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02.20.2014 | 55 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 | 56 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 | 56 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 | 62 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. 5, 2014

Investigation moves ahead, but campaign finance laws may be weakened

 Although three appeals court judges breathed new life into the John Doe 2 investigation into potential crimes committed
01.31.2014 | 75 days ago | Posted at 12:17 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Did the new ruling by three appeals court judges breathe new life into John Doe 2, which had been dealt a seemingly fatal injury a few weeks ago when a judge quashed subpeonas sent to Gov. Scott Walker and some conservative groups?  Eh. I don’t think so. The Doe’s alive, sure, but as far as I can tell it barely has a pulse at the moment. The new ruling covers four objections raised by ...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Fact-checking his memoir, Unintimidated

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s new memoir, Unintimidated, is yet the latest example of his attempt to raise his national profile and run for president in 2016

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