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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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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.

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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!)

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“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…

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So Trump Picked Pence, What Does That Mean?

15 Jul , 2016  

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Does Pence make Trump more rational, less vulgar, more consistent, less authoritarian, smarter, more conservative, moral, or prepared? Nope.

 

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Dailytakes On Air

What a Joke: Peg Lautenschlager Named Chair of Ethics Committee

12 Jul , 2016  

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Wisconsin’s former AG Peg Lautenschlager is the new chair of the Wisconsin ETHICS Commission. Yes the same Peg Lautenschlager who drove a state vehicle for personal use, and later drove it drunk into a ditch. Check out my comments in these stories with WKOW in Madison and Fox 6 in Milwaukee.

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Sunday Insight With Charlie Sykes

11 Jul , 2016  

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The war on cops….the latest on Clinton and Trump. I joined the panel on Sunday Insight over the weekend on Today’s TMJ-4 in Milwaukee. You can watch the whole show here.

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Gwyn Guenther Interview

7 Jul , 2016  

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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

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.

More…

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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…