Koch Tag Archive


  • ICYMI: Gov. Scott Walker’s Favorite Right-Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Scott Walker’s Favorite Professor

    Noah Williams has received grants worth $340,000 from right-wing mega funders Koch and Bradley Foundations this year.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/01/2017
  • UW-Madison’s New CROWE Think Tank Funded by Koch, Bradley

    One Wisconsin Now revealed that in February, 2015, Williams used his UW-Madison email account to offer “economic analysis and advising” to Walker.

    Capital Times, 08/31/2017
  • Koch Industries Sponsors Badgers Under Contract That Bars ‘adverse Interests’

    Based on their policy, it seems the UW could have declined advertising from the corporation controlled by the oligarch Koch brothers on any number of grounds.

    Capital Times, 10/22/2015
  • 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
  • The Foundations of Scott Walker’s Agenda: Bradley and Koch

    On issues like public education and the environment the foundations of Scott Walker’s agenda are not us. Instead he’s is shilling for right-wing billionaires and their foundations to advance his own political ambitions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/15/2015
  • Koch Brothers Support Koch Loyalist Scott Walker in Race for 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination

    In what may be one of the least surprising endorsements thus far in the race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch have said they favor Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/21/2015
  • Leaving His Job in Wisconsin Behind Gov. Walker Hits the Presidential Campaign Trail

    Before jetting off to California to meet with the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers he’s making a stop in Iowa to address Tea Party Republican Rep. Steve King’s Freedom Summit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/23/2015
  • 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
  • Campaign Finance Records Reveal Out-of-State Special Interests Funneling Support for Gov. Walker Through In-State Big Business Lobby

    According to campaign finance filings, the RGA appears to have been funneling their TV ads supporting Walker through the state big business lobby, WMC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/03/2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tonight! Rightwing Bradley Awards Streaming Live

    The Progressive Magazine has a great post about tonight's 'Bradley Foundation' awards, emceed by recent…um…'newsmaker' George Will.

    Scot Ross, 06/18/2014
  • 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
  • Will Scott Walker Run in 2016?

    Governor Walker has access to an ungodly amount of money. His campaign co-chair runs the $500 million right wing funding Bradley foundation. His largest donor is the wealthiest woman in Wisconsin.

    MSNBC, 11/24/2013
  • Wisconsin Ensnared in $83 Million National Propaganda and Privatization Web Spun by Radical Right-Wing Funders

    A new report from One Wisconsin Now exposes a web of right-wing funders advancing a radical privatization agenda through the use of Wisconsin-based front groups.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/13/2013
  • 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
  • From Ailes to Yuval: Bradley Foundation’s Latest Prize Awards Reveal Right-Wing Propaganda Campaign at Work

    The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation annually doles out no-strings attached $250,000 “awards” to selected individuals. This year's recipients include Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/12/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Bradley Foundation Errand Boy

    There's no bigger funder of the right-wing noise machine and radical agenda of unaccountable education privatization than the Bradley Foundation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/12/2013
  • Is Justice Roggensack’s ‘Experience’ Open Pit Mine Bill Backer’s Insurance Plan?

    MADISON, Wis. — As the State Assembly appears poised to approve controversial open pit mining legislation that weakens state environmental protections observers are universally acknowledging a lengthy court fight is certain to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/04/2013
  • State of the State? More Like State of Gov. Scott Walker’s Presidential Campaign.

    It is no coincidence that the first post-November election comments on his policy agenda for the coming year were made by Gov. Scott Walker at the Reagan library in California

    Scot Ross, 01/10/2013
  • 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
  • Will Wisconsin ‘Money Badger’ Back Gov. Walker’s Quest for Presidential Super PAC Cash?

    Recent media report included Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on a list of suitors seeking an audience with GOP mega-donor and Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/05/2012
  • OWN Sunday Breakfast Hash: “Worst. Sequel. Ever.”

    With few exceptions, sequels always pale when compared with the original. There are usually more car chases, faster edits and the awkward repackaging of the same jokes from the original. So as...

    Meena Zia, 08/02/2012
  • Out of State Money Pours Into Wisconsin

    One month before voters have the final say in the governor’s recall election, outside groups fueled by out of state money are making their voices heard. While some Wisconsin businesses like Wisconsin...

    WLUK-TV, 05/01/2012
  • Gov Walker (R-Koch) Gets a Bailout for a New Ad From Corporate Funded Group

    Governor Scott Walker (R-Koch) has been raising money to keep his anti-workers’ rights butt in the Governor’s office in light of the looming recall, and he’s been successful, raising $12 million. But...

    FreakOutNation, 03/23/2012
  • 2010 ‘Lie of Year’ Award Winner in Madison to Address Gathering of Corporate CEOs

    MADISON, Wis. — 2010 Politifact “Lie of the Year” award winner, GOP pollster Frank Luntz, addressed a gathering of CEOs sponsored by the state’s big business lobby today in Madison. One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/15/2012
  • 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
  • Ron Johnson Voted 100% for Koch Brothers During First Year in US Senate

    Five members of the US Senate were 100% reliable votes for the Koch Brothers right wing agenda in 2011, Think Progress reports. Guess who made the list?

    Uppity Wisconsin, 01/11/2012
  • Let’s #OccupyWalker

    Scott Walker and Wall Street share a common agenda: destroy the middle class while protecting the interests of big corporations and the rich. But we’re fighting back. On Monday November 14, One...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/10/2011
  • Domino Effect: Results in Ohio Could Spell Trouble for Walker’s Agenda

    Gov. Scott Walker’s now denying the results in Ohio have any bearing on Wisconsin, but back in February when a prankster pretending to be David Koch called his phone, Walker spilled the...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/08/2011
  • 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
  • Cain’s Smoking Campaign Manager Has Seen Ups, Downs

    Before pack-a-day smoker Mark Block became a YouTube sensation, he was a quirky, controversial and enduring character on the Wisconsin political scene. He won some. He lost some. He got in trouble....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/29/2011
  • Koch Group Selling Walker Agenda Ahead of Recall

    Koch Industries and its front group Americans for Prosperity spent roughly a million dollars helping to put Scott Walker in the governor’s mansion and another half a million dollars protecting his recalled state...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/25/2011
  • 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
  • Is Walker Afraid That Public Jobs Summits Would Get “Occupied?”

    After charging the “public” $50 to hear what he has to say about job creation in Green Bay, holding small invitation-only events in La Crosse and Milwaukee, and hosting a “job creation...

    Anna Landmark, 10/16/2011
  • Herman Cain, the Koch Industries’ Candidate in 2012

    Cain’s dense connections with the Kochs, combined with his and his staffers’ apparent ignorance of even the basic principles of various schools of political and economic thought, are deeply troubling. He is...

    PolicyMic, 10/16/2011
  • Cain’s Ties to Right-leaning Billionaires May Hurt Him

    Cain’s links to the Koch brothers could undercut his outsider, nonpolitical image among people who detest politics as usual and candidates connected with the party machine. To some liberals, Cain’s rise with...

    KVVU-TV, 10/15/2011
  • 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
  • One Wisconsin Now Supporters to ‘Take to the Air’ With Message to Gov. Walker at Badgers’ Football Game

    Fans on hand to cheer the University of Wisconsin Badgers’ football game Saturday will see a message about Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on higher education.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2011
  • Right-wing Blogger Calls for Armed Violence Against Workers

    In mid-April, professional blogger Andrew Breitbart came to Madison to show his support for Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on worker rights. He shared a stage with other notable speakers like Sarah Palin...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/19/2011
  • Koch Industries Securing Anti-Koch URLs Including AntiKoch.com

    Progressive activist group One Wisconsin Now points out that, last week, “Koch Industries registered at least three anti-Koch domains:StopKoch.com, StopKochIndustries.com, and AntiKoch.com.” One Wisconsin Now reports the URLs involve Melbourne IT, a firm...

    Brand Channel, 08/21/2011
  • Koch on the Defensive, Buying Anti-Koch URLs

    The billionaire Koch Brothers appear to be on the defensive against the Stop Koch, Save Wisconsin buzz on the internet lately, after spending over $40,000 to get Gov. Scott Walker elected less than...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/21/2011
  • The Koch Brothers Will Stop at Nothing to Surpress the Voice of the People

    The billionaire Koch brothers will stop at nothing to try and buy power in Wisconsin just so they can have their way with democracy. The latest proof of their attempts to deceive...

    Brandon Weathersby, 08/04/2011