Stories tagged: "Tim Michels"


The Best Moments in 2022 Wisconsin Politics

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New Poll Shows Wisconsin Races for Governor, US Senate Are Even Tighter

Déjà vu: Wisconsin is seeing extremely close statewide elections. Majority of Republicans favor paid family leave and exceptions to an abortion ban.

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Tim Michels Used the Debate Stage to Spread Lies About Abortion, Climate Change, Gun Safety, and You

The Republican candidate for governor claims red-flag laws—designed to protect potential victims—would be used by a “disgruntled ex.” And despite record low unemployment, Michels calls people lazy.

Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor Tim Michels speaks during a campaign stop at a bar on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Baraboo, Wisc. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Republican Tim Michels won’t answer simple questions about avoiding conflict of interest

Tim Michels, the Trump-backed Republican nominee for Governor, is facing growing scrutiny related to the family business he’s placed at the center of his campaign. The Michels Corporation has received more than $1 billion in road building contracts from the State of Wisconsin in the last eight years alone.  If elected Governor, Michels – a...

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Radical Tim Michels demands Gov break law in latest campaign stunt

Tim Michels, the Republican nominee for Governor, recently demanded that his opponent, Democratic Governor Tony Evers immediately stop the state of Wisconsin from even considering (much less granting) parole under any scenario to anyone in the criminal justice system. To cut right to it, such a move would be illegal.  The Governor has no legal...

Abortion rights supporters gather for a "pink out" protest organized by Planned Parenthood in the rotunda of the state Capitol Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Harm Venhuizen)
Michels Financed Cell Phone Surveillance of Women Accessing Health Care Facilities

Recently uncovered donations from Republican nominee for Governor Tim Michels charitable foundation show that the Trump-backed candidate’s donations financed a highly controversial program that surveilled the cell phones of women seeking healthcare access.  The stunning disclosure has put Michels on the defensive at a crucial juncture in his bid to unseat Democratic Governor Tony Evers....

Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Michels admits, “I am not an expert on education”

The Trump-endorsed, MAGA Republican candidate for Governor of Wisconsin Tim Michels was recently caught on tape admitting, “I am not an expert on education.”  The revelation from Michels, while not a surprise, calls into further question the merits of his education proposal that would defund public education in Wisconsin. Education is a top concern of...