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02.20.2014 | 58 days ago | 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 | 58 days ago | 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 | 59 days ago | 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 | 58 days ago | 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 | 59 days ago | 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...
02.19.2014 | 59 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Just scrolling through the new emails released today (thanks, Progressive!) it’s clear that there was no separation between Scott Walker’s county administration and his campaign for governor.  Here’s one example. During the campaign, Walker and Democratic candidate Tom Barrett were having a spat about roads maintained by the county and the city. Walker’s team sent out a press rel...
02.13.2014 | 65 days ago | Posted at 04:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I know I shouldn’t make predictions, but it’s hard to resist not contemplating what will turn up in the documents to be released next Wednesday in the case of Kelly Rindfleisch.  Rindfleisch, you may remember, was a top Scott Walker aide when he was Milwaukee County executive. At the same time—literally—she was fundraising for Walker’s preferred lieutenant governor candidate. Aft...
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Spares no expense on private jets and luxury hotels to meet donors

 Gov. Scott Walker may be running for re-election as governor of Wisconsin, but his life on the campaign trail is more likely to be lived by a guy who aspires to the presidency

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