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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WTMJ 620 had me on the air today to get my thoughts on why some are still supporting the Roy Moore campaign and sexual harassment in politics across the spectrum.
As I mentioned on air “I’m hopeful that this is the start of a purge in both the private and the public sector. I have no pity for the people that do this. They’re getting their comeuppance.”
You can listen to the whole segment, below.
Tweet: A lot of things are more important that partisan politics and public policy fights. Opposing Roy Moore isn’t a heavy lift.
Gwyn Guenther and Dan Deibert discuss deer hunting and the state prison population. Plus, Gwyn talks with State Senator Lena Taylor as part of her series, “Women in the Capitol.”
Lowering the drinking age to 19, special DNR licenses for militrary veterans and more is on tap in this week’s episode of The Wheelercast. Plus, Gwyn launches her series on Women in the Capitol with an interview with State Senator Alberta Darling.
The Wisconsin State Journal’s Mark Sommerhauser interviewed me over the weekend about whether we are going to see a dem wave in 2018 because of recent democrat wins…
Fraley, a prominent Trump critic within the Wisconsin GOP, said Republicans “don’t need to embrace” Trump but need not “take potshots” at him either. Fraley added that Republicans in Wisconsin are positioned better than their counterparts in other states due to their vaunted turnout operation.
Wisconsin “Democrats have opportunity in 2018, but I am skeptical they have the ability to seize that,” Fraley said.
You can read the whole article here.
Mining moratorium repeal. The Foxconn contract. Restructuring of Assembly Ways and Means Committee. This week’s episode is jammed packed with news from the State Capitol, including Gwyn Guenther’s interview with Rep. John Macco.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker formally announced his re-election campaign on Sunday. What are his prospects for victory? What are his strengths and vulnerabilities and who is his likely opponent? We chat about it over a pot of coffee and a couple of barking dogs in a weekend Edge Messaging chat.
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Interesting article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning accompanied by a tape recording of Republican US Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson seemingly agreeing with two unidentified men at a campaign event that Paul Ryan has a “light footprint in the state” and that Ryan’s lukewarm endorsement of President Trump “is a problem.” I can’t help but wonder if this is the influence of Steve Bannon in Nicholson’s campaign or just Nicholson’s inability to disagree with someone he wants to vote for him.
Lisa Manna and I talk about it in this short podcast.
You may have heard 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee recently did some shuffling of its line up, moving Steve Scaffidi to late mornings, a time period Jeff Wagner took over after the departure of Charlie Sykes. Wagner is now back in his old early afternoon slot. Scaffidi invited me on this morning to go through a rundown of all things politics, both state and national. You can hear the whole segment here.
You can read more about the line up changes at 620 here.
Gwyn is in Iowa, and no, she is not being held by terrorists. However, in this week’s episode we do discuss the state of legislative relations, as well as a new Catfishing bill. We also look at the productivity stats for this legislative session so far.