Madison – State Senator Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) made his candidacy for the US House of Representatives official today, capping off months of abusing state resources to prepare for his run. Kapanke illegally used his taxpayer-funded state office and staff to coordinate a series of campaign events leading up to the announcement.
MADISON – Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate announced today that he will appoint Maggie Brick as the new Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, effective August 10, 2009. Outgoing Executive Director Jason Stephany will continue to serve the party as a consultant.
MADISON – Democratic
Party of Wisconsin (DPW) Chair Mike Tate issued the following statement
regarding Van Wanggaard’s perennial campaign announcement today. “Van Wanggaard’s announced run for
State Senate shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. Wanggaard is a
perennial candidate who is more dedicated to running for whatever
office happens to be available than he is concerned about serving the
people of Racine County.
MADISON – The College Democrats of Wisconsin (CDW) issued the following
statement today applauding recent congressional action to make college
education more affordable. The College Cost Reduction & Access Act
and Income-Based Repayment program, both sponsored by Congressional
Democrats, took effect July 1.
MADISON – Desperate to fill a glaring leadership void, Republicans have tapped former Congressman Mark Neumann to run for governor. Neumann, who served in congress from 1995 to 1999, filed his official paperwork today with the Government Accountability Board.
– Gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker has once again been caught
flip-flopping on the federal stimulus. This week, Walker admitted the
funding infusion will actually save his county from a transit crisis
after months of labeling the stimulus as wasteful and unnecessary.
MADISON – Democratic
Party of Wisconsin (DPW) Chair Mike Tate today issued the following
statement in advance of gubernatorial wannabe Scott Walker’s fundraiser
with noted congressional failure Newt Gingrich.
MADISON – Less than five months after being named “Worst Legislator in Wisconsin,” State Rep. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwautosa) announced her candidacy for the State Senate today in Brookfield. Vukmir earned the title following a January Milwaukee Magazine survey where she ranked last amongst all legislators.