Political Style Category Archive


  • While Walker Campaigned for Higher Office, County Struggled

    “Unfortunately, the current county executive, career politician Scott Walker, can’t wait to get out of Milwaukee. He tried to run for governor last year. He’s busy attaching himself to presidential campaigns this...

    Capital Times, 08/22/2007
  • Walker Campaign Returned Donations From Levine & Hurtgen After Indictments

    “Also getting refunds would be Stuart Levine and P. Nicholas Hurtgen, indicted in Illinois on charges related to a scheme to deny hospitals permits to expand unless they hired a favored construction...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/12/2006
  • Walker Protected Political Allies From Liability in Pension Scandal Suit

    “…Milwaukee officials are considering suing the actuaries behind the pension scandal, which has seen more than $100 million paid out to retiring county officials and employees. But the actuaries weren’t the county’s...

    Capital Times, 02/23/2005
  • Elections Board Questioned Walker’s Use of Campaign Funds to Lobby County Board

    “In a related development, a lawyer with the state Elections Board advised the Walker campaign to make a case to county election officials justifying its planned use of campaign funds for lobbying...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/07/2005
  • Walker Refused to Sign Pledge to Serve Full Term As County Executive

    “Scott Walker declined to sign a pledge Wednesday to serve out a full term if reelected Milwaukee County executive, calling it a ‘non-issue.’… Walker, who has made no secret of his interest...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/26/2004
  • Walker Pulls Mural From Courthouse Rotunda

    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker on Friday directed that a newly hung mural depicting African-American struggles be taken down from the Courthouse’s busy public rotunda and moved to a low-traffic area…The controversy...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/09/2003
  • Walker Hired Aide Who Was Named In Caucus Scandal

    “A former Capitol aide whose campaign fund-raising efforts as a state employee were cited in pending cases against two lawmakers now serves on the Milwaukee County executive’s staff. Greg Reiman worked for...

    Associated Press, 03/01/2003
  • Walker Attacked “Consensus” in First Run for County Executive

    “I’ve stressed (at recent forums) that at any other time in the history of the county, it may have been effective to have someone who is a consensus-building-type manager with that experience....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/21/2002
  • In 2002, Walker’s Willingness to Do or Say Anything to Get Elected Noted

    Ironically, the top vote getter to succeed Ament in last week’s primary was a Madison insider who has no trouble changing political positions on a whim depending on what office he is...

    Capital Times, 04/13/2002
  • Walker’s Attack on County Executive Opponent Called ‘Unfair’

    The first jabs have been delivered in the race for county executive, but whether they connect or not will depend on the same people who will determine the outcome on April 30...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/06/2002
  • Some Recall Efforts Are Good, Like the One That Put Walker on Path to Election As Milwaukee County Executive

    We are obviously very pleased, not only because of the victory but because this is really a reaction to the public starting this whole movement. In many ways I feel the people...

    Associated Press, 04/02/2002
  • “Bipartisan” and “Walker” Not Words Often Used Together, Even As State Legislator, According to Democrats

    Walker sees himself now as a somewhat less doctrinaire version of the 25-year-old who first went to Madison: still firmly in the ranks of conservatives but pragmatic when it makes sense to...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/29/2002
  • Walker Always Courted the Media

    Walker also brings to the county race the accumulated exposure of his nearly nine years in the state Assembly, a tenure marked by an ardent courting of media coverage. ‘Some members are...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/29/2002
  • Walker Says Promises in 2002 Milwaukee County Executive Race to Combat Voter Cynicism

    Walker said his campaign gave the people the specific reform proposals they demanded. “There is a pretty high meter out there for cynicism. Everybody is talking about reform, but what do they...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/19/2002
  • Questions About Walker’s Use of State Funded Mailing From Assembly Office During County Executive Race

    The recent constituent letter sent by state Rep. Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) cost slightly more than a similar 2000 mailing – and wound up in more mailboxes…Walker said he checked with the state...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/18/2002
  • In County Exec Campaign, Walker Invited Public to Hold Him Accountable for Keeping Campaign Promises

    “Now put this on your refrigerator. Mark my progress. And hold me to it.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/17/2002
  • Walker Terms His Political Opportunism, “Duty”

    It’s not about political calculation. It can ultimately be boiled down to one word – duty.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/10/2002
  • Walker Used His Assembly Committee to Attack Attorney General and ‘02 Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Doyle

    A state Assembly committee chairman Monday called on Attorney General James Doyle to appear before his panel next week to explain how his office missed a critical appeal deadline in a rape...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/28/2001