Email date: 5/8/12
In this update:
1. Republicans hold 4-1 edge in TV ad spending
2. Politics rears its head in lax DNR enforcement
3. Fundraising appeal aims straight for the bladder
Republicans hold 4-1 edge in TV ad spending
Leading up to today’s primary election, Republicans have been spending four times as much money as Democrats on televised political ads, with outside interest groups spending twice as much as candidates, according to an exhaustive analysis by the Gannett newspaper chain.
Politics rears its head in lax DNR enforcement
With a little help from the Democracy Campaign, the Wisconsin State Journal broke front-page news about a top political appointee at the state Department of Natural Resources cutting a renegade Oconomowoc waste hauler more than a little slack. WDC supplied the newspaper with the campaign contribution data cited in the story.
After the political appointee who heads the DNR bellyached about the State Journal article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel took the unusual step of publishing another newspaper’s story on its own front page.
Fundraising appeal aims straight for the bladder
Politicians will do just about anything to get supporters to crack their checkbooks. As our latest Big Money Blog illustrates, we do mean anything.