March 24, 2010

The Tea Party Is Over

MADISON-In the wake of a bizarre altercation at criminal fundraiser Mark Block's Tea Party event in the Wisconsin Dells earlier this month in which the police were called, Republican Congressional candidates Dan Mielke and Sean Duffy have refused to distance themselves from the jarringly hateful words and actions of the fringe movement they serve.
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March 24, 2010

Secretary Thompson

MADISON - According to a report in the conservative Weekly Standard today, the likelihood of former Bush Administration Secretary Tommy Thompson getting into the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin has increased, and Thompson is “separating himself from his business interests.”
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March 23, 2010

Will Thompson Follow Wall and Westlake

MADISON – Yesterday, multimillionaire Terrence Wall, who famously said, “Our (health care) system isn’t broken,” followed in the footsteps of his Republican opponent Dave Westlake and declared he would “lead the fight” to repeal the health insurance reform package passed over the weekend. Meanwhile, Former Bush Administration Secretary Tommy Thompson continues to weigh a run for U.S. Senate, and has spent the last five years as a Washington, D.C. insider, cashing in for his work on behalf of corporate interests - including health insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
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March 23, 2010

GOP Front Groups Launch Effort to Kill Jobs and Economic Recovery

MADISON – Two big-oil funded interest groups, acting as fronts for the GOP, recently launched attacks aimed at derailing transportation investments that will create thousands of new jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new economic activity in Southeastern Wisconsin
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March 23, 2010

DPW Chair Mike Tate Calls on Walker, GOP Followers to Rescind Policies

MADISON-Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate released the following statement today, calling on Scott Walker and his 34 Republican followers in the Legislature to renounce their taxpayer-funded health insurance as they seek to have J.B. Van Hollen pursue frivolous lawsuits to prevent health care reform:
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March 22, 2010

Thompson

MADISON - As former Bush Administration Secretary Tommy Thompson continues to publicly weigh a run for U.S. Senate, there is one thing he won’t reveal – his client list with D.C. lobbying firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.
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March 22, 2010

Terrence Wall Pays Zero Taxes, Promotes Tax Shelters, Proposes Tax Increases on Middle-Class

MADISON – After being exposed by the media and ridiculed by right-wing radio hosts for paying zero in state income taxes in 9 of the last 10 years, multimillionaire Terrence Wall is using his monthly soapbox, in the pages of In Business magazine, to sing the praises of tax shelters, loopholes and accounting gimmicks.
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March 22, 2010

Yer Out: Walker's False Job Claims Called Foul Yet Again

MADISON – Just as he begins another round of political advertising highlighting a sham "brown bag" theme from an ample kitchen payed for with a $50,000 raise he gave himself, failed Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker saw another of his false job claims crumble under scrutiny.
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March 21, 2010

Affordable Health Care for Wisconsin

MADISON – DPW Chairman Mike Tate released the following statement following the passage of health reform legislation by the House of Representatives today:
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March 19, 2010

What

MADISON – As former Bush Administration Secretary Tommy Thompson continues to weigh a run for U.S. Senate, there is one thing he won’t reveal – his client list with the large Washington, D.C. lobbying firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Thompson has spent the last five years as a Washington, D.C. insider cashing in for his work on behalf of corporate interests - including health insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and the finance industry.
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