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Vukmir Defends Oral Chemo Vote Criticism With Academic Study

U.S Senator Candidate Leah Vukmir’s vote against a 2014 bill regarding oral chemotherapy in the state Senate was brought up during the U.S. Senate Candidate Forum between U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin Saturday; an issue Baldwin has repeatedly used as a line of attack against Vukmir. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina […]

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Walker: Evers Plan Shifts, Doesn’t Cut Taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers said Sunday that, if elected, he would cut middle-class income taxes by 10% by rolling back a tax credit for manufacturers and farmers. But in an interview with Media Trackers Sunday evening Governor Scott Walker criticized the plan as merely shifting taxes, not cutting them. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that […]

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Handler, Vukmir Spar on Twitter

Comedian Chelsea Handler, who has recently injected herself into Wisconsin politics, did so again this week with a tweet of support for Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. Handler’s tweet then prompted a twitter exchange between her and Baldwin’s Republican challenger, state Senator Leah Vukmir over the issue of equal pay for women. During the Wisconsin […]

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Kaul Donation From Assembly Leader Criticized By Former Lt. Governor Farrow

Former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow, a pioneer for women in Wisconsin politics, is wondering why any woman would support Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, after he accepted a donation from Assembly Minority leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh). “I don’t know why any politician who is trying to win the support from women […]

UWSP Student Government Kavanaugh Statement Challenged

The College Republicans of the University of Stevens Point recently released a press release criticizing a letter passed by the Student Government Association concerning sexual assault and Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment. College Republicans Chairperson Amelia Heup told Media Trackers that the conservative senators on the board, “were not made aware that this was passed or even up […]

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RPW Modeling Shows a 2 Point U.S. Senate Race

The most recent Marquette University Law School poll, released in late September,  showed Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin with an 11 point lead over Republican state Senator Leah Vukmir. But Republican Party of Wisconsin modeling shows Baldwin with just a two point lead. The Vukmir campaign is touting them in an email to donors that was […]

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Former DOJ Employees Endorsing Kaul Are Political, Too

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul released a letter from 45 former Department of Justice (DOJ) employees criticizing the incumbent Attorney General Brad Schimel for being too political. “The current Attorney General, Brad Schimel, has blatantly politicized the office, dropped the ball on his role as the lead crime fighter in Wisconsin, and […]

Kohl Dodges Term Limits Question

Media Trackers previously reported on the irony surrounding 6th District Congressional Democratic candidate Dan Kohl’s campaign add touting his support for congressional term limits given that  his uncle,  Herb Kohl, had served 24 years in the U.S senate. Kohl’s campaign did not respond to Media Trackers regarding Kohl’s opinion of his uncle’s long term, and […]