US Senate 2010 Election Projections- DEM 52 GOP 46 TIE 2
I am going to attempt to update this every 2-3 days as polling data trickles in. Much has been said on a few blogs about the poll showing a lead for pumpkinhead in Wisconsin if he so chose to challenge Feingold. As he is undeclared, I am not changing the status until either an existing GOP contender polls close, or Tommy Boy actually jumps in. | Read More »
DOOMWatch: Feingold trails Thompson
At least according toRasmussenFor those of you who are too lazy to click the link, he’s up 47-43 on Feingold. I know that the good folks over there have been fairly generous to our side this cycle, mostly because of the likely voter models they have in place. They’ve been spot on so far, but the electorate can always change between now and election day. | Read More »
Expanded Cornhusker Kickback Would Cost Billions
By now, everyone is aware of the lucrative payoff that Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson (D) received to vote for the Senate health care bill. Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, Nelson insisted that every state would get the kickback and he would make sure that happened (as Brian Faughnan reported a few weeks ago). Needless to say, Nelson’s kickback, when expanded to all 50 states | Read More »
Chat With Sean Duffy — Live on RedState
Tomorrow on RedState at 11:30 a.m. ET, we are going to do a live chat on RedState with Sean Duffy, who is the Republican candidate about to mop the floor with David Obey up in Wisconsin.Stop by at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow and participate in the conversation. You’ll be able to ask questions of Sean and see what he has to say. We’ll be using CoverItLive | Read More »
Democrat Herb Kohl To Oppose Abortion Coverage in Health Care Bill
Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) “categorically” pledged in September to oppose abortion coverage mandates in the health care legislation presently before Congress, but with the Hatch-Nelson amendment on the immediate horizon some now fear the Wisconsin Democrat may hedge on his promise. “We should not be using health care reform to provide government access to abortion,” said Kohl–who NARAL awarded a 100% pro-choice rating–at a health | Read More »
Sean Duffy for Congress
Along with Marco Rubio, Michael Williams, and Nikki Haley, I’ve got my eye on a few other races. One of those is Sean Duffy who is running for Congress in Wisconsin. If you are in your mid-thirties, you probably remember Sean Duffy from television. But for the past number of years, he has been a prosecutor in Wisconsin racking up a serious law and order | Read More »
Democrats Organizing to Actively Disrupt Rep. Paul Ryan’s Townhalls
One of the leading opponents on Congress of the Democrats’ healthcare plans is Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Over the next two weeks, he will have a series of townhalls in his district to talk about healthcare.RedState has obtained an email showing the Democrats and Barack Obama’s own Organizing for America are working to actively disrupt Paul Ryan’s townhalls.In the email, Democrat activists Kelly Gallaher sends | Read More »
Greenville, Wisconsin Tea Party (July 19)
Preparation Earlier this morning, my wife left a reunion with some friends in Chicago to be home in by 2. She was trying to make it in time for our family to make it to a 3:00PM Tea Party in Greenville, WI. The event had been published some time ago on Facebook. While many Tea Parties were held on July 4, the organizers of this | Read More »
The ‘Wisconsin is now *totally* punk’ open thread.
The funny part? I wish that this wasn’t just a goof-up. Madison — As the state agency charged with running elections, the Government Accountability Board can’t show favor for Republicans or Democrats. But is it biased toward anarchists? The board recently launched a new logo – an A inside a circle – that looks similar to the traditional symbol for anarchy.
Phosphate madness comes to Wisconsin?
Like Lakeshore Laments, back in April I commented on the fairly obvious results of banning phosphates in Washington state (here and here): short version is, you end up with people driving out of state to get products that work and snarky conservatives pointing out to libertarians that elections have consequences. Well, guess that we’ll have to do that again: only this time, it’ll involve people | Read More »
Democrats in Wisconsin trying to extend, bloat cell phone tax.
There are merely taxes that people pay attention to, and then there are taxes that people forget about. And once they forget about them, the government can safely and quietly make them permanent. Wisconsin’s cell phone tax is a case in point: In 2003, the state created the cell phone tax to upgrade 911 response services. When the upgrade was done, it left a balance | Read More »
Madison and Wisconsin Smokers
Doyle and the dems in Madison seem to think that after they’ve already punched smokers in the gut and brought them to their knees, they can push them to the ground and keep on kicking until they bleed. On the 18th of May Doyle signed the Wisconsin smoking ban which would prohibit smoking in “public places, including restaurants, taverns, and other indoor workplaces”. As if | Read More »
Do We Restrict Peanuts Because 100 People a Year Die from Allergy?
Here is the nanny state at its most ridiculous. Healthies — people that obsess about health — are on the march in Madison, Wisconsin trying to get the state government to ban people from feeding peanuts to squirrels on the state Capitol grounds. It’s a state emergency, ya know? Why these casually discarded peanuts could just maybe affect a child that has an allergy. We | Read More »
The next (Republican) governor of Wisconsin
I went to my first Lincoln Day Dinner last night for Racine County, WI. We had the pleasure of listening to 3 great speakers – Paul Ryan, who represents my district in Congress, WI Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen (who apparently was the only candidate last Nov to flip a democratic seat in the entire state), and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, who will | Read More »