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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:48 PM

 

Wisconsin: John Nichols Says Mary Burke has a lot in common with Right Wisconsin: "In many ways ...

John Nichols Says Mary Burke has a lot in common with Right Wisconsin: "In many ways closer to a lot of their ideologies"

http://www.uppitywis.org/blogarticle/john-nichols-says-mary-burke-has-lot-common-right-wisconsin-many

Ruh-roh.
Last Friday, Capitol Times Associate Editor and Washington Correspondent for The Nation, John Nichols, responded to a clip from Right Wisconsin, saying:

"The fact of the matter is that they're noting a reality that a lot of people are noting. The complexity of the situation is that Mary Burke is in many ways closer to a lot of their ideologies than too, than too alot of the people they criticize." -John Nichols


Here's some evidence to back up John's judgement ....

http://news.wpr.org/post/mary-burke-says-shes-open-iron-mine-not-fast-track-legislation


The only currently-declared Democratic candidate for governor says she's open to a proposed open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills, but she says she would have vetoed the Republican bill passed this year that speeds up the mine permitting process.

Mary Burke was in Superior, Ashland and Bayfield over the weekend as part of her state campaign tour. She says she got an earful about mining. “People are concerned about whether we are risking the sustainability and natural resources that are such assets to the state without the needed protections,” Burke said. “People are concerned about jobs, and want to make sure we do have good paying jobs, but also want to make sure that that's balanced with protecting our resources, which are important for not only this generation but generations to come.”

Burke says she's still looking into the issue and thinks mining can happen, but only under certain circumstances, not those set by the Republican legislation. “If the conditions are right, we should be looking at opportunities that are going to create jobs, but we make sure we are protecting our natural resources.”

While in Ashland, Burke didn't meet with Bad River tribal officials, who are among the leading opponents of the mine, but she says she'd like to do that. She says it's important to meet with people who would be affected by an iron ore mine.



Oh, and so much for the 'Vinehout doesn't have a chance' crowd ...


http://bloggingblue.com/2013/10/poll-shows-burke-vinehout-in-a-dead-heat-with-gov-walker/


Poll shows Burke, Vinehout in a dead heat with Gov. Walker

With the election for governor still more than a year away, a new poll shows the race is already close.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker had 47% and Democrat Mary Burke had 45% in a poll of 800 registered voters released Tuesday by Marquette Law School.

...

The results also were close when Walker was matched with state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), who is also considering a run. She finished third in a four-way Democratic primary to oppose Walker in his recall election last year. In the poll, Walker had 47% to Vinehout’s 44%. Among those polled, 79% said they didn’t know enough about the legislator to rate her.


Sounds to me like lefty cheeseheads are willing to support Vinehout against Walker even if they don't know her. Just wait 'til they do!

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Scuba Oct 2013 OP
HereSince1628 Oct 2013 #1
Scuba Oct 2013 #2
EC Oct 2013 #3
riversedge Oct 2013 #5
postulater Oct 2013 #4
riversedge Oct 2013 #6

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 02:20 PM

1. You know, I'd run myself, but, well

the truth of the matter is I am ME, and that sort of spoils everything.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 02:40 PM

2. Yeah, I have a similar problem.

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 03:37 PM

3. I'm thinking I'm going to have to hold my nose

to vote for her. She's for school vouchers too.

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Response to EC (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:43 AM

5. From my understanding Burke at least does not want an expansion statewide

For what that is worth. Does that mean she would expand in the Milwaukee area???

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:14 PM

4. I want a primary with Vinehout, at least.

There's some issues that need to be discussed. Kathleen will do that. She is smart and energetic and willing to listen.
Saw her at Bobfest and last year during the primary.

I don't want just some Dem party officials deciding who I am allowed to vote for.

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Response to postulater (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:46 AM

6. I think primaries are good for all. The candidates get

to "practice" their positions--learn how to debate and articulate their messages. On the other hand they are fodder for the opposition. But the benefits outway the cons IMHO. I too have had the opportunity to talk with Kathleen and I like her personally--and politically. And I certainly do not like the WisDems telling us who our candidate will be.

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