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Unity Pledge Tested Again With Vukmir Email

The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Unity Pledge, sponsored by Senator Ron Johnson, seemed to be tested as Senate candidate Leah Vukmir’s campaign recently sent an email that pointedly criticizes fellow Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, and tests the limits of the unity pledge.  At least, the Nicholson campaign feels it does. The unity pledge calls for candidates […]

Media

AP And Wisconsin’s Murder Rate

After Governor Scott Walker drew attention to Madison’s murder rate, AP’s Scott Bauer pointed to Wisconsin’s overall murder rate under Walker. Which number is more relevant? Sam Morateck examines the issue today at Wisconsin Media Check.  

The Courts

How Left is Left in High Court Race?

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Tim Burns, a Madison attorney, has been unabashed in displaying his liberal ideology, while Judge Rebecca Dallet appears to be positioning herself as a more sensible moderate-liberal alternative to Burns. But a recent joint radio interview with the two suggests that Burns has either pulled Dallet to the left, or forced […]

Education

Appleton Schools Superintendent Apologizes for Slave Essay

The second Wisconsin school district this month is dealing with the appropriateness of a homework or essay question involving slavery.  Last week administrators at Our Redeemer Lutheran school in Wauwatosa apologized for a 4th grade homework assignment that asked students to give three good reasons for slavery, and three bad reasons. Media Trackers has learned that […]

Campaigns

Handler Tweet Reverberates in Wisconsin

The impact of a controversial tweet by former comedian Chelsea Handler, which some are calling homophobic, is being felt in Wisconsin. Handler is due to perform in Appleton February 1st and, for the moment at least, the performance is still on. Handler also has ties with a Democratic candidate in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Handler, […]

Policy

Macco Supports Sales Tax: Leaves Legality To The Courts To Decide

A Northeast Wisconsin lawmaker is among a group of officials urging the Brown County Taxpayers Association(BCTA) to drop its lawsuit against the County’s recently enacted 0.5 percent sales tax. Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach was joined by dozens of local government and business officials, urging the group to drop the suit. The suit, filed by […]

Campaigns

Burns’ Campaign Quiet on Wisconsin Supreme Court Forum

While Tim Burns, Judge Rebecca Dallet, and Judge Michael Screneck were all invited to a Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Forum which would give candidates an opportunity to speak more about their own judicial beliefs and platforms, Tim Burns is not included on the attendee list. Media Trackers reached out several times to Tim Burns campaign […]

Radio Silence on Johnson’s Russian Cancellation

“For as Russia-obsessed as the mainstream press has become, one would have assumed a Wisconsin-related Russia story would make front page news in the Badger state. Instead, there was hardly a peep from Wisconsin-based media.” Read the whole story from Kevin Binversie at Wisconsin Media Check.com.