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Friday, 11 May 2012 15:16

MADISON - WisDems Daily Update Clips for Friday,  May 11, 2012.

RECALL

Barrett seeks unity among Democrats in campaign for governor

‎Fond du Lac Reporter - 23 hours ago
Mike Tate, chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said the party was launching a get-out-the-vote blitz. Democrats announced multiple “statewide day ...

Milwaukee mayor earns a do-over with convincing win in recall primary

Chicago Tribune - ‎8 hours ago‎
Barrett predicted Walker would flood Wisconsin with out-of-state money over the next four weeks but said Walker's opponents have the people on their side. Mike Tate, chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said he thinks Barrett has "the ...

Tom Barrett, the strongest Democratic challenger, to take on Scott ...

‎ABC News - 16 minutes ago
"People are pretty united, and that's what's scaring [Republicans]," said Democratic Party spokesman Graeme Zielinski, who spoke with Yahoo News as he ...

 

 

Wisconsin: You Can't Always Get What You Want

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
... the Milwaukee mayor defeated in 2010 by Scott Walker. He's looked at skeptically by labor. But because he polled a bit better, he overpowered the union-backed candidate Kathleen Falk -- a true product of Madison and the revolution.

Wisconsin voters fiercely, evenly split as gubernatorial recall ...

‎Leader-Telegram - 8 hours ago
Tommy Thompson, a Republican. Cullen, of Janesville, won his election in 2010 with significant support from both parties, representing one of the state's ...

Vinehout keeps Barrett vote down in region

‎Chicago Tribune - 7 hours ago
Kathleen Vinehout, 3 percent for Secretary of State Doug La Follette and 1 percent for fake Democrat Gladys Huber. Falk topped Barrett in Buffalo and Clark

Armageddon in Wisconsin

‎Politico - 4 hours ago
The Obama campaign was quick to throw its weight behind Barrett after Tuesday's primary. Obama for America Wisconsin State Director Tripp Wellde issued a

GOP leaders challenge Barrett to explain his budget plan

Chicago Tribune - ‎5 hours ago‎
MADISON — Republicans on Thursday called on Tom Barrett to tell voters how he would have budgeted differently than Gov. Scott Walker. The Milwaukee mayor has been sharply critical of Walker's cuts to schools and local governments as the two of them ...

Why Mayor Barrett Wants To Defeat His Governor

NPR - ‎21 hours ago‎
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary earlier this week, earning the chance to challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the polls. Barrett lost a race for the governor's seat to Walker in 2010. Host Michel Martin speaks with ...

Barrett launches grassroots campaign effort for recall

Appleton Post Crescent - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will face former Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election June 5th that was sparked by Walker's elimination of collective bargaining rights for government workers. Democrats and unions have made Walker a target ...

Democratic recall candidate Tom Barrett gets neighborly during visit in De Pere

Green Bay Press Gazette - ‎4 hours ago‎
Molly Meyer of Green Bay hugs Wisconsin Democratic candidate Tom Barrett during one of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's new “neighbor-to-neighbor” campaign stops Thursday in De Pere. The event took place outside the home of Gerry and Anne ...

Vinehout happy with primary process

‎Winona Daily News - 8 hours ago
Kathleen Vinehout pulled only 4 percent of the votes in Tuesday's Wisconsin Democratic primary, but the state senator from Alma said on Thursday she ...

Mayor Tom Barrett in rematch with Gov. Scott Walker in recall ...

‎Examiner.com - 14 hours ago
Rob Zerban is the Democratic candidate for Congress in Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. Rob Zerban is challenging Congressman Paul Ryan, ...

WALKER

In film, Walker talks of 'divide and conquer' union strategy

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎12 hours ago‎
Scott Walker talking to Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks, who has since given $510000 to the governor's campaign - making her Walker's single-largest donor and the largest known donor to a candidate in state history. By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley ...

A transcript of the Walker/Hendricks union discussion

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎11 hours ago‎
Scott Walker and Diane Hendricks, co-founder of ABC Supply, on Jan. 18, 2011. The conversation was captured by documentary filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, who was on site to videotape a meeting of the economic development group Rock County 5.0.

In video, Walker tells billionaire of his 'divide and conquer' plan

La Crosse Tribune - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Scott Walker explains a "divide and conquer" strategy against unions to campaign donor Diane Hendricks. Video shot by a filmmaker captures Gov. Scott Walker explaining a "divide and conquer" strategy against unions to a top campaign donor.

Video: Walker explains divide, conquer strategy against unions

Green Bay Press Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
Walker will face Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election on June 5. (AP Photo/The Waukesha Freeman, Charles Auer) Associated Press MADISON — Video shot by a filmmaker captures Gov. Scott Wal The video shows Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks ...

Video: Walker explains divide, conquer strategy

ABC7Chicago.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Scott Walker explaining a "divide and conquer" strategy against unions to a top campaign donor. The video shows Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks asking Walker in January 2011 whether he could make Wisconsin a "completely red state, and work on these ...

Video shows Walker discussing 'Divide & Conquer' strategy

WISN Milwaukee - ‎1 hour ago‎
Scott Walker discussing his plan to deal with public employee unions before the collective bargaining battle began. Brad Lichtenstein is producing a documentary on the closing of the Janesville General Motors plant. In January 2011, when Walker stopped ...

Walker hints at 'divide and conquer' union strategy in documentary video

WTAQ - ‎26 minutes ago‎
UNDATED (WSAU) A month before he introduced his public union bargaining limits, Governor Scott Walker told a Beloit businesswoman he would use a “divide and conquer” strategy against those unions. Documentary producer Brad Lichtenstein released video ...

Video: Walker Says His Bill 'Opens The Door' To Right-To-Work

TPM - ‎9 hours ago‎
Scott Walker shown telling a wealthy supporter in January 2011 — before he introduced his legislation to roll back collective bargaining for public employees — that it was part of a “divide and conquer” strategy to take down organized labor, ...

Barrett already fundraising off of Walker 'divide and conquer' comments caught ...

Isthmus Daily Page - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Scott Walker tells his largest donor that he intends to pursue a “divide and conquer” strategy as the first step in diffusing union power. Barrett's fundraising plea begins: "We all know Scott Walker didn't tell the truth to the people of Wisconsin ...

Scott Walker Promised $500K Donor He Would "Divide and Conquer" Unions | The ...

The Nation. (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has long denied that he has a secret strategy to destroy public sector unions as part of a long-term plan to make Wisconsin a "right-to-work" state where unions are dramatically weakened. But, with the recall election ...

More 2012: Minority report

msnbc.com (blog) - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Scott Walker saying he would use "divide and conquer" as a strategy against unions. Walker made the comments to Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks, who has since given $510000 to the governor's campaign - making her Walker's single-largest donor and ...

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

WMTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
(AP) -- Video shot by a filmmaker captures Governor Scott Walker explaining a "divide and conquer" strategy against unions to a top campaign donor. The video shows Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks asking Walker whether he could make Wisconsin a ...

News from around Wisconsin at 6:28 am CDT

‎WPXI Pittsburgh - 39 minutes ago
Scott Walker explaining a "divide and conquer" strategy against unions to a top campaign donor. The video shows Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks asking

Walker's War Against Workers Spreads to the Private Sector

‎Huffington Post - 50 minutes ago
Scott Walker -- now facing an unprecedented recall election June 5 -- launched nothing less than a war against the state's public employees in early 2011.

Letters: Gov. Scott Walker supporters take different view

‎Appleton Post Crescent - 4 hours ago
Scott Walker and I wonder what's going on in these people's minds. Evidently, these supporters are proud of the fact that Wisconsin under Walker in the last

John Doe immunity recipient has ties to Democrats

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎9 hours ago‎
Scott Walker is a Milwaukee attorney with Democratic ties who specializes in procurement. David Halbrooks' links to the secret John Doe investigation remained unclear Thursday, a day after he was given immunity. Since January, Halbrooks has been the ...

Walker reports state budget surplus

‎WTAQ - 3 hours ago
But Democratic Assembly leader Peter Barca said the timing of the news is quote, “highly suspect” with Walker's recall election just 25 days away.

Walker's office announces state budget surplus

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, issued a statement calling the announcement a political gambit. "The timing of this announcement from Gov. Walker's partisan budget office is highly suspect given the fact that the governor is in the ...

US SENATE

Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin Doesn't Think Recalls Will Happen Again

‎TPM - 22 hours ago
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the presumptive Democratic nominee for US Senate, appeared Thursday morning on MSNBC's the Daily Rundown, to discuss issues including

Where Democratic Senate Candidates Stand on Gay Marriage

‎National Journal - 18 hours ago
Tammy Baldwin, one of the few openly gay members of Congress, is running for the Senate. If elected, she'd be the first openly gay senator in the nation's ...

Madison Politiscope: Poll: Hovde pulls within striking distance of ...

‎Capital Times - 17 hours ago
Political newcomer Eric Hovde claims he is within striking distance of former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the race for the GOP nomination for US Senate.

Neumann has hopes of winning Senate seat

Hudson Star Observer - ‎16 hours ago‎
Mark Neumann, a Republican candidate for the US Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl, visited Hudson last week to tell his message to area voters. Mark Neumann and his wife, Sue, visited Hudson last week, drumming up support for his run at a ...

Neumann stumps for conservative vote

Richmond-News - ‎22 hours ago‎
The former member of the US House of Representatives is running to become Wisconsin's next US senator, replacing retiring Herb Kohl. Neumann said his campaign has been going very well of late. He's pleased with recent endorsements from conservatives ...

And Now a Few Words on the Wisconsin Senate Circus

Esquire (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
As it happens, there are three candidates running in the Republican primary to replace retiring Senator Herb Kohl, a Democrat. (The Democratic candidate, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, is running unopposed.) One of them is Tommy Thompson, a former governor, ...

1st CD

Bloomberg View: Paul Ryan and Paul Volcker

‎BusinessWeek - 14 hours ago
On May 4, US Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin told his constituents: “If you're a bank and you want to operate like some nonbank entity like a hedge ...

2nd CD

For Pennsylvania lawmaker-to-be, Obama's declaration was an emotional moment

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.), who, in 1992, became the first openly lesbian member of that state's assembly. "She says if you're not in the room, you're being talked about. If you're in the room, you're part of the conversation.

5th CD

BIll Shuster appears ready in possible chairman shuffle

‎Politico - 9 hours ago
Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin and Dana Rohrabacher of California. All of the decisions will be made by the Steering Committee, which comprises party

8th CD

Protesters rally at US Rep. Reid Ribble's office

‎Green Bay Press Gazette - 23 hours ago
Reid Ribbl...: Protesters gathered at US Rep. Reid Ribble's, R-Lawrence, office on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Appleton. The protesters expressed their ...

STATE ASSEMBLY

Baraboo could host debate for US House seat

‎Baraboo News Republic - 12 hours ago
Kelda Helen Roys, D-Madison, would take place July 25 in Baraboo. Other locations include Monroe (June 28), Middleton (June 27), Darlington (July 11), ...

RPW

Republicans recharge their batteries

Wisconsin Radio Network - ‎10 hours ago‎
They'll also vote to endorse a candidate in the US Senate race — they'll choose from Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde, Mark Neumann, and Jeff Fitzgerald. Courtney explains Republicans have a tremendous infrastructure in place, with 23 victory centers around ...

GOP says it expects crowd in Green Bay for convention

Wausau Daily Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
"We always do double or triple the size of the Republican convention," said state Democratic Party spokesman Graeme Zielinski. "Given the historic recall, the upcoming presidential election and an open Senate seat, we're going to have a heck of a ...

GOP says it expects crowd in Green Bay for convention

‎Wausau Daily Herald - 3 hours ago
Reid Ribble, and an evening banquet honoring county chairmen. A Sunday morning prayer breakfast is set to honor mothers and will feature Ribble and first ...

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Steven Potter

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin
608-255-5172 (office)
 

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