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A Genuine Candidate for the May 8 GOP Primary!

There is no such thing as “normal” in politics. What is “normal,” anyway, and who defines it? Whatever “normal” is, it has hit a new low under the Walker regime. Honesty in elections has completely gone out the window. Just check out the Republican strategy for attempting to nab the election in the governor’s race. […]

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Up Close and Personal with Arthur Kohl-Riggs, Republican Primary Challenger to Governor Walker

By now you might have heard that Arthur Kohl-Riggs is running in the Republican primary against Scott Walker. The 23 year old Madison native, heavily involved in documenting the Wisconsin uprising of the last year, is running as a “Lincoln-La Follette Republican,” calling attention to how far the GOP has strayed from its progressive roots. […]

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Women (and Men) Unite Against the War on Women

MADISON —  “Attention 2012 candidates: I’m watching. And I will vote!” That is the sentiment sweeping the nation during this election year. On Saturday, April 28, women rallied to defend their rights at events held in cities across the country. From Anchorage, Alaska, to Tallahassee, Florida, from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Concord, New Hampshire, Americans came […]

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Top Republican Legislator Abandons Walker, Calls Him ‘Whack Job’

In an article issued by the Associated Press on Monday, Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Wisconsin State Chairman of ALEC, appears to be abandoning his support of Scott Walker just as the John Doe investigation into crimes committed by staff members during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive looms ever closer to Walker himself. According to […]

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Whose Recall? Our Recall!

After fifteen months of rallies, recalls, and canvassing, the goal Wisconsinites have been pursuing – removing Scott Walker from office – is only a few weeks away. It is really looking as if neither political party has any concept of the real reasons Wisconsin citizens joined together to turn in almost one million signatures to […]

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The Poll Tax and Voter Preemption at the Dane Dems’ Dubious Debate

By Edward Kuharski Photos by Nicole Desautels Schulte The Dane County chapter of the Democratic Party held a candidate debate and straw poll at their monthly meeting Tuesday, April 10. It was a well-attended event held in the Conference Center of the Concourse Hotel in Madison. There were several curious aspects to the gathering in […]

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Game on: No challenges for Arthur Kohl-Riggs

It’s a done deal. Arthur Kohl-Riggs has presented enough valid signatures to run against Gov. Scott Walker in the Republican primary of the recall election on May 8. The Government Accountability Board (GAB) validated 2182 of Kohl-Riggs’ nomination signatures on Wednesday April 10. There were no challenges to any of the signatures as of 4:45pm Friday April […]

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Arthur Kohl-Riggs turns in enough signatures, prepares to primary Walker.

Arthur Kohl-Riggs filed more than 2300 signatures at the Government Accountability Board Tuesday to confirm his candidacy for the Republican primary of the upcoming recall election. At least 2000 valid signatures are needed to face off against incumbent Scott Walker on May 8, 2012. There is a three day period for striking, challenging, rehabilitating and […]

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Help wanted: Madison activist needs 2000+ nomination signatures to primary Walker.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. -Abraham Lincoln This quote from Lincoln could not be more fitting of the current political climate […]

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GAB Double Standard: Public’s Right to Know Applies to Recall Signatures, Not to Walker Defense Fund

On Friday, March 30 the Government Accountability Board met to certify the recall petitions of four Republican senators, the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor of Wisconsin. Also on the agenda was a proposal to create and make public a searchable database containing the name of every person who has signed a recall petition for those […]

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