Daiytakes Show,Edge Messaging,Half Hour Happy Hour

Bill Mc Coshen: The Life of a Lobbyist

25 Jul , 2016  

Bill McCoshen

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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Daiytakes Show,Half Hour Happy Hour

Gwyn Guenther Interview

7 Jul , 2016  

The Wheeler Report: then, now and tomorrow

In this new episode of the Dailytakes show, Edge Messaging’s Brian Fraley sits down with Gwyn Guenther. Her Wheeler Report has provided subscribers gavel to gavel coverage of the Wisconsin legislature (and all legislation and legislative committee work) since 1972. The two discuss the company, its products and how the Capitol Press Corps has changed in the 21 years since Guenther began reporting on the Wisconsin legislature.

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Campaigns and Elections,Edge Messaging,Fraley

Preview of Tonight’s GOP Debate

16 Sep , 2015  

The Cap Times asked me for my take on tonight’s debate.

“There’s no question that August was a brutal month for the Walker campaign, but while the polling numbers have changed since the last debate, the facts here in Wisconsin have not,” said Brian Fraley, a former Republican operative who now owns the Brookfield consulting firm Edge Messaging. “Gov. Walker’s track record of walking the walk is his greatest asset and something he needs to get back to. But, let’s be clear, this isn’t a debate. It’s an 11-person televised interview, and one that will center on the novelty candidate-turned front runner.”

Their entire story is here.

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Edge Messaging

Defending Free Market Capitalism

22 Aug , 2015  

Owning and operating a small business means you’re often the first one in and/or the last one out of your office building.

It also means large chunks of your weekends are spent in that same office, working for clients. Here’s a little secret: I love it. My family comes first, but that is why I do what I do. My awesome wife  works much harder juggling her job and her oversized role of raising the kids and keeping the home ship afloat. More…

Edge Messaging,Fraley,Public Policy

Previewing tonight’s debate…

6 Aug , 2015  

Earlier in the week a reporter asked me a series of questions about tonight’s GOP Debate. Here is what I sent her in response…

 

Trump will consume all of the oxygen in the room, and will be rewarded with a majority of the post-debate press coverage no matter what actually happens Thursday.  With Trump in the debate, the regular expectations of debate decorum are out the window. That’s in part why the media loves Trump and gives him so much coverage. It will be interesting to see if any of the competitors try to mix it up with Walker, or if they ignore him. Trump has tried to say that Wisconsin is a mess, but his reliance on failed, generalized lefty talking points hasn’t hurt Walker. Perhaps Trump or others seize on specifics to which Walker would feel compelled to react. How he responds is important.

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Edge Messaging,Half Hour Happy Hour,Public Policy

Hutton: This Session or Never for Prevailing Wage Repeal

8 May , 2015  

As a part of this week’s Half Hour Happy Hour, State Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) provides me with a somber update regarding efforts to repeal prevailing wage. More…

Edge Messaging,Fraley,Half Hour Happy Hour

This Week’s Half Hour Happy Hour

10 Apr , 2015  

This week Nik Nelson and I preview the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference and review the week that was. More…

Edge Messaging

Office Manuals

12 Mar , 2015  

I’m setting up the new office for my company. Here are the employee handbooks. What am I missing? I’m open to suggestions.