Americans for Prosperity Tag Archive


  • Corporate WISTAX Attacks Wages With Industry-Paid Junk Science Report

    The conservative, pro-corporate Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has joined the fight to reduce wages for hard-working Wisconsinites by authoring "junk science" propaganda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/30/2015
  • Following the Money Behind ‘right-to-work’

    The watchdog group One Wisconsin Now released research on the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, headed by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair.

    Wisconsin Gazette, 02/24/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Research Reveals Gov. Walker Campaign Co-Chair As Major Financier of Propaganda Campaign Paving Way for Wrong For Wisconsin Right to Work Law

    Once again we see Michael Grebe and his Bradley Foundation paving the way for Gov. Walker’s right-wing, Tea Party agenda with a massive propaganda campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/23/2015
  • Conservative Group Will Push to Make Wisconsin a Right-to-work State

    Walker says anything to get re-elected and now he and his Republican front groups are ready to launch a frontal assault on Wisconsin's middle class working women and men.

    Capital Times, 12/01/2014
  • Right-to-work Group Launches After Governor, Legislators Say Issue Not a Priority

    “It’s the same playbook from four years ago that tore Wisconsin apart,” Ross said in a statement. “Gov. Walker says anything to get elected and now he and his Republican front groups...

    Racine Journal Times, 12/01/2014
  • Conservative Activist Launches Push for Wisconsin ‘right to Work’ Law

    Wisconsin Right to Work will seek changes in state law to prohibit businesses and unions from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment… Scot Ross criticized the new...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/01/2014
  • Is Scott Walker Already Breaking Another Campaign Promise?

    Gov. Walker says anything to get elected and now he and his Republican front groups are ready to launch a frontal assault on Wisconsin's middle class working women and men.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2014
  • The Anatomy of a Right-Wing Smear Campaign

    The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.

    Cody Oliphant, 10/30/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair’s Fingerprints on Latest Political Hit Job to Try to Maintain Power for Gov. Walker

    A review of IRS records and Bradley Foundation reports reveals they have provided significant financial support for the media outlet that first reported on the smear.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/30/2014
  • Americans for Prosperity’s Trail of Voter Misinformation Goes Far Beyond NC

    One Wisconsin Now recorded speakers at a meeting of state Tea Party leaders talking about mailing minority and student voters inaccurate information in an effort to prevent them from voting.

    Institute for Southern Studies, 10/03/2014
  • Gov. Walker Reacts to Falling Poll Numbers By Accusing Media of ‘Bias,’ ‘Incompetence,’ ‘Being Lazy’

    Gov. Walker’s whining about the state and national media is a sign of a desperate, flailing governor who refuses to take responsibility for the corruption, cronyism and incompetence Wisconsin has endured under his ‘leadership.’

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/02/2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court Issues Anti-Worker Decision in Harris V. Quinn

    The right-wing legal organization that helped bring the case received financial support from the Bradley Foundation run by Scott Walker’s campaign chair .

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/30/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses to Answer the Simple Question: Is He Still Doing It?

    While Walker refuses to answer if he continues to direct a scheme to avoid campaign laws, the right-wing mega-funder Bradley Foundation’s chief Michael Grebe, might have the answer.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/25/2014
  • Still No Answer From Gov. Walker to One Simple Question

    Court documents released last week have shed new light on Gov. Walker’s effort to evade state campaign regulations using a scheme prosecutors have called “criminal.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/23/2014
  • Right-Wing Special Interests Drop Big Bucks on TV to Prop Up Gov. Walker, Again

    With a recent poll showing Gov. Walker tied with his opponent, Walker’s right-wing allies are again taking to the airwaves to boost his sagging electoral fortunes.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/27/2014
  • New Developments In United Sportsmen Scandal Greet Gov. Walker Upon Return to Wisconsin From Latest Political Junket

    One Wisconsin Now called on Walker to answer questions about the sweetheart deal to send state tax dollars to a partisan political front group that endorsed him in his recall election.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/16/2013
  • Scandal Surrounding Gov. Walker’s Attempt to Reward Political Allies Deepens

    Breaking news reports today reveal that the group in question may in fact be a for-profit corporation that received at least $235,000 in income in 2011, courtesy of the right-wing Citizens for a Strong America.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/09/2013
  • Could State Grant to GOP ‘Outdoor’ Group Be Used to Help Boost Republican Political Campaigns?

    Could a state grant slipped into the budget by the former Assembly Majority Leader, signed into law by Gov. Walker and rushed through the approval process by the Walker administration be used to help support partisan political activity?

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/04/2013
  • Questions for Gov. Walker and Assembly Majority Leader Mount As Committee Approves Grant for Politically Connected Special Interest Group

    Despite mounting questions and growing evidence that top Republican leaders went to great lengths to ensure a taxpayer funded grant went to a politically connected special interest group, the grant was approved on Thursday.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/29/2013
  • Best Advice Ron Johnson Can Give Iowa Senate Candidate: Marry Rich, Have Company Pay for Campaign

    Sadly, it seems like the best advice Sen. Ron Johnson can give his Republican friends is: marry rich and have you company pay for the campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/12/2013
  • Bradley Foundation Dollars Continued to Fuel Right Wing Noise Machine in 2012

    According to documents reviewed by One Wisconsin Now, staples of the state right wing noise machine were once again beneficiaries of the largesse of Michael Grebe in 2012.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/17/2013
  • See How the Bradley Foundation Influences the Right-Wing Infrastructure

    From Michael Grebe and Scott Walker to Paul Ryan and the Tea Party, see how the Bradley Foundation funds the right wing infrastructure.

    Cody Oliphant, 06/10/2013
  • Wisconsin ‘Money Badger’s’ Paw Prints Uncovered In Attack on Worker Rights in Michigan

    Wisconsin's 'Money Badger', Michael Grebe, appears to have his paws in the attack on worker rights in Michigan according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/06/2012
  • Election Law Complaints in Limbo

    A week before the Nov. 6 election, Americans for Prosperity tried to pump up support for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The conservative advocacy group offered $1.84 per gallon gas to motorists in Rib Mountain...

    Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, 11/23/2012
  • Election Law Violations Not Easy to Prove

    A week before the Nov. 6 election, Americans for Prosperity tried to pump up support for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The conservative advocacy group offered $1.84 per gallon gas to motorists in Rib Mountain,...

    Wisconsin Watch, 11/19/2012
  • Accusations Fly About Wisconsin Election Law Violations in 2012 Races

    A week before the Nov. 6 election, Americans for Prosperity tried to pump up support for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The conservative advocacy group offered $1.84 per gallon gas to motorists in Rib Mountain,...

    Isthmus, 11/19/2012
  • War on Democracy

    One Wisconsin Now notes that “In 2010, Reince Priebus was cited by name, in an aborted voter caging plot targeting minorities and college students."

    Brad Blog, 11/01/2012
  • Over 2,000 Sign One Wisconsin Now Petition Demanding Clear Channel Yank Racist Voter Suppression Billboards

    More than 2,000 people have signed One Wisconsin Now's petition demanding Clear Channel remove the voter suppression billboards targeting minority communities in Milwaukee.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/19/2012
  • Clear Channel Owes Public Exposure of Racist Voter Suppression Billboards’ Client

    One Wisconsin Institute joined community leaders and organizations in Milwaukee for a press conference about the dozens of voter suppression billboards, targeting communities of color.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/14/2012
  • What’s Behind Dairy State’s Rise in GOP Circles?

    This week’s GOP convention will be a striking testament to the remarkable prominence three Republicans from Wisconsin have achieved in national politics. Reince Priebus will preside as chairman of the Republican National...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/24/2012
  • Republican National Committee Funding in Voter ID Lawsuit Uncovered in Investigation of One Wisconsin Now Ethics Complaint

    RNC chair Reince Priebus has returned to Wisconsin to write the next chapter in his longstanding crusade to prevent people who vote against Republicans from exercising their right to vote.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2012
  • Memo: Follow the Money

    You've also probably seen the ads paid for by the special interests benefitting from tax giveaways, consumer protection rollbacks and lax public safety regulation enforcement by the Walker administration.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/21/2012
  • 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
  • Tactics Resemble 2010 Tea Party Voter Caging Scheme

    The tactics used by Fitzgerald to challenge recall petitions resemble a scheme planned for the 2010 elections by the Wisconsin GOP and Tea Party groups, including the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity. Some of...

    PR Watch, 02/15/2012
  • Wisconsin Outrage: Are Koch Brothers Getting a Tax Break for TV Ad Touting Gov. Walker’s Failed Policies?

    MADISON, Wis. — A recently launched statewide television ad campaign, touting the failed policies of Republican Gov. Scott Walker that have resulted in six straight months of job losses, could be providing...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/08/2012
  • The Voter Caging Group Behind ‘VerifyTheRecall’

    The announcement the notorious anti-voting rights, right wing group GrandSons of Liberty will be leading the Republican effort to disqualify signatures in the recall of Gov. Scott Walker raises serious questions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/08/2011
  • Latest GOP Deception Highlights Failure to Prove Need for Voter Suppression Laws

    Gov. Scott Walker and his allies have enacted new laws to keep people from voting and it's long past time their undemocratic scheme is called out for the voter suppression scheme it is.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/04/2011
  • John Nichols: Cain, Koch, Walker and the Smoking Man

    Herman Cain’s smoking campaign manager, Mark Block, was the Koch brothers’ man in Wisconsin until two days before Gov. Scott Walker’s inauguration. That’s when he switched from controversy-plagued campaigning at the state...

    Capital Times, 11/08/2011
  • For a Close Aide to Herman Cain, Scrutiny Comes on Two Fronts

    Until this week, Mark Block was famous as the guy who inhaled in a Herman Cain campaign Web video that went viral. Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy...

    New York Times, 11/03/2011
  • Herman Cain’s Koch Connection

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Koch brothers backing of Herman Cain, whose candidacy is oddly successful for someone without a fully formed campaign operation.

    MSNBC, 10/24/2011
  • Top Herman Cain Aide at Center of “smoking” Ad Has a Checkered Past.

    In 2010, a liberal group, One Wisconsin Now, said it had obtained an audio recording of a tea party meeting that indicated Block was involved in an effort to try to prevent...

    Daily Reporter, 10/21/2011
  • Long Ties to Koch Brothers Key to Cain’s Campaign

    Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation’s capital. But Cain’s economic ideas, support and...

    The Sacramento Bee, 10/15/2011
  • Hot! Americans For Prosperity Accused Of Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Recall Elections

    AFP will also be obtaining linked to this ever more excited ad battles which were leading up to that recall elections. According that will One Wisconsin Now , AFP offers apparently acquired...

    News Over World, 08/20/2011
  • Americans For Prosperity Accused of Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Recall Elections

    One Wisconsin Now, a non-profit statewide progressive communications network, says the ad buy appears to be an effort to help the six Republican state Senators who were challenged by recall elections after...

    Huffington Post, 08/02/2011
  • More GOP/Oligarchs Voter Suppression in Wisconsin

    According to One Wisconsin Now, Tim Dake, leader of the Tea Party group Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty, lays out the plans for engaging in vote caging, detailing contact between himself and Reince...

    Weird Load Reboot, 08/02/2011
  • Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Adds $90,000 in Wausau TV to ‘Save Walker’s Senate’ Scheme

    The Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity had added another near-$100,000 television buy on Wausau television to its scheme to try and save Gov. Scott Walker’s Senate majority.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/01/2011
  • Once Again, Americans for Prosperity Center of Mailing Allegations About Voter Suppression

    New allegations of potential voter suppression surrounding a questionable absentee mailing by the Koch Brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity are an eerie reminder of a thwarted-2010 voter caging scheme uncovered by One Wisconsin Now.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2011
  • 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