February 6, 2017
[Madison, WI]— Over the weekend, the Republican Party of Wisconsin geared up for the 2018 election by reopening all Regional Field Offices across the state. These offices and the work of grassroots supporters will help push for the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, hold Senator Tammy Baldwin accountable, and mobilize for more Republican victories in 2018.
Led by Governor Scott Walker, Senator Jon Johnson, U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher and others, Republicans at the openings celebrated success in 2016 while looking to build on a campaign infrastructure that will deliver results into the future.
Read excerpts from Saturday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coverage or the full article here.
Led by Gov. Scott Walker, GOP rips Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Neil Gorsuch nomination
By Bill Glauber
February 4, 2017
Led by Gov. Scott Walker, Republicans on Saturday blasted Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin for opposing President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Walker urged voters to call Baldwin’s office to demand a fair hearing for Gorsuch while the National Republican Senatorial Committee launched a television ad taking on the first-term senator from Madison.
The GOP political push marks the opening salvo in the 2018 race that will pit Baldwin against a Republican challenger. It is also part of a month-long high court campaign as Republicans target Democratic senators who represent states that went for Trump in the fall election.
On Friday, Walker directed a string of tweets at Baldwin including one that said: “Hypocrisy: telling others to meet with #SCOTUS nominee in 2016, but announcing your vote on nominee in 2017 before a meeting”
Walker, expected to run for re-election in 2018, noted that on Tuesday Baldwin said she would meet with Gorsuch, but on Thursday she declared she would vote against Trump’s nominee.
“I think that’s pretty suspicious,” Walker said. “I think it’s fairly likely that the liberal, big-government special interests in Washington told her ‘no, we’re not going to fund your campaign, we’re not going to support your efforts if you don’t shut down this process and vote no.’ ”