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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Dailytakes On Air

Brian Fraley, Scott Walker and Martha Laning: Trump as Nominee…Now What?

5 May , 2016  

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Wisconsin Public Radio’s report on Trump’s ascension as the presumptive Republican nominee for President. So they called Edge Messaging’s president for comment.

Brian Fraley, Scott Walker and Martha Laning answer: Trump as Nominee…Now What?

 

 

A shorter version of the story is also available on their website.

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Preview of Tonight’s GOP Debate

16 Sep , 2015  

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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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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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Kurt Bauer Interview

14 Aug , 2015  

Kurt Bauer, WMC

The President and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce,¬†Kurt Bauer, sits down with me for an in-depth interview this week. What policy initiatives are important to Wisconsin employers, and why does WMC put such a premium on the Freedom of Speech? More…

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Previewing tonight’s debate…

6 Aug , 2015  

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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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Hutton Prevails

9 Jul , 2015  

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The victory over the prevailing wage mandates is a big deal.

Rep Rob Hutton joins us to discuss the final outcome of his long and difficult fight.

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Campaigns and Elections,History

Scott Walker, Pundit, Offers His Take on Hillary…in 1999

14 Apr , 2015  

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Before he was Governor Walker…

Before he was County Executive Walker…

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Rep. Rob Hutton is the guest on this week’s Half Hour Happy Hour

3 Apr , 2015  

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See and hear the author of the proposal to repeal the prevailing wage law in Wisconsin.

Does he think Republican leadership is supportive of his efforts? What odds does he give to outright repeal? Is the State Budget the best vehicle by which to advance the proposal?

 

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