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Posted by Brendan Fischer on June 17, 2014

Walker has long backed policies that have a disproportionate impact on people of color, particularly the harsh sentencing laws he pushed as an ALEC member.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on June 09, 2014

Since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v FEC, American elections have been flooded with money.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on June 07, 2014

New reports from the Center for Media and Democracy/PRwatch.org on the John Doe criminal probe.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on June 02, 2014

Wisconsin Club for Growth has launched a new legal volley in its well-funded effort to thwart the state’s John Doe campaign finance probe.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on May 28, 2014

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's campaign is reportedly negotiating a settlement with prosecutors in the long-running "John Doe" criminal campaign finance probe -- and the Wall Street Journal editorial board, which for months has attacked prosecutors and portrayed the investigation as baseless, is livid.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on May 28, 2014

Whomever is bankrolling AFP's $900K pro-Walker ad buy can write-off the expenses as a charitable contribution, just like a donation to a neighborhood church or the American Red Cross.

Posted by Nick Surgey on May 19, 2014

Ken Langone, the big-spending Home Depot billionaire and ally of Charles and David Koch, clumsily defended his March 2014 comments comparing populist criticism of the 1% with the rise of Nazi Germany, in an interview with Capital New York published this week.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on May 13, 2014

In the wake of a federal court's recent ruling halting a state criminal investigation into spending during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and other candidates, misinformation about the investigation and court rulings has run rampant.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on April 30, 2014

-- by John Nichols, The Nation

Tim Carpenter never lost faith in the very real prospect of a very radical change for the better. And he never lost his organizer’s certainty that the tipping point that would make the change was just a few more phone calls, a few more rallies, a few more campaigns away.

So he kept on organizing.

To the last.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 14, 2014

Scott Walker’s campaign is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review the legal basis for the John Doe campaign finance probe looking at coordination between his campaign and third-party groups.

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