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Wisconsin Unlikely To Go Republican In 2016

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Republican hopes that Wisconsin might go Republican this year seem to be slipping away.

Scott Walker’s Campaign Was The Shortest In At Least 20 Years

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

Philip Bump notes that Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign was the shortest major party campaign in two decades: The complete and utter collapse of Scott Walker’s presidential bid appears to bring to an end the shortest presidential campaign since at least 2000. Walker’s bid began with his announcement July 13 before a fancy backdrop and in […]

Donald Trump Still Leads The GOP Race In First Post-Debate Polls

Republican Debate September 16

The first significant national polls taken in the wake of last week’s debate show that Donald Trump has slipped somewhat, but still remains the clear leader of the Republican race for President.

Republicans Clash In Second Debate That Seemed To Last Forever

Republican Debate September 16

The Republican candidates for President took to the stage last night for a debate that seemed to last forever and accomplished nothing.

Scott Walker’s Campaign Seems To Be In Serious Trouble

Scott Walker

Scott Walker used to have a commanding lead in Iowa, now he’s in 7th place. That’s just another sign of the troubles facing his campaign.

Republican Candidates Rally Around Lawbreaker Kim Davis, Trample All Over The Rule Of Law

Kimberly Davis

Most of the Republican candidates for President would rather support a lawbreaker than the Rule of Law. The American people should judge them accordingly.

Scott Walker And Chris Christie Pander To Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Base


Scott Walker and Chris Christie apparently think that the key to turning around their dying campaigns is to pander to the people supporting Donald Trump’s anti-immigration platform.

Stock Market Drop Leads Trump And Walker To Say Dumb Things About China

Chinese and U.S. flags fly along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House in Washington

Yesterday’s stock market drop led some Republican candidates to say some particularly dumb things.

Another Walker Flip-Flop On Immigration Amid Crashing Poll Numbers

Scott Walker Speaking

Scott Walker is flip-flopping on immigration again, while his poll numbers sink like a stone.

Walker, Jindal, And Graham Endorse Donald Trump’s Plan To End Birthright Citizenship

Border of US And Mexico

It will never actually happen, of course, but some of Donald Trump’s fellow candidates for President have been eager to endorse his idea to abolish birthright citizenship.

Trump Continues To Lead A Fluid GOP Field

Campaign 2016

Donald Trump is still in the lead of the Republican circus, but the rest of the field remains uncertain in the wake of the first debate.

Republican Race Shaken Up After First Debate, But Trump Still Leads

Republican Debate August 6

There have been some changes in the race for the Republican nomination.

Scott Walker’s Crony Capitalism

Scott Walker Speaking

“Fiscal conservative” Scott Walker is handing Wisconsin taxpayers a $400 million bill for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Bad News For Hillary Clinton, Or Much Ado About Nothing In New Battleground Polls?

Campaign 2016

Polling in three battleground states shows Hillary Clinton slightly trailing three top Republicans, but it means far less than you might think.

Scott Walker Is Running For President

Scott Walker Speaking

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has formally entered the race for President, but can he overcome his flip-flops and a turn to the hard right?

Scott Walker Set To Enter Presidential Race On July 13th

Scott Walker Speaking

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be entering the race for President later this month, but it’s unclear if his recent turn to the hard right will help him or hurt him.

Republican Candidates Respond To Obergefell About As Expected

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The reaction of many of the GOP candidates to the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is about what you’d expect, but there are a few interesting surprises.

David Cameron Rebukes Scott Walker

Scott Walker

British Prime Minister David Cameron is pushing back against a claim made by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that he had made comments critical of President Obama: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says British Prime Minister David Cameron confided in him that he was concerned about the direction of American leadership. But there’s a problem with the […]

Scott Walker Panders To The Shrinking Minority Opposed To Same-Sex Marriage

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

He hasn’t declared yet, but Scott Walker is running for President, and he’s pandering to the most extreme wing of the Republican Party.

Scott Walker Surges In New Iowa Poll

Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker isn’t officially a candidate for President yet, but he’s doing quite well in Iowa anyway.

The Slow Death Of The Iowa Straw Poll


The Iowa Straw Poll seems to be dying, and that’s a good thing.

Republican Presidential Race A Dead Heat

Campaign 2016

The race for the Republican nomination is as tight as ever, and so far nobody seems to be emerging as a clear front-runner.

Scott Walker Is Now Apparently Against Legal Immigration Too

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now appealing to the worst aspects of economic populism on the right.

Scott Walker Says He’d Nuke The Iran Deal Even If Our Allies Objected

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

Scott Walker’s response to the Iranian nuclear deal is perhaps the most irresponsible so far.

Jeb Bush Tops Latest Poll Of Republican 2016 Candidates

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Jeb Bush is leading the latest poll of the 2016 Republican race and Ted Cruz has surged since he entered the race, but the race is just beginning.

Scott Walker Flip Flops On Immigration Reform

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

Just as his political star is rising among conservatives, Scott Walker is walking back his previous support for immigration reform.

Scott Walker Surges In Iowa, But How Much Does Iowa Really Matter?


Scott Walker surged to the top of a new poll of Iowa Republicans, but Iowa is not a very good predictor of success in the race for the GOP nomination.

Scott Walker Looks To Be Preparing To Run For President

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

Fresh off his third statewide win in four years, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appears to be getting ready to run for President.

Scott Walker Wants To Drug Test Welfare Recipients, But It Doesn’t Work, And It’s Unconstitutional

Scott Walker

A popular idea that does nothing useful while simultaneously violating the Constitution.

Governor Thinks Governors Make The Best Presidential Candidates

Scott Walker

Scott Walker argues that Governors tend to make the best Presidents. He’s largely correct, but he’s not the only Republican who fits that bill.

Scott Walker In Dead Heat For Re-Election

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

A new poll shows that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is looking to have a tough re-election bid on his hands after a spring and summer in which he was in the headlines over an investigation involving campaign finance improprieties: Dead heat. That’s what Wisconsin is staring at in the race for governor, with Gov. Scott Walker and […]

Special Prosecutor: Scott Walker Not A Target Of Investigation

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

It turns out there was much less to that Scott Walker document dump than the press coverage claimed.

New Scott Walker Allegations Have Little Legal Merit, But Could Affect Re-Election Bid

2013 Conservative Political Action Conference

As a legal matter, the new allegations against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker don’t amount to much. But, will they impact his bid for re-election.

Scott Walker Equivocates On Previous Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

Scott Walker

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor isn’t very eager to talk about same-sex marriage these days.

Poll Shows Scott Walker In A Tight Race In Wisconsin


A new Rassmussen Poll appears to show Governor Scott Walker in a tighter race for reelection than many had previously thought: High-profile Republican incumbent Scott Walker is tied with Democratic challenger Mary Burke in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 governor’s race in Wisconsin. The latest statewide poll of Likely Wisconsin Voters finds Walker […]

GOP Must Nominate A Governor For POTUS, Says Governor Who Might Run For POTUS

Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker, whose name has come up as one of the Governors who may throw his hat in the ring in 2016, thinks the GOP should pick a Governor as its next Presidential nominee: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the 2016 GOP presidential ticket should be made […]

Gov. Scott Walker Backs Path To Citizenship

Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the latest Republican to back a path to citizenship: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Tuesday that he supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants but that federal immigration reform efforts miss a key element of the debate. In an interview with the Wausau (Wis.) Daily Herald editorial board, […]

Scott Walker: The GOP’s Sleeper Candidate For 2016?

Scott Walker

Scott Walker could be the GOP’s surprise candidate in 2016.

Scott Walker Obviously Isn’t Too Happy With The Romney Campaign


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker clearly isn’t happy about how things are going over at Team Romney lately: Echoing his sentiment from a Friday interview, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday he wants to see “more passion” from Mitt Romney and more of the enthusiasm he witnessed when Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was first tapped […]

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Collective Bargaining Law


The battle over Wisconsin’s public sector union reform continues.

Who’s On The Democratic Bench For 2016?


If not Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, who might the Democrats have to choose from in 2016?

How Much Did Money Matter In The Wisconsin Recall?


Was money the reason Scott Walker won on Tuesday? The available evidence says no.

Scott Walker Survives Recall Election In Wisconsin

Scott Walker

A contentious political battle that has lasted a year has come to an end.

Recall Elections Are Disruptive And Unnecessary

Wisconsin Recall

In an ideal world, today’s Recall Election in Wisconsin would not even be legally possible.

Scott Walker Continues To Lead Wisconsin Recall Polling


Barring an upset, Scott Walker looks likely to survive his recall election tomorrow.

Scott Walker Continues To Lead In Wisconsin


With less than a week to go before the recall votes in Wisconsin, it looks like Governor Scott Walker is going to survive: A new poll by Marquette University Law school shows Wisconsin governor Scott Walker solidifying his lead over his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett. Walker now leads Barrett by 7 points–52 percent to 45 […]

National Democrats Already Giving Up On Walker Recall?


The head of the Democratic National Committee doesn’t really seem all that concerned with the outcome of the Wisconsin Recall Elections: The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Friday that if Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) doesn’t prevail over Gov. Scott Walker (R) in next month’s Wisconsin recall election, there won’t be any ramifications for […]

Scott Walker Leads In Wisconsin Recall Poll


A new poll of the Wisconsin recall race shows Scott Walker and his Lt. Governor leading their Democratic opponents: A new Marquette Law School Poll shows that with three weeks to go until the recall election Governor Scott Walker has taken a six-percentage point lead over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, 50-44 percent, among likely voters. […]

Wisconsin Recall Election Will Be A Replay Of 2010


In November 2010, Scott Walker beat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by just over 100,00o votes to become Governor of Wisconsin. After a year long battle over labor union issues, the two men will meet again in the June 5th recall election to unseat Walker, but that’s not exactly what the labor unions had planned: Milwaukee […]

Walker Recall Petitions Reach 1,000,000 Signatures Mark


Wisconsin Democrats announced yesterday that their petition drive to force a recall election of Governor Scott Walker had collected twice as many signatures as the law requires: More than a million people have signed a petition to recall Wisconsin’s governor, the state’s Democratic Party said Tuesday. That’s nearly twice the 540,208 signatures required to seek […]

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