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Conservative Leah Vukmir to Run for U.S. Senate PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Leah Vukmir for Senate, Jessica Ward   
Friday, 08 September 2017 10:44

leah-vukmirPromises to bring the Wisconsin way to the Senate.


BROOKFIELD, WI – Conservative Republican and State Sen. Leah Vukmir announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate by releasing a new video Thursday.

You can watch the video here or below.

 

Watch "The Wisconsin Way."

Statement

“I first got into politics because of my kids," Leah said. "I challenged the school system so my children could have the education they deserved, and that’s why I’m running today. If you want to change things, you need to stand up and lead.

“As a nurse, it is in my nature to take action when things need to get done. I stood with Gov. Walker and real conservatives to enact successful reforms that keep jobs here in Wisconsin, keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket, and make our communities better places to raise a family.

“And, in the face of liberal intimidation tactics, I’ve kept up that fight to make our state a better, safer, and more prosperous place for my children and yours.

“The people I’ve spoken to from across our state believe Tammy Baldwin would rather stand with liberal Democrats and Washington elites than listen to what is important to hard-working Wisconsinites.

“The Senate desperately needs someone who will never back down — a proven, consistent conservative who understands the type of determination it takes to finish the job. I intend to bring the Wisconsin way of working hard and never giving up straight to Washington.”

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Click here to learn more about Leah.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 September 2017 11:12
 
Former Sheriff Clarke joins Shady Pro-Trump Super PAC PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:13

david-clarkeMADISON - As Milwaukee County begins to recover from over a decade of having a fraud for Sheriff, it was reported today that David Clarke's loyalty to President Trump has finally paid off with an insider job at a shady pro-Trump super PAC.

martha-laning"From decorating his uniform with fake military badges to lavishing in the Tea Party speaking circuit while inmates died in his jail, David Clarke's entire taxpayer-funded political career was only made possible by defrauding the very people he failed to serve," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning. "Milwaukee County taxpayers will finally be relieved of footing the bill for David Clarke's real job: a mouthpiece for Donald Trump."

 
Tony Evers "Our Most Important Investment" PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Tony Evers for Governor   
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:51

middle-school-studentsMADISON - There’s no more important investment than investing in people.

It starts by fully funding Wisconsin’s K-12 education and making sure each kid has every opportunity to succeed.

Investing in education creates a ripple effect. When students and their families succeed, businesses want to invest in Wisconsin. Our middle class grows. Our state economy thrives.

That’s why I’m running for governor.

Scott Walker is not investing in our schools. His failed leadership with the state budget is hamstringing school districts. As a result, more than 1 million Wisconsinites have voted to raise their own taxes to make up for Governor Walker's failure to provide school districts with adequate resources.

Wisconsin’s kids are taking the brunt of Scott Walker’s failure to lead.

tony_evers Add your name and join me in demanding Governor Walker and the state legislature make investing in K-12 education a priority.

As State Superintendent, I see firsthand what it means to give our kids the education, tools, and life-skills so they can succeed in our 21st century economy.

Scott Walker’s actions, whether it’s failing to fully fund our schools, refusing to accept Medicaid, or turning down dollars for rural broadband, show he has no interest in lifting people up.

I’m running for governor to lift hardworking Wisconsin families up. I’m running to make investing in K-12 education and our kids a priority. I’m running to make Wisconsin a state where businesses can hire good, educated workers – and grow our economy.

Friends, add your name if you agree we must make investing in Wisconsin’s schools and kids a priority.

Tony

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:02
 
McCabe Needs Help to Kickstart Campaign for Governor PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Monday, 04 September 2017 09:50

mccabe-gov-headerWill launch people powered & crowd funded campaign for governor on Tuesday, September 12. Could really use your help now.


mike-mccabeALTOONA - Wanted you to know that Mike will be officially launching his campaign for governor on Tuesday, September 12. He is returning to the Clark County farm where he grew up to announce his plans for the 2018 election.

Between now and then there are signs to be made, literature to be printed up and countless other start-up expenses to be covered. We could really use your help to kickstart the campaign.

Contributions up to $200 per person are being accepted online, or checks can be mailed to: Commoners for Mike McCabe, P.O. Box 67, Altoona WI 54720.

Thanks!

Christine
People Powered & Crowd Funded

 
Blue Jean Nation's McCabe to Announce Plans PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Friday, 01 September 2017 09:34

mike-mccabeMike McCabe to announce plans for Governor campaign from childhood home September 12.


ALTOONA - Longtime government watchdog and veteran reformer Mike McCabe is returning to the Clark County farm where he grew up to announce his plans for the 2018 election.

The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12. The farm is located about five miles north of Curtiss at W2953 Hickory Road.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:46
 
Politifact Confirms Records Show Nicholson Voted For Clinton Or Obama PDF Print E-mail
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Written by DPW Press   
Friday, 01 September 2017 09:10

kevin-nicholsonNicholson voted in the 2008 Democratic primary and he should admit it rather than lie say Democrats.


MADISON - As has been reported and quickly contradicted by former College Democrats of America Chair and recently turned Republican for U.S. Senate, Kevin Nicholson voted in the 2008 Democratic primary. Today, Politifact Wisconsin dug into Nicholson's claim and noted "what records are available indicate that Nicholson did not cast a 'no preference' vote in 2008 as he says he did."

"Kevin Nicholson is a slick politician who will say anything to get elected," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokeswoman Gillian Drummond. "Nicholson voted in the 2008 Democratic primary and he should admit it rather than lie to appease his billionaire backer. The people of Wisconsin cannot trust this out-of-state billionaire's puppet to do anything but allow Dick Uihlein to pull all his strings."

 
Milwaukee Legislator Applauds Sheriff Clarke's Resignation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jordan Krieger   
Friday, 01 September 2017 08:34

david-clarke-saluteSen. Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) congratulates Clarke for leaving, says Milwaukee will be better off.


lena-taylorMADISON – Without explanation, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke tendered his resignation yesterday. This follows news from June that he failed to secure a position at the US Department of Homeland Security. Following the announcement, Sen. Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) offered the following statement;

“This is truly a good Thursday. I want to thank Sheriff Clarke for his decision to step down. After years of abuse at his hands, the people of Milwaukee can sleep soundly tonight.”

 
Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Evers for Governor, Nathan Henry   
Monday, 28 August 2017 16:37

trump-walkerFirst ad of Governor's race to play in Milwaukee, Green Bay, & Wausau.


MADISON - Tony Evers’ campaign for governor today released the first ad to hit the airwaves of the gubernatorial campaign targeting Governor Scott Walker and President Donald Trump’s bad Foxconn deal. The radio ad will air in the Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Wausau media markets.

In the ad entitled, “Foxconned,” Evers takes aim at the massive $3 billion giveaway to a foreign corporation for a project that won’t break even for 25-years. Evers condemns the deal’s failure to require that new jobs go to Wisconsin residents and that building contracts go to Wisconsin contractors. He closes by criticizing the exemption of Foxconn from environmental protections.

tony_eversIn the ad Evers says, “Did you know the Trump-Walker deal will take Wisconsin taxpayers twenty-five years just to break even? That means a kid born today could graduate college by the time we might see a nickel on the return for our investment.” Evers later remarks, “Sounds good for Foxconn… but what about the rest of us? Think if we invested that money in our schools instead.”

Evers concludes the spot stating, "I’m running for governor because we need a new approach that will grow the economy for the middle class and invest in Wisconsin workers and our future."

Listen to the radio ad titled, “Foxconned,” at the link below:
https://youtu.be/h5jTKwzvvd0


FURTHER BACKGROUND
In his gubernatorial announcement speech last week, Evers criticized the awful Trump-Walker Foxconn deal by comparing it to the favorable deal the City of Verona made with Epic Systems to create jobs in Wisconsin. Evers said in his remarks, "Take a look at Epic in Verona. They invested in Wisconsin because we already had a talented workforce. And they did this all with $9 million dollars of city of Verona investment - not $3 billion like Foxconn. Epic has created almost 10,000 jobs. It’s on a campus almost entirely off-the-grid in terms of its use of utilities…There is a huge difference between this strategic investment and the awful deal Scott Walker and Donald Trump cut with Foxconn."

Evers went on to say that, as Governor, he would re-negotiate the Foxconn deal to require the company to pay its employees a living wage of at least $15 an hour in exchange for the state support it will receive in taxpayer funds.

FULL AD SCRIPT:
Have you heard the saying, if it’s too good to be true… it probably is? Well, the Donald Trump-Scott Walker three-billion-dollar deal for Foxconn might sound good…until you look at the fine print. For starters, did you know the Trump-Walker deal will take Wisconsin taxpayers twenty-five years just to break even? That means a kid born today could graduate college by the time we might see a nickel on the return for our investment.

But worse, those promised Foxconn jobs aren’t even required to be jobs for Wisconsin residents. The contractors that build the facilities aren’t required to be Wisconsin contractors. And the deal would exempt Foxconn from critical environmental protections.

Sounds good for Foxconn… but what about the rest of us? Think if we invested that money in our schools instead. I’m Tony Evers.

I’m running for governor because we need a new approach that will grow the economy for the middle class and invest in Wisconsin workers…and our future.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 August 2017 17:02
 
Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Tony Evers for Governor, Maggie Gau   
Friday, 25 August 2017 08:40

tony_eversPromises to Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin.


FITCHBURG, WI – State Superintendent Tony Evers officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination today at the McKee Farms Kids Crossing Dream Park in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

The Evers campaign also released a short video highlighting Tony’s background and vision for the state. It is available at www.tonyevers.com.

“I’m running for Governor because as a lifelong educator I’ve always believed that what’s best for our kids is best for our communities, our economy, and our democracy,” Evers said. “As State Superintendent, I’ve seen first-hand how Scott Walker’s policies have made it tougher for all public schools, and the families they serve.”

Evers understands that the greatest engine of economic growth is a strong, well-funded public school system. “I understand the best way to prepare our kids for 21st Century jobs, and bring those jobs to Wisconsin, is to build a skilled workforce by investing in our schools. As Superintendent, I have led a resurgence of career and technical education in our public school system that has led to more students being college and career ready. If we invest in public education, K-12, technical colleges and the UW System, new jobs and industries will come. And they’ll come without having to write billion dollar checks to foreign corporations.”

Evers also pledged to end the divisiveness that has paralyzed Wisconsin’s government under Scott Walker. “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the consequences of having leaders who seek to divide us rather than bring us together. People are getting hurt. Families and friendships are being destroyed. People are scared. Make no mistake – Donald Trump is using the same playbook Scott Walker has been using in Wisconsin for years to create divisions and pit people against each other. The targets of their efforts are different, but their tactics are the same. Trump and Walker are not a symptom of our divisions – they are the cause.”

“Enough is enough. If I am elected to serve as your Governor, the politics of division stop on day one. I’ve won three statewide elections by building a coalition of Democrats, Independents and Republicans because they know that I treat my political opponents with respect and have worked across party lines to get things done for our kids.”

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 Friday, 25 August 2017 08:49
 
Kloppenburg Endorses Tim Burns for Wisconsin Supreme Court PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Burns for Wisconsin, Amanda Brink   
Monday, 21 August 2017 05:40

tim-burnsBurns is running to replace Justice Michael Gableman who has announced his retirement.


MADISON, WI - Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg has endorsed Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Burns is running for the seat now held by Justice Michael Gableman, who has announced his retirement from the court. The non-partisan election will be held in the spring of 2018.

joanne-kloppenburg“Tim Burns is an outstanding attorney whose expertise in complex areas of the law has earned him widespread recognition as one of the best lawyers in the nation,” Judge Kloppenburg said. “His intellect, his deep understanding of legal issues, and his love of the law make him exceptionally well suited to service on our Wisconsin Supreme Court. In addition, he has strength of character and the courage of his convictions, both of which are on display in his campaign.”

Tim Burns is a partner at a law firm in Madison, WI. He is a former co-chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.

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A graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, Tim is licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. Tim's national practice focuses on making insurance companies live up to their obligations to their policyholders. Tim also serves on the national board of the American Constitution Society and he chairs the Fair and Impartial Courts Committee of the Civil Rights and Social Justice Section of the American Bar Association.

Tim and his wife Pam, have chosen Middleton to raise their family. Married for over 20 years, they have three children.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017 06:06
 
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