GOTV - Volunteer TODAY!

As we reach the last week of the campaign, the office needs a lot of help to Get Out the Vote. We are going to need the phones full and doors knocked at all times.
I will also need the front desk monitored and volunteers fed at all times as well. If you can help or sign up for at least two shifts between now and June 5th in the office please contact Joe at 608-298-8441. Let's not wake up on June 6th regretting that we could have done a little more.

Thank You, Joe Leveratto

Josef Leveratto Field Director
Republican Party of Wisconsin 6211 Durand Ave. Suite 203 Racine, WI 53406

Republican Party to Open Victory Center for Racine County

January 4, 2012 The State Republican Party will officially opened up the Racine County GOP Victory Center, 6211 Durand Ave on Saturday, January 7th.  The Victory Center will be the hub for all GOP candidates in 2012 and will begin to receive collateral material such as literature, signs, bumper stickers and other items immediately.

"Racine is central to ensuring a Republican victories in 2012 and the State Party has recognized that.  In 2010, 56% of Racine County voted for Governor Walker and Senator Johnson and 52% voted for State Senator Wanggaard," stated Racine County GOP Chairman, Bill Folk.  "Racine is ready to do it again in 2012."

The Victory Center will be staffed Monday through Saturday 9-9.

Grand Opening to be held Saturday, January 7th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Please join Senator Van Wanggaard and many other Racine County Elected Officials to learn how you can help keep Governor Walker, Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Senator Wanggaard in office

Phone: 262-864-1010


RPW Press Release


December 13, 2011
Contact: Ciara Matthews
Voters Asked to Help Bring Fairness to the Recall Effort
Madison, Wis. – The Republican Party of Wisconsin and Friends of Scott Walker today announced the official launch of a joint recall signature verification effort at The new landing page will be a resource for citizens who want to get involved in the forthcoming process of verifying signatures collected during the recall petition process.
This effort to verify signatures is in response to repeated allegations of individuals signing multiple recall petitions. The Government Accountability Board has ruled that the burden of verifying collected signatures will fall upon Governor Walker, and the Republican Party of Wisconsin. The Friends of Scott Walker campaign will be overseeing a massive statewide volunteer effort to ensure that the recall effort is not tainted by these repeated instances of fraud.
"As the only legal entities able to officially challenge duplicate signatures, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is proud to join Friends of Scott Walker in this joint effort to protect the recall process," said Stephan Thompson, Executive Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. "A majority of citizens have grown increasingly frustrated with the recall process, and this effort allows these people to get involved and protect their state from repeated fraudulent activity."
Ciara Matthews, communications director for Friends of Scott Walker also noted that help from the Governor’s supporters in this verification effort allows Governor Walker to continue to get his message out to voters.
"The Governor has spent his first year in office laying the foundation for a more successful Wisconsin,” Matthews explained. “It is important for him to continue talking with Wisconsinites about how his bold reforms are the first steps in putting state government back on the side of taxpayers.”
Citizens interested in volunteering for the signature verification effort are encouraged to visit or contact Friends of Scott Walker at (608) 441-1640.

Recall Integrity Center

Statewide, the Recall Integrity Center is the central location for documenting and investigating any cases of fraud, intimidation, or other shady tactics as the left attempts to recall Governor Walker.

Please submit videos, recordings, and incident reports documenting the strong armed tactics of big labor and the Democrats so we can ensure they are held accountable for their actions.

Barrett Re-Invents Himself Just In Time for Election


July 21, 2010

Contact – Andrew Welhouse: 608-257-4765

Tom Barrett Re-Invents Himself Just In Time for Election

MADISONWI – Some people are willing to do just about anything to win an election. 

For Tom “the Taxer” Barrett, it means even (gasp) holding the line on taxes, at least until after November 2.  But Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, says that his record of six straight tax-hike budgets speaks louder than his campaign conversion.

“Yesterday, Barrett announced he was anti-lobbyist, even though he was a lobbyist himself for more than a year,” Priebus said.  “Today, he announced a no-tax budget for the first time ever.  How’s he going to distance himself from his record tomorrow?”

From today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

"For the first time since he was elected, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is trying to craft a city budget that doesn't raise either property taxes or major user fees - right in the middle of his campaign for governor."

"And one of the candidates seeking the GOP nomination, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, has recommended zero-tax-increase county budgets every year he's been in office, although the County Board has nonetheless raised taxes over Walker 's vetoes."


Link to this release here

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Fire Russ Feingold


If you’ve seen any coverage of the today’s T.E.A. Party in Madison, you’ve probably seen the signs calling on Wisconsin voters to Fire Russ Feingold! At today’s T.E.A. Party, which drew thousands from across the state, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson announced he will be joining our movement and supporting the efforts of a new generation of candidates attempting to bring real leadership to Washington, stop the Democrats’ spending frenzy, and elect a leader who will get things done for Wisconsin.

Visit to contribute to the efforts to Fire Russ Feingold!

The Democrats know Feingold is in trouble, so they’ll say almost anything to attack potential threats. That’s why your support is critical to helping get out our message of fiscal discipline and government restraint.

We can take back Washington this fall, and it starts with your contribution to Fire Russ Feingold!

Still wondering if we’ve got a shot at taking out a Democrat Washington-insider who hasn’t gotten results for Wisconsin in 18 long years?

Check out the enthusiasm of the next generation of Republican leaders who want to help Fire Russ Feingold!

Democrats know we’ve got momentum on our side and their attack dogs are out in full force to try to defuse potential threatsYour contribution is needed today to ensure we are able to Fire Russ Feingold in November in order to Take Our Country Back from the dangerous tax and spending policies of liberals in Washington!

As these young Republicans know, it’s time for a change of direction in Washington to get better results for Wisconsin.

Join the efforts today: Fire Russ Feingold!

Thank you for your support!



Reince Priebus

Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin

P.S. Act now to Fire Russ Feingold! Your contribution will go a long way towards returning fiscal sanity to Washington and bringing economic prosperity and a better future forWisconsin.  

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Contributions from corporations, labor unions, federal contractors and foreign nationals  without permanent residency status are prohibited.

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Stop Tom the Taxer


Today, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is launching a new web site to give taxpayers an opportunity to help stop Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s snowballing record of tax increases in its tracks.


Tom Barrett has raised taxes by millions of dollars as Mayor, as a member of theLegislatureand as a Member of Congress. Wisconsin residents simply cannot afford any more job-killing tax increases, and taking action at TomTheTaxer.comwill provide a way for concerned citizens to stop Tom the Taxer, who is Jim Doyle and President Obama’s hand-picked successor to carry out the tax and spend policies of the liberal left.

Barrett has raised taxes and fees in every budget he’s introduced since becoming mayor, including 2009’s 4.4% hike in the depths of a recession.

Name the tax—sales, gas, property, income—Tom the Taxer has voted to hike it. Wisconsin families and businesses can not afford the policies of Tom the Taxer as he attempts to carry out Jim Doyle’s third term.

Citizens and taxpayers who want to get involved in the fight to stop Tom the Taxer can visitwww.TomtheTaxer.comfollow on Twitter at; or become a fan of the group “Stop Tom the Taxer” on Facebook

Let’s make Wisconsin a RedState in 2010 by Stopping Tom the Taxer! We’ll send a message to Democrats across the nation that we won’t stand for their big taxing, big spending policies any more.


Reince Priebus

Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin

P.S. Tom the Taxer and his Big Taxing, Big Spending ways are the Enemy of Job Creation and a Prosperous WisconsinYour contribution today will make a difference. We look forward to working alongside you this election cycle. With your continued support we will share victory in November!

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Grassroots E-Gazette - April 8, 2010

April 8, 2010

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GOP Candidates Lead in New Poll

A recent WPR/St. Norbert survey shows both GOP candidates for governor leading Democrat candidate Tom Barrett. The survey also shows some serious trouble for flip flopping Russ Feingold. Will you join us in keeping the momentum up through November?


Sensenbrenner Column: Buyer Beware

Jobs must be the number one focus in 2010…at least that’s what President Obama said in his State of the Union last January.   Given that we’ve lost nearly 4 million jobs since the stimulus was signed, but spent nearly $1 trillion on healthcare, the priorities of this Administration seem to suggest otherwise.


Barrett Supports Shady 11th Hour Election Law Changes

Tom Barrett supports controversial election law changes legislative Democrats are attempting to ram through with little public input. Barrett, who stands to benefit from sweeping election law changes that would make voter fraud easier, should be denouncing both the bills and the shady legislative process Democrats are using to ram them through


What Questions do YOU want Tom the Taxer to Answer?

Democrat candidate for governor Tom Barrett has asked “supporters” to call him at (414) 395-1855. RPW believes Barrett should hear from all Wisconsinites concerned about his tax-and-spend record, not just the dwindling numbers of partisans who have been supporting him.


Barrett Record: Transportation Priorities Mirror Doyle’s

After part of Wisconsin’s busiest intersection was closed in Milwaukee for emergency repairs, Tom Barrett’s record on transportation investments not only mirrors the failed policies of Governor Jim Doyle, their transit preferences follow the rail line to no where


Tom the Taxer II: Sinking the Battleship

In a sequel no taxpayer can afford to see, Tom the Taxer Nelson, D-Kaukauna, the Assembly Majority Leader, is considering running forLieutenant Governor. Since becoming Majority Leader, Nelson has raised taxes and fees by nearly $5 billion.


GOP Reps Request Transparency for Upcoming WI Global Warming Bills

Wisconsinites want Democrats to abandon costly global warming legislation, not work with the lights off to pass job-killing energy taxes.


Kagen Fundraisers Highlight Uphill Battle

Congressman Kagen is hosting two high-dollar, special-interest fundraisers hundreds of miles from his district with the help a big name DC Democrat who concedes Democrats face an “uphill climb” in November’s elections.


What We’re Tweeting!

JBVanHollen: We’ve got the video up from my interview last night with @gretawire on FNC:

wisgop: RT @NRSC: How is the health care bill affecting you? Tell us your story, and check out our interactive map:



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RPW Announces Convention Kickoff Speakers

MADISON - Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who has been called “the next generation of leadership in the Republican Party and in America” and Wisconsin’s own Congressman Paul Ryan, ranking member of the House Budget Committee and an emerging leader on fiscal reform, will headline a Chairman’s Reception at the Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention on Friday, May 21, 2010.  “The Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention is going to be an opportunity for conservatives to come together and kick off an outstanding campaign season,” said Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “I can’t think of two better Republicans than Governor Pawlenty and Congressman Ryan to get participants motivated to actively spread our message of common-sense conservative solutions and fiscal restraint.” 

As Governor, Pawlenty resolved Minnesota's historic $4.5 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. During his two terms, Governor Pawlenty has dramatically slowed the growth of state government spending. He also reduced overall spending for the first time in the state’s 150-year history. 

Serving as Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, Congressman Paul Ryan is a leading voice for fiscal discipline and accountability in the federal government. He recently introduced “A Roadmap for America’s Future,” a comprehensive reform proposal that tackles the interrelated crises in health care, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, our job-killing and cumbersome tax code, and our exploding debt.  

The Chairman’s Reception will take place from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee onFriday, May 21, 2010. Shuttles from the RPW Convention host hotel, the Hyatt Regency, will be available for convention attendees. Admission to the Chairman’s Reception will be free of charge for paid convention attendees and will cost $20 per person for the general public. 

Speaker announcements for a banquet honoring County Chairmen on Saturday, May 22, 2010 will follow in the coming weeks. 

More information on the RPW State Convention can be found at; by becoming a fan of the “Republican Party of Wisconsin Convention 2010” on Facebook; or by following “RPWConvention” on Twitter. 

Media and bloggers interested in credentials for the GOP convention should contact Kristin Ruesch, RPW Communications Director, at 608-257-4765 or


Feingold Should Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

For Immediate Release March 24, 2010 Contact: Kristin Ruesch, 608-257-4765

Feingold Should Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

MADISON – Since Senator Russ Feingold has been trying to perpetuate the myth that he’s been taking on the special interests his entire career, the Republican Party of Wisconsinis calling on Feingold to return the special interest money he’s been taking in his entire career.

Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Reince Priebus said if Feingold wants to denounce special interests as a campaign issue, he shouldn’t be using special interest dollars to get that message out.

“Despite criticizing special interests when it seems like a good issue, Russ Feingold continues to accept their contributions and spend their cash,” Priebus said. “He’s even got his own Political Action Committee in order to accept even more special interest money and push it around to vulnerable Democrats across the nation.”

Priebus said with millions of dollars in special interest money collected, Feingold has a clear choice: return the millions of dollars in special interest cash or stop attempting to fool voters into thinking won’t accept the contributions by publicly denouncing them.

“It’s time for Russ Feingold to come clean. Give the money back,” Priebus said.


Russ Feingold’s Special Interest Contribution Record

Feingold’s PAC, The Progressive Patriot Fund, Has Taken Special Interest Money:

During The 2008 Cycle:

•             $80,559 from Lawyers And Law Firms

•             $38,630 from Securities & Investment Industry

•             $10,000 from Industrial Unions

•             $8,500 from Public Sector Unions

•             $5,950 from Health Services And HMO’s

•             $2,250 from Lobbyists

(Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 3/19/10)

During The 2006 Cycle:

•             $212,142 from Lawyers And Law Firms

•             $48,500 from Securities & Investment Industry

•             $7,000 from Insurance Industry

•             $6,850 from Pharmaceuticals and Health Products Industry

•             $3,750 from Lobbyists

(Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 3/19/10)

Over The Course Of His Career, Senator Russ Feingold Has Accepted At Least:

  • $1,703,920 from the Lawyers & Lobbyists sector
  • $990,150 from the Labor sector
  • $1,009,617 from the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate sector

(Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 3/19/10)

Among The Contributions Feingold Has Received From Various Industries Are:

  • $663,796 from Health Professionals
  • $302,755 from Securities & Investment
  • $240,850 from Industrial Unions
  • $217,250 from Public Sector Unions
  • $209,450 from Transportation Unions
  • $205,950 from Building Trade Unions
  • $192,718 from the TV/Movies/Music Industry
  • $138,685 from Leadership PACs

(Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 3/19/10)

Feingold Second-Highest All-Time Contributor Is The Liberal Council For A Livable World, Which Has Donated At Least $85,542 To His Campaigns.

(Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 3/19/10)

Also Among Feingold’s Top Ten All-Time Contributors Are:

  • The American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA): $40,542
  • The National Education Association: $42,600
  • The Communications Workers of America: $47,800

(Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 3/19/10)

Other Large Contributors To Feingold’s Campaign Efforts:

  • AFL-CIO: $39,800
  • United Transportation Union: $39,200
  • AFSCME: $38,000
  • IBE: $37,700
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Union: $37,000
  • Carpenters & Joiners Union: $35,250
  • League of Conservation Voters: $31,160
  • Laborers Union: $31,000
  • United Steelworkers: $31,000

(Center For Responsive Politics Website,, Accessed 3/19/10)

Link to this press release here.

Priebus Statement on Passage of Flawed Health Care Bill

Priebus Statement on Passage of Flawed Health Care Bill

MILWAUKEE – Following partisan passage of a flawed health care bill, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement:

“Instead of reform, Democrats in Congress voted for a $2.5 trillion dollar government-run health care bill that increases taxes, raises premiums, slashes Medicare and does nothing to control the cost of healthcare. The American people deserve better.

Instead of considering thoughtful and bipartisan proposals that would immediately bring down the cost of health care, Democrats have charged ahead recklessly with a bill that will bankrupt our nation for years to come and does little to address the underlying problems making health care unaffordable for many American families.

Badger State Democrats who supported this fiscally irresponsible health care bill filled with earmarks and special kickbacks should know this will not be the last they’ll hear from Wisconsin voters dissatisfied with the current bill. Congressmen Dave Obey, Steve Kagen, and Ron Kind will hear from voters loud and clear from now until November 2, 2010, when Wisconsinites go to the polls to fire Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who have ignored their concerns.


Grassroots E-Gazette - March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

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Fire Pelosi

We are asking you to sign this pledge on to tell Speaker Pelosi and any Democrat who chooses to join with her in supporting the passage of the health care bill currently under consideration that you won't forgive them for bankrupting out nation’s future. Remind them that they are employees of the American people, and that if they vote against your interests, they - and Nancy Pelosi - will be fired.


House Dems’ Health-Care Tactic Explained

The self-executing rule, also known as “deem-and-pass” and the “Slaughter rule,” would enable House members to vote broadly on popular health-care changes, without ever having to vote directly on the Senate version of the bill.


Where Does Barrett Stand on New State Health Care Mandates?

While in Congress, Democrat Candidate for Governor Tom Barrett was a co-sponsor of HillaryCare—a federal health care takeover bill wrought with many of the same problems as ObamaCare. Wisconsin voters deserve to know where Barrett stands on the new state mandates contained in the current plan.


Tort Reform Not in Health Care Bill

Despite CBO reports that the Republicans’ tort reform proposal could save $54 billion over 10 years, the proposal is not included in the Democrats’ health care bill because of their loyalty to trial lawyers.


Rep. Petri’s Health Care Speech on House Floor

Congressman Petri of Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District gave a speech calling out Democrats for producing gargantuan, impenetrable, tax-ridden bills. Petri asks, how are the American people supposed to trust the Democrats to do health care right?


Ryan Column: Real Health Care Reform, Not Paternalistic Ideology

In his latest column for the Washington Post, Congressman Paul Ryan assails the Democrats’ latest “reconciliation” tactics as a “convoluted legislative charade” that demonstrates how far the majority has wandered from real reform.



March Mayhem

The RNC has created a March Madness-style bracket with 32 Democrats who are still wavering on the government takeover health care bill.  To fill out your own "March Mayhem" bracket, click here.


Q&A with AG Van Hollen on Sunshine Week

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen sat down with the Appleton Post Crescent to discuss Wisconsin’s open records and meetings laws, in honor of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to highlight the importance of open government.


Russ’s Special Interests

Since 2005, Senator Feingold has accepted over half a million dollars from the special interests he and his paid political operatives feign to despise, and has gathered nearly 2.5 million dollars from special interests throughout his career.


Kagen’s Lobster with Liberals

Instead of telling his constituents how he’ll vote on health care, Congressman Steve Kagen is busy planning his next fundraiser in an upscale Massachusetts suburb with his Democrat cronies.


Barrett/Doyle/Talgo No-Bid Deal Reeks of Cronyism

 Super Steel in Milwaukee was shut out of a bidding process that would have meant private sector jobs. Wisconsin can expect more of these sweetheart deals, higher taxes, and fewer jobs from Mayor Barrett as he runs for Jim Doyle’s third term.


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Grassroots E-Gazette - March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 

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Republican Party of Wisconsin Launches New Web Site, Unveils New Look for Social Networks

RPW has launched a new web site aimed at improving access and ease of use for grassroots activists. The new includes an interactive county parties map, information and links to websites and social networks for Republican candidates, and a new focus on updated social networks.


Doyle 2.0 Doesn’t Come With Jobs Fix

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett announced his new, lackluster job-creation goal this week but, not surprisingly, provided a lower goal than GOP candidate Scott Walker, with fewer details as to how to get there. We only know he wants to use $810 million in federal funds for a controversial rail line to create 55 of those jobs….now that’s job creation ala Jim Doyle! 


Talgo Deal May Result in Net Job Loss, Not Gain

According to four Republican legislators, Governor Doyle’s no-bid contract with a Spanish train manufacturer to build a controversial new rail line could actually cause a loss of 125 jobs in the state. 


Beware the Hidden Costs of the Federal Stimulus

The $810 million of federal stimulus money given to Wisconsin for a proposed high-speed rail line from Milwaukee to Madison is not free and comes at quite a cost for taxpayers, according to Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker


Sensenbrenner Column: Inappropriate Process and Horrible Policy

The process of “reconciliation” to pass the bloated federal health care spending bill is inappropriate, but the policy contained in bill is an even bigger problem. President Obama believes all the possible arguments have been made, but as Sensenbrenner points out, the arguments have not led to changes in the bill.


Democrats Driving Up Unemployment Numbers

A little more than a year after Democrats took the wheel of state government, Wisconsin’s unemployment has cruised to 9.6% thanks to the tax hikes and job-killing policies approved by Legislative Democrats and Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle.


Tom the Taxer Continues to Dodge his Long History of Bad Budgeting

Instead of a staged and censored online chat sponsored by his own campaign, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett should be answering thesefive questions about his bad budgeting.


Chicago-Style Voter Fraud Goes Unpunished by Milwaukee Police Department

Tom Barrett appointee Ed Flynn, Chief of Police and head of the department charged with handling voter fraud referrals, has reportedly sought retribution against police officers in the past for pointing out voting problems, apparently making it unlikely officers will investigate new voter fraud referrals.  


A.G. Van Hollen Fights Election Fraud

At least someone is picking up for the slacking MPD. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, along with the Milwaukee Election Fraud Task Force, filed felony charges against five Milwaukee residents for three different kinds of election fraud during the 2008 Presidential Election this week


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Grassroots E-Gazette - March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

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Democrats go Nuclear on Health Care

Democrats like Senator Feingold and President Obama have clearly and publicly opposed the use of reconciliation, also known  as the "nuclear option" without equivocation.  Now, in a sudden attempt to use this legislative tactic to their advantage these Democrats are more than willing to put their liberal agenda ahead of the concerns of the American people.

Video Flashback:  Obama says health care shouldn’t be passed with 50 + 1 majority

Get the Facts:  Reconciliation traditionally not a partisan tactic


Paul Ryan v. the President

Congressman Ryan takes on the administration and Democrats for peddling falsehoods over the true costs of ObamaCare.  Despite Ryan taking the argument directly to the President and his allies, Washington Democrats have remained silent, undoubtedly because they know he is right.

Video: Paul Ryan Talks Health Care on Fox News Sunday

ICYMI:  Ryan on Hardball with Chris Matthews


Kagen Poised to Choose Washington over Wisconsin

Congressman Kagen, D-Appleton, has yet to take a position on the controversial process of using reconciliation to pass the Democrats’health care bill.  As long as Kagen is silent, he stands in defense of Washington instead of Northeast Wisconsin.

ICYMI: Kagen’s Colleagues Returned Rangel’s Money, Kagen Has Not


Sensenbrenner Receives “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”

“As a legislator, keeping taxes low for all Americans has been one of my top priorities,” Congressman Sensenbrenner said upon receiving the award from the NTU.  “I have always believed that Americans are best informed on how they should spend their tax dollars.”

Sensenbrenner Column: Congress Must Ask Tough Questions


Tom the Taxer Channels Doyle

Mayor Tom Barrett backs a pension fund takeover in Milwaukee he hopes will cover up for years of his bad budgeting.  The new plan gives more power to the mayor to hide his raid of pension reserve funds to balance his budget, a move taken from the playbook of his buddy Jim Doyle.


Young Voters Growing Cool to Dems

Republicans surge 14 points ahead in the generic ballot among voters 18-29, according to the latest Rasmussen poll.


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Grassroots E-Gazette - February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010

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President Obama couldn’t help but interrupt Republicans today during his so-called “Bipartisan Summit.” Watch the latest video from RNCResearch here!
Send Washington a strong, unmistakable message by signing the petition urging President Obama to work with Republican leaders to create legislation that will tackle the real problems with the health care system.
The American people are tired of their demands being ignored by President Obama.  It’s time for the Administration to stop the partisan tricks and scrap the government takeover of healthcare crafted behind closed doors.
Senator Feingold is backtracking on his opposition to using reconciliation rules to pass a health care takeover now that Washington Democrats need him to change his stance in order to jam through their legislation.
Instead of trying to explain Feingold’s out-of-touch voting record, far left political operatives at One Wisconsin now are stretching the law and what’s left of their credibility by distributing tax information on former WI governor Tommy Thompson
Both Republican candidates for governor continue to lead Democrat candidate Tom Barrett in the latest Rasmussen Results survey. 
After wasting millions of taxpayer dollars to “create or save” jobs while the state shed nearly 170,000 jobs, Madison Democrats seem dumbfounded by the idea that Republicans are working to undo the damage with a plan to create 250,00 new jobs.
A hastily-planned early release program for violent and repeat offenders is causing serious concerns over public safety. GOP Rep. ScottSuder, the Republican Party of Wisconsin, and author of Wisconsin's Truth-in-Sentencing Law Scott Walker are all calling for a repeal of this dangerous program.
A recent editorial in the Oshkosh Northwestern addresses the changes that the National Popular Vote Bill would make for Wisconsin. If it passes, Wisconsin’s votes would go to the candidate who won the national popular vote regardless of who won in Wisconsin.
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2010 Call To Convention

The Official Call to the

2010 Republican State Convention

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THERE IS HEREBY CALLED, by action of the State Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, meeting on the Fifth day of December, 2009, a STATE CONVENTION, as provided in Article VIII of the Constitution of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, to be held at the Hyatt Regency at 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, commencing at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, for the purpose of transacting the following business:

1. To promulgate and adopt reports from the committees on Credentials, Rules, Resolutions, and Platform.

2. To conduct an endorsement vote for each of the five state constitutional offices and the United States Senate as provided in Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution of the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

3. To hear reports from party leaders, elected officials, and other invited speakers.

4. To transact any other business that may be necessary to gain the objectives of the Republican Party of Wisconsin

This CALL TO CONVENTION was unanimously passed at the December 5, 2009, meeting of the State Executive Committee held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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Grassroots E-Gazette - October 1, 2009 - Wisconsin Congressional Democrats Just Cannot Get it Right


October 1, 2009

Welcome to the WISGOP Grassroots E-Gazette, a weekly newsletter designed to keep you informed and to help you spread our conservative message to your networks across the state.

Obey, Kind, Kagen Would Welcome Terror Suspects

Today Wisconsin’s Congressional Democrats voted against a successful GOP measure to keep GuantanamoBay detainees out of theUnited States!

Congressional Seats in WI Targeted in 2010 Election

The NRCC has recognized three Congressional Districts in Wisconsin currently held by Democrats that will be targets as we take back the majority in 2010. The seats are currently held by Congressmen Steve Kagen, Ron Kind, and David Obey.

Support for Obamacare Hits New Low

New poll numbers show declining support for Obama’s health care plan. Only 41% of voters nationwide favor health care reform proposed by Obama and congressional Democrats.

Watch the video “Dictionary” to see why

Obey Signs His Own Paycheck, Ignores Real Priorities

Congressman David Obey , chairman of House Appropriations Committee, took another shot at his own credibility this week when he essentially signed his own paycheck while ignoring more pressing legislative issues. No wonder he’ll be vulnerable in 2010!

Sensenbrenner’s Reaction to Louis Butler as U.S. District Judge

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has first-hand experience working in a bipartisan fashion on judicial appointments, but the Democrats never asked him for input on their latest disappointing nominee.

Auto Insurance Rates UP Thanks to State Budget

Democrats included hidden insurance provisions in the State Budget that could potentially raise insurance premiums by 30%. It only gets worse for motorcyclists who could see rates jump 550%!

Democrats’ iPod Tax Begins Today

Starting today iTunes downloads, ring tones, and e-greetings will cost more thanks to a brand new digital downloads tax courtesy of Democrats in the State Legislature.

Buying Their Silence

President Obama is raising money for Democratic governors to quell their opposition to his state health care tax. The fundraiser for theDemocratic Governors Association will be held tonight and is expected to rake in at least $500,000.

8 Things Obama Never Mentions About “Health Insurance Reform

As part of his attempt to mislead the public about what health insurance reform will do for them, Obama fails to discuss eight important points. The Senate Democrats’ bill taxes innovative medical devices, includes a $550 billion income tax on small businesses, and more.

Feingold’s Fundraising Fabrication

Senator Russ Feingold sent a fundraising e-mail that claims he’s been outspent in every Senate race he’s ever run. Considering Feingold spent $4 million more than his opponent in 2004, his claim is laughable.

Better Late than Never? Dept. Head takes Responsibility

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Secretary Reggie Bicha finally took responsibility for oversight of the troubled Wisconsin Shares program; however, taxpayers and Republican members of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee are still looking for answers.

A Tale of Two Budgets is Brewing in Milwaukee

While Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker proposed his eighth consecutive budget with a property tax freeze, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett proposed raising the tax rate by nearly 10%. And, unlike Walker’s proposal, Mayor Barrett’s budget cuts vital funds to public safety.

Assembly GOP Reps. Ask Committee For Movement on Job-Promoting Bills

Four Assembly GOP Reps sent a letter to request the job-promoting bills they authored be given a fair shake at the Assembly Jobs and Economy Committee’s public hearing this month. Republicans are hopeful the Democrat-controlled Committee will give good legislation a fair chance rather than playing politics.

Rep. Rich Zipperer, ranking member of the committee, appeared on UPFRONT with Mike Gousha over the weekend to talk jobs.

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