Recall Election Spending in the News

In this update: 1. Report on record recall election spending gets extensive media coverage 2. A calm before the storm? 3. The selling out of public schools 4. Stories of Fighting Bob Fest Recall Election Spending in the News

Email date: 9/21/11

In this update:
1. Report on record recall election spending gets extensive media coverage
2. A calm before the storm?
3. The selling out of public schools
4. Stories of Fighting Bob Fest

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Report on record recall election spending gets extensive media coverage
The Democracy Campaign’s report on spending in this summer’s senate recall elections was all over the news yesterday and again today. The Associated Press moved a story over its news wire that was picked up by newspapers and radio and TV stations inside and outside the state. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Wisconsin Radio Network, The Capital Times, Milwaukee Public Radio and Milwaukee’s leading commercial radio station all reported our findings. The Democracy Campaign’s director also did a lengthy interview with Wisconsin Public Radio as well as a live Q&A with a Chicago news talk station, and provided comments to a number of other Wisconsin stations.

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A calm before the storm?
FBI agents raided the home of a top aide to the governor. Milwaukee Magazine editor Bruce Murphy figures it must be something big. So why so tight-lipped, Governor Walker? Why so reluctant to do your job, Attorney General Van Hollen?

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The selling out of public schools
The Capital Times has an in-depth story in both its print and online editions by Bill Lueders of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism on the money behind the movement to defund public schools and redirect the taxpayer dollars to private schools. The article cites analysis by the Democracy Campaign.

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Stories of Fighting Bob Fest
For those who were unable to attend the 10th annual Fighting Bob Fest last Saturday, there are good writeups about the event in The Capital Times and on the blog of former Cap Times editor and columnist Linda Brazill. Video along with the text of Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe’s speech is posted at wisdc.org and on YouTube.