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.

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!)

Campaigns and Elections

Update on the Dump Trump Efforts

26 Jun , 2016  

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The effort to deny Democrat Donald Trump the Republican nomination for president continues. It most certainly remains a long shot, but it is not an impossibility.

I spoke with one of the #FreeTheDelegate leaders here in Wisconsin, Dane County’s David Blaska. He’s an alternate delegate from the 2nd Congressional District and has long fought the good fight for conservatives from the heart of ultra-liberal Dane County.

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Campaigns and Elections

Dump Trump Effort Developments

22 Jun , 2016  

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Looks like I’m not alone in wanting to #FreetheDelegates.  On Monday, I penned an open letter to Wisconsin delegates to the RNC convention.  I encouraged them to do the right thing and keep Donald Trump from becoming our party’s nominee. 

Several delegates and alternates have let me know, privately, how much they appreciated my efforts. Some even shared my letter and commented about it on social media. More…

Campaigns and Elections

An Open Letter to Wisconsin’s RNC Convention Delegates

20 Jun , 2016  

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Friends,

First, let me congratulate you on becoming delegates to the RNC convention in Cleveland next month. It’s an achievement I never attained. I did attend the 2004 New York convention as a guest so I know how exciting this gathering can be in any year.

However, this is an extraordinary year and as you well know, you have an extraordinary responsibility to do the right thing–not only for our party, but for our nation.

I recognize this advice is not only unsolicited, it may be unwelcome. I’m not figuratively wagging my finger at you or demanding you do anything. Rather, I sincerely ask you to consider the evidence at your disposal and prevent Donald Trump from becoming our party’s nominee.

Having gained the most pledged delegates, Donald Trump wants you to now enter into a political suicide pact with him. Please do not oblige him.

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Campaigns and Elections,Dailytakes On Air

Voter Enthusiasm Among Wisconsin Republicans Plummets

16 Jun , 2016  

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Republicans better be bracing for a difficult fall campaign here in Wisconsin.

Rachelle Baillon of Fox 6 Milwaukee gets my take on the data contained in today’s Marquette University Law School Poll.

Watch the full report here.

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Campaigns and Elections

Trump Killing GOP Prospects in Wisconsin

15 Jun , 2016  

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Donald Trump’s rise has lead to a dive in GOP voter enthusiasm here, which not only takes Wisconsin off the electoral map for Trump in November, but it jeopardizes the re-election of GOP Senator Ron Johnson and gives Democrats increased hope for gains in the state assembly and state senate.

My analysis:

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Campaigns and Elections,Dailytakes On Air

Will he or won’t he?

25 May , 2016  

Dailytakes Scott Walker

 

I talked with Fox 6 Milwaukee’s Theo Keith about whether I believe Governor Scott Walker will run for another term. More…

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Campaigns and Elections

Ribble’s Exit Generates Scramble in the 8th

31 Jan , 2016  

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Congressman Reid Ribble has announced he is not running for reelection, a race that he would have won with ease.

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Campaigns and Elections,Dailytakes On Air,The Chaser

The Chaser: Post GOP Debate Edition

29 Jan , 2016  

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What better after a hearty shot of news than a chaser of cool, refreshing analysis?

Welcome to The Chaser. A periodic podcast featuring Nik Nelson of OpenBox Strategies and myself.

This week we tackle the Iowa Republican presidential debate which aired on Fox News.

We play some clips and offer our quick takes. Who won? Who lost? What were the best moments?

Listen in…

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