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My take on Feingold-Johnson as campaign hits the final day

7 Nov , 2016  

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When asked to opine on the state of Wisconsin’s US Senate race, I offered my take:

Conservative strategist Brian Fraley, who owns the communications firm Edge Messaging, said Johnson has done “almost everything right” since Labor Day.

“When national Republicans took their money elsewhere, Johnson’s campaign turned it up a notch, didn’t surrender, and just kept at it day after day,” Fraley said.

Fraley suggested Feingold was too confident it would be an easy race, which he said could be his undoing.

Despite being the incumbent, Johnson has succeeded in presenting himself as an outsider in comparison to Feingold’s long career in public service, having served in the state Legislature before being elected to the Senate.

“Johnson has done a good job of being his own man without upsetting Trump’s true believers,” Fraley said. “Johnson is still the underdog, but he definitely has the momentum heading into Election Day. From Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, 2016 has been the year of the outsider.”

You can read the entire article, here.

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Dan Bice: Uncut

4 Sep , 2015  

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In his most extensive on-camera interview ever, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Dan Bice does not hold back. For example, he reveals that his editors squashed a story regarding improper and illegal activity by a prominent Democratic lobbyist. He praises the work of Media Trackers and Wisconsin Watchdog and admits “It’s good for me when Scott Walker wins.” Seriously. The Dailytakes show starts off with this must-watch interview. Worth every second of your time.

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Missing the point, again.

26 Aug , 2015  

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Stories like this bug me to no end.

Over a five-year period that included the near-elimination of collective bargaining in Wisconsin’s public schools, the teacher workforce in metro Milwaukee is smaller, less experienced and still largely white, according to a new report.

The metro region also lost 700 teachers during that time, but that trend was most pronounced in Milwaukee Public Schools, which lost a total of 730, the report said.

Honestly, who cares? More…

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