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Branch, County & District Caucuses in 2015

RPW STATE CONVENTION: May 15-17, 2015, The LaCrosse Center, LaCrosse, WI
register at http://www.wisgop.org/convention

WI Federation of Republican Women Luncheon on Saturday May 16, 2015, LaCrosse, WI
register at https://wfrwconventionluncheon.eventbrite.com/

DISTRICT CAUCUSES:
*First District Caucus: Sat. March 21, Registration at 8:30, Caucus at 9:00. at Copper Falls Restaurant, 102 Allen St., Clinton, WI
*Fourth District Caucus: Sat. March 28, Registration & Buffet Breakfast begins at 9:30am. Caucus starts around 10 - 10:30am. Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI.
*Fifth District Caucus: Sun. March 22. Hilton Gardens Hotel at Park Place. The location is right off Hwy 41/45 at Good Hope Road. We will have the brunch followed the our caucus business.
*Sixth District Caucus: Sat. March 28 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Club in Columbus, WI.

COUNTY CAUCUS:
The official caucus of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (RPMC) will be on Sat. February 21, 2015.
Special guests are Vicki McKenna of WISN Radio and 6th CD Rep. Glenn Grothman.
Registration at 8:00am. Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. The caucus will begin at 9:00am.
Location: Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217
THIS IS A MEMBER EVENT ONLY. Membership renewals must by made no later than Thursday February 12, 2015 to be eligible to vote. New members must join no later than Friday January 23, 2015 to be eligible to vote and attend the meeting.
Caucus agenda includes election of Executive Board officers and members-at-large for 2015 to 2017; adoption of rules, credentials, resolutions; constitution changes tabled from last year; vote on delegates/alternates; and any other business to come before the caucus.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR COUNTY CAUCUS

If you want to be on the RPMC Exec Board, contact Jay Hintze.
SIX BRANCHES OF THE RPMC:
There is no admission charge for branch caucuses (caucii?), but you must be a current member of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County to participate in your local caucus.
If you want to be on the board of a local branch of the RPMC, contact the current branch chair, and attend your local branch caucus.

1. Milwaukee North: Sam Hagedorn, chair
Tues. January 20, 2015, 7pm at Mama’s on 78th & Burleigh.

2. Milwaukee South: Michael Murphy, chair
Mon. January 19, 2015, 6:30pm, at Joe’s K Ranch, 4840 S. Whitnall Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110

3. Northshore: Avi Zarmi, chair
Wed. January 21, 2015, at the Glendale Radisson Hotel. The Lincoln Dinner starts at 6:00; the caucus will be at the end, probably 7:30 or so.

4. Southwest Suburban: Roseann Dieck, chair, swsrepublicans@hotmail.com
Wed. January 28, 2015, 6:00pm, at Franklin Public Library, 9151 West Loomis Road, Franklin, WI

5. Wauwatosa: Becky Geary, chair
http://wauwatosarepublicans.com
Wed. January 21, 2015, 6:30pm, at the Wauwatosa Fire Department on Underwood.

6. West Allis/West Milwaukee: Ron Rieboldt, chair
Thur. January 29, 2015, 7pm at the RPMC HQ.

Important Spring Election Information

Dear Friends,

On April 7th, 2015, Wisconsin voters will elect the next Supreme Court Justice for a ten year term, and vote on a GOP-backed constitutional amendment to determine how the Chief Justice is chosen. It is vital that our supporters vote YES on this amendment to secure a more efficient and effective State Supreme Court.  Please review the information below to learn more:

What is it?

Today, under existing rules, the longest-serving Justice on the Supreme Court holds the chief justice position.  Wisconsin is one of only five states in which the chief justice is based solely on seniority.  In the State Legislature, the Assembly and Senate both elect their own leaders.  The committee of 10 chief judges who lead the circuit courts in Wisconsin elect their own leader.

This constitutional amendment would allow a majority of the justices serving on the court to elect their chief justice to a two-year term.  This common-sense amendment inserts democracy into the process – and will result in a more efficient and effective Supreme Court.

What will the ballot question look like?

Ballot Question: Shall section 4(2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the Supreme Court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?

A “Yes” vote will allow a majority of Justices to elect their chief justice to a two-year term.

How can I help?

Pass this information along to your social circles to ensure our supporters are aware of the upcoming spring election and become educated on what will appear on the ballot.

With your help, we can secure a more efficient and effective State Supreme Court, and join the vast majority of states that allow a majority of justices to elect their chief justice.

On Wisconsin,
Brad Courtney
Chairman
Republican Party of Wisconsin

Digital Strategies Fuel 2016 Campaign Launch Decisions

Rand Paul sends Snapchats, Jeb Bush makes his own Instagram videos, and Hillary Clinton comments on current events and policy through Twitter. Soon, they may all be broadcasting major speeches and private events through Meerkat—if they haven’t already. In the social-media-driven world of modern politics, “digital first” is the mantra of presidential campaigns.

As if to underscore that point, Ted Cruz announced the official launch of his campaign for the Oval Office through a simple tweet just after midnight Monday morning. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support,” said the tweet, which included a link to a 30-second video. The conservative firebrand is the first potential candidate to enter the 2016 race, and will kick off his campaign at Liberty University on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.

Digital strategies—once novelties in 2004, add-ons in 2008 and must-haves by 2012—are now the engine rooms of presidential campaigns. The considerations about digital, touching every aspect of presidential bids, even influence how and when the campaigns for the White House will launch, experts told RCP in interviews.

Read more by By Alexis Simendinger & Caitlin Huey-Burns at RealClearPolitics.com

Find Your Local RPW Field Office

As part of our commitment to build our Party and steadily prepare for the next election in 2016, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is now 6 offices strong across the state. Find your local office and get involved today to help spread our message.

Be a part of expanding our base and growing the Party. Contact your local field director today!

Milwaukee Regional Field Office
Field Director: David Bredemus
Address: 500 W Brown Deer Rd STE 208, Bayside, WI 53217
Contact: dbredemus AT wisgop.info

Waukesha Regional Field Office
Field Director: Nick Colletti
Address: 1701 Pearl Street, Waukesha, WI 53186
Contact: ncolletti AT wisgop.info

See the complete list at http://www.wisgop.org/volunteer/

Come visit your local Republican Party of Milwaukee County office
Mail: P.O. Box 14665
Office: 1488 So. 84th St. (Just south of Greenfield Avenue)
West Allis, WI 53214

The Scott Walker File

Tracking Wisconsin’s governor and the 2016 presidential campaign

JSonline.com

It’s Better To Be On Disability Than Work Minimum Wage

The sad truth in the USA, as we explained in great detail here, incentives to ‘work’ are increasingly non-existent. Thanks to a never-ending stream of benefits from the great and powerful Oz, as CNBC’s Rick Santelli notes, Disability payments (of which there are 14 million people covered in the US - none of which count towards the unemployment rate) pay around $13,000 per year (versus $15,000 for minimum wage work). However, Santelli exclaims, the people on disability get healthcare; and this program costs the US $300 billion per year. Is it any wonder that only 1% of those who were on disability in Q1 2011 have left? Santelli comments, “I’m not saying there aren’t people that are on disability that shouldn’t be, but much of it is illnesses like back pain… it’s a judgment call,” adding that, “without incentives, large issues go …totally unfixed.”

From ZeroHedge.com

Always ask The Magic Question: What gets rewarded?

Happy Birthday Republican Party!

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The first public meeting where the name “Republican” was suggested for a new anti-slavery party was held on March 20, 1854 in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin.

RPW Milwaukee Field Office Grand Opening on Sat March 14

Join us this Saturday at 12 noon to celebrate our grand opening!

North Shore Republican Office
500 W. Brown Deer Rd., Suite 208
Bayside, WI 53217

Contact David Bredemus
dbredemus@wisgop.info

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the new Milwaukee Field Office! This office will serve as a hub for our grassroots operation which will focus on growing our party and continuing to build relationships in the surrounding communities.

We invite you to join us in celebrating our historic victories and to begin our work to organize for future success. Upcoming elections will bring even greater challenges – and we must stand together to continue moving Wisconsin forward.

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See Scott Run

Does the road to the White House start in Wisconsin?

Urbandale, Iowa
Scott Walker is running for president, but he can’t say that just quite yet. “I hate the word ‘explore,’ ” he tells a group of activists at a private meeting in the strip mall offices of Our American Revival, the political organization through which Walker is exploring a presidential bid. Walker says that lawyers tell him he has to use that word when discussing his “likely campaign” in order to avoid running afoul of campaign finance rules. In case there’s any doubt about how likely that campaign is, Walker concludes his remarks by saying, “We’re going to beat Hillary Clinton.”

Read more by John McCormack at WeeklyStandard.com

NY Times Champions Partisan Witch Hunt Against Scott Walker

They cheer on a disgraceful lawsuit targeting the frontrunner.

One of the things which makes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker such an attractive presidential candidate is the resoluteness of his fight for the Wisconsin taxpayer.

He has fought against the political domination of far-Left unions like AFSCME, SEIU, and the NEA-affiliated teachers’ union WEAC. In the course of that struggle, Walker has won three elections, the middle one being the historic recall election in which a sitting governor resisted an attempted recall for the first time in U.S. history. He won more votes than he had in the original election in 2010.

As a result of that bruising fight, if any of the likely Republican candidates can be said to be “vetted,” it’s Walker.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

How Scott Walker Brings Out the Worst in the Left

Imagine that I’m a political consultant. This week, my clients, who are all government employees, are hopping mad about cuts in their state’s spending.

“Don’t worry, folks,” I tell them, muttering something random about “optics” and “externalities,” which is the oldest political consultant trick in the book. “Here’s the plan. Gather a group of about 100 protestors, invade a quiet residential neighborhood, and shout through bullhorns at the governor’s house!”

Talk about winning hearts and minds! Lest you doubt, the plan gets even better. Having forgotten that the governor lives in the state governor’s mansion, not his old house—details, details—my gullible group of protestors will actually be bellowing at a house where the governor’s elderly parents live, all alone!

Read more by Heather Wilhelm at RealClearPolitics.com

Why welfare, food stamps, and other programs often discourage work

Food stamps, welfare, Medicaid and other tax and transfer systems can sometimes penalize people for earning that extra dollar of income

Economists and many policymakers generally agree that our tax and transfer systems should promote opportunity, work, saving, and education rather than consumption. The problem is these programs often penalize people for earning that extra dollar of income. Rather than promoting work and savings, these implicit taxes punish such otherwise positive behavior.

These penalties occur in TANF (formerly welfare), SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, the new health exchange subsidy, Pell grants, student loans, and unemployment compensation. The tax code also is loaded with disincentives to work, save, and study.

Read more by Gene Steuerle at csmonitor.com

The Opposition Takes Notice of Scott Walker

The smears against Romney at least occurred during the actual campaign.

One of the low points of the 2012 presidential campaign came from a spate of news stories about Mitt Romney’s alleged bullying of a college roommate. The Left would not allow the allegation to die, and Romney was finally forced to issue a public apology for what he rightly termed “high school pranks that may have hurt others,” as though this had any relevance or bearing on his fitness to serve as president of the United States.

At least in Romney’s case, they waited until there was actually a campaign.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

The Walker-Stupid, Obama-Genius Myth

On Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC show this past week Yale-educated Howard Dean added a new word to the lexicon of Democratic condescension, “unknowledgeable.”

“Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations that did not have a college degree,” said Dean of the Wisconsin governor. “And that’s a problem.” Scarborough countered later in the conversation, “Well, nobody is accusing Scott Walker of being dumb because he didn’t graduate from college except you.”

“I didn’t say dumb,” Dean clarified. “I said unknowledgeable.”

Despite their self-designation as the party of the people, the Democrats will reinforce this “unknowledgeable” theme at every opportunity. Through their control of the media, they have been rigging political IQ tests for the last half-century, if not longer.

Read more by Jack Cashill at AmericanThinker.com

Vicki McKenna talks with guest Avi Zarmi from PJ Media about anti Semitic graffiti in Madison

http://www.wiba.com/media/podcast-upfront-with-vicki-mckenna-vickimckenna/vicki-mckenna-hr1-monday-25816730/

Vicki talks with guest Avi Zarmi from PJ Media about anti Semitic graffiti in Madison. Plus guest Jed Babbin talks about the Middle East and more.

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