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 »
Conservatives Rally for Ron Johnson in Wisconsin
A friend of mine pointed out the other day that while I endorsed Ron Johnson for the Senate in Wisconsin several weeks ago on Twitter, I never wrote about it here. Let me remedy that today by pointing out Jim DeMint, the NRSC, and me are all on the same side on this one. DeMint will be making his endorsement today. Later today and this | Read More »
Meet Mark Neumann (R CAND, WS-GOV).
He’s one of the two Republican candidates for Governor in Wisconsin (both are currently leading the Democrat in general matchups), and Mark took a moment to talk with us: Mark’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
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 »
A surprise turn in Wisconsin
Good afternoon, wherever you may be. My apologies for getting today’s poll goodness out late, especially since it’s one I wanted to post yesterday anyway. But it turns out that, per Rasmussen, the Wisconsin Senate may yet be a race after all, despite the fact that many of us probably tuned it out once Tommy Thompson declined to run.
Meet Scott Walker (R CAND, WI-GOV).
Scott’s got a longer primary than most (September), so he was able to talk with Redstate for a bit on the race, the likely Democratic nominee (apparently, the White House cleared out primary opposition to this race, too), and why the Democratic governor of Wisconsin isn’t the Democratic nominee. His website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
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Scott Walker in Wisconsin
I’m with Jeb Bush on this one. I think Scott Walker is a great candidate in Wisconsin. I haven’t spent a lot of time talking about him because I’ve been pre-occupied at the gubernatorial level with Karen Handel and Nikki Haley, but I’m glad to see the Drudge Report mentioning Scott. Jeb Bush is endorsing him and, miracle of miracles, Newt Gingrich and I are | Read More »
BREAKING: David Obey Is Out
David Obey is quitting. The House Appropriations Chairman can’t take Sean Duffy’s heat. So he is quitting. This is a clear sign that the Democrats are in terrible trouble. When David Obey can’t win re-election, the Democrats are toast in November. Give what you can to Sean Duffy.