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2250, 11 Jul 17

Gronik Jumps In

Well, this should be fun.

Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik has formally launched his campaign for guv, declaring on a new website that it’s “time for a different kind of leadership in Madison.”

Gronik also used the website to take a shot at Gov. Scott Walker, saying the days of the incumbent blaming “the people of Wisconsin for the fact that his policies can’t grow our state are coming to an end.” He also wrote Walker will undoubtedly have unlimited resources, “but I am not intimidated.”

“I’m not a politician. I’m a business leader with the progressive values necessary to beat Governor Scott Walker and make living in Wisconsin better for all of our residents — that’s why I’m running for governor,” Gronik wrote.

Gronik did not immediately respond to an email from seeking comment after he announced his campaign in an interview with The Associated Press.

It looks like he’s jumping in a bit early to try to ice out other contenders like Vinehout and Evers. He has said that he won’s self-finance his campaign, so he needs to lock up donors.


2250, 11 July 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    ” I’m a progressive businessman”.
    What does that mean besides hating profit and denying duty to shareholders to maximize investment value?

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    So being a regressive business person is better, eh?

  3. Paul

    Aaron Hernandez yourself, troll.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Failure to maximize investment return makes you a bad businessman. It destroys wealth one could be charitable with. It’s an oxymoron, like Christian abortionist.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    It seems that Gronik has made a bundle being progressive.  How is the regressive business model working for you??  A great oxymoron from the bush era, “compassionate conservative”.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    So why does he mask his total Capitalist pigdom by saying he is “progressive”?

    Isn’t that fraud?



  7. MjM

    “He has said that he won’t self-finance his campaign…”

    That’s not what he said.

    From MJS:

    “Gronik said he would put some of his own money into the race but did not want to entirely self-fund his campaign.”

    Gronik also laid out his plans to MJS:

    “Gronik said as governor he would seek to reverse Act 10, Walker’s signature law that all but eliminated collective bargaining for public workers.

    ‘If I’m governor, teachers are back at the bargaining table,’ he said. 

    He said he would make college available for free to needy students with good grades but didn’t offer details on how that would work.

    ‘If you do have the grades, you’re going to college,’ he said.  ‘It’s that simple.’

    Under another Gronik plan, recent college graduates who live and work in Wisconsin for at least six months would not have to pay income taxes. Instead, the amount they owed would be applied to their student loan debt, he said.

    On his campaign website, Gronik also said he backed abortion rights, ensuring equal pay for women for equal work and raising the minimum wage. He told The Associated Press he would also bring back the nonpartisan elections board Walker dissolved and stop the expansion of the state’s private school voucher program.”


    Just another typical Liberal

    Also, this is a good read of Gronik written almost three months ago

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    So it is OK for someone to make money as a conservative business person, but they rate as “pigdom” if a progressive business person.  You really are the epitome of a hypocrite.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann

    I’m asking just what makes him a “progressive businessman”?

    Progressives hate profit, but it sounds like he loves making a profit. Why is he not “regressive” as you so eloquently put it?

    Is this a case where self hating liberals, who hate America, are allowed to make a profit?

  10. Le Roi du Nord


    Guess you would have to ask Gronik rather than make your ususal assumptions.

    And you created your own conundrum with the “Progressives hate profit” claim.  Gronik, Buffet, Soros, Gates, etc all prove your claim to be wrong.

  11. Paul

    [removed] – Paul, stop being a douche.

  12. Paul

    Really?  This asshole white nationalist troll does nothing but personally attack others day in and day out.

    It’s on.

  13. Owen

    Really. Yes, many of Nord’s comments are stupid and he has an unhealthy fascination with Kevin, but Kevin can handle himself. Telling people to commit suicide over and over again is just useless trolling. If you have something to actually contribute to the topic, feel free.

  14. Paul

    Just trying to reduce his carbon footprint.

  15. Owen

    I appreciate your concern for our environment, but let’s try to keep it above the belt :)

  16. Kevin Scheunemann


    So progressives are capitalist pigs, they just have to earn the profit how liberals dictate?

  17. Paul

    Will do.

  18. Le Roi du Nord


    Your words, not mine.


    I’m only fascinated by kevin’s intolerance and self-righteous claims.  I’m all for an open debate, opinions matter, but the non-stop claims of “absolute truth” need to be tempered by some common sense and larger scale, long-term world view.   Otherwise this site would be only the kevin show 24/7.  If you think many of my comments are stupid, fine.  But as an educated person you must also feel the same about kevins claims as well.  At least I roll some truth into what I say.


  19. Paul

    Nobody cares, white nationalist troll. You’re a proven liar.

  20. jonnyv

    Sounds like Paul needs a hug again! Come here buddy. I will give you a nice, slightly too long, awkward hug.

  21. Paul

    I’m not giving you a reacharound, bottom.

  22. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you are upset I talk absolute truth 100% of time, but you only speak truth some of the time?

    If it was not middle of July, I would thank you for such a side splitting comedic Christmas present.

  23. Le Roi du Nord


    Again, you try to put words in the mouths of others.  I said you rely on your “absolute truth” as actual truth, which it isn’t.  Example:  You state that the absolute truth is that the earth is 6000 years old.  I state, and have provided proof, that it is much older.  I’ll be glad to debate you on the facts, but opinion and belief will only get you one, “but, but but,…” moment.

  24. Paul

    Nobody cares, white nationalist troll.

  25. Kevin Scheunemann


    When you said at least you “roll some truth” into what you say….

    I love that! I want that framed and hand autographed under the title, “fun things liberals say.”

  26. Le Roi du Nord

    Can I have a copy as well??  I’ll hang it next to my framed list of all the stuff you have made up in the last several months.

  27. Kevin Scheunemann


    Why would you want me to sign blank paper?

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