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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

About those Franklin referenda yard signs...


I’ve been told that some pro-Franklin referenda yard signs have popped up, and I did manage to see my first one in the last few days. To be honest, I don't think there are all that many out there.

The signs reportedly do not have the proper disclaimer (Illegal) and some have been placed on public right of ways (Illegal).

This shouldn’t surprise anyone that supporters of the near $50-million referenda would stopp to anything to win, including breaking the law.

But no need to get too upset.

What value are political yard signs? Not much.

The hard truth is they don’t automatically or necessarily translate into votes. And thank God for that. If you vote for someone or something solely because you saw a yard sign, well then, you’re basically a simpleton.

Yard signs are of some worth and voters should display them.

They make the candidate or supporters of a cause feel good.

And they make the candidate’s supporters feel good, thus supplying some energy and confidence to the campaign.

But that’s it.

Yard signs do not equal votes.

So please, don’t make any foolish judgments about signage you may see in the next closing hours.

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