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Leah Vukmir: Too extreme for Wisconsin digital blitz ads PDF Print E-mail
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Written by WisDems Press   
Monday, 11 September 2017 17:29

MADISON - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is launching a new, sharply targeted digital ad campaign to communicate directly to Wisconsin voters about Leah Vukmir's real record of Tea Party extremism. Thousands of dollars of ads will be run statewide, beginning Friday, September 8, targeting women, parents and middle class voters, highlighting her record of weakening protections for people with pre-existing conditions, tax giveaways for millionaires and billionaires, and her extreme views on women's access to healthcare.

Using demographic, psychographic, behavioral, and geographic information, Wisconsin voters will be shown information about Leah's long history of being out of the mainstream. This ad buy is a sophisticated approach to get the most relevant information to persuadable voting populations earlier than ever before in the cycle.




Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning commented, "The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is dedicated to helping share information about all candidates, especially when their views are too extreme for Wisconsin voters. Leah Vukmir's record is just too extreme to go ignored: she supports tax breaks for the wealthy, eliminating protections for people with pre-existing conditions and limiting a woman's access to healthcare options. Leah Vukmir is too extreme for Wisconsin."

Governor Candidate McCabe Chatting at the Chatterbox in Wausau PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Monday, 11 September 2017 10:31

wisc-dairy-farmOutsider campaign will barnstorm the state, first rally stop will be in Wausau on Sept 13th.

WAUSAU, WI - After his official kick-off in Curtiss, WI on Sept 12, 2017, McCabe’s Principle Over Party campaign will barnstorm the state with a message about getting government working for all of us and not just a few, a living wage for every worker, health care for all, debt-free education and job training, and high-speed Internet to every doorstep.

The first rally stop will be in Wausau on Sept 13th. Several stops will be made that day culminating with a larger event from 4:30-7pm at the Chatterbox Bar. (102 2nd Avenue South, Wausau) The event is free and all are welcome.

mike-mccabe“Wisconsin is up to its eyeballs in problems. Same goes for our country as a whole. The problems grow out of political and economic inequality. Our society has been made more and more elitist, both politically and economically. It has been divided into royals and commoners,” McCabe said. “I am running for one reason and one reason only – to re-establish the ideal that our government should work as well for the commoners as it does for the royals.”

For 15 years, McCabe led the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that tracks the money in elections, exposes corruption and works to make people matter more than money in politics. ( He went on to start up the grassroots group Blue Jean Nation, which works to empower regular people to challenge the political establishment.

McCabe does not belong to any political party, but is entering the Democratic primary. The campaign’s website is

Commoners Line Up Small Donors for Mike McCabe PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 09:29

McCabeBlue Jean Nation outsider run for Governor of Wisconsin gains strength.

ALTOONA, WI -  We need 500 people to pledge to give $200 on September 12, the day Mike will officially be a candidate for governor.

McCabeThat’s the goal of the statewide committee of his supporters, Commoners for Mike McCabe.

We’ve set this goal for two reasons. First, we want to do everything we can to get Mike’s campaign off to a fast start. Second, we want to send a message to the political establishment that it’s possible to take a principled stand against the legal bribery of our elected officials and still have the means to mount a vigorous statewide campaign.

Candidates for governor can legally accept donations as large as $20,000 from individuals and $86,000 from political action committees. Mike sees these huge donations for what they are. Legal bribes. He won’t take them. In fact, he’s not accepting any single donation over $200. For decades as an independent watchdog Mike shined light on the legal bribes and exposed what these transactions do to corrupt our government and rob you of your voice.

He’s had our backs all these years. An army of us need to have his back now. The cynical insiders are busy telling each other Mike’s campaign shouldn’t be taken seriously. Raising $100,000 in a single day would blow a mammoth hole in that theory.

To do it, we need 500 people to pledge to give $200 on 9/12.

Will you be one of them? Email me at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to join #500Strong

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:06
What they are saying about Leah Vukmir’s run for the U.S. Senate PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Leah Vukmir for Senate, Jessica Ward   
Friday, 08 September 2017 17:16

leah-vukmirVarious Milwaukee and Madison commentators recount what they think about conservative Senate candidate Leah Vukmir.

MILWAUKEE, WI - “Leah Vukmir probably doesn’t need much of an introduction if you pay attention to politics at all… Leah Vukmir has been the one who has always been trying to push the envelope and keep the Republican Party conservative, and move it more conservative… In terms of a track record on the issues, you can’t beat Leah Vukmir’s record. She has been there and backed conservative causes as long as she’s been in the Legislature. She’s been staunch on Act 10, she’s one of those who has never buckled… I think it comes down to this: Kevin Nicholson has to convince people that he’d be better than Leah Vukmir. I don’t think Leah has to convince anybody that she’d be good, because any Republican in Wisconsin who has been paying attention knows that she’d be a great United States Senator because she’s been a great Wisconsin State Senator." – Mark Belling, WISN

"If the Shepherd Express hates you and Milwaukee Magazine hates you and Bruce Murphy hates you and some of the Republicans that are fighting to increase road taxes and gas taxes and usage fees and import tollways… I’m struggling to find how that’s a negative here…" – Dan O’Donnell, WISN

“Vowing to bring the "Wisconsin Way" to the U.S. Senate, state Sen. Leah Vukmir of Brookfield entered the race for the Republican nomination to take on Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin next year.” – Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Leah Vukmir. Very well known to voters in southeastern Wisconsin. A proven conservative who certainly adds a very important voice to this campaign. I am thrilled to see her getting in the race. — Jeff Wagner, WTMJ

“Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir made it official Thursday that she’s running for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, casting herself as the only true conservative in a primary contest that includes a former Democrat.” – Scott Bauer, Associated Press

“You know, I’m somebody that tweeted back at you probably about six weeks ago, ‘Run Leah Run!’ And I’m glad you’re making this decision today to go forward and get into that race. You are a conservative, and a woman. That’s kind of a rare thing on the national level, so I’m excited about that. But the fact that you’re going to take that Wisconsin story to Washington, I think that is significant.” — Steve Scaffidi, WTMJ

“The best primary is where you have a clear choice that is conservative because they have 16 years worth of a resume to prove it, not just because they claim to be…[Leah’s] a conservative we can trust.” – Ed Willing, The Resurgent

“Among Vukmir's legislative victories is a full repeal of the state's prevailing wage law, set to be approved in the state budget later this month. Vukmir has also championed the expansion of taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools throughout her tenure in the Legislature. She became politically active as an education advocate when her daughter was in kindergarten.” – Jessie Opoien, The Cap Times

“Vukmir is a policy wonk. She led the fight against Obamacare expansion in the state, proposed reforms to national common core standards, supported concealed carry, castle doctrine (defending your home), veteran benefit reforms, statewide school choice, right-to-work, prevailing wage reform (mandated pricing for public works), holding the line on property taxes, freezing state tuition at state colleges, and dozens of other first-time conservative changes. As Wisconsin has slowly replaced the aging progressive legacy of our state with conservative policies that work, Vukmir has usually been on the front line.” – Ed Willing, The Resurgent

Extremist Leah Vukmir Announces Campaign for Wealthy Few PDF Print E-mail
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Written by WisDems Press   
Friday, 08 September 2017 11:26

leah-vukmirDemocrats comment on announcement by Tea Party, billionaire-backed, Koch brothers disciple candidate.

MADISON - Thursday, a Tea Party, billionaire-backed, Koch brothers disciple announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate. State Senator Leah Vukmir has a long history in Madison of putting her extreme, Tea Party agenda ahead of the needs of Wisconsin families. Leah joins former College Democrats of America Chair Kevin Nicholson in the Republican primary.

martha-laningDemocratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning commented, “For over a decade, Leah Vukmir has been in Madison putting her extreme agenda ahead of the needs of Wisconsin families. Billionaires back her because she’s served as a national leader of a billionaires special interest group, introducing their legislation in Wisconsin and hurting Wisconsin families. She prioritizes tax breaks for billionaires and corporations over working people. She cuts education and healthcare to pay for massive tax breaks for the super wealthy. And what's worse, Leah Vukmir's extreme policies haven't done anything to address rising costs for Wisconsin families.”

Conservative Leah Vukmir to Run for U.S. Senate PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Leah Vukmir for Senate, Jessica Ward   
Friday, 08 September 2017 10:44

leah-vukmirPromises to bring the Wisconsin way to the Senate.

BROOKFIELD, WI – Conservative Republican and State Sen. Leah Vukmir announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate by releasing a new video Thursday.

You can watch the video here or below.


Watch "The Wisconsin Way."


“I first got into politics because of my kids," Leah said. "I challenged the school system so my children could have the education they deserved, and that’s why I’m running today. If you want to change things, you need to stand up and lead.

“As a nurse, it is in my nature to take action when things need to get done. I stood with Gov. Walker and real conservatives to enact successful reforms that keep jobs here in Wisconsin, keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket, and make our communities better places to raise a family.

“And, in the face of liberal intimidation tactics, I’ve kept up that fight to make our state a better, safer, and more prosperous place for my children and yours.

“The people I’ve spoken to from across our state believe Tammy Baldwin would rather stand with liberal Democrats and Washington elites than listen to what is important to hard-working Wisconsinites.

“The Senate desperately needs someone who will never back down — a proven, consistent conservative who understands the type of determination it takes to finish the job. I intend to bring the Wisconsin way of working hard and never giving up straight to Washington.”


Click here to learn more about Leah.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 September 2017 11:12
Former Sheriff Clarke joins Shady Pro-Trump Super PAC PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:13

david-clarkeMADISON - As Milwaukee County begins to recover from over a decade of having a fraud for Sheriff, it was reported today that David Clarke's loyalty to President Trump has finally paid off with an insider job at a shady pro-Trump super PAC.

martha-laning"From decorating his uniform with fake military badges to lavishing in the Tea Party speaking circuit while inmates died in his jail, David Clarke's entire taxpayer-funded political career was only made possible by defrauding the very people he failed to serve," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning. "Milwaukee County taxpayers will finally be relieved of footing the bill for David Clarke's real job: a mouthpiece for Donald Trump."

Tony Evers "Our Most Important Investment" PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Tony Evers for Governor   
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:51

middle-school-studentsMADISON - There’s no more important investment than investing in people.

It starts by fully funding Wisconsin’s K-12 education and making sure each kid has every opportunity to succeed.

Investing in education creates a ripple effect. When students and their families succeed, businesses want to invest in Wisconsin. Our middle class grows. Our state economy thrives.

That’s why I’m running for governor.

Scott Walker is not investing in our schools. His failed leadership with the state budget is hamstringing school districts. As a result, more than 1 million Wisconsinites have voted to raise their own taxes to make up for Governor Walker's failure to provide school districts with adequate resources.

Wisconsin’s kids are taking the brunt of Scott Walker’s failure to lead.

tony_evers Add your name and join me in demanding Governor Walker and the state legislature make investing in K-12 education a priority.

As State Superintendent, I see firsthand what it means to give our kids the education, tools, and life-skills so they can succeed in our 21st century economy.

Scott Walker’s actions, whether it’s failing to fully fund our schools, refusing to accept Medicaid, or turning down dollars for rural broadband, show he has no interest in lifting people up.

I’m running for governor to lift hardworking Wisconsin families up. I’m running to make investing in K-12 education and our kids a priority. I’m running to make Wisconsin a state where businesses can hire good, educated workers – and grow our economy.

Friends, add your name if you agree we must make investing in Wisconsin’s schools and kids a priority.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:02
McCabe Needs Help to Kickstart Campaign for Governor PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Monday, 04 September 2017 09:50

mccabe-gov-headerWill launch people powered & crowd funded campaign for governor on Tuesday, September 12. Could really use your help now.

mike-mccabeALTOONA - Wanted you to know that Mike will be officially launching his campaign for governor on Tuesday, September 12. He is returning to the Clark County farm where he grew up to announce his plans for the 2018 election.

Between now and then there are signs to be made, literature to be printed up and countless other start-up expenses to be covered. We could really use your help to kickstart the campaign.

Contributions up to $200 per person are being accepted online, or checks can be mailed to: Commoners for Mike McCabe, P.O. Box 67, Altoona WI 54720.


People Powered & Crowd Funded

Blue Jean Nation's McCabe to Announce Plans PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Friday, 01 September 2017 09:34

mike-mccabeMike McCabe to announce plans for Governor campaign from childhood home September 12.

ALTOONA - Longtime government watchdog and veteran reformer Mike McCabe is returning to the Clark County farm where he grew up to announce his plans for the 2018 election.

The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12. The farm is located about five miles north of Curtiss at W2953 Hickory Road.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:46
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