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Scott Walker Ad Declares ‘Democrats Are Winning’

A digital banner ad sponsored by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and linking to his website’s donation page declares “Democrats are winning.”
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One Wisconsin Now
04/19/2018
In the News

Records runaround: In Wisconsin, long delays are common for those requesting documents

“Walker had a political problem because of what happened with the open records debacle a couple of years ago,” said Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now.
Capital Times
04/11/2018
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Scott Walker: The Pay Inequality Governor

While Wisconsin Women Earned Less Than Men, Scott Walker and GOP Repealed State Equal Pay Law.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/10/2018
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Scott Walker’s RGA to Spend Scott Walker’s Steve Wynn Money for Scott Walker

The Republican Governors Association, where Gov. Scott Walker served as 2016-17 chair, has announced it will spend another $5 million for Walker this year.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/09/2018
In the News

Joanna Beilman-Dulin: Gov. Walker’s tweets can’t stop blue wave

An executive whose party suffers historic election losses lashes out with angry tweets. Where have we seen this before?
Capital Times
04/07/2018
Press Release

Whose Campaign is Wisconsin Next PAC Working For?

Gov. Scott Walker’s former team ganged up to form a super-PAC, ostensibly for the benefit of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/06/2018
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Gov. Scott Walker’s Supreme Anger

An executive whose party suffers historic election losses lashes out with angry tweets. Where have we seen this before? It’s not Donald Trump, it’s Scott Walker.
Joanna Beilman-Dulin
Joanna Beilman-Dulin
04/06/2018
In the News

Should Walker Be Worried?

“This would be a Category 8 hurricane,” chortled Scot Ross, the liberal leader of One Wisconsin Now, in a story by the Washington Post.
Urban Milwaukee
04/05/2018
Press Release

Scott Walker’s Republican Assembly Candidate Won’t Say He’s a Republican

Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s candidate, karate shop owner Jon Plumer, in both his press release and slick campaign video, won’t say he is a Republican.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/05/2018
In the News

Rebecca Dallet beats Michael Screnock in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"Scott Walker, you hear that WAKE UP CALL?" Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now said in a statement.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
04/04/2018
In the News

Dallet wins Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Progressive group One Wisconsin Now issued a one-line statement: "Scott Walker, you hear that WAKE UP CALL?"
Associated Press
04/03/2018
In the News

Wisconsin GOP operative Mark Block details pivotal yacht meeting between Cambridge Analytica and billionaire...

This raises serious questions about the connections between Scott Walker’s [campaigns]... and this growing international scandal," said Analiese Eicher.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
03/29/2018
In the News

Third court rips Scott Walker after he calls elections ‘unnecessary’

“Two thirds of the offices Scott Walker has held came because he won a special election, including one for State Assembly and one held in an even year.”
Shareblue
03/28/2018
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Scott Walker Was Elected in Special Election

Scott Walker’s been in office for so long he seems to have forgotten it was a special election that got him into the government hammock 25 years ago.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/28/2018
In the News

Are Wisconsin GOPers Blocking Elections To Protect Their Gerrymander?

“The elections would create pressure points for people,” Scot Ross, executive director of the progressive group One Wisconsin Now, told TPM.
Talking Points Memo
03/26/2018
Press Release

Court Rules Scott Walker Must Call Elections

A Dane County judge today ruled that Scott Walker cannot refuse to call special elections to fill vacancies in the 1st State Senate and 42nd Assembly Districts.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/22/2018
In the News

Mike Browne on Devil’s Advocates Radio

Mike Browne and the Devils connect the dots between The Smoking Man, Mark Block, Scott Walker, Cambridge Analytica and Dark Money.
WRRD-AM
03/22/2018
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NRA’s $3.5 Million Man Scott Walker Delivering for the Gun Lobby

Legislators supporting this sham are providing aid and comfort to the NRA and Scott Walker, who wants nothing more than for this issue to go away.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/20/2018
In the News

Walker calls special session on school safety

The liberal group One Wisconsin Now accused Walker of trying to hand the school safety checkbook to a "fellow NRA lackey," Brad Schimel.
Lakeland Times
03/20/2018
In the News

Tammy Baldwin’s Tough Reelection Fight in Hyperpolarized Wisconsin

“You couldn’t have two more different people,” Scot Ross, who leads the progressive group One Wisconsin Now, told me.
New York Magazine
03/16/2018
Press Release

Michael Screnock’s Special Ethical Conflict

Michael Screnock helped Gov. Scott Walker manipulate the rules to give Republicans a partisan political advantage when he worked as Walker’s attorney,
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One Wisconsin Now
03/16/2018
In the News

The dark days of open government

As Matt Rothschild and Scot Ross pointed out in a joint column, Walker has generally been a hostile force to transparency for much of his tenure as governor.
Lakeland Times
03/16/2018
In the News

Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s fight to win back Wisconsin for Democrats, explained

First thing Walker does in the morning is check the polls, stick his finger in the air, and then figure out how to spend our tax dollars based on the first two.
Vox
03/15/2018
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Scott Walker Wants to Hand School Safety Checkbook to NRA Lackey Brad Schimel

Gov. Scott Walker’s political stunt special session plan proposes giving Attorney General Brad Schimel authority over funding for school safety plans.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/15/2018
In the News

Scot Ross Joins the Devils to criticize Scott Walker for his Open Records Award

Scot Ross joins the Devils to criticize Scott Walker for his Open Records Award.
WRRD-AM
03/12/2018
In the News

GOP Crusader Walker Reaches to Center in Volatile Wisconsin

"In trying to win a third term, Scott Walker is campaigning as if his first two terms did not exist," said Scot Ross, director of One Wisconsin Now.
Associated Press
03/11/2018
In the News

Matt Rothschild and Scot Ross: Open records watchdog FOIC’ed up with Walker award

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council could not have picked a worse recipient for its political openness award than Scott Walker.
Capital Times
03/11/2018
Column

Open Records Watchdog FOIC’ed Up with Scott Walker Award

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council could not have picked a worse recipient for its political openness award than Scott Walker.
Scot Ross
Scot Ross
03/08/2018
In the News

Wisconsin Democrats Demand Special Elections

Mike Browne, deputy director of the progressive organization One Wisconsin Now, said the governor is stalling.
Public News Service
03/07/2018
In the News

Scott Walker Refusing To Hold Elections GOP Might Lose

The fact that Scott Walker is afraid to hold elections when he’s on the ballot in nine months is not the worst story to have out there.
Talking Points Memo
03/02/2018
In the News

Gov. Scott Walker shifts position in reaction to school shootings

“To know where Governor Walker will end up, you need to follow the money and look at what he’s done, not what he’s saying today,” said Scot Ross..
Associated Press
03/02/2018
Press Release

NRA Campaign Cash and Endorsements Put Wisconsin on Lockdown

Millions of dollars in campaign spending and political endorsements by the NRA have bought the pro-gun lobby access to top state Republicans.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/15/2018
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Republican Silence on Paul Nehlen Racism, Anti-Semitism ‘Disturbing’

Rep. Paul Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker, and Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel have offered no condemnation of Paul Nehlen.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/12/2018
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Latest Crisis Shows the Only Job Scott Walker Cares About Is His Own

Gov. Scott Walker waited until nearly a week after an announcement 600 jobs would be lost to declare, via Twitter, he would consider doing something.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/08/2018
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Will Scott Walker Apply Public Housing Drug Test to Himself?

If he thinks people who get public housing need to be drug tested, Scott Walker and adults living with him in the mansion ought to be at the front of the line.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/02/2018
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Drafting Records Show Welfare Bills Were ‘Ultrarush’ Job

The legislature is holding a public hearing on the hastily drafted bills that are the subject of a politically motivated special session called by Scott Walker.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/31/2018
In the News

Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson to return money from group associated with accused billionaire Steve Wynn

One Wisconsin Now called on Walker and the Republican Governors Association "do the right thing" and give back all of the money.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
01/29/2018
In the News

Wisconsin Republicans Returning Money Received From Wynn

The liberal group One Wisconsin Now called for two other Republican groups to return donations it received from Wynn.
Associated Press
01/29/2018
Press Release

Scott Walker Took $255K from Sexual Misconduct Perpetrator

Two political funds Gov. Scott Walker is associated with took $255,000 in contributions from Steve Wynn, the ousted Republican National Committee finance chair.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/29/2018
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Gov. Scott Walker is Literally Seeking to Buy Votes

Instead of real, lasting reforms to help families we get an election year gimmick from the governor. It’s classic Scott Walker.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/25/2018
In the News

Walker Travels Wisconsin To Sell New Child Tax Credit Plan

The liberal group One Wisconsin Now said the governor is literally seeking to buy votes, handing out money months before the November election.
Wisconsin Public Radio
01/25/2018
Press Release

Desperate, Scared Scott Walker Delivers Annual State of State Speech

Gov. Scott Walker’s speech was chock full of the campaign slogans and election year promises the $50,000 poll his campaign just paid for told him to make.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/24/2018
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Scott Walker’s Election Year State of State Promise Primer

Career politician Scott Walker is in full election mode, ensuring today’s State of the State speech will be loaded with slogans and election year promises.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/24/2018
Press Release

Team Screnock = Team Walker

Michael Screnock worked to defend Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda in court, now Team Walker campaigns for Screnock’s Supreme Court race.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/19/2018
In the News

Stunning Special Election in Wisconsin Shows Scott Walker’s Foxconn Deal Isn’t the Political Winner It...

One Wisconsin Now, a major progressive non-profit in the state, says the deal has “absolutely” become a liability for Walker electorally.
the Intercept
01/19/2018
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Scott Walker to Call Special Session on Attacks on Poor, People of Color

Wisconsin Republicans led by Gov. Scott Walker announced a special session of the legislature devoted to renewed attacks on families struggling to get by.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/18/2018
In the News

Scott Walker has nearly four times more cash than the Democratic field

Mike Browne, deputy director of One Wisconsin Now, said the Democratic fundraising total shows “a fair amount of enthusiasm” on the Democratic side.
Wisconsin State Journal
01/17/2018
Press Release

Scott Walker Hypocrisy Reaches ‘Biblical Proportions’

Scott Walker has failed to express remorse for his own appearance as a featured speaker sharing a stage with white nationalists at a conference three weeks ago.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/08/2018