DAILY WISCONSIN

Gubernatorial race 2014

Assembly says yes

Next up for the team is working out a land sale with Milwaukee County and getting approval for the arena from the Milwaukee Common Council. Speaking at the Capitol after the Assembly vote, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd and team president Peter Feigin praised the deal and said the remaining pieces could be assembled in time for construction to start in the fall.

Via Assembly passes arena deal, sends it to Scott Walker @ JSOnline.

Conservative reflections

….9.  To my fellow conservatives, it was a great week to be us. But there are no permanent victories in politics and winning is only worthwhile if we make something of it. Expanded school and parental choice. Regulatory reform. An end to crony capitalism. A fresh approach to strengthening our urban areas. More economic freedom.…

‘A light-emitting diode’

Time for Democrats to come to Jesus. Time to grow some moderates instead of trolling for Republican defectors like Dale Schultz. Scott Walker became a political rock star by becoming the only governor to survive a recall. Now he can fill a stadium. He’s on the A-list. Ready for prime time. His election night victory…

Conservatives start gloating

That needed colonic will be reinforced by the party’s hemorrhaging nationally. Republicans will get their six and more to take control of the U.S. Senate. No more gridlock, no more Sonia Sotomayors! Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, purged; Barack Obama, humbled with no opportunity for a Bill Clinton comeback. (Clinton had two election cycles after the…

Keys

Milwaukee and Dane turnout. Democrats have won these two cities by astronomical vote margins in Obama’s two victories. But Milwaukee in particular has generated smaller turnouts and smaller Democratic margins in mid-term elections. The city of Milwaukee had a turnout of 47% of voting-age citizens in 2010 and 72% in November 2012. Democrats need a…

Koch-Connected Group Ridicules Libertarians

The Kochs are described by their fans as genuine libertarians, rather than partisan moneybags aimed at electing Republicans who will push a deregulatory, anti-tax agenda that benefits the Kochs’ industrial operations and augments their personal wealth. Yet, their funding network has long bankrolled organizations with anti-libertarian views that work to elect Republican candidates. This includes right-wing religious groups…