Stories tagged: "Rebecca Kleefisch"

Tim Michels is not who Republicans wanted him to be

The speed with which Michels has gone from the “next best option for reasonable Republicans” to marching in full on, out-of-touch, lockstep with every other Republican seeking statewide office in the Badger State this year has been breathtaking.

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Kleefisch Flirts With a Regressive Flat Tax That Would Benefit the Wealthiest, Threaten Service Cuts, or Hike Middle Class Taxes

Wisconsin would likely see defunding of police, education, roads and more if millionaires had to pay no higher rate than essential workers.

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Amid a Report of an Imminent Overturning of Roe v. Wade, Polling Shows 66% of Americans Think the Government Shouldn’t Interfere in Reproductive Rights

If true, an 1849 Wisconsin law would go into effect, banning abortion across the state. Nearly half of Republicans also oppose interference.

Washington High School was one of only five Milwaukee polling places open on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
New Marquette Poll Shows 2022 Candidates Have a Lot of Work to Do to Introduce Themselves

Sen. Ron Johnson gets the highest unfavorability rating in the survey’s nine-year history.

A light dusting of snow is seen on and around the state Capitol in Madison as the Wisconsin Legislature begins its new session on Jan. 4, 2021. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Ramthun Already Pulling Two Other Candidates for Governor Further Right in Eliminating Election Independence

Kleefisch and Nicholson suggest control should be given to partisan politicians instead of a state Elections Commission.

Rep. Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) in a June 2021 episode of the Ramthun Report. (Screenshot via Ramthun Report/YouTube)
Ramthun, a 2020 Election Conspiracy Theorist, Officially Launches Gubernatorial Campaign

The conspiratorial state lawmaker's announcement comes complete with an endorsement from the MyPillow guy.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson stands at his podium during his debate with fellow candidate Leah Vukmir, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. Nicholson, a former Marine and losing candidate for U.S. Senate is running for governor in Wisconsin, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, setting up what is expected to be a costly and contentious Republican primary. (Tyger Williams/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)
Republican Kevin Nicholson Joins Wisconsin Governor’s Race

Announcement stokes GOP fears of a bitter primary with former Lt. Gov. Kleefisch over who runs against Gov. Evers.