Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I would be ok with any of the four Republican candidates against Tammy Baldwin. It’s clear from my blog who I support. To me, it’s Tommy Thompson’s race to lose and he has the very best chance of beating
Because Thompson is the favorite, he becomes the go- to- guy for negative attacks that started last week. The former Governor and Cabinet Secretary is having his conservative credentials being questioned because of comments made years ago about an individual mandate for health care and his spending record. Yes, he spent, but at a time when money was flowing into the state coffers like crazy. He also successfully rejected a ton of state spending with his veto pen.
Wanna beat Tommy up? How about Eric Hovde’s record of supporting Jim Doyle, tax increases, and his comments on
Mark Neumann realizes he’s in third place behind Thompson and Hovde. Remember he said he’d run a clean campaign? That’s why he’s enlisted the help of the National Club for Growth that predictably has railed against Thompson (they always have) but has also gone after Hovde. Neumann wants it both ways. He’s campaigning clean (witness his current ad talking about how he loved going to Sunday school because that’s where he met his future bride) while his hired guns in other ads attack the front-runners.
This conservative remembers the outright lies Neumann made against Governor Walker during the gubernatorial primary and thus, Neumann doesn’t get my support unless it’s in the general.
Jeff Fitzgerald would be a tremendous candidate, but he’s gotten into the media game far too late. His chances are slim.
I’m getting a lot of correspondences from the Hovde campaign but have refused to post on my blog. It’d be nice if they’d tell the truth.
Here’s a piece I received today.
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I take issue with the line that begins, “In addition to two recent polls that show us either leading or running neck-and-neck for the GOP nomination…”
The poll that shows Hovde with a slight lead is a Democrat pollster and is therefore, quite suspect. Democrats want anyone but Thompson to win the primary because they know Thompson beats
Does Hovde have some momentum? Possibly, in solidying his second place spot by pulling away from Neumann and Fitzgerald. But neck-and-neck for the lead? At the moment, no.
Capturing the US Senate is a must for the GOP. Tommy Thompson gives the GOP its best chance in
But I want to win badly in November. And I have complete faith in Tommy Thompson.
July 16, 2012
For Immediate Release
CRG Co-sponsors Republican
All Four Candidates to Be in Attendance
CRG Network is co-sponsoring a candidate forum in conjunction with Businesses for Wisconsin Jobs featuring all four Wisconsin Republican candidates for U.S. Senate competing in the upcoming August primary.
The forum will be held:
Wednesday, July 18th
11:00AM until 1:30PM
Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor
Attendance requires advance reservations. The cost is $30 per person or $250 for a table of ten. A sit-down lunch will be provided and a cash bar is available. Valet parking is available at the