Kittle is a 25-year veteran of radio, newspaper and online journalism. In July 2011, Kittle joined Watchdog.org as bureau chief for Wisconsin Reporter. He has spent much of the past three years covering the seismic political changes taking place in the Badger State. Last year, Kittle joined Watchdog’s national reporting team, covering everything from energy policy to governmental assaults on civil rights. Beyond being published in Wisconsin’s daily newspapers and in multimedia news outlets, Kittle’s work has appeared on Fox News, and in Human Events, Reason Magazine, Newsmax and Town Hall. His special investigation into a politically charged John Doe probe, “Wisconsin’s Secret War,” was the basis of a 2014 documentary on Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze. Kittle has made several appearances on Fox News, including “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. He serves as weekly politics commentator for Lake 96.1 FM in Lake Geneva, and WRJN-AM 1400 in Racine. His resume includes multiple awards for journalism excellence from The Associated Press, Inland Press, Wisconsin Broadcast Association and other journalism associations. Contact Kittle at mkittle@watchdog.org.

Voter fraud could play a huge role in narrow elections, expert says

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

MADISON, Wis. – The mid-term elections are right around the corner, and that means one thing: It’s fraud season.

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New Trek source: Mary Burke ‘was tossed out’

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Another high-ranking Trek Bicycle Corp. executive on Thursday bolstered claims that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was fired by the global bicycle firm launched by her father nearly 40 years ago.

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Burke now says she was downsized by her family-owned Trek Bicycle Corp.

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Responding Wednesday to allegations she was fired from her family’s firm in the 1990s, Mary Burke now says she was a victim of downsizing at Trek Bicycle Corp.

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Trek sources: Mary Burke’s family fired her for incompetence

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – In attempting to explain her two-year work hiatus in the early to mid-1990s, Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke has said that she was just burnt out after an intense period of leading European operations for Trek Bicycle Corp., her family’s Waterloo-based company.

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Happ not the heroin-fighting heroine she paints herself to be, sources say

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ likes to tout her record as an aggressive prosecutor in Wisconsin’s war on heroin.

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FEC vice chairwoman says campaign finance should be like a box of cereal

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  First Amendment, National, News  /  No Comments

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The Obama administration appointee poised to become the most powerful election regulator in America took her national listening tour to Atlanta’s Emory University last week to hear from hear from people “across the political spectrum” about the state of campaign finance.

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