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Entries by Ruth Conniff from 12/2011

Tommy Thompson's Secret Talks With Scott Walker Show Conservative Drift of Walker's Wisconsin

| Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

As the political crisis was brewing in Wisconsin last winter, Governor Scott Walker rebuffed former governor Tommy Thompson's advice to reach a compromise with public employee unions, according to a state senator as well as a friend of Thompson's who was involved in the political drama at the time.

Walker Recall Activists Aim For A Million Signatures

| Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

Now that they have gathered more than half a million signatures on petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker, recall organizers have upped the ante. "My advice was always to talk about 1 million -- to say, 'We are one million strong,'" says social media and technology consultant Bryan Bliss, who works with the activist group Wisconsin Wave. "All our internal projections show we are going to land with one million signatures by January."