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Frenette’s Fundraising Fantasy

As the June deadline to file for candidacy for the 7th Congressional District election approaches, many may not be aware of the democratic candidates running against Republican incumbent Sean Duffy. Included in the Democratic candidates is music manager Kyle Frenette, who has reported high fundraising numbers. However, according to a Federal Election Commission financial summary, those […]

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No Walker Endorsement in 1st SD GOP Primary

Governor Scott Walker is remaining neutral in the Republican primary for a special election in the 1st State Senate District. Media Trackers received an email Wednesday morning from someone suggesting Walker had thrown his support behind State Representative Andre Jacque. Jacque and Green Bay businessman Alex Renard are vying for the nomination. The e-mailer was […]

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GOP State Senate Candidate Renard Mum on Prevailing Wage Stance

A candidate for the Republican nomination in the 1st State Senate District is declining to reveal his position on the repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law. Alex Renard’s silence on the issue is notable because former Assembly speaker John Gard, who appears to have a central role in Renard’s campaign, represented as a lobbyist […]

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Spring Election: Fervor Vs. Facts

There is a difficult to explain phenomenon that occurred on Wisconsin’s April 3 Spring Election. Clerks in several predominately liberal counties predicted strong turnout with the media spreading their message. But once the polls closed the reported numbers didn’t live up to their projections. While many point to the spring election as an indicator of […]

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Do The Supreme Court Results Really Say Anything About November?

The results of the Supreme Court election had many Republicans pointing to the outcome as a sign of an impending “blue wave;” an indicator for what may happen in the November elections. Despite Liberal Judge Rebecca Dallet’s win, Republican strategist Mark Graul told Media Trackers he doesn’t believe that’s the case. Graul is highly regarded […]

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Bryce’s Braggadocio Doesn’t Match Reality

After the news that Speaker of The House Paul Ryan would not be running for re-election began spreading, many Democrats began to claim it was because Ryan feared likely Democratic opponent Randy “Ironstache” Bryce. But the taunts aren’t rooted in statistical reality. The Journal Sentinel reported that both of Ryan’s would-be competitors had a lot […]

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What’s the Ryan Effect on Wisconsin in November

While Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement wasn’t a complete surprise, the timing caught observers off guard. What impact will Ryan not seeking re-election have on Wisconsin politics in November? Media Trackers put a series of questions to Republican strategist Mark Graul on the Ryan effect in Wisconsin: What are the prospects for […]

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TV Show Celebrates Death

1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is considered one of the best movies of the latter half of the 20th century. It might also mark the birth of the “anti-hero” drama that defines much of the entertainment medium today. The movie portrayed blowing up trains and robbing banks in comedic terms. Two people who […]

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A Tom Steyer Primer

You may recognize Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer from his personally funded TV ads that called for President Trump’s impeachment, but now his funds and focus have shifted to Wisconsin in an effort to help Democrats win the midterm elections. But just what does Steyer stand for? According to Forbes.com Steyer’s net worth as of 4/10/18 […]

Survivor: Our Wisconsin Revolution Edition

As the governor’s race starts to heat up, Our Wisconsin Revolution has offered their followers a chance to participate in a pre-voting process to narrow the field of twelve Democratic candidates they include on their site to find a “People’s Champion.” However, OWR’s ability to meaningfully impact elections is questionable, at best, after its foray […]