Governor Scott Walker
Gov. Walker is calling for an “army of grass-roots volunteers” to combat what he says will be a coordinated attack against his re-election campaign by “big government” Washington-based special interests. Walker officially kicked off his re-election effort with a rally Sunday before a couple hundred backers at a factory outside of Milwaukee. Walker said “we are moving Wisconsin forward” but there’s work to be done cutting taxes, making college more affordable, fighting opioid abuse and putting people to work. More than a dozen Democrats are either running or thinking of taking on Walker for the November 2018 election. Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of Walker’s event.
Congressman Mike Gallagher
Rep. Gallagher is inviting all Northeast Wisconsin veterans to take part in the Veterans History Project in an effort to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American veterans. During the course of the next year, Rep. Gallagher will be facilitating interviews with 8th District veterans, and submitting their oral histories or personal documents for preservation in the national Veterans History Project Archive at the Library of Congress. “Northeast Wisconsin is home to more than 46,000 veterans – that’s more than 46,000 individuals with their own unique, personal stories to tell. The Veterans History Project is a powerful tool we have at our disposal to honor and preserve the service and sacrifice of our veterans for future generations to appreciate. By collecting and hearing our veterans’ stories firsthand we can learn valuable lessons and preserve our exceptional heritage.” Gallagher is inviting all constituents in the 8th District to participate in the project by joining him in collecting the stories of veterans in the community. The project accepts written and recorded interviews, diaries, letters, photographs and two-dimensional art for submission. Visit loc.gov/vets/kit.html for more information.
Source: Gallagher press release
Senator Tammy Baldwin
A major Democratic super PAC is rolling out a seven-figure ad campaign in Wisconsin defending Sen. Baldwin’s voting record on taxes, after a conservative group accused her of backing tax hikes. The Senate Majority PAC, a group run by allies of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is launching the television and digital ad campaign, which totals more than $1 million. It targets Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, a conservative group backed by the Republican mega-donor Koch brothers, which announced a $1.7 million ad campaign last week taking aim at Baldwin for protecting special interests and tax increases. “There’s a reason out of state billionaires are smearing Tammy Baldwin,” the new Senate Majority PAC ad says. “They’re protecting the rigged system that only works for them.” Baldwin, who is in her first term in the Senate, is up for reelection next year in a state narrowly won by President Trump in 2016.
Senator Ron Johnson
Sen. Johnson, chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Geronimo Gutierrez, on Nov. 2 to discuss recent incidents involving American tourists in Mexico, including the death of Pewaukee native Abbey Conner and injuries sustained by her brother Austin Conner. In addition, Johnson recently sent a letter to the Office of the Inspector General urging it to examine how the U.S. State Department monitors, records and reports overseas incidents involving physical abuse or death after the potential consumption of tainted alcohol.
Source: Johnson press release
President Donald Trump
As President Trump prepares to set foot for the first time on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea rolled out its twisted version of the red carpet, mocking Trump as a “lunatic old man” and sparking fears a missile or nuke test could be imminent. “No one can predict when the lunatic old man of the White House, lost to senses, will start a nuclear war against [North Korea],” the regime’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said in a statement Monday. “The U.S. should not expect us to make any change.” The Hermit Kingdom, referencing dictator Kim Jong Un, said an “outstanding leader” will determine the country’s destiny. Without “distinguished leadership,” North Korea would have “fallen a victim to the invasion by the barbarous U.S. imperialists.”