2016 Presidential Race Category Archive


  • Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign Has Reimbursed State $135,000 for Security Costs

    Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign has reimbursed the state $135,000 for the governor’s taxpayer-funded security detail during his presidential run last year, the Department of Administration said Monday. That brings the total...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/26/2018
  • Scott Walker: Trump Has Work to Do to Keep the Wisconsin Voters Who Helped Him to the White House

    “We need to earn those votes every single time. I don’t think any vote, particularly those votes are in no way a given,” Walker, a Republican, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Wednesday....

    CNBC, 03/01/2017
  • Walker Says He Wouldn’t Run for Re-election Had Clinton won

    Walker made his comment in an interview Friday on MSNBC. Walker has not said whether he will run for a third term in 2018, but he’s raising money and taking steps as...

    Washington Times, 01/30/2017
  • Walker Sold Donor List to Pay Debt

    In clearing more than $1 million in campaign debt over the past year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got the majority of the money by selling his donor list to other candidates… In...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/17/2017
  • Scott Walker Pays Off Presidential Campaign Debt, Clearing Path for Likely Re-election bid

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has paid off the last of his presidential campaign debt, clearing the way for a likely re-election bid next year. Walker ended his campaign in September 2015 about...

    Capital Times, 01/13/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements ‘About Last Night’

    We remain committed to the values, ideas and policies which can improve the lives of people and will fight against any threats to the way of life we all cherish.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/09/2016
  • Bice: Clarke Says Trump Needed ‘for America’s Survival’

    He's paid to be Milwaukee County sheriff but spends his time being chauffeured around the country giving speeches and appearing on Fox News.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/07/2016
  • Race Tightens in Home Stretch

    Many experts are already projecting that Hillary Clinton will win. But are there battleground states that could shift the map in Donald Trump’s favor?

    MSNBC, 11/05/2016
  • Scott Walker: Hillary Clinton’s Comments Are ‘inflaming’ Racial Tension in Milwaukee

    In an interview on “Fox and Friends,” Walker accused both Clinton and Obama of making the situation in the city worse, though he did not specify how. “I think comments like that...

    Providence Journal, 08/16/2016
  • Wisconsin Republicans Stay Silent As Trump Touts Violence

    Donald Trump has set a new low with his outrageously irresponsible and dangerous comments inciting violence.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/10/2016
  • Trump Visit Has WISGOP Crying Crocodile Tears for Sacred Cow Paul Ryan

    ‘Given GOP Record In WI Against Women, Minorities, LGBTQ, Poor People, It’s Not What Trump Has Said, It’s What He Won’t Say That Has WISGOP in Arms’

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/05/2016
  • Trump Faces Divided Party in Midwestern Battlegrounds

    Donald Trump faced an all-too-clear sign of GOP divisions Friday in Midwestern battlegrounds, embraced by party leaders in one state but ignored in another. He unleashed a scathing attack on Hillary Clinton’s...

    Chicago Tribune, 08/05/2016
  • Walker, Ryan and Johnson All Skipping Trump Campaign Stop

    Wisconsin’s three highest-ranking Republicans won’t be joining their party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, when he campaigns in the state Friday. Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday joined with House Speaker Paul Ryan and...

    WMTV-TV, 08/04/2016
  • Donald Trump to Hold Rally in Green Bay on Friday

    A rising chorus of Republican lawmakers and veterans groups hastened to disavow Donald Trump’s repeated criticism of a bereaved military family Monday, but the GOP presidential nominee refused to back down. He...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/01/2016
  • Scott Walker Defers Question on Plagiarism in Melania Trump Speech

    Gov. Scott Walker deferred to the Trump campaign a question Tuesday about evidence of plagiarism in Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech — an issue that surfaced with his 2014 opponent’s campaign....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/20/2016
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke in Cleveland: Donald Trump Will Make America Safe

    Back in Wisconsin, the liberal group One Wisconsin Now issued a press release calling Clarke "extremist, bombastic and incompetent."

    Capital Times, 07/19/2016
  • #Thanks, Obama!

    Failed Republican presidential candidate and current Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has refused to condemn documented plagiarism by the Donald Trump campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/19/2016
  • Walker Won’t Run for President Again As Sitting Governor

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that he won’t run for president again as a sitting governor and that he intends to use his prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention this...

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, 07/18/2016
  • Walker Approval Rating 38 Percent in Latest Marquette Poll

    Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating remains below 40 percent… The Marquette Law School Poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday, sampling 801 registered Wisconsin voters. It has a margin of error of plus...

    WEAU-TV, 07/13/2016
  • Wisconsin Republicans to Honor Walker at Convention

    "It sure is 'Midwest nice' of Gov. Walker to give Republicans a place to drown their sorrows over Donald Trump being their presidential nominee."

    Associated Press, 07/12/2016
  • Walker Says He’ll Speak at Republican National Convention

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll speak at the Republican National Convention… Walker acknowledged he’s now rejecting the idea that Donald Trump could be replaced as the nominee. Walker said two weeks...

    WMTV-TV, 07/05/2016
  • Leading WI GOPers Split With Ryan, Walker Over Convention

    Two top Wisconsin Republicans with significant roles in this month’s GOP national convention are splitting with their state’s highest profile politicians, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker, in an internal...

    Business Insider, 07/01/2016
  • Ron Johnson’s Bad Endorsement: Trump U As Solution to Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Trump University left students across the country deep in debt. Will Ron Johnson continue to endorse more for-profit colleges as a solution to the student loan debt crisis?

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/10/2016
  • Paul Ryan’s Endorsement May Swing Some Wisconsin Republicans From Never to Maybe on Trump

    The next time Paul Ryan is held out as the intellectual heart of the Republican Party remember he is voting to give Donald Trump the codes to our nation’s nuclear arsenal.

    Capital Times, 06/04/2016
  • Paul Ryan Hopes Trump Endorsement a Turning Point in Race

    Scot Ross of the liberal One Wisconsin Now said, "Paul Ryan doesn't get to split the baby; you endorse Trump and you endorse the sexism, the racism and his dangerous views on foreign policy."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/03/2016
  • Citing ‘Common Ground’ Speaker Paul Ryan Endorses Donald Trump for President

    House Speaker Paul Ryan today announced in a newspaper column that he will vote for Donald Trump, an act a Ryan spokesperson subsequently indicated was an endorsement.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/02/2016
  • Paul Ryan: I’ll Vote for Donald Trump

    “Donald Trump is a racist, misogynistic narcissist who has won the Republican presidential nomination by appealing to the most repugnant elements in American politics,” said Scot Ross.

    Racine Journal Times, 06/02/2016
  • Lawmaker Breaks GOP Silence On Trump At Wis. GOP Convention

    10:35 a.m. Gov. Scott Walker says Republicans need to “focus like a laser beam” on helping Sen. Ron Johnson win re-election, but he isn’t making the same call to action for Donald...

    WCCO-TV, 05/14/2016
  • Ryan Says He Would Step Down As Convention Chair If Trump Asks

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said he thinks Ryan is trying to protect himself from further political fallout from Trump's campaign.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/09/2016
  • UNSPUN: May 04, 2016

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross made his regular appearance on UNSPUN to discuss how and why Trump is the last GOP candidate standing.

    WMTV-TV, 05/04/2016
  • TPM’s Elected Official Trump Endorsement Scorecard

    Donald Trump is the last man standing to be the Republican presidential nominee after Tuesday’s Indiana primary, after beating out more than a dozen other contenders throughout the campaign. Here’s a roundup...

    Talking Points Memo, 05/04/2016
  • Run on a Ticket With Donald Trump? No, Thanks, Many Republicans Say

    “Scott Walker has a visceral negative reaction to Trump’s character,” said Ed Goeas, a longtime adviser to the Wisconsin governor.

    New York Times, 04/30/2016
  • Paul Ryan Seeks to Assure Voters Amid Political Circus

    "Speaker Ryan wants to dull the edges of his party's political rhetoric, but their policies cut working families and those in need sharper than ever," said Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/22/2016
  • Scott Walker Won’t Rule Out Donald Trump’s Talk of Him As Vice President

    Gov. Scott Walker was “shocked” that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was favorably discussing the possibility of Walker as his running mate.In an interview published Monday, USA Today asked Trump about possible...

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, 04/12/2016
  • Gov. Walker: Endorser of Ted Cruz, Recipient of Donald Trump Donations, Lends His List to John Kasich for Fundraising Effort

    Scott Walker has managed to be on all sides of a three-candidate race for the Republican presidential nomination.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/05/2016
  • Hillary Clinton Attacks Rebecca Bradley Saturday Night

    Hillary Clinton took aim at state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley during her Saturday night speech... Her writings from her college years were released by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/02/2016
  • Cruz, Walker Embrace As Wisconsin Crowd Goes Silent for Palin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, appearing with Cruz on stage for the first time since announcing his endorsement on Tuesday, embraced the Texas senator at the GOP’s Milwaukee County Fish Fry. Cruz now...

    NBC News, 04/02/2016
  • One Wisconsin Now: Follow the Money When It Comes to Walker

    Walker failed to mention the most obvious reason for his support - Cruz is the only candidate still in the race who actively solicited money to help retire his massive campaign debt, says One Wisconsin Now.

    Lakeland Times, 04/01/2016
  • Follow the Money: Gov. Walker Endorses Ted Cruz in Republican Presidential Race

    Ted Cruz is the only candidate still in the race who actively solicited money to help retire his massive campaign debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/29/2016
  • Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz

    “After eight years of the failed Obama-Clinton Administration, Americans are looking for real leadership and a new direction. Ted Cruz is a principled constitutional conservative who understands that power belongs to the...

    Politico, 03/29/2016
  • Scott Walker #Unintimidated, Except With Trump

    When it comes to Donald Trump, you’ve got a better chance of seeing a wall along the Canadian border than Scott Walker criticizing Donald Trump by name.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/25/2016
  • Scott Walker: Vice President Talk ‘premature’

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he’s not interested in a potential Cabinet post if a Republican is elected president, but he wouldn’t rule out a possible run for the vice presidency. Walker,...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 03/22/2016
  • Scott Walker Talks Endorsement — Cruz or Kasich

    Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is considering endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or Ohio Gov. John Kasich next week, expressing “high admiration” for both. Walker said he would consider whether his...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/22/2016
  • Landscape Shifts As Wisconsin Primary Nears

    "I think that's an interesting question, what does Walker today say about this?" said Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 03/16/2016
  • Walker, Ryan Don’t Join Mitt Romney in Bashing Trump

    Gov. Scott Walker told a gathering at the Conservative Political Action Conference here Thursday that no matter how upset they may be about what is going on in the 2016 presidential race,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/02/2016
  • Wisconsin Republicans Divided Over How to Respond to Donald Trump

    Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker made clear that he would prefer Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida or Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas over the New York real estate mogul and reality TV celebrity....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/01/2016
  • Taxpayer Tab for Walker Presidential Run Security Rises

    Taxpayers cut nine checks for five figures — including one for more than $93,000 — to members of Gov. Scott Walker’s security team last year after a federal agency found the state...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/22/2016
  • Cruz Taps Far-right Conservatives for Wisconsin Team

    Scot Ross, head of the liberal activist group One Wisconsin Now, said Cruz “has assembled a cast of unlikable and unaccomplished right wing extremists from Wisconsin.”

    Associated Press, 02/15/2016