WI-Gov: Walker Gets Opponent for Recall Today

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 11:45 am

Today, Democratic voters in Wisconsin will choose a standard bearer for the recall election against Scott Walker. This will end a fairly divisive period for Wisconsin Democrats, who had trouble settling on one candidate to take on Walker, especially after the most attractive option, former Senator Russ Feingold, declined the opportunity. The faithful were left [...]

After 126 Years, Have We Forgotten?

By: Friday May 4, 2012 11:24 pm

Do you remember Frank Kunkel? How about Frank Nowarczyk? John Marsh or Robert Erdman? Johann Zazka? Martin Jankowiak? Not even Michael Ruchalski? Do you remember the call “Eight hours for labor, eight hours for rest, eight hours for recreation?” The names are those of the seven of the nine people killed in 1886 in Bay [...]

WI-Gov: Walker’s Built-In Advantages Get Him Just to 50%

By: Monday April 16, 2012 12:13 pm

The new Public Policy Polling survey of Wisconsin shows that Scott Walker has regained leads in his recall election against all challengers, pinning right at the magic 50% mark. He leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 50-45, and former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk 50-43, with larger leads against the lesser two candidates in the Democratic [...]

“Civil War” in Wisconsin Could Also Be Among Democrats

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 10:20 am

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s first ad of the gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin begins by asking the question, “isn’t it time to end the civil war in Wisconsin?” He was referring to Scott Walker and the war on public employees, but he could be referring to the battle among Democrats over the next month. Though [...]

WI-Recall: Walker Repeals Equal Pay Law

By: Friday April 6, 2012 10:54 am

Showing great political acumen less than two months before a recall election where women are eligible to vote, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker just repealed the state’s equal-pay law. A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker [...]

As Judge Strikes Down Part of Scott Walker’s Anti-Union Law, Recall Takes Shape

By: Saturday March 31, 2012 8:50 am

As Swopa pointed out, a US district court judge overturned two provisions of Act 10, Scott Walker’s anti-union law in Wisconsin. The judge, Obama appointee William M. Conley, did not touch the provision most associated with the law, which removes all collective bargaining rights except circumscribed increases in pay for most public employees. However, Conley [...]

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: Walker Leads in First Head-to-Head Polls of Recall

By: Wednesday January 25, 2012 11:35 am

Despite the vulnerabilities of Scott Walker in the upcoming recall election, he also has plenty of advantages. It’s very difficult to recall a governor, it’s only been done twice in American history. Because of the rules governing the recall, Walker can continue to raise unlimited campaign funds until the date is set for the recall. [...]

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