The ongoing John Doe probe into alleged illegal activities concerning Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election campaign is nothing if not complicated. Here’s an attempt to make it understandable.
One day before the U.S. Supreme Court opened new spigots of campaign cash, well-funded groups seeking to sway elections in two northern Wisconsin counties, Polk and Iron, inadvertently drove home another point: Throwing money into the process can hurt as well as help.
Of the more than 600 bills introduced in Wisconsin’s 2013-14 legislative session, none contains the terms “climate change,” “greenhouse gases” or “global warming,” and only a handful deal with energy policy.
As the dust settles on the epic battles over union rights for public workers in Wisconsin, two new major works — the film “Citizen Koch” and the book “More Than They Bargained For” — aim to put these events into perspective.
Welcome to the byzantine world of elections law, where accusations always exceed enforcement.
Either safely Democratic or safely Republican.
Wisconsin television markets have aired $6.1 million in presidential ads. But Wisconsin looks like an electoral thrift store compared to the battleground states like Ohio.
About $8 million in independent expenditures by outside groups were reported through Sept. 13, putting the Wisconsin Senate race in third place among federal elections this fall, behind only the presidential race and a Senate battle in Texas.