Interviews

Interviews

Shilling says GOP too focused on opposing Evers to lead on key issues

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling said GOP lawmakers have failed to lead on issues such as helping the middle class and addressing homelessness, because...

Walker plugs Kleefisch for guv, predicts Trump impeachment push will backfire

Former Gov. Scott Walker says he's not writing off another run for elected office, but wouldn't stage a bid until his term as president...

DNC 2020 Host Committee members urge wisconsin cities to work to attract convention-goers

Leaders of the Democratic National Convention’s host committee said cities other than Milwaukee should prepare events for convention-goers. Speaking Nov. 5 at a WisPolitics.com luncheon...

Fitzgerald: Dem-backed impeachment probe has Wisconsin Trump supporters ‘jazzed up’

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the Dem-backed impeachment probe has "jazzed up" supporters of President Trump in the state. "I don't think there's any...

Moore confident Dem-controlled House will impeach Trump

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, who sits on a committee seeking Donald Trump’s tax returns, is confident the Dem-dominated House will impeach the president. “Are people...

Fitzgerald says Evers has failed to reach across the aisle on bipartisan policy goals

Senate Majority Leader and 5th CD candidate Scott Fitzgerald says the hallmark of the fall session would be GOP lawmakers "playing goalie" by blocking...
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Panelists debate reliability of polls at Midwest Polling Summit

Polls should never be trusted for accuracy when read on their own, according to the AFL-CIO’s Mike Podhorzer, a former union political director.  “It almost...

Freshman Steil seeks to reach across the partisan divide

A crumpled-up piece of paper U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil once fished out of the trash bin sits proudly in a frame on the Janesville...

State party chairs say ground game, voter outreach key parts of 2020 strategy

Both state Dem party Chair Ben Wikler and state GOP Chair Andrew Hitt stressed a commitment to expanding their party's ground game and voter...

Panelists debate future of transportation funding in Wisconsin

DOT Secretary Craig Thompson says the transportation budget recently approved by the Joint Finance Committee is “far more responsible” than the past five, despite...

Godlewski says BCPL can be part of solution to student debt problem

Treasurer Sarah Godlewski is looking for solutions to Wisconsin’s student loan debt problem. And she’s thinking the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands that she...

CNN’S Raju says despite Senate GOP opposition, Trump’s Mexico tariffs could move forward

Manu Raju, senior congressional correspondent at CNN, says he can foresee a scenario in which President Donald Trump’s proposed wide-ranging tariffs on Mexico could...

Dem Party chair candidates say party has to do more to compete with Republicans

The two candidates to become the next Dem state chair -- Rep. David Bowen and former MoveOn.org senior adviser Ben Wikler -- both say...

Outgoing Chair Laning says Dems need to be more active in Supreme Court races

Outgoing Dem Chair Martha Laning has nothing but respect for judicial candidates who turn down help from political parties because they want to keep politics out...

Johnson says he hopes Trump’s Mexico tariff threat just a leverage tactic

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he hopes President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods over illegal immigration is a just tactic to...
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