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02.27.2014 | | Posted at 05:49 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Remember when the John Doe investigators were looking into potential bid rigging on a deal for county worker’s office space? Well, this email from John Hiller—a real estate developer, government relations specialist and Scott Walker’s longtime campaign manager—shows why the DA might have been interested:   Note that Jim Villa, who’s cc’ed on the email via his personal email ...
02.21.2014 | | Posted at 03:06 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Buried in the middle of the 16,172-page John Doe document is a curious note sent by Jim Villa.  Villa, at the time of the emails, was (and still is) the head of the powerful Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW). Villa was Walker’s chief of staff at the county between May 2002 and June 2007. I don’t think he had an official role with Friends of Scott Walker—prosecutors ca...
02.21.2014 | | Posted at 12:33 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
On Nov. 1, 2010, the John Doe prosecutors asked for a subpoena of Milwaukee County records apparently related to the contract for courthouse cleaning in 2009, newly released documents show.  Scott Walker privatized those services—and was able to shut out the county board—because “an ordinance change done before the privatization issue came up established definitions of professional ser...
02.20.2014 | | Posted at 02:17 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m beginning to wonder if the job descriptions for county workers included the requirement that they had to be in touch with Scott Walker’s campaign aides at all times.  Walker’s spokeswoman, Fran McLaughlin, was one of the conduits between the county and campaign staff. When she got a question from a reporter, she immediately had to send it to a personal email account, then cover her...
02.20.2014 | | Posted at 11:06 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Buzzfeed dug up one choice email forwarded by Walker’s former chief of staff, Tom Nardelli: “THE NIGHTMARE … ‘I can handle being a black, disabled, one armed, drug-addicted Jewish homosexual … but please, oh dear God, don’t make me a Democrat.’” Seems that Nardelli just can’t help himself. Here's another crazy email he felt he needed to share with others:   ...
02.19.2014 | | Posted at 05:48 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
In August 2010, the Walker team (both campaign and county aides) were freaking out about tragedies at the Milwaukee Behavioral Health Complex.  In their secret emails, Walker’s campaign staff was helping to craft Walker’s “official” responses to the events. One example is an op-ed “written” by Geri Lyday, then the interim director of the county’s health and human services dep...
02.20.2014 | | Posted at 12:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It was no secret that the state Republican Party favored Scott Walker in his 2010 primary bid against former Congressman Mark Neumann.  But this newly unearthed email shows that Reince Priebus, then the head of the state GOP and now the chair of the national Republican Party, was siding with Walker as well. He sent confidential Neumann campaign strategy to Walker and R.J. Johnson—Walker�...
02.19.2014 | | Posted at 04:56 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Remember when a piece of the Milwaukee County courthouse fell off?  Well, seems that Scott Walker’s gubernatorial campaign wasn’t pleased with the pace of repairs. The cornice fell off on March 4, 2010, and on April 1, 2010, Walker’s administrative director, Cindy Archer, complained to Walker’s campaign staff about what a bad “photo opt” it was providing. [Page 3909 of Walker Doc...

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