The Badger Politic

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

July 19th, 2018    

Episode 62: WisDems debate super colossal spectaular

This week, we review how the Wisconsin Dems did in the governor's debate last week. Then we shift focus to Helsinki, Finland where Trump seemed to confirm peoples' worst fears about his cozy relationship with Vlad Putin. For additional insight, we're joined by a special guest who adds his perspective on all things Trump.


July 12th, 2018    

Episode 61: SCOTUS nominee revealed

Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick to replace Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court. What's the way forward for Democrats still fuming over the loss of the last pick, and what's the impact on the fall election? We'll assess that and also the potential impact it could have on the governor's race here in Wisconsin.


July 4th, 2018    

Episode 60: Independence Day

It's Independence Day. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement so we assess the fallout from that, and what the road ahead looks like as a result. We do a status check on the November elections. A number of protests took place surrounding immigration policy this past weekend. We ask the question what should the future of ICE look like?


June 28th, 2018    

Episode 59: Trump’s comin’ to town

The fearless leader is coming to Milwaukee to raise money for the Scott Walker and the GOP as well as posing for pictures at the Foxconn groundbreaking. A bad week at the Supreme Court. Notably, we recorded this before the big news today that Anthony Kennedy will be retiring. Also, two candidates drop out in the race to replace Walker for governor. We also cover a number of primaries around the country that took place on Tuesday night.


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.


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