The Badger Politic

Narrowcasting from our undisclosed bunker in Milwaukee with your hosts Scott Stearns and Paul Sickel.

June 21st, 2018    

Episode 58: New Marquette poll is out

Lots to review this week from Trump's detestable policy on separating families at the border, a Supreme Court sort-of decision on gerrymandering, and Milwaukee being a finalist to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

From there, we take a dive into the brand new Marquette poll to see if there are any surprises to uncover as it relates to the upcoming elections in August and November.


June 13th, 2018    

Episode 57: Wisconsin extra special election day

Trump meets with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Wisconsin finally holds elections to visit two vacant seats in the state legislature much to the chagrin of Gov. Scott Walker. We're two months away from the Wisconsin governor's race so we'll check in on who's trending and who's not.


June 7th, 2018    

Episode 56: Primary night and Wisconsin Democrats party in Oshkosh

Eight states held primary elections on Tuesday night. We'll cover the California races and others on this week's show. Also, this past weekend, Wisconsin Democrats held their annual convention and the candidates for governor took center stage. We'll go over the winners and losers and look ahead to the primary on August 14th.


May 31st, 2018    

Episode 55: Last call for candidates for governor

We have the final list of candidates to run against Gov. Scott Walker in November. In this episode, we'll run through the list and do a status check of the other races that will be on the ballot. For this week's White House insanity check, we'll check in on where we are on the North Korea talks.


May 24th, 2018    

Episode 54: Judging the horse race

This week, we take time to run down how the fall elections are shaping up from the House and Senate down to the statehouses, and offer our predictions based on how things are looking. We also take some time to discuss the state of gerrymandering, and how an upcoming Supreme Court decision could impact future elections.


May 17th, 2018    

Episode 53: Wisconsin election update

It's finally spring in Wisconsin so it's definitely time to shift this fall's elections into high gear. We'll take stock in the governor's race, and speculate as to who should needs to drop out of the crowded Democratic field. We also look at the likelihood of who will control the US House and Senate come 2019.


May 10th, 2018    

Episode 52: Iran deal broken and spring cleaning primary style

The Iran nuclear deal is in critical condition after the US has pledged to violate the terms of the agreement. Primaries took place Tuesday night in four states. We explore the results to see if the blue wave is showing signs of receding.


May 3rd, 2018    

Episode 51: Correspondents dinner, North Korea, and net neutrality

New this week, the White House correspondents dinner doesn't know how to contend with the likes of Michelle Wolff. North Korea and South Korea may be on the verge of a peace treaty after decades of a standstill following the war. Senate Democrats look to force a vote next week on overturning the FCC's relaxing of net neutrality rules.


April 25th, 2018    

Episode 50: Hey, it’s episode 50!

We celebrate our 50th episode by diving a little deeper into our predictions about the finalists on the Democratic side for governor. We also take a look at the latest Republican to jump into the race to replace Paul Ryan. We talk a little sports too.


April 17th, 2018    

Episode 49: Happy trails Paul Ryan

The Speaker of the House will not seek reelection. Word has it he's already got a list of household chores he's super excited about. As promised, we go over who we consider to be the front runners in the race for Wisconsin governor.


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