The Greater Wisconsin Political Fund began airing a new television ad statewide today that focuses on Scott Walker’s continuing pattern of deception and dishonesty. The ad highlights how Walker concealed his plans to attack collective bargaining rights during the 2010 campaign, claimed we needed to cut education but then gave out huge corporate tax breaks, and now refuses to answer publicly questions about his role in the growing John Doe scandal.
Tom Barrett's campaign was blindsided by Sunday's endorsement of Scott Walker by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in part because one of the editors dissembled and dodged a question about whether the paper would endorse at all.
Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing may be debatable. But we suspect in Johnson's case it is not a deliberate dumbing down so people can understand him. It fits perfectly with his simple view of the world. Here's more:
The vigilantes calling themselves Citizens for Responsible Government have been identified as the culprits behind an anonymous smear sheet, distributed to Janesville newspaper subscribers on Sunday and made to appear it came with the paper, listing teachers who signed recall petitions against Scott Walker, along with the value of their salary and benefit packages.
Also included: A form for parents to send to the school district, asking that their children not be assigned to classes taught by any of those "radical" teachers.
A new ad released today by Barrett for Wisconsin calls on Gov. Scott Walker to finally answer swirling questions about the ongoing John Doe investigation into his time as Milwaukee County Executive -- before voters head to the polls on June 5th.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's endorsement of Scott Walker -- again -- should come as no surprise, even if, as Jim Rowen points out, the JS said it would not endorse any candidates.
They love Scott Walker. They always have. They endorsed him repeatedly for Milwaukee County executive (One year they didn't even wait until after the primary to endorse him in the general). They endorsed him in 2010. And they did it again today.
Evolution of a headline in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story saying the state Department of Workforce Development released the preliminary monthly figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing Wisconsin lost 6,200 private sector jobs in April.
[UPDATE: I'm told this was actually the original, before the tinkering began: State loses 6,200 private sector jobs in April]