No Group Has Been a Bigger Obstacle to Reform Than the NRA and No Politician Has Gotten More of Their Money Than Scott Walker.
The NRA not only doesn’t know how to pronounce the name of the Democratic candidate, but also doesn’t know that Wisconsinites support common sense gun safety.
The liberal group One Wisconsin Now obtained a copy of the ad Friday. It says the buy is $740,000 in Green Bay, Wausau and La Crosse. [Associated Press]
Scott Walker’s gun lobby pals are hitting the airwaves with a nearly $740,000 ad buy, pushing their support for his campaigns to $4.25 million since 2010.
Joanna Beilman-Dulin, research director for liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said, “If you want to know how far out of step Brad Schimel is on guns, even Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to say this makes no sense.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
The Rest of the Picture: $3.5 Million in NRA Support Paved the Way for Accused Spy to Get Personal Access to Scott Walker
The Rest of the Picture: $3.5 Million in NRA Support Paved the Way for Accused Spy to Get Personal Access to Scott Walker.
Scot Ross joins the Devils to identify just how far back Scott Walker started taking sweet sweet NRA money. [WRRD-AM]
MSNBC guest unloads on NRA’s ‘top dog’ Paul Ryan for holding closed door town hall to avoid Parkland teens
“It’s been 915 days since Paul Ryan held a town hall here in the state of Wisconsin,” Ross explained. [RawStory]
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.
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]
Gov. Scott Walker’s political stunt special session plan proposes giving Attorney General Brad Schimel authority over funding for school safety plans.
The mailing, revealed by the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, urged NRA members to vote for the "pro-Second Amendment" Screnock. [PolitiFact]
One Wisconsin Now supports the efforts of the students calling on policymakers to enact strong measures to keep them safe in school and reduce gun violence.
Gun Lobby Endorses Michael Screnock in Wisconsin and Sues Florida Over Bipartisan Bill Passed After Parkland High School Mass Shooting.
According to records obtained by One Wisconsin Now, Schimel invited a lobbyist from the NRA into his office on his second day in office. [Democratic Party of Wisconsin]
Is the NRA threatening journalists and others with whom they disagree something Michael Screnock supports? And if he doesn’t, he needs to rebuke the NRA.
“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]
An NRA mailing sent to voters in Wisconsin before the primary, obtained by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said that Screnock "vowed to protect your firearm freedom." [Associated Press]
NRA Joined by Groups Opposing Birth Control and Equal Rights for All in Supporting Screnock’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Campaign
Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock has still not disclosed what he wrote to the NRA in a letter the gun lobby required to earn their endorsement.
Despite a massive spending advantage and no other conservative opposition, the hand-picked candidate of Gov. Scott Walker failed to snag a majority of the vote.
An NRA-ILA mailing obtained by the group One Wisconsin Now identified Screnock as “the candidate who has committed” to the group’s agenda. [Capital Times]
Wisconsin Republicans are introducing a second bill aimed at putting guns into K-12 schools in the state, the latest version aimed at private schools.
We deserve to know today what promises state Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock made to the NRA to get the gun lobby’s endorsement.
GOP Chair of State Assembly Committee on Education, School Principal Shares Article Romanticizing Guns in Schools in Aftermath of Florida Mass School Shooting
Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt took to social media to share an article from a right-wing website romanticizing the presence of guns in schools years ago.
Millions of dollars in campaign spending and political endorsements by the NRA have bought the pro-gun lobby access to top state Republicans.
Records obtained by One Wisconsin Now show that on his second full day in office, Brad Schimel met privately in his office with the lead lobbyist for the NRA.
As chair of the State Assembly Corrections Committee in his early years Scott Walker toed the early 1990’s GOP party line on crime.
His flip flop on the issue depending on his electoral audience is yet another example of Scott Walker’s willingness to do or say anything to get elected.
MADISON, Wis. — The National Rifle Association is trying to revive the flailing campaign of Gov. Scott Walker by placing a $1 million television buy for the next month in several markets around Wisconsin. The $1 million buy covers markets in La Crosse, Green Bay and Wausau. “Gov. Walker has bent over backwards to serve […]
An analysis of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's most recent campaign finance report shows he raised over 61 percent of his campaign funds from outside of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Cashes In On Right-Wing Extremism With Big Bucks from National Rifle Association
The latest campaign finance report for Sheriff David Clarke reveals he’s cashed in on his extreme positions against common sense regulations of guns with big money from the National Rifle Association.
Clarke provided One Wisconsin Now with an almost entirely redacted calendar, where 18 of 22 entries were obscured and no conclusion can be made that Clarke was actually in the state during that time period.
Gov. Walker on Line One: Wisconsin Gov. Phones Home From Political Junket in Washington State to Cancel Sleazy Deal
MADISON, Wis. — A $500,000 taxpayer funded state grant to United Sportsmen of Wisconsin has generated increasing controversy over the last several weeks as serious questions were raised about how the grant process was rigged to make sure it went to a politically connected GOP front group and the trustworthiness of the organization. One Wisconsin Now […]
MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements in response to the National Rifle Association press conference in which Wayne LaPierre called for putting guns in our schools. “After using its might to put as many guns on our streets as possible, the NRA has now turned the Newtown […]
Imagine if the Republicans in charge of state government took massive gun violence as seriously as they do the handful of instances of voting impropriety.
NRA Endorsed, Funded Attorney General Van Hollen Dismissive of Tougher Gun Laws in Wake of Latest Mass Shooting Tragedy
MADISON, Wis. — The shooter that killed 20 children and 6 adult teachers and school administrators in Newton, Connecticut last week used an assault rifle, equipped to fire 30 round magazines, that is available over the counter at chain retail outlets nationwide. In the face of national momentum to strengthen gun regulations to protect public […]
Unchecked GOP power in state government over the last 18 months has stripped workers of rights, endangered free and fair elections and taken our public resources and given it to the wealthy and corporations. A progressive Senate majority that can block more GOP abuses of power is, in the paraphrased words of our Vice President, […]
Scot Ross, the director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, couldn’t pass up a comment on the irony. He sent me Courtney’s letter, which is attached to this post, with the following comment: “With Scott Walker and the Republicans, you always follow the money. In May, they used the threat of guns in the […] [Capital Times]
From Behind Office With Locked Elevator, Guard at Front Desk, Van Hollen Calls for Concealed Carry in State Capitol
Attorney General JB Van Hollen, under fire from the nation’s largest gun manufacturing lobby, has announced his support for allowing concealed guns to be carried in the State Capitol.
Successful ‘Run Against Walker’ Shows Wisconsin Will Not Take Walker, GOP Assault on Working Families Sitting Down
MADISON, Wis. — Citizens of Wisconsin enraged by Gov. Scott Walker’s unprecedented corporate tax breaks and massive cuts to Wisconsin public education and healthcare systems joined One Wisconsin Now in Tuesday’s “Run Against Walker,” a run organized as part of the “Walkerville” activities taking place at the State Capitol over the next several weeks. The […]
Shortly after the election, Walker planned to sign whatever lawmakers approved, according to a newly released email. The email from Murray was acquired by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now through the state’s open records law. Walker’s office verified it was authentic. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Meanwhile, the liberal group “One Wisconsin Now” dug up an e-mail which claims that Governor Scott Walker would sign any measure that gets to his desk. [Pierce County Herald]
Despite assurances from the anonymous blogger behind ScottWalkerforGov.com that the blog is NOT CREATED OR ENDORESED BY THE WALKER CAMPAIGN! [caps lock and emphatic exclamation point theirs], one would be hard pressed to find anyone who actually believed the ridiculous anti-Neumann spin and gutter-snipe rhetoric wasnt coming from inside the campaign. Now, thanks to a […]
Smug Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has made a career of using government to the benefit of those who support his right wing agenda. We remember when for instance, while taking money from the private Corrections Corporation of America while authoring truth in sentencing legislation that would grow the need for private prisons as the […]
The ‘Young Gun’ filed his latest campaign finance statement and it’s chock full-o-corporatey goodness. Ryan amassed $104,000 in PAC gifts, including 94% from out-of-state PACs. It’s not surprising, Ryan’s corporate sycophancy extends beyond the Badger State borders, so why wouldn’t his grab-bagging. But more than our words could do, page 105 of his 170 page […]
Yesterday our NRA-backed Attorney General, JB Van Hollen, claimed that openly carrying a firearm should not result in a disorderly conduct charge in a memorandum issued to Wisconsin’s district attorneys. Yesterday was also April 20, 2009’ten years to the day after the Columbine Massacre in Colorado: the most infamous school shooting in U.S. history sparked […]
On Monday, April 20, the 10th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School , Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) sets off on a journey, covering 450 miles in three days, to raise awareness about gun violence and to call for common sense solutions. The tour, “A Journey for Justice: Preventing Gun Violence Across Wisconsin”, features […]
Disconnected From Obama’s America is the headline of a Washington Post article today. Its adorned with a picture of a burly man wearing a mustache, some chest hair, and a camouflage cap hiding a gray head of hair standing in front of a wall of mounted deer heads. The article is about this rural ‘Democrat’ […]
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s opponent, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Randy Koschnick, had barely filed his nomination petitions when he began pressing the flesh — at a gun show in LaCrosse. Koschnick told WXOW-TV the gun show gave him a chance to meet voters. It was such a good chance he campaigned there two days in […]