2002 Press Releases

Federal judge strikes down campaign reform law as expected
December 12, 2002

Election turns on a dime
November 13, 2002

36,000 campaign ads aired at cost of $12.8 million
November 12, 2002

WDC grades candidates on disclosure
October 28, 2002

24,000 doses of poison
October 22, 2002

Special session must address root causes of corruption
October 21, 2002

TV political ad frenzy kicks into high gear
October 3, 2002

WDC to broadcasters: Let ’em all debate
September 19, 2002

Odds worsen for challengers
September 17, 2002

TV political ad spending on record pace
September 16, 2002

52 Candidates pledge ‘Clean Sweep’, most incumbents take the fifth
August 14, 2002

Governor candidates woo elite, not grassroots support
August 7, 2002

Legislative officeholders have 14-1 cash edge on challengers
August 1, 2002

Candidates asked to pledge ‘clean sweep’ of capitol
July 29, 2002

WDC urges partial veto of campaign reform plan
July 12, 2002

Number of unopposed candidates skyrockets
July 10, 2002

Budget bill is special interest protection plan
July 9, 2002

Budget deal includes campaign reform
July 3, 2002

Testimony before judiciary committee
July 3, 2002

Testimony before governor’s task force on ethics
June 25, 2002

McCain, Feingold unveil free air time proposal
June 19, 2002

Doyle spin on vitamin grants unconvincing
June 17, 2002

Doyle’s grants-for-cash warrant investigation
June 12, 2002

Skindrud’s caucus comments expose hypocrisy
June 12, 2002

Public supports free air time, new poll shows
June 11, 2002

WDC hands out ‘Nero Awards’
June 4, 2002

WDC wins new rule on campaign disclosure
May 22, 2002

Freese rant draws WDC response
May 16, 2002

WDC responds to latest reform proposal
May 15, 2002

WDC grades officials on disclosure
May 13, 2002

WDC rips legislature for caucus legal fee cover-up
May 7, 2002

State free air time coalition grows, sixteen groups join
May 2, 2002

Nineteen wealthy contributors violate campaign finance laws
April 30, 2002

State budget repair bill is big-donor protection plan
April 22, 2002

McCallum’s new inner circle fails ethical smell test
April 18, 2002

Campaign finance reform in budget repair bill
April 17, 2002

McCallum throws cold water on reform talks
April 5, 2002

WDC joins national campaign for free candidate air time
April 1, 2002

Flagging poll numbers prompt call for special session on campaign finance reform
March 21, 2002

Governor urged to call special session on campaign finance reform
March 13, 2002

Legislature needs to work overtime on campaign finance reform
March 13, 2002

Reports reveal paper-thin public support for candidates
March 5, 2002

Campaign donors undaunted by terrorism
February 25, 2002

Campaign war chests bursting
February 19, 2002

TV gouges democracy in Wisconsin
February 7, 2002

Governor obstructs reform
February 5, 2002

Open letter to governor on Senate Bill 104
February 1, 2002

Small change buys big change
January 7, 2002