Just Fix It!,Public Policy

Wisconsin Business Leaders Want Roads Fixed Now and a Sustainable Budget for Future

22 Aug , 2016  

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Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure is in crisis. As I’ve written, I believe it is imperative for conservative lawmakers to take the lead to find the most responsible and efficient ways to address this crisis and create a sustainable revenue source so things never get this bad again. But no matter your political persuasion, the transportation crisis is an issue that impacts every business in Wisconsin.>

We’ve come a long way but we can’t ignore the fact that the job is not yet done.

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Fraley

You Can’t Put the Toothpaste Back in the Tube

20 Aug , 2016  

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Sinclair Broadcast Group asks me for my take on the perceived and real problems at the Clinton Foundation. Read the article here.

Campaigns and Elections

2018 Governor’s Race: Dem Bench is Weak, But a lot Can Change in a Year

10 Aug , 2016  

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The Capital Times’ Jessie Opoien asked for my take on the 2018 Governor’s vace. Will Walker seek another term? Who are the democrats going to run?

“The Democrats’ bench is weak,” said Republican strategist Brian Fraley, head of the conservative firm Edge Messaging. “But a lot can change in a year. And the Trump impact on the 2018 electorate can’t be predicted at this point. Also, some mid-tier Democrat could get wind behind their sails over the next year.”

Click here to check out the whole article and my other thoughts on the race.

Fraley

Five Questions with Bill McCoshen

3 Aug , 2016  

Bill McCoshen

Bill McCoshen of Capitol Consultants answers five quick questions including one near and dear to me, charcoal or gas? Watch it here.

Fraley,History,Public Policy

Our Fight Against the John Doe Ringleaders Continues

2 Aug , 2016  

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If you thought conservatives’ counter assault against the partisan witch hunters who tried to silence us was over, think again.

On Monday, the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy filed a class action in Federal Court.

From the official press release: More…

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Daiytakes Show,Edge Messaging,Half Hour Happy Hour

Bill Mc Coshen: The Life of a Lobbyist

25 Jul , 2016  

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This week, I sit down with Bill McCoshen, Managing Partner of Capitol Consultants, a Madison, Wisconsin lobbying firm specializing in government relations, public affairs and issues-based grassroots advocacy. The two of us discuss the role lobbyists play in public policy making and we reflect on the changes in politics and the legislature in the last 30 years.

For more information, you can follow Bill on Twitter @billmccoshen or visit the Capitol Consultants website.

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Dailytakes On Air

What’s Next for Wisconsin Republicans? UPFRONT With Mike Gousha

24 Jul , 2016  

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I had the pleasure of joining WISN’s Mike Gousha for his statewide show, UPFRONT. I weighed in on what Donald Trump’s formal nomination means for Wisconsin Republicans and those of us who are #NeverTrump.

You can watch my segment here.

My comments also appeared in this Capital Times article.

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Fraley

A Tale of Two Politicians in Cleveland

22 Jul , 2016  

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Governor Scott Walker and Senator Ted Cruz took vastly different approaches in their speeches at the Republican National Convention last week. The Capital Times asked me for my take.

“However, it does sadden me to see Walker, a principled leader I respect and support, diminish himself by so wholeheartedly supporting and cheerleading for Trump. I wish he had left the pompons at home and taken the straightforward and understated Rubio approach instead,” Fraley said.

You can read the full piece here.

Campaigns and Elections,Pop Culture

Who did it better?

19 Jul , 2016  

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Trump?

Or Y2J?

Or Prince Nassem Hamed?

(Suggestion: Play the three videos, above, simultaneously with the audio down, and then decide!)

Fraley

“One of the Fiercest Trump Critics in the State?” I’ll take it.

18 Jul , 2016  

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This whole notion that somehow #NeverTrump dies if it doesn’t result in a different candidate at the convention is ridiculous. Several media outlets have approached me over the last couple weeks to talk about this, one even calling me one of the “fiercest Trump critics in the state.” (I’ll take that as a compliment.) More…