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Recount debacle in 17th State Senate District Democratic primary: 110 votes thrown away in Green County

Recount debacle in 17th State Senate District Democratic primary: 110 votes thrown away in Green County

With 70% of the vote recounted in the 17th State Senate District Democratic primary, Ernie Wittwer, a former state transportation budget official and a vocal critic of the state party establishment, is exactly tied with Pat Bomhack, a former Jim Doyle aide who had the backing of most of the state party establishment.

However, Jud Loundsbury at Uppity Wisconsin is reportingthat, for reasons…

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Mary Burke apparently using a PAC as a conduit to raise money for her own campaign

Mary Burke apparently using a PAC as a conduit to raise money for her own campaign

I and other progressives who write about Wisconsin politics on a regular basis have wondered why Mary Burke’s campaign doesn’t really want to respond to hard, indisputable evidence that Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker solicited money for Club for Growth Wisconsin, an right-wing front group that has supported Wisconsin Republican candidates, in violation of Wisconsin campaign finance…

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Legitimate coordination is illegal coordination

Legitimate coordination is illegal coordination

The Wisconsin progressive blog Blue Cheddar uploaded this pictureof the first page of Sunday’s B section of the Wisconsin State Journal in which Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ridiculously claimed that he violated no laws in soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from Gogebic Taconite (GTac), a company that pushed Walker and Republican state legislators to loosen…

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Melissa Sargent writes must-read column about Ferguson shooting and her own experiences in an interracial family

Melissa Sargent writes must-read column about Ferguson shooting and her own experiences in an interracial family

Democratic Wisconsin State Representative Melissa Sargent of Madison’s East Side wrote this columnin The Cap Times, a Madison-based alternative newspaper, about the senseless shooting of 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of white Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, as well as her own experiences of growing up in an interracial family and being subjected to racism.…

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Fighting Bob Fest invites a robber baron to the party

Fighting Bob Fest invites a robber baron to the party

Over the years, Fighting Bob Fest, held annually in Wisconsin, earned a reputation of being the only real progressive convention anywhere in the United States.

Until this year, that is.

You see, Mary Burke, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Wisconsin this year, was invited to this year’s Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, and Burke intends to appear there. When I saw Burke’s name on the invite…

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If her campaign’s Facebook page is any indication, Martha Laning seems like a very cool person

If her campaign’s Facebook page is any indication, Martha Laning seems like a very cool person

I haven’t been paying much attention to the 9th State Senate District race in Wisconsin (Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and surrounding areas), although I’ve been looking at the campaign Facebook page of Democratic candidate Martha Laning, and I’ve noticed that her social media presence is far better than the robotic social media presence of other Democratic candidates, such as Mary Burke and Susan Happ.

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Indisputable evidence that Scott Walker illegally coordinated with right-wing front group

Indisputable evidence that Scott Walker illegally coordinated with right-wing front group

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that documents released earlier today by a federal appeals court shows that Scott Walker himself illegally coordinated with the Wisconsin chapter of Club for Growth (CfG Wisconsin), a right-wing front group that has spent millions of dollars getting Republicans elected in Wisconsin, and that Gogebic Taconite, the company that pushed for the…

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The Republican Party’s War on the Sixth Amendment continues: Susan Happ attacked for representing sex offender

The Republican Party’s War on the Sixth Amendment continues: Susan Happ attacked for representing sex offender

Although nobody in the Republican Party is going to outright admit this, the Republican Party has repeatedly proven that they’re effectively opposed to the idea of people accused of crimes, including horrific crimes like murder and sexual assault, having any kind of legal right to be represented by an attorney.

First, the Republican Governors’ Association (RGA), a Chris Christie-led organization…

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Progressives won’t cost Mary Burke the Wisconsin gubernatorial race

Progressives won’t cost Mary Burke the Wisconsin gubernatorial race

Bruce Thompson, a corporate media hack who writes for Urban Milwaukee, wrote this progressive-bashing piece in which he claimed that progressives who, like me, have been critical of Mary Burke will somehow hand Scott Walker another term in the Wisconsin Governor’s mansion.

If Walker wins another term in the governor’s mansion (something I obviously hope doesn’t happen), it will be because of two…

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