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Breaking Down the Latest MU Law Poll

5 Mar , 2018  

The new Marquette University Law School poll out today had some interesting results. I broke it all down during a Facebook Live including the findings on Foxconn, President Trump, Governor Walker, Senator Baldwin and more.


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Analyzing the US Senate Race

27 Feb , 2018  

Lisa Manna interviewed me for our latest EdgeCast about Sen. Tammy Baldwin releasing two new ads today. We break down the ads, including the overall messaging strategy of the incumbent Democrat as we forecast the next few months of the race.

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A Grab Bag of Topics Discussed on WTMJ 620

22 Feb , 2018  

Milwaukee radio host Steve Scaffidi had me on his show this morning. We spent the time talking about the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, Wisconsin legislative accomplishments and strikeouts, Minimum Markup, transportation, arming teachers and of course, Donald Trump.

You can listen to the segment here. 


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Wisconsin Campaigns and Politics

8 Feb , 2018  

I had the pleasure of joining Steve Scaffidi of 620 WTMJ radio in Milwaukee this morning to talk about the state of campaigns and politics in Wisconsin. Listen to the segment here. 

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Wake Up Call in SD10?

17 Jan , 2018  

What happened Tuesday night in Northwest Wisconsin? What lessons can be learned from the results of the special election in the 10th Senate District? My thoughts….

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Fire and Fury, Cheesehead Edition

5 Jan , 2018  

I had the pleasure of joining Steve Scaffidi this week on his WTMJ 620 radio show. We talked about the new Trump White House expose, Fire and Fury and Wisconsin politics, including the US Senate and Governor’s race.

Click on this link to listen to the segment.

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Fraley’s 2018 Predictions

1 Jan , 2018  

crystal ball
No, I didn’t make more than 2,000 predictions. These are some of the predictions for this year of 2018, as submitted last week to Right Wisconsin.
Some of these hunches are based on instinct and experience. Others are wild-ass guesses. For what it’s worth, here they are…


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Calculated Hit on Paul Ryan or Misstep by Kevin Nicholson?

1 Nov , 2017  

Interesting article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning accompanied by a tape recording of Republican US Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson seemingly agreeing with two unidentified men at a campaign event that Paul Ryan has a “light footprint in the state” and that Ryan’s lukewarm endorsement of President Trump “is a problem.” I can’t help but wonder if this is the influence of Steve Bannon in Nicholson’s campaign or just Nicholson’s inability to disagree with someone he wants to vote for him.

Lisa Manna and I talk about it in this short podcast.

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Bannon Super PAC Endorses Nicholson for Senate

19 Oct , 2017  

Ousted White House Strategist Steve Bannon’s super PAC announced it’s supporting Kevin Nicholson, a Delafield businessman and former Democrat over Republican State Senator Leah Vukmir.  The Wisconsin State Journal called me looking for analysis of what this means to the US Senate race in Wisconsin.

Fraley, who has opposed Trump, said he’s skeptical Bannon and his allies will have much sway in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race. Attacks like those published by Breitbart “are more about raising money from national donors than about impacting what happens on the ground in Wisconsin,” Fraley said.

“These nationally driven narratives just don’t play at the grassroots level,” Fraley said.

Read the rest of the article on The Wisconsin State Journal website here.

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Governor Walker has a New Video

19 Oct , 2017  

Scott Walker released a new campaign video this week, officially kicking off his re-election bid. Theo Keith of Fox 6 visited the new Edge Messaging offices in Brookfield to get my take.

“The best thing Scott Walker has going for him isn’t the Wisconsin economy, it’s the Wisconsin Democratic Party,” said Fraley.

Fraley says the big unknown is the mood of voters a year from now, and whether they take out their frustrations on Republicans like Walker.

Watch the entire story here.