Daily Archives: October 7, 2018

Flynn campaign: Candidate for 84th Assembly seat Erica Flynn seeks forum with opponent before election

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Flynn campaign: Candidate for 84th Assembly seat Erica Flynn seeks forum with opponent before election

Greenfield – The campaign to elect Erica Flynn state representative in the 84th Assembly District is attempting to arrange a candidate forum with her opponent, Republican incumbent Mike Kuglitsch.

The Flynn campaign has seen multiple delays from her opponent, finally culminating in a statement that he is only interested in a “large multi-candidate forum”, without providing a date or time for such an event. Erica Flynn is eager to participate in a forum that advances public understanding of the candidates and issues. It is regrettable that her opponent has used delay tactics to avoid facing her and the public he serves.

Erica Flynn’s campaign will hold a candidate forum, with or without her opponent, on Sunday, October 21. Details will be forthcoming. The event will be moderated by the nonpartisan group League of Women Voters, with time for unscripted questions for the audience.

The Erica Flynn campaign welcomes the participation of her opponent, as well as invitations to attend additional forums or debates.

Vukmir campaign: Calls on Baldwin to tell NFL players to stand during the National Anthem

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Contact: Jessica Ward, (608) 213-5939

Vukmir campaign: Calls on Baldwin to tell NFL players to stand during the National Anthem

Brookfield, Wis. – One year ago, while Vice President Mike Pence attended an NFL game, players decided to take a knee during the anthem. This Sunday, Leah Vukmir is calling Senator Tammy Baldwin to join her in telling all NFL players to stand during the national anthem.

“Tammy Baldwin’s disregard for America’s bravest is clear. She let down our veterans at the Tomah VA, and she has refused to encourage NFL players to stand during the national anthem,” said Leah Vukmir. “As a military mom, I believe everyone needs to stand for the anthem and that radical liberals like Baldwin need to speak up against those who disrespect our flag, our veterans and our country.”

As ESPN reports:

“Vice President Mike Pence says he left Sunday’s 49ers-Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis because of protesting that took place during the national anthem. For the second week in a row, the 49ers had more than 20 players kneeling during the national anthem with their hands over their hearts. Teammates stood behind the kneeling players with one hand on a kneeling teammate’s shoulder and the other over their hearts.” (ESPN, 10/09/17)

WisDems: So, Leah Vukmir wants to be on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

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Contact: Brad Bainum, [email protected]

WisDems: So, Leah Vukmir wants to be on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
Vukmir’s record on Wisconsin’s Assembly and Senate Health committees shows that she’s always put powerful insurance companies and corporate special interests over everyday Wisconsinites

MADISON — Last week, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir announced that, if elected to the Senate, she would like to serve on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), because of its oversight of matters of health care and education, adding, that they are “probably my two passions.”

Though that should be a cause for concern for every Wisconsinite given Vukmir’s legislative record, there’s little doubt that powerful insurance companies would be elated to have Vukmir representing their interests on the HELP Committee, as Vukmir has consistently worked to let insurers deny coverage to Wisconsinites in need.

With that in mind, here’s a look at a sampling of Vukmir’s actions on Wisconsin state Assembly and Senate Health Committees that she believes have earned her a promotion to the U.S. Senate’s HELP committee:

Health care is on the ballot this November, and Leah Vukmir has consistently sided with her corporate special interest backers over everyday Wisconsinites. Vukmir would vote to let insurance companies write their own rules, and she’d be the deciding vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. Leah Vukmir is not on our side.

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