Campaigns and Elections

Analyzing the June 2018 MU Law School Poll

20 Jun , 2018  

The latest Marquette University Law School Poll is out, and we’re talking numbers, trends and outliers in this quick video podcast. Talk of a Blue Wave hitting Wisconsin is a bit premature, and while results of this poll are mixed, overall both Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin have more reasons to like them than fear them. Details, here:

EdgeCast 06.20.18 Marquette Law School Poll Results from Edge Messaging on Vimeo.

 

Click here for the top-line results.

Here are the cross tabs.

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Dailytakes On Air

Fraley on Scaffidi Show

2 May , 2018  

We covered a ton of ground in 16 minutes this morning on WTMJ radio.

For those who want to pick and choose topics, here are approximate timestamps.
3:00 Why the tax cuts are not energizing GOP voters
4:50 The Dems are all-in opposed to Foxconn
5:50 Walker’s DOT Secretary spreading the Dem message on Foxconn
6:45 It is imperative we re-elect Governor Walker
8:20 Squabbles in GOP US Senate primary not smart
10:00 Tammy Baldwin’s election year revelation
11:50 How should GOP candidates handle Trump issue?
13:30 More Foxconn discussion
14:30 Free advice

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The GAB Partisan Hacks Were Worse Than Imagined

8 Dec , 2017  

Hundreds of thousands of electronic records seized, mishandled

With the release of the Wisconsin Department of Justice findings regarding illegal leaks from the John Doe investigations, we now know that the partisan hacks at the GAB were even worse than imagined.  I will write more about this next week, however I spoke with Steve Scaffdi of WTMJ this morning.

Take a listen. If you are at all invested in this story, or care about civil rights, liberty and keeping your government in check, it is worth your time.

And I encourage you to follow this story on the websites of two of my former employers as well.–The MacIver Institute and RightWisconsin.

It’s a story that has been close to my heart for decades.

 

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

5 May , 2016  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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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