowledge of the call. The campaigns have been invited to send representatives to witness the drawing.

Results will be announced right after the drawing is held.

 

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Trump Comes to Green Bay to Sell Record of Broken Promises PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Saturday, 27 April 2019 16:41

donald-trumpWisconsinites have been deeply harmed by Trump's failures on health care and the economy

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 April 2019 18:21
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Floundering Hagedorn Campaign Excoriated by Conservative Radio PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:51

brian-hagedorn"I'm not going to lie, I'm a little concerned"


MADISON -- Two weeks before the statewide election for Wisconsin Supreme Court, former Scott Walker lawyer Brian Hagedorn is finding criticism of his floundering campaign from even his most fervent supporters after weeks of brutal press coverage over his radical, partisan agenda.

Conservative radio host Dan O’Donnell sharply criticized Hagedorn on this morning’s “The Dan O’Donnell show” for his campaign’s many blunders and missteps, worrying aloud that Hagedorn doesn’t understand what’s at stake in this race. Excerpts from the program cast Hagedorn’s campaign apparatus as inept and incapable of getting out the vote, much less responding to supporters’ emails. When asked what his campaign was doing to reach voters, he could only point to the fact that he has a website.

EXCERPTS:

“I have heard from...people who want to vote for you...they say ‘we don’t hear back when we email the campaign’” (30:02)

“Is your campaign responsive enough to the conservatives who want to support you?” (31:00)

“There is so much at stake in this race…I’m not going to lie, I’m a little concerned about some of the responsiveness” (36:20)

“I’ve been getting a lot of emails. I would say it’s almost 4:1 people concerned about the general lack of awareness that there’s even an election going on right now” (37:43)

“I’ve been hearing this since the start of January that people are concerned…that the campaign isn’t responsive enough, they’re not seeing enough tv or radio advertising” (37:55)

 
Neubauer Earns Conservationists’ Endorsement PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:05

lisa-neubauerMADISON – Today, Wisconsin Conservation Voters proudly endorses Judge Lisa Neubauer for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Neubauer’s record and experience, as well as her commitment to impartiality, earned her the organization’s endorsement.

“Judge Neubauer’s experience and record speak for themselves,” said Executive Director Kerry Schumann. “She has proven to be an impartial judge who considers admissible scientific evidence when considering cases that impact the environment. She has also ruled in favor of the public trust doctrine, an important part of the Wisconsin constitution that says our waters are owned in common by all Wisconsin citizens and protected for the use and enjoyment of all of us.”

Neubauer’s opponent, Judge Brian Hagedorn, refused to fill out a candidate questionnaire and, as former Governor Scott Walker’s chief legal counsel, was involved in high profile, anti-conservation policy-making and lawsuits.

“We are deeply concerned that Brian Hagedorn cannot be fair and impartial when it comes to protecting our environment and health. As the lead attorney in the Walker Administration, he would have been involved in creating the many laws that put the interests of polluting special interests over the people of Wisconsin,” Schumann said. “And he was part of the Walker Administration when it joined the federal lawsuit against the Clean Power Plan.”

Neubauer has the support of sheriffs – Democrat and Republican – across the state, and she is supported by 331 current and former judges.

“Lisa Neubauer is the clear choice for the state’s highest court,” Schumann said.

*****

Engaging voters to protect Wisconsin's environment.

 
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