AP - If Republican Scott Walker is elected governor and follows through on his pledge to cut taxes amid a massive budget shortfall, essential state programs will be "ripped apart," Democrat Tom Barrett said Friday during a debate.
From WisPolitics today:
Gov. Scott Walker says he may have to again consider laying off state employees if his collective bargaining law remains tied up in the courts for much more than the next week or two.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be the most experienced campaigner of all of the potential Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race. According to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report published last weekend, if Walker pursues the White House, it would be his 14th campaign in 25 years and eighth campaign in the last 13 years.
Following a racially motivated mass shooting at a historically African-American church in South Carolina last Wednesday, politicians and faith leaders have led a renewed call to remove the Confederate flag to be from the South Carolina state capitol grounds. Most Republican candidates, after initially balking, have acknowledged that race was a motivating factor for Dylann Roof, the lead suspect in the shooting that left nine people dead.
I have good news to report in Wisconsin.
The recall election for Republican governor Scott Walker will take place on June 7. Polls show Walker Leads Barrett 52%-45%.
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker leads Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by 7 percentage points in the state’s June 5 recall election.
Republicans were swift to denounce the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a key part of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law on Thursday. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a provision that allows the federal government to issue subsidies to help low-income Americans buy health insurance. Within minutes, almost every Republican presidential candidate swiftly condemned the decision. Here's how the candidates reacted.
DES MOINES — The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party’s conservative base without compromising their hopes of winning a general election.
TORONTO — Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair touted the New Democrats’ strong record in balancing budgets in a major speech Tuesday that sought to position his party as a fiscally responsible government-in-waiting.
On a day that resembled an election campaign — the main parties were all on the hustings — Mulcair took his economic vision to the Canada’s financial heartland, taking gentle jabs at his main political rivals, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
Greg Valliere, the chief political strategist of the Potomac Research Group, released a new list handicapping the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. His new ranking had former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on top after coming in at third in Valliere's last list in May.