Posts Tagged ‘wisconsin recall election’

May
2012
9

Barrett Clobbers Falk, but Mitchell Wins Lt. Gov. Giving Labor a Cause for Honest Enthusiasm

Barrett Clobbers Falk, but Mitchell Wins Lt. Gov. Giving Labor a Cause for Honest Enthusiasm
Yesterday’s Wisconsin Recall Election primaries went largely as polls predicted with Tom Barrett clobbering Kathleen Falk in the Governor’s race despite the lion’s share of union support. Labor’s other favorite candidate, though, firefighter Mahlon Mitchell, cruised to a victory in the Lieutenant Governor’s primary…
Apr
2012
16

John Doe Investigators Fear Filing Additional Charges Will Lead to Claims of Political Bias

John Doe Investigators Fear Filing Additional Charges Will Lead to Claims of Political Bias
An update from Daniel Bice at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel this morning suggests Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm is unsure wether to file additional charges in the John Doe investigation before the recall election. Chisolm’s predecessors are on the record as skeptical because claims of political bias in this scenario are…
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Apr
2012
16

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Video Shows Scott Walker Saying He Won’t Cut State Aid to Schools

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Video Shows Scott Walker Saying He Won’t Cut State Aid to Schools
Uppity Wisconsin’s Jed Lounsbery, one of Wisconsin’s most integral bloggers, has uncovered video of a pre-election Scott Walker promising to keep state aid to schools in tact. As if we needed one, this delivers yet another example of the hypocrisy of Walker, who faces recall election in June, and his inability to stand by his [&hellip…;
Mar
2012
28

NICHOLS: Most Important Wisconsin Vote on April 3rd “Will Not Be About Personalities. It Will Be About An Issue: Collective Bargaining.”

NICHOLS: Most Important Wisconsin Vote on April 3rd “Will Not Be About Personalities. It Will Be About An Issue: Collective Bargaining.”
One of the labor movement’s most effective champions, The Nation writer, John Nichols, published a short piece yesterday that suggests the Wisconsin GOP Presidential primary on April 3rd is not, in fact, the most important matter for voters that day. Rather, a referendum on collective bargaining, also featured on the ballot that day, is: Not…
Mar
2012
1

FALK: “It’s real easy to say you’re for collective bargaining, but how you gonna get it done?”

FALK: “It’s real easy to say you’re for collective bargaining, but how you gonna get it done?”
The inevitable Wisconsin Recall election is not yet “official,” but former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk is officially in the race for the Democratic candidacy and has racked up some impressive endorsements. The 60-year old isn’t the Dem of choice for all observers, but Falk’s early run has positioned her as the early…
Feb
2012
9

Kathleen Falk Receives WEAC Endorsement, But the WI Democratic Primary Has Barely Begun

Kathleen Falk Receives WEAC Endorsement, But the WI Democratic Primary Has Barely Begun
Wisconsin Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk has been touring the state on her “Your Voice, Your Wisconsin” campaign. Falk entered the race shortly after 1,000,000 signatures were turned in to the state’s Government Accountability Board to demand the recall of Governor Scott Walker last month. Yesterday, Falk picked…
Dec
2011
20

Small Biz Owner In Walker Ad Actually a Billionaire Outsourcer, Member of China Business Council

Small Biz Owner In Walker Ad Actually a Billionaire Outsourcer, Member of China Business Council
As progressive Wisconsinites approach the necessary number of signatures to force a recall election of Governor Scott Walker, the man known best for union-busting and prank phone call gumpsmanship is making his case for Wisconsin being a better business environment since he took office. It is a tough case to make considering that Wisconsin has…
Dec
2011
5

Wisconsin Recall Petition Burner Gets Burned, Faces Felony Charges

UPDATE: A second person has been arrested, this time for destroying a recall sign. As reported multiple times now, the recall process in Wisconsin has been ugly, with many Right Wing Badgers trying to destroy recall signatures as their last option to avoid what early numbers indicate will be a certain recall election of Governor [&hellip…;