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Fresh Take with Josh Dukelow

Kathleen Vinehout on Fresh Take with Josh Dukelow June 20, 2018.

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The Devil’s Advocates WI Gubernatorial Debates round 2

The Devils have candidates Mahlon Mitchell and Kathleen Vinehout in studio to debate head to head for an hour in part one of this WI Gubernatorial debate series.

Listen at The Devil's Advocates.


One of the 10: Democratic governor candidate visits Janesville

Democrats and others who vote in the Democratic primary have until Aug. 14 to decide which of the Democrats they want running for governor.

One of the candidates, a state senator named Kathleen Vinehout, spoke to about 40 people at the Hilltop International Pub on Tuesday.

Vinehout has this recommendation for those trying to figure out which of 10 Democrats to support: Go to the candidates’ websites and look at the solutions they propose to the state’s problems.

Read more at the Janesville Gazette.


Vinehout Is Different Kind of Democrat

When Kathleen Vinehout walked on stage to give her speech at the state Democratic Convention this year, she was pumping her right fist in the air.

The state senator, who represents a portion of western Wisconsin in the Legislature, had a huge grin on her face and was singing along to her walk-on song, “All Fired Up,” by Pat Benatar.

When she got to the podium, she balled both of her fists, held them to her chest and raised her chin to the sky, totally reveling in the moment.

“Why are we all fired up?” she asked the crowed. “It’s our time to win!”

Read more on Urban Milwaukee


Kathleen Vinehout: Penalizing people for being poor

Do new strict requirements for Medicaid adopted by states violate the law? A federal court is set to decide after recent arguments presented by policy experts who said the requirements do violate the law.

The case arose from Kentucky’s decision to create strict work requirements for getting healthcare through Medicaid. In January, the Trump administration invited states to submit “demonstration proposals” that make it much harder for people to qualify for or remain on Medicaid.

Read more at The Tomah Journal.


Democratic Sen. Kathleen Vinehout Hopes To Take Policy Chops To Governor's Office

When Kathleen Vinehout walked on stage to give her speech at the state Democratic Convention this year, she was pumping her right fist in the air.

The state senator, who represents a portion of western Wisconsin in the Legislature, had a huge grin on her face and was singing along to her walk-on song, "All Fired Up," by Pat Benatar.

When she got to the podium, she balled both of her fists, held them to her chest and raised her chin to the sky, totally reveling in the moment.

Read more at WPR.org


Liberal group winnows its Democratic gubernatorial picks to 4 candidates

A liberal group whose members include supporters of Wisconsin’s 2016 presidential primary winner, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has winnowed its picks of Democratic gubernatorial candidates to four, based on an online vote.

Those candidates are former Wisconsin Democracy Campaign executive director Mike McCabe, state firefighter union president Mahlon Mitchell, former Madison state Rep. Kelda Roys and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, of Alma.

Read more at the Wisconsin State Journal


Wisconsin's Choice voters select their top four Democratic picks for governor

our candidates have emerged from the second round of an effort by two liberal groups to winnow the Wisconsin's 10-candidate Democratic gubernatorial field. 

Voters who participated in the second round of the Wisconsin's Choice online poll selected political activist Mike McCabe, state firefighters union head Mahlon Mitchell, former state Rep. Kelda Roys and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout as the finalists who will compete for the organization's endorsement. 

Voters were able to rank candidates in order of preference. A Wisconsin's Choice spokeswoman said the group will not release the order of preference within the top four, but said none of the candidates received more than 24 percent of the first place votes. 

Read more at The Cap Times


Vinehout backs universal background checks for firearm sales, knocks Foxconn subsidies

Dem guv candidate Kathleen Vinehout says she’d support universal background checks for all gun sales.

These checks, she added, would be applicable to federally-licensed dealers as well as gun sales among private individuals, which she argued should be allowed to continue.

“It’s a protection for the owner as much as for society,” the Alma senator said at a WisPolitics.com luncheon Thursday in Madison.

Read more at WisPolitics


BustED Pencils: A Dairy Farm Democrat for Governor

Kathleen's interview with BustED Pencils is now available online!

#BustEDPencils Episode 46: A Dairy Farm Democrat for Governor 

http://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-46-dairy-farm-democrat-governor/