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Mordecai Lee

Mordecai Lee is a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate. Lee was born on August 27, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... More »Mordecai Lee is a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate. Lee was born on August 27, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Syracuse University. Currently, he is a member of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He has also been a member of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In 1990, he was named Executive Director of the Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations. Before being elected to public office himself, Lee was a legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Henry S. Reuss. Lee was elected to the Assembly in 1976 and was elected to the Senate in 1982 and served from 1983 until 1989. He was succeeded in his Senate seat by future U.S. Representative Tom Barrett. Lee is a Democrat. [ Wikipedia ]

Documents released in probe of former aide to Wisconsin governor

The document release will not likely hurt Walker's chances to be Republican presidential candidate, said Mordecai Lee, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. "His ultimate defense is that they had all these documents and I wasn't indicted and I was never ...

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Scott Walker Needs Wisconsin Win To Vie For Presidential Nomination: Analysis

"Walker is working his way down the presidential to-do list," said Mordecai Lee, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. "He's doing the formula to a 'T'. " He is hardly alone. Besides Christie, other Republican White House aspirants include two U.S. ...

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Why Wisconsin's recall election matters to Obama and Romney

"The Wisconsin recall is what the Spanish Civil War was to World War II," Mordecai Lee, a governmental affairs professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, told Hotsheet. Lee said the state is "a warm up, a testing ground" for the presidential race. Although Wisconsin ...

How Two Similar States Ended Up Worlds Apart In Politics : It's All Politics : NPR

Wisconsin historically has had more residents with German and Eastern and Central European backgrounds, while Minnesota attracted more Scandinavians, says Mordecai Lee, a former state legislator who teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. "During their working years, they were ...

Uncompromised: Why Scott Walker Survived His Recall

) “I’ve never seen him compromise,” says Mordecai Lee, a former Democratic assemblyman and political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Those who know Walker say he has always been this way. Sheldon Wasserman, a Democrat who served with the governor in the state assembly ...

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Two years from re-election, Chris Abele plows money into campaign fund

Maintaining a fat campaign account far from an election serves a couple of purposes: scaring off would-be opponents down the road and maintaining a shipshape campaign operation, said Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political scientist. "As in other aspects of life, cold ...

Analysis: Gov Walker needs Wisconsin win to vie for GOP presidential nod

"Walker is working his way down the presidential to-do list," said Mordecai Lee, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. "He's doing the formula to a 'T'. " He is hardly alone. Besides Christie, other Republican White House aspirants include two U.S. ...

Jim Stingl Gov. Chris Christie won't be getting Spider-Man's vote

I also contacted a few longtime political observers - Mordecai Lee, Bill Zaferos and Evan Zeppos - for their thoughts on dispatching bugs while on the record. Lee said it's about time entomology got some love in the news. And he quoted the book of Genesis where it says God gave ...

Cities losing Capitol clout

UW-Milwaukee political scientist Mordecai Lee, a Democratic legislator in the 1980s, said Milwaukee is becoming "less and less of the population colossus it once had been. Fewer people means fewer legislators. " Suburban Republican legislators are the "new colossus," Lee added. "A ...

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Lonely vote for 'instant runoff'

Senate, governor or even a seat in the Legislature with much less than 40% of the votes of their fellow Republicans or Democrats prompted University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political scientist Mordecai Lee to dust off the idea that Wisconsin consider an "instant runoff" or "second choice" ...

Scott Walker’s Paper Trail

Every development is fascinating,” said Mordecai Lee, a professor of government at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. “But I am guessing this is going to be a hiccup in his career.” Unlike the trove of documents that tie Chris Christie to the bridge scandal, the documents released in ...

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Clarke's provocative rhetoric keeps people guessing

Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic state legislator, said Clarke deserves credit as an able administrator but has hit the political wall. "I think he's dead-ended politically," Lee said. Clarke easily won re-election ...

Election 2012 Chilly, rainy forecast could affect voting

"If I was the Obama campaign I would be leasing every taxi tomorrow," said Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor of governmental affairs who served in the state Assembly and Senate as a Democrat. The same Weather Channel poll indicated that a majority of voters - ...

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Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science and former Democratic state lawmaker, acknowledged the maps were a setback for Democrats. "All things being equal, we should assume Republicans will do well in legislative races not just this November, but the next four ...

It's time to rethink summer vacation

" Mordecai Lee, professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said the idea of three months off for kids during the summer is "absurd. " "We need to be following the best models out there to help children succeed and none of those models have kids out of ...

Walker Moves Forward As The Right's Newest 'Hero' : NPR

"I think this is going to catapult him into the national view as a real hero," says University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, political scientist Mordecai Lee. "He took the hit. He took the best blow that the left could throw at him and he survived and he survived comfortably. So he is now a ...

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As Scott Walker Appears to be Testing Waters, ‘Truth Squad’ Debunks ‘Pants on Fire’ Claims

Mordecai Lee, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, told the Register that Walker is “a talk-radio Republican,” in that he’s both highly ideological and uninterested in moderation or compromise. “Walker was Tea Party before there was a Tea Party,” ...

Labor union hopes of ousting Wisconsin Governor Walker fade

"This is a new national star for Republicans and conservatives," said Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Walker has so far withstood a steady drip of revelations from an investigation into corruption during his time as Milwaukee ...

Opponents step up pressure on Wisconsin governor to veto mascots bill; Walker remains mum

Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science professor and former Democratic Assembly representative, said he expects Walker to sign it and to do so quietly. "He rarely has indicated he's deviating from Republican doctrine on social issues or other issues," ...

Cliffhanger: How Far Will You Fall if There's No Deal in Washington?

Patch's media partners at FOX6 News talked with Mordecai Lee, UW-Milwaukee Professor of Governmental Affairs, who said: “This is the total breakdown of what is the essence of politics. The essence of politics is solving problems — making it from ‘A’ to ‘B’ no matter what the obstacles ...

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