Two sharply different statements regarding the now-stalled investigation into whether there was illegal coordination among conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign rose to the top of our most-clicked list for June. A statement by Rep. Paul Ryan on whether or not Medicare is growing broke also received lots of attention.
More than four months out before the November 2014 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin, some of the campaign themes are coming into focus.
Gov. Scott Walker's record on jobs and the economy. How that record compares to that of his predecessor, Democrat Jim Doyle. And the record of likely Democratic nominee Mary Burke, both as Doyle's commerce secretary and as a former executive of Trek Bicycle Corp.
The PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views in February 2014 (Barack Obama was No. 1, Scott Walker No. 2) are a little like the advertising on a NASCAR racing car.
All over the map.
The bright lights of the national media often cast a favorable glow on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after the November 2013 release of his book, sowing speculation that he would be a contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
A few months later, on Feb. 23, 2014, the lights might have made Walker feel like he was under the heat of an interrogation.
As Walker continues to stir national interest, we offer a primer on who he is, focusing on recent PolitiFact Wisconsin items on three key themes of his time as governor: jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility.
The debate over a photo ID law for Wisconsin elections has uncorked round after round of dramatic rhetoric from both sides. PolitiFact Wisconsin takes a look at how Wisconsin's law compares to others enacted around the country. And we probe whether the term "disenfranchised" has been used accurately in the debate.