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WISCONSIN: Scott Walker Signs Bill Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Gov And Attorney General

The New York Times reports: Scott Walker, the outgoing Republican governor of Wisconsin, on Friday signed into law measures that diminish the power of his Democratic successor and expand the authority of Republican lawmakers who teamed up with him over the last eight years to move the state firmly to the right. Mr. Walker approved the measures over the vehement …

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WISCONSIN: State Senate Pushes Through Pre-Dawn Bill Curtailing Power Of Incoming Democratic Governor

The Associated Press reports: The Wisconsin Senate voted just before sunrise Wednesday following an all-night session to pass a sweeping bill in a lame-duck session designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to reduce the powers of incoming …

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Scott Walker: I Lost Because Too Many People Voted

MSNBC reports: Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday returned to the public eye since losing an expensive and hard-fought bid for a third term — telling reporters he doesn’t know what’s next but doesn’t see his loss as a “rejection.” “It was without a doubt a big election — bigger turnout than ever before — but the numbers we received a …

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WISCONSIN: Dem Tony Evers Unseats Scott Walker

This wasn’t called when I finally crashed last night. CNN reports: Democrat Tony Evers will oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office, CNN can project, denying the Republican a third term and accomplishing something Democrats have long looked to achieve. Evers, like Democrats across the country, ran in clear opposition to the Republican health care plan, but he also seized …

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Scott Walker Activates National Guard For Midterms

Madison’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican Gov. Scott Walker has taken the unusual step of activating the Wisconsin National Guard troops on Election Day. Walker issued an executive order Friday authorizing troops to “provide essential services to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.” The order doesn’t offer any further details on the troops’ mission. Commission spokesman Reid Magney says he can’t remember …

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WISCONSIN: GOP Gov. Scott Walker -5 In New Poll

Just in from Emerson College Polling: Three new Emerson polls look at competitive Governor races in Georgia, Wisconsin and Iowa. In Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp is at 49% with his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams at 47%, Libertarian Ted Metz 1% and 2% undecided. If neither candidate reaches the 50% threshold on election day, Georgia will hold a run-off on December …

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WISCONSIN: Dem Tony Evers +10 Over Scott Walker

NBC News reports: Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is behind by double digits in his re-election bid, while Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin is comfortably ahead in hers as a near majority of likely voters say they prefer Democrats to control Congress, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll of the state. In Wisconsin’s race for governor, Democratic challenger Tony …

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WISCONSIN: Dem Gov Candidate +7 Over Walker

USA Today reports: New polls show Democrats doing well in the Great Lakes industrial states that were crucial to President Donald Trump’s victory. Democratic senatorial candidates have double-digit leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to Ipsos Public Affairs polls released Wednesday. Democrats running for governor in those states also have healthy advantages. Democratic challenger Tony Evers is ahead of …

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Scott Walker Opposes Trump-Backed Harley Boycott

The Associated Press reports: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out Monday against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be “great” if there was a boycott. Trump’s Sunday tweet forced Walker and other Republicans to take a position on the sticky political issue involving an iconic Wisconsin …

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POLL: Dems Hold Big Leads In Key Midwest Races

NBC News reports: New polls in three key Midwestern states show Republican Senate and gubernatorial candidates trailing their Democratic counterparts in hypothetical matchups — particularly GOP Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin, where only a third of voters say he deserves to be re-elected and where he trails his leading Democratic challenger by more than 10 points. According to new polling …

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WISCONSIN: Walker Warns Of November “Blue Wave” After Liberal Easily Wins State Supreme Court Election

Talking Points Memo reports: After the Democratic-backed Wisconsin state Supreme Court candidate pulled off a double-digit defeat of her GOP rival on Tuesday evening, Gov. Scott Walker warned his state that a “blue wave” of the “Far Left” was imminent in November and encouraged Republicans to “counter it with optimism and organization.” In Tuesday’s election, liberal candidate Rebecca Dallet easily …

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WISCONSIN: Dems Flip Seat In Deep-Red District

The Associated Press reports: A Democrat has been elected to represent a traditionally conservative Wisconsin senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump in 2016, in an upset that Democrats suggest could lead to more Republican losses in the state. Patty Schachtner’s victory in the 10th Senate District late Tuesday could be a sign of hope for Democrats, who …

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GOP Governors Busted For Propaganda “News” Site

The Chicago Tribune reports: Republican governors are getting into the “news” business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. It asks readers to sign up for breaking news …

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WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker Considers Opting Out Of Pre-Existing Conditions Rule Under Trumpcare

Because he’s a monster. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he would consider having Wisconsin opt out of the pre-existing condition policies under the Affordable Care Act, depending on the final version of legislation headed to the U.S. Senate. The Republican governor stressed that the Senate was likely to make significant changes to the bill the House …

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Scott Walker To Play Tim Kaine In VP Debate Prep

Politico reports: In Mike Pence’s prep sessions for the vice-presidential debate, the role of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is being played by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP source told POLITICO on Saturday. The first mock debate has already been held. Walker, who ended his GOP primary campaign in September, was chosen because he has been in presidential debates …

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WISCONSIN: Leaked Emails Expose Republicans As Promoting Phony Voter Fraud Stories To Boost Turnout

Madison.com reports: Hours after polls closed in the closely contested 2011 state Supreme Court election, Republican consultants and lobbyists traded emails about launching a potential public campaign to allege “widespread” voter fraud, newly released emails show. Critics say the emails are another sign of political motives behind Republican claims that voter fraud is a serious problem in Wisconsin. The emails …

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Pssst! I’m Available

From the #NeverTrump crew at RedState: Rumors are starting to float around that Scott Walker is open to accepting the nomination at the convention, if the wheels continue to come off the Trump train and the rules are changed to unbind the delegates. Obviously, we are a long, long way from that scenario becoming reality, but the horror people are …

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz [VIDEO]

Via press release from the Cruz campaign: We wanted to share some very exciting news with you: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has just endorsed Ted Cruz for President. This is a HUGE deal. Scott Walker has enacted big, bold conservative reforms in Wisconsin. His endorsement confirms what we have been saying for months, Conservatives are uniting behind Ted Cruz. Will …

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WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker’s State Supreme Court Appointee Once Mocked “Queers With AIDS”

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley in student newspaper columns 24 years ago said she had no sympathy for AIDS patients because they had effectively chosen to kill themselves, called gays “queers” and said Americans were “either totally stupid or entirely evil” for electing President Bill Clinton. In one column, she wrote people …

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Scott Walker Used Personal Email For State Business

Via Alan Colmes: During his very short-lived presidential campaign, Scott Walker repeatedly attacked Hillary Clinton for conducting government business through her personal email address. Given that there were tens of thousands of pages of emails showing that Walker did the same thing as Milwaukee County Executive, the hypocrisy was enough to make one’s hair hurt. It turns out that even …

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