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New Marquette poll finds Scott Walker, Tony Evers in statistical tie in governor's race

New Marquette poll finds Scott Walker, Tony Evers in statistical tie in governor's race | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

The poll found Walker getting 47 percent support, 46 percent for Evers and 5 percent for Libertarian Phil Anderson, all among likely voters. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tammy Baldwin leads Republican Leah Vukmir, 53 percent to 43 percent. 

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Scott Walker, Tony Evers draw stark contrasts, repeat familiar points in first debate

Scott Walker, Tony Evers draw stark contrasts, repeat familiar points in first debate | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Evers argued that Walker is a career politician who has driven Wisconsin into an age of polarization and partisan rancor by putting his political interests ahead of the state's. The state Superintendent of Public Instruction pledged to move the state forward by bringing people together." 

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Who is the real education candidate?

Who is the real education candidate? | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Evers calls Walker’s assertion that he’s pro-education a 'farce.' He notes that 4-year-old kindergarten classes in Milwaukee are crammed with as many as 39 kids and points out that 1 million state residents have voted to raise their property taxes in support of school initiatives since Walker became governor."

 

“I’m guessing he does this affirmation thing every morning, looking in the mirror, and says ‘I’m the education governor.’ That’s the only way he can claim that. He’s a quintessential politician,” Evers says. “We can’t survive like this.”

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Stephanie Steiner (letter to the editor, La Crosse Tribune): Consider Walker's record, vote for Evers

Stephanie Steiner (letter to the editor, La Crosse Tribune): Consider Walker's record, vote for Evers | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Before voting November 6, Wisconsin citizens need to examine Governor Scott Walker’s real record and not rely on misleading TV ads. Here is information concerning Walker’s seven years in office:"

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Beloit educators work to support pro-public education candidate Brittany Keys

Beloit educators work to support pro-public education candidate Brittany Keys | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

The Beloit Education Association held a postcard-writing event to support Brittany Keyes for Assembly.

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The Daily 202: How Scott Walker is trying to withstand a ‘blue wave’ in Wisconsin

The Daily 202: How Scott Walker is trying to withstand a ‘blue wave’ in Wisconsin | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

Democrat Tony Evers pushed back on Walker’s rosy portrait of the economy, arguing that many people he interacts with aren’t feeling the effects of what the statistics indicate. “Tell that to the 870,000 families that can’t make ends meet,” said Evers. “Tell that to the 200,000 young people who are on free and reduced price lunches in Wisconsin. Tell that to the people who want good health care and can’t afford it. Tell that to the 2.4 million people who have preexisting conditions …”

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s assault on public education could be coming back to bite him: Washington Post

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s assault on public education could be coming back to bite him: Washington Post | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Though the election is still a few weeks away and anything can happen, Evers has been leading in recent polls, and Walker’s efforts to recast himself as the 'education governor' don’t appear to have convinced his critics. His education 'reform' agenda could be coming back to bite him at a time when interest in supporting public education in Wisconsin seems to be growing among many residents at the local level."

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K-12 Education and the Battle for the U.S. Senate: What to Watch

K-12 Education and the Battle for the U.S. Senate: What to Watch | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Candidates in key races have sharply different views on school choice, education spending, immigration, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos."

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Voters say they are more likely to cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections

Voters say they are more likely to cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Three weeks before critical midterm elections, voters are expressing significantly more interest in turning out than they were four years ago, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Enthusiasm is up across almost all demographic groups, but the increases are greater among younger adults, nonwhite voters and those who say they favor Democrats for the House."

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Six highlights from Friday's Wisconsin attorney general debate

Six highlights from Friday's Wisconsin attorney general debate | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and his Democratic opponent Josh Kaul outlined their views a series of issues facing the state during their first debate Friday night."

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Democrats Want to Beat Scott Walker. But the Wisconsin Economy Is a Hurdle. - The New York Times

Democrats Want to Beat Scott Walker. But the Wisconsin Economy Is a Hurdle. - The New York Times | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"After years of setbacks, including a failed effort to remove Mr. Walker in a recall election, Wisconsin Democrats’ dreams are suddenly vast. They hope not only to hold onto Tammy Baldwin’s United States Senate seat but to win the governor’s office and control of the State Senate. With redistricting and advantages going into the 2020 presidential race at stake, Democrats have fielded candidates for more state legislative seats than in recent memory."

 

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NBC/Marist poll shows Evers leading Walker by 10 points

NBC/Marist poll shows Evers leading Walker by 10 points | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it
A new poll released Thursday by NBC/Marist shows Democratic candidate Tony Evers leading incumbent Governor Scott Walker by 10 points, just four weeks ahead of the November 6 election. The results vary sharply from a poll released earlier in the week by Marquette University Law School. That poll had the governor's race in a statistical tie, although a Marquette poll two weeks earlier showed Evers leading Walker by 7 points.
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Support our students in November 6 vote | Joyce Luedke

Support our students in November 6 vote | Joyce Luedke | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

WEAC-retired member Joyce Luedke, from Rothschild, writes this compelling letter to the editor to the Leader Register in Northwest Wisconsin:

 

"Since 2011, Republican lawmakers have passed billions in new tax cuts, reducing the revenue available for public school districts. Overwhelmingly, these tax cuts have gone to the wealthy.

The people of Wisconsin have always supported our students in public schools. On November. 6 voters have an opportunity to bring back balance and accountability to our beloved state. Vote for the Democratic candidates who will be accountable to us, the taxpayers."

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Morale ‘extremely bad and sinking’ at DOJ, say ex- and current employees, citing management, partisanship and pay

Morale ‘extremely bad and sinking’ at DOJ, say ex- and current employees, citing management, partisanship and pay | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Bill Gansner, who served as a former assistant attorney general for several decades and retired from the department a year after Schimel took office, said Schimel’s management has 'damaged the reputation of the department' and that the state Department of Justice is no longer seen as a place where young attorneys can come and grow, being allowed to exercise their professional legal judgment over political considerations."

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Sarah Godlewski: I'll work to ensure treasurer serves all Wisconsinites

Sarah Godlewski: I'll work to ensure treasurer serves all Wisconsinites | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

The Capital Times invited candidates to write op/eds making their cases for why voters should choose them November 6. This column was written by Wisconsin state treasurer candidate Sarah Godlewski (who is being recommended by WEAC).

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Fourth former Scott Walker secretary comes forward to criticize governor

Fourth former Scott Walker secretary comes forward to criticize governor | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Paul Jadin resigned Wednesday from his job at the Madison Region Economic Partnership so he could speak out publicly."

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Odds are, your next governor will be a Democrat

Odds are, your next governor will be a Democrat | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"The FiveThirtyEight’s gubernatorial forecast is good for Democrats. They are projected to wind up with governorships in states representing about 60 percent of the U.S. population, compared with 40 percent for Republicans."

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WEAC Region 3 event praises Evers on women's issues

WEAC Region 3 event praises Evers on women's issues | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

WEAC Region 3 staffer Kristen Lytie, right, joined Kelda Roys, Amanda Stuck and Barbara Lawton at a Green Bay election event for Tony Evers.

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Growing number of Republicans sounding a lot like Democrats ahead of elections

Growing number of Republicans sounding a lot like Democrats ahead of elections | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"GOP candidates are co-opting the Democrats’ message on health care, teacher pay and #MeToo in the final stretch to next month’s midterms."

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Cap Times Editorial: Scott Walker is not a man of his word; his campaign promises cannot be trusted

Cap Times Editorial: Scott Walker is not a man of his word; his campaign promises cannot be trusted | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Walker’s track record is clear: He says one thing on the campaign trail and does the opposite after the campaign is finished."

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Turner Education Association (Beloit) members hold postcard party with WEAC-recommended candidate for AD 31 Brittany Keyes

Turner Education Association (Beloit) members hold postcard party with WEAC-recommended candidate for AD 31 Brittany Keyes | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

Members of the Beloit Turner Education Association held a postcard party with Assembly District 31 candidate Brittany Keyes, urging colleagues to vote for pro-public education candidates.

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Evers' special education funding claim passes the test | PolitiFact Wisconsin

Evers' special education funding claim passes the test | PolitiFact Wisconsin | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"We’re going to add $600 million to special education categorical aid; it hasn’t been raised in over a decade," Evers said at a primary election forum.

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Tony Evers proposes cutting middle class taxes 10 percent

Tony Evers proposes cutting middle class taxes 10 percent | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tony Evers is proposing a 10 percent tax cut for low- and middle-income taxpayers, saying it’s part of a plan to give them tax breaks instead of corporations and the wealthy."

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Poll: Gov. Walker of Wisconsin trails by 10 points in re-election bid

Poll: Gov. Walker of Wisconsin trails by 10 points in re-election bid | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Democrat Tony Evers has 53 percent support from likely voters, while Scott Walker, the Republican incumbent, has 43 percent."

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The 10 governor’s seats most likely to flip parties in November (Yes, Wisconsin is one of them)

The 10 governor’s seats most likely to flip parties in November (Yes, Wisconsin is one of them) | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"One of the hardest things to do in politics is knock off a sitting governor, especially one as well-established as Scott Walker (R), who is going for a third term. But recent public and private polling show his Democratic challenger, Tony Evers, has a good chance. Democrats won some big special and statewide elections this year. Will the small slice of truly independent voters in Wisconsin tire of Republican control and want a change, or do they stick with the governor they’ve had since 2011?"

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New Marquette poll finds Scott Walker, Tony Evers in statistical tie in governor's race

New Marquette poll finds Scott Walker, Tony Evers in statistical tie in governor's race | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

The poll found Walker getting 47 percent support, 46 percent for Evers and 5 percent for Libertarian Phil Anderson, all among likely voters. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tammy Baldwin leads Republican Leah Vukmir, 53 percent to 43 percent. 

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