Political Allies Category Archive


  • Gov. Walker Wants Outside Groups With History of Voter Suppression to Challenge Recall Petition Signatures

    His campaign is asking that allegations of improper signatures on recall petitions from an alliance of Texas and Wisconsin fringe political groups accused of voter suppression activities be considered by the GAB.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/27/2012
  • Wisconsin Recall Calculus: $5M Distant Dollars V. 500,000 Citizens

    A One Wisconsin Now analysis reveals that ten percent of Walker’s money came from Texas—including a $250,000 check from the Bob Perry, the Lone Star conservative who warped American politics by attacking Vietnam veteran John Kerry with...

    The Nation, 12/17/2011
  • Half of Walker’s $5 Million Take Comes From Out of Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker grabbed half of the $5 million he raised in unlimited funds from outside of Wisconsin, including $250,000 from Texan Bob Perry, the architect of the infamous...

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/14/2011
  • Business Owner in Latest Walker Ad Thrived During Doyle Administration

    MADISON, Wis. — The “business owner” featured in the latest Scott Walker television ad saw his business grow 1,300 percent during the administration of Gov. Jim Doyle, according to a self-professed claim...

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/12/2011
  • Anatomy of a Right-wing Smear Campaign, Volume One

    On Tuesday, the community and labor group Wisconsin Jobs Now was cleared of wrongdoing during this summer's recall elections against Senate Republicans.

    Cody Oliphant, 12/06/2011
  • Walker, Texas Raider: Gov. Traveling to Lone Star State Corporate Event; More Unlimited Campaign Cash

    MADISON, Wis. — The awful news this week about nearly 10,000 jobs being lost in Wisconsin has not stopped Gov. Scott Walker from his efforts to crisscross the country and raise unlimited campaign...

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/17/2011
  • Crime and Courts: Interesting Twist — GOP Issued Warning of Fanatics With Weapons.

    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...

    Capital Times, 10/10/2011
  • Koch-Backed Group Buys $150k in TV Time for Wisconsin Ad Blitz

    Scot Ross, executive director of the progressive group One Wisconsin Now, called AFP’s new ad blitz “the granddaddy of corporate, big oil special interest money” and a last-ditch effort to salvage the...

    Mother Jones, 07/28/2011
  • Conservative Group Spent at Least $1.5 Million on Recall Ads, Says Liberal Group

    Here’s something interesting from liberal blogger Greg Sargent at The Washington Post.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/25/2011
  • Senate Republicans Make Taxpayers Finance Corporate ALEC Group

    Twelve current Wisconsin Republican state Senators have forced taxpayers to finance their private membership in the corporate special interest group ALEC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/08/2011
  • Wisconsin Senators Paying Corporate ALEC Membership With Tax Dollars

    We obtained documents showing that 12 current Republican members of the State Senate are forcing you to pay the cost for their private membership in ALEC.

    Scot Ross, 05/07/2011
  • Critics Say Budget Proposal Axing Farmland Preservation Gives Developers Upper Hand

    Farmland in western Wisconsin would be hit particularly hard by changes to a new farmland preservation program in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget, the leader of a state agriculture organization said…The...

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 03/27/2011
  • Protests Target M&I

    But the principal hasn’t been paid back yet. Unions and liberal groups like One Wisconsin Now are also upset that M & I executives gave more money to Scott Walker during last...

    Superior Telegram, 03/15/2011
  • Over Two Weeks Later, Walker Has Not Released Administration-Koch Lobbyist Communication Emails

    MADISON, Wis. — Over two weeks after One Wisconsin Now filed an open records request for all email and written communications between Koch Industries’ lead Wisconsin lobbyist and the office of Gov....

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/10/2011
  • Gov. Scott Walker Refusing To Release Details Of Contacts With Koch Industries

    Over two weeks after receiving a request from One Wisconsin Now, Walker’s administration has refused to release details of its contacts with lobbyists from Koch Industries, run by billionaire arch-conservatives Charles and...

    Think Progress, 03/10/2011
  • Records, Please

    But not all observers are chuckling. The Madison-based liberal group, One Wisconsin Now, has adopted a frowny watchdog visage: Last week it filed a records request with Walker’s office seeking “all written...

    Milwaukee News Buzz, 02/27/2011
  • Liberal Group Files Open Records Request Against Walker

    One Wisconsin Now, a liberal activist group, today filed an open records request for all written communications and records of scheduled meetings between Koch Industries’ top in-state lobbyist and Walker’s office, his...

    Biz Times, 02/23/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Files Open Records Request for Walker Administration-Koch Lobbyist Communications

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now filed an open records request today for all written communications and records of scheduled meetings between Koch Industries’ top in-state lobbyist and the office of Gov....

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/23/2011
  • Group Files Open Records Request for Walker Administration-Koch Lobbyist Communications

    One Wisconsin Now filed an open records request today for all written communications and records of scheduled meetings between Koch Industries’ top in-state lobbyist and the office of Gov. Scott Walker, his...

    WSAW, 02/23/2011
  • Walker Proposed No-bid Sales of State-owned Power Plants; Removed Provision From Final Bill After Public Backlash; Koch Denies They Would Gain From Power Plant Sale

    A lesser-known provision of Wisconsin’s budget-repair bill would allow the state to sell off publicly owned power plants in no-bid deals – prompting a flurry of speculation by liberal bloggers who allege...

    Politico, 02/23/2011
  • The Selling of Wisconsin: Enter Koch Brothers’ Bag Man Jeffrey Schoepke

    Much has recently been made of the revelation that Koch Industries was Walker’s second biggest supporter, ponying up $43,000 and giving $1 million to the Republican Governor’s Association, which itself spent $65,000...

    The Awl, 02/22/2011
  • Walker Falsely Claimed Tort Reform Was Employers’ Top Issue

    In trying to tie the lawsuit reforms to job creation, Walker asserted the issue is “one of the most important factors” when businesses are deciding to expand or invest in Wisconsin. That’s...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/02/2011
  • ALEC Commends Gov. Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) signed into law today Special Session Senate Bill 1, legislation aimed at reforming the state’s civil justice system. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) commended newly-elected Gov....

    ALEC, 01/27/2011
  • Will MJS Give Conservative WPRI, WISTAX Same Treatment As Public Citizen?

    Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Politifact,” in its analysis of a unfair trade deals cited by U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, makes this note about the sourcing by Feingold’s campaign of Public Citizen: “Public...

    Scot Ross, 10/11/2010
  • Walker Signs No-Tax Pledge of Americans for Tax Reform

    “Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker has signed a pledge to veto any tax increase. Walker, the Milwaukee County executive, signed the pledge by Americans for Tax Reform to ‘oppose and veto...

    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 03/15/2010
  • In 2010, Jeb Bush Stumped for Walker

    “Republican candidate for governor, Scott Walker is getting some help from a well-connected former governor. Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, brother of former president George W. Bush and son of former...

    WKOW-TV, 03/09/2010
  • Growing Opposition to Right-wing Polling Project

    One Wisconsin Now delivered the unfortunate news that WPRI-UW poll materials suggest a deliberate removal of references to opposition to private school vouchers.

    Cody Oliphant, 01/25/2010
  • Are MacIver, WPRI and AFP Ready for the Right Wing Toga Party?

    Two of Wisconsin’€™s leading right wing organizations are members the State Policy Network, a national group that helps organizations push out anti-public education information.

    Scot Ross, 10/30/2009
  • Result of WPRI-UW Right Wing Propaganda Polling Project: Tommy! Over Feingold

    We see more ‘€œcredible‘€ research from the suspect polling project between the state’s leading right wing think tank and the University of Wisconsin’s poli sci department.

    Scot Ross, 10/05/2009
  • Surprise: Right-Wing Think Tank-UW Poll Doesn’t Ask Public Option Question

    Where’€™s the question on the public option? This has been the single biggest and most-discussed issue when it comes to health insurance reform.

    Scot Ross, 10/04/2009
  • Bradley Foundation Rewards Bill Kristol’s FAIL

    The Bradley Foundation decided to award always-wrong-about-everything conservative columnist and FOXNews commentator Bill Kristol with a $250,000 award.

    Cody Oliphant, 04/22/2009
  • Walker Recorded Tax Ad for Club for Growth

    “The referendum also faced organized opposition from a local conservative political action group, Wisconsin Club for Growth, which ran radio ads critical of the sales tax increase over the past week. Walker...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/05/2008
  • Wal-Mart Family Gave to Walker in County Executive Race

    “In racking up his huge financial advantage in the Milwaukee County executive race, incumbent Scott Walker drew his three largest donations from members of the founding family of Wal-Mart Corp. The $7,500...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/13/2008