Russ Feingold (D, NOTHING) cuts and runs.
(Via Hot Air) Russ Feingold’s not running for Senate in 2012. He’s not running for Governor in a hypothetical (and futile) 2012 recall election. He’s not running for Governor in the 2014 general election[*]. Russ Feingold’s just running away: “After twenty-eight continuous years as an elected official … I have found the past eight months to be an opportunity to look at things from a | Read More »
Joe Conason lies about PPP WI recall poll.
This is very entertaining, because it takes real skill to muck up reporting this PPP poll about Scott Walker’s chances in a hypothetical recall election; fortunately, Joe Conason is up to the challenge. Let’s look at what Conason wrote (bolding mine): Asked whether they would support or oppose [Scott Walker's] removal from office in a recall election, 50 percent said yes and only 47 percent | Read More »
BREAKING: Herb Kohl Retiring
I told you last month that Herb Kohl, Wisconsin’s Democratic senior Senator, hadn’t raised even a penny in the first quarter of 2011, leading to questions about whether he would run for re-election in 2012. Kohl was best known for being not known – he kept an extremely low profile in the Senate, and the best you can say of his Senate career is that, | Read More »
Not One Dime For Herb Kohl: Mission Accomplished!
PLEASE BE IT TO YOUR ATTENTION URGENT MESSAGE OF BUSINESS MY NAME IS MR HERBERT KOHL AND I AM A UNITED STATES SENATOR OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN AN URGENT TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS TO REMOVE $1 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS FROM MY CAMPAIGN FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2012.
The Democrats did not have to lose this year
Some will try to minimize the importance of any Republican gains tonight by saying the Democrats were bound to lose. Some will even say Democrats had a baked-in loss of 45 or more seats, which implies they had no hope of keeping the House at all, no matter what policy aims they worked to implement. The problem is, that’s nonsense. Cutting to the chase: while | Read More »
Johnson’s Believe It or Not
Wisconsin is traditionally the most Progressive state in America. Progressives win there. Progressives have long won there. Progressives have won there even in years when they lost in much of America. Wisconsin even went in for the La Follette-founded Progressive Party, making it a highly successful third party within the state for about a decade. So I’m just at a loss for words as to | Read More »
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Daily Kos checks on Wisconsin
Along with West Virginia, Wisconsin I wanted to see more polling in. Rasmussen Reports has been the lone voice up there polling again and again, showing these key races competitive while the rest of the polling world passed on by. PPP went there for Daily Kos finally, and now we get that critical second opinion on the races to see if they are as competitive | Read More »
Johnson and Walker extend leads in Wisconsin
Daily Kos and Public Policy Polling have hinted on Twitter that they have a new Wisconsin poll coming, which I am glad of because I’ve long wanted to see a second opinion in that state, but I’d like to start the week by hitting a pair of polls I missed while I was in Austin over the weekend: Rasmussen Reports on the Wisconsin Senate race | Read More »
Turns out Ron Johnson (R CAND, WI-SEN) hates those ads, too.
You know: the Typical Candidate Nuclear Family ads that’s Johnson’s lampooning below. Quite effectively, too: (Via Jim Geraghty) I’m starting to understand why Ron Johnson suddenly appeared out of nowhere to give Russ Feingold nervous palpitations. Well, that and the fact that the country is starting to get just a little bit tired of liberal Democrats in positions of authority.
Pick out Russ Feingold’s Union Bosses!
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air is hosting a fun new game: spot the union shills pretending to be normal people in Russ Feingold’s latest misleading campaign ad. So far out of the six ‘plain folks,’ two have been identified as being union corporate suits: That’s Joanne Ricca, AFL-CIO Legislative and Research Director. And this… …is Linda Sadowski, who works in “the office of the President.” | Read More »
Scott Walker would be bad news for Russ Feingold
From Unlikely Voter: Even in a wave election, some members of the losing party stand well in their own local elections. However one key trait of a wave election is that the losing party’s base is so discouraged that they fail to show up. So if this Rasmussen poll is right, I think the nomination of Scott Walker for Governor by Republicans would depress Democrats | Read More »
“Who is Elizabeth M. Ackland?”
No, I’m not doing an update of Atlas Shrugged – the name doesn’t really scan, does it? – but I’d like to note that Ms. Ackland features rather prominently in a Russ Feingold ad: One of the people whose Russ Feingold’s tireless work in the Senate has benefited with a job! Isn’t she lucky, in this wonderful, Democratic-controlled economic environment of 9.5% national unemployment! Just | Read More »
Ron Johnson is here to stay
From Unlikely Voter: When Ron Johnson showed a lead over Russ Feingold in the Wisconsin Senate polling, it could have been a fluky outlier result. The incumbent Democrat could still have been safe. Rasmussen again has Johnson ahead, though, so that theory is ruled out. The lead is tiny, but looks real.
Ron Johnson Beating Russ Feingold
Okay, so it is within the margin of error and only one point ahead, but it is against Russ Feingold. That’s great. It is 47 to 46 in Ron Johnson’s favor. More troubling for Feingold, the polling shows that 42% of Wisconsin voters strongly disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy with another 8% somewhat disapproving. Johnson has been steadily going up in the poll | Read More »
VP Biden to shopkeeper: Stop being a ‘smartass’
Vice President Joe Biden was caught on camera calling a Glendale, Wisconsin custard shop manager a “smartass” after the man asked the White House lower his taxes. Biden visited Kopps Frozen Custard, a popular Milwaukee-area restaurant the vice president mistook for an ice cream parlor, to chat with employees and patrons. Biden’s rebuke, which was captured on film by a local ABS News affiliate, came | Read More »