Political Allies Category Archive


  • Eric Trump Can Expect Smooth Landing in Wisconsin Rapids

    Eric Trump will be flying in to Wisconsin today as Republicans experience electoral turbulence across the country and here in state.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/30/2018
  • Donald Trump Turns Focus to Wisconsin’s Races for Senate, Governor

    Trump's visit "just reinforces Walker's racist, sexist, xenophobic record," said Analiese Eicher, program director for the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 10/25/2018
  • Wisconsin’s Vicious Republican Senate Primary Election, Explained

    “This race has devolved into grotesque pandering of who’s the biggest Trump fan,” Scot Ross, who leads the progressive group One Wisconsin Now, told me.

    Vox, 08/14/2018
  • Scott Walker and GOP Senate Candidates Say They Oppose a Harley Boycott After Avoiding the Issue

    Every time Scott Walker tries to thread the needle with Donald Trump, he looks like a career politician who's willing to be on all sides of an issue.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/13/2018
  • Walker Appears With Trump for Worker Event at White House

    Gov. Scott Walker has attended a White House ceremony with President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet focused on bolstering American workers including at the planned Foxconn Technology Group project in...

    WBAY-TV, 07/19/2018
  • GOP Senate Candidate Joins Gov. Walker in Conga Line

    Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir. The latest? A smiling Vukmir...

    Merced Sun-Star, 07/09/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Former Corrections Secretary Endorses Tony Evers in Governor Race

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s former corrections secretary, Ed Wall, is endorsing Democratic candidate Tony Evers in the race for governor. Wall, appointed by Walker in 2012, resigned from his post shortly after...

    Capital Times, 06/21/2018
  • Foxconn’s Lead Developer Has Close Ties to Walker

    Foxconn Technology Group has selected a company led by a Republican megadonor with close ties to Gov. Scott Walker to develop the master plan for its massive campus in Wisconsin. Foxconn announced...

    WISN-TV, 05/14/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Says He Would Campaign With Donald Trump If He Comes to Wisconsin

    Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that he would campaign with President Donald Trump if he comes to Wisconsin, despite recently saying he was unlikely to appear with national Republicans for the rest...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/30/2018
  • Vice President Mike Pence on Scott Walker: ‘I Think He’s the Best Governor in America’

    It’s pretty clear that Vice President Mike Pence stands with Gov. Scott Walker, who faces a potentially tough re-election fight in the fall. “I think he’s the best governor in America, which...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/26/2018
  • Vice President Mike Pence Touts Tax Cuts, Raises Cash for Scott Walker in Milwaukee

    With the midterm elections just over six months away, Vice President Mike Pence came to Milwaukee on Wednesday to rally conservatives, bolster public support for the Republican tax overhaul and raise campaign...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/25/2018
  • Ex-Walker Campaign Manager Joins Trump’s Team

    The former campaign manager to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential bid has joined Donald Trump’s White House campaign. Rick Wiley, a GOP strategist with deep ties to the Republican Party, is joining...

    CNN, 04/13/2018
  • Ex-Walker Campaign Manager Joins Trump’s Team

    The former campaign manager to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential bid has joined Donald Trump’s White House campaign. Rick Wiley, a GOP strategist with deep ties to the Republican Party, is joining...

    CNN, 04/13/2018
  • WTMJ Exclusive: Walker Comments on Speaker Ryan Reportedly Not Seeking Re-election

    “I talked to him before a while back when it was kind of the start of the rumblings this might be the case. At that point, he made it clear he had...

    WTMJ-TV, 04/11/2018
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/06/2018
  • Political Advisor With Ties to Walker, Ryan Accused of Keeping Sex Slave

    The ex-fiancée of a political operative with ties to Gov. Scott Walker and House Speaker Paul Ryan alleges he battered her and had her sign a five-page contract stating that she would...

    WISN-TV, 04/04/2018
  • Oops! Scott Walker Didn’t Endorse Leah Vukmir but for a Short Time It Sure Looked That way

    Gov. Scott Walker has vowed to remain neutral in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. But for a short time Friday it looked as if Walker had endorsed state Sen. Leah Vukmir...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/30/2018
  • Team Michael Screnock = Team Scott Walker

    Michael Screnock worked to defend Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda in court, now Team Walker campaigns for Screnock’s Supreme Court race.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/19/2018
  • Scott Walker, Worst Governor in Nation on Student Loan Debt, to Host Donald Trump, Owner of Scam For Profit ‘University’

    Scott Walker and Donald Trump may be a perfect match, but over 43 million Americans with student debt deserve better than the policies of this duo.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/13/2017
  • Scott Walker Says People Outside Washington Like Donald Trump

    “Scott Walker is all in for Trump because he wants every dime he can raise from Trump,” said Scot Ross, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 06/13/2017
  • Scott Walker Still Welcoming Donald Trump to Wisconsin to Raise Campaign Cash

    Donald Trump has been announced as the special guest at a Scott Walker fundraising event in Southeastern Wisconsin on the evening of June 13.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2017
  • Walker’s Commission Bankrolled by Bradley Foundation

    When Gov. Scott Walker laid out a plan in his state budget address urging people to take steps to avoid welfare, it mirrored a platform of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/17/2017
  • Scott Walker Ties Himself to the Federalist Society

    “The conservatives have one goal: Attaining power in the courts to actively rewrite the laws to fit their corporate and radical social agendas.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 12/18/2016
  • Walker Releases Names of Potential Prosser Replacements

    More than half of the applicants vying to replace retiring Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser already owe their jobs to Gov. Scott Walker – and now he could tap one of...

    WISN-TV, 05/20/2016
  • Polluter Penalties Drop 78%

    Financial penalties for violations of Wisconsin environmental laws fell sharply in 2015 to their lowest level in at least a decade. Data released by a conservation organization show forfeitures paid by individuals...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/19/2016
  • Scott Walker’s HR Agency Slammed Civil Service Changes in Private Memo

    The personnel agency in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration privately blasted changes to the state’s civil service days after they were proposed, telling his office the overhaul would slow hiring, turn away qualified...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/02/2016
  • Prosecutors: Walker Campaign, Group ‘one and the Same’

    Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and a supposedly independent conservative group were “one and the same,” prosecutors told the U.S. Supreme Court in a filing this week seeking to reopen a probe of...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 04/29/2016
  • Court Strikes Down Scott Walker’s Right-To-Work Law As Unconstitutional

    Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he was mounting his run for president, was struck down Friday as violating the state constitution…“We are confident Wisconsin’s freedom-to-work law is...

    Associated Press, 04/06/2016
  • After Taking Nearly $70,000 in Campaign Donations From State Republican Party and Local Chapters, Rebecca Bradley Decries Partisanship in State High Court Race

    With nearly $70,000 in contributions, the Republican Party is the biggest single funder of Rebecca Bradley’s campaign for the state high court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/04/2016
  • ($)10,000 Reasons Gov. Walker Isn’t Going After Trump

    Gov. Walker is the only state Republican to have received campaign contributions from Trump, a maximum $10,000 contribution, on June 23, 2014.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/28/2016
  • Walker Signs Bills Rolling Back Protections for State Water Supply, Waterways

    The governor signed a bill allowing farmers, food processors, frac sand mine operators and other operators of high-capacity wells to replace them without a state review of how the wells are affecting...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/01/2016
  • Walker Act 10 Reduces Union Membership, Power

    Mr. Walker led a push five years ago to cut collective bargaining rights for most public sector workers, saying he needed to solve a state budget gap. Since then, union membership has...

    New York Times, 02/27/2016
  • Walker Picks Campaign Donor for University of Wisconsin Board of Regents

    A Milwaukee lawyer just named to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents by Gov. Scott Walker has been a frequent contributor to his campaign fund, donating $9,639.68 since 2010. Tracey...

    Capital Times, 02/20/2016
  • Walker Halts State Work on Clean Power Plan

    Citing last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday ordered state agencies not to do any work to prepare for federal climate change regulations that would...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/15/2016
  • Walker Signs Overhaul of State Civil Service law

    Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Friday overhauling the state’s century-old system of merit hiring and firing, gaining the first legislative priority he set after calling off his presidential bid last year. Inking...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/12/2016
  • Major Walker Donor Seeks Special Treatment From State Environmental Protection Agency

    Business executive Richard E. Uihlein has continued to press his case to move a massive floating bog away from his property on the Chippewa Flowage in a meeting involving state, federal and...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/05/2016
  • On the Capitol: Conservative Group Makes 6 Figure Ad Buy for Supreme Court Race

    Walker formed a nonprofit political organization called Our American Revival that raised $6.21 million in the first half of the year. His political advisers also launched their own Super PAC, Unintimidated PAC,...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/31/2016
  • Union Membership in Wisconsin Tumbles Below National Average

    Since Walker and Republican lawmakers successfully passed measures in 2011 that rolled back the power of most public sector unions, the number of members has dropped sharply…As of February 2015, a WEAC...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/29/2016
  • Walker Signs Split of State’s GAB | Campaign Finance Measure Also Approved

    Gov. Scott Walker privately signed a measure Wednesday loosening the state’s campaign finance laws and eliminating the state elections and ethics agency that investigated his campaign for teaming up with conservative groups.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/16/2015
  • Worker Used As an Example of Problems Not a Civil Servant

    One of the state employees that Gov. Scott Walker and some lawmakers used to argue for broad changes to the state’s civil service system was never a civil servant, a Milwaukee Journal...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/14/2015
  • State’s Handling of Workers Caught in Workplace Sex Doesn’t Match Scott Walker’s Account

    In making his case to Republican lawmakers this fall that the state’s civil service system needed to be overhauled, Gov. Scott Walker cited the case of two state workers who he said...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 12/05/2015
  • GOP Lawmakers Reverse Course, Balk at Campaign Donor Reporting

    GOP state senators reversed course early Saturday and voted to let people make political donations without disclosing their employers as part of a broad overhaul of campaign finance laws.Earlier this week, Republicans...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/07/2015
  • Lawmakers Inch Closer to Overhauling Civil Service System

    On the civil service bill, both sides in the GOP dispute are holding firm, meaning that the proposal is unlikely to pass the Senate until early next year. The bill would overhaul...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/27/2015
  • Lapdogs’ and ‘la-la Land’: Wisconsin Assembly Debates Campaign Finance Laws, GAB Overhaul

    A spokeswoman for Gov. Scott Walker said he supports overall reform of the GAB, and he “looks forward to working with lawmakers on a replacement for the GAB that is fair, transparent,...

    Capital Times, 10/21/2015
  • Group Asks EPA to Step Up Oversight of State DNR

    In a teleconference, the group said that budget cutting, retirements and actions by the Legislature have effectively curbed the power of the DNR. The EPA said it is monitoring the efforts of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/20/2015
  • Gov. Walker to Double Down With Attacks on Working People in Las Vegas Speech

    The career politician's desperate bid to remain competitive on the backs of the middle class and working people will be unveiled in Las Vegas Nevada, hometown of anti-union, Walker mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/11/2015
  • Walker Scores Big With Koch Brothers, Other Wealthy Donors in Informal Poll

    Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, which opposes school vouchers, described the makeup of the task force as being “packed” with voucher supporters, executive director Scot Ross said in a statement. The group pointed to $20,000 in campaign contributions that went to the GOP members of the committee from pro-voucher groups.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/08/2015
  • As Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign Hits the Road, Las Vegas Is the First Stop

    Shortly before the 2014 election, Adelson gave $650,000 to the Republican Party of Wisconsin... Progressive groups such as One Wisconsin Now want to highlight those ties.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/15/2015