Chris Christie And Scott Walker Facing Criminal Investigations

By: Friday June 20, 2014 10:14 am

The field for the 2016 Republican presidential primary is hemorrhaging moderates. Both New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie and Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker are facing criminal investigations that could knock them out of the presidential race or even end their careers. According to the Associated Press, Governor Scott Walker is being investigated by prosecutors [...]

Records Tie Governor Scott Walker To Secret Email System

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 5:18 am

One of the great progressive reforms of the last century was the passage of open public records laws, both on the state level and the federal Freedom of Information Act. Unfortunately it seems that some state officials aren’t willing to follow the rules. First it was the Christie Administration using private email accounts to avoid [...]

Decision Day in Wisconsin as Historic Recall Election Concludes

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 7:01 am

Wisconsin goes to the polls today in recall elections for Governor Scott Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and four state Senators. If successful, it would be only the third gubernatorial recall in American history. More money has been spent on these races than on any election in Wisconsin ever, and as Tom Barrett said today, [...]

Turnout Key Factor in Scott Walker Recall in Wisconsin

By: Saturday June 2, 2012 8:23 am

The recall election in Wisconsin between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett finally reached the level of attention you would expect from the biggest campaign in the country in 2012, save the Presidential race. A high-profile debate on Thursday led to the powerful exchange above, with the signature line from Barrett, “I have [...]

WI-Gov: Signs of a Tightening Recall Race

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 9:35 am

There has been a split between the public polling and the internal polling in the recall of Scott Walker. As you can naturally expect, internal polling on the Democratic side shows a closer race. And that continues today with a poll from Celinda Lake showing a dead heat between Walker and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, [...]

WI-Gov: Walker Leads, But Internal Polling from Barrett Shows Tighter Race

By: Friday May 25, 2012 10:18 am

Any objective look at the Wisconsin recall right now, with a little over a week to go, would suggest that Scott Walker’s in a good position, and that Tom Barrett and the forces that engineered the recall are in trouble. Walker and his allied outside groups are outspending Barrett and his allies by 3:1 on [...]

WI-Gov: Plenty Evidence of Walker’s Conduct Demanding Removal From Office

By: Monday May 21, 2012 11:05 am

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a conservative paper, endorsed Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election over the weekend, saying that his removal from office “isn’t justified.” The Sentinel spends the rest of the editorial adding that Walker’s assault on collective bargaining went too far, primarily to “deal a harsh blow to a key Democratic constituency.” [...]

Walker Recall Almost Set, as Petition Signature Review Ends

By: Friday March 30, 2012 7:35 am

We knew that organizers had gathered more than enough signatures to force a recall election for Scott Walker, and Walker gave up on challenging the signatures. But it became more official yesterday, as the staff of the Government Accountability Board in Wisconsin completed their review of petition signatures, a prelude to the announcement of election [...]

Jobs Picture in Wisconsin Still Threatening Walker in Recall

By: Monday March 12, 2012 9:35 am

The Government Accountability Board in Wisconsin received guidance from local election officials on when to hold the recall elections, and it looks like the consensus is for primaries on May 15 and the general election on June 12. Barring any last-minute challenges to signatures, that’s probably the date for the recall elections of Governor Scott [...]

WI-Gov: Poll Finds Walker in Trouble in Recall Election

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 10:55 am

There was a school of thought that a recall election in Wisconsin, a year-plus after the initial wound of anti-union legislation that stirred large protests around the state, would find that Scott Walker had rebuilt his coalition.   Once far from the intensity of the collective bargaining incident, he would have the upper hand in [...]

WI-Gov: Progressive Group Demands Scott Walker Aides Resign

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 6:18 am

The John Doe investigation swirling around Scott Walker in Wisconsin has begun to become a factor in his recall election. The labor-backed progressive group We Are Wisconsin has called for the resignations of two current Walker staffers, who exhibited some of the same behavior that drew indictments for former aides. The group called on Brett [...]

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