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  • Clinton, Feingold maintain leads in Marquette poll (Trump now down only 2 points)

    09/21/2016 11:02:02 AM PDT · by UB355 · 28 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 9/21/16 | Craig Gilbert
    Democrat Hillary Clinton continued to hold a lead over Republican Donald Trump in Wisconsin's presidential battle, while Democrat Russ Feingold increased his lead over Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in their pivotal contest, according to Wednesday's Marquette University Law School Poll. Among likely voters, those who say they're going to the polls, Clinton had 44% and Trump had 42%. Twelve percent haven't made a decision
  • Soros-linked Jewish PAC will intervene in Senate races for first time

    03/21/2016 6:55:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/16 | John Swan
    A progressive Jewish political action committee with ties to the son of Democratic Party mega-donor George Soros is intervening in Senate races for the first time, endorsing Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. The endorsements from Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC will involve fundraising support from the group, which makes direct payments to candidates running for office. It will also marshal what are known as conduit payments, linking its network of donors to the group's favored candidates. As American Jews, were disturbed by the dark turn American political discourse has taken in recent...
  • Feingold all in on Obama nuclear deal with Iran (barf alert)

    01/19/2016 1:23:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold spent part of his first interview of the election year defending President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - a deal most Americans are leery about, to say the least. The Democrat, who is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to reclaim the seat he lost in the 2010 Republican revolution, said it's only right to talk about the "great things the president has done." "He has accomplished some foreign policy goals we have had for a very long time," Feingold told Sherwin Hughes, host of "The Forum," Friday on Milwaukee's 860 AM,...
  • When lawmakers failed Wisconsin’s veterans

    11/11/2015 6:50:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — As the nation celebrates its veterans and pays tribute to their sacrifices, it’s important to remember the promise made to America’s protectors has too often been broken. The headlines over the past few years in particular have screamed of neglect, ill-treatment and other abuses of too many veterans. That broken faith was no more apparent than in Wisconsin, at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While federal lawmakers have conducted a series of investigations into widespread over-prescription of opiates that led to the death of a 35-year-old Marine veteran at the facility and have pledged changes to...
  • GOP to serve up slushies at Lambeau Field to highlight Feingolds PAC problems

    08/06/2015 4:30:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin WAtchdog ^ | 8-6-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Thirsty for some Packers and politics? The Wisconsin GOP and some national friends say theyve got a slushie of truth for you. On Saturday beginning at 1 p.m., the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the National Republican Senatorial Committee will hand out free slushies at the Green Bay Packers home, Lambeau Field, to highlight Russ Feingolds (dont call him Senator Russ) slush fund scandal. The liberal Feingold is challenging U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for the conservatives Senate seat in a rematch of the 2010 race. Earlier this week, the NRSC launched a billboard and the WISGOP released...
  • Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold launches bid to regain seat

    05/14/2015 8:35:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 3-14-2015 | Tom McCartyhy
    Russ Feingold, the only US senator who voted against the 2001 Patriot Act, has announced he will launch a campaign to regain his seat in 2016. Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, lost a re-election bid in 2010 to Ron Johnson, a Tea Party Republican. Feingold had served three terms. In a video released on Thursday and first obtained by the Huffington Post, Feingold says that billionaires and big corporations are calling the shots and we need to get started fixing all this. Lets fight together for change, Feingold says. That means helping to bring back to the US Senate strong independence,...
  • Did political speech cop Russ Feingold violate the federal Hatch Act?

    03/06/2015 7:20:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-5-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is doing more than dropping hints that he may seek another run at the seat from which he unceremoniously dumped during the conservative revolution of 2010. Multiple media accounts assert the Wisconsin Democrat has been reaching out to supporters possibly potential donors in recent weeks to feel out a 2016 Senate bid against first-term Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. But is the man whose name is synonymous with campaign finance reform and expansive political speech policing violating the long-standing federal Hatch Act, which limits executive branch employees like Feingold from politicking...
  • The Shadow Party: Part III (Important)

    10/12/2004 3:01:50 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 6 replies · 1,340+ views
    FPM ^ | October 11, 2004 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    At the Shadow Partys "Take Back America" conference in Washington on June 3, 2004, following a glowing introduction from Hillary Clinton, George Soros stepped to the podium to explain to the audience that when it came to electoral politics in the USA, he was a newcomer. Only his outrage over Bushs invasion of Iraq had stirred him to get involved in the partisan struggle. "[I]t is the first time that I feel that I need to stand up and do something, and become really engaged in the electoral process in this country," Soros said.[1] This was far from the truth,...
  • Thad Cochrans Liberal Daughter Rails Against McDaniel Supporters (A Revealing Rant)

    06/23/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies ^ | 6/22/14
    Kate Cochran chooses to make her Facebook profile viewable to the public. And she has revealed herself to be a far-left progressive. Among the items she likes on Facebook-none of them are conservative in nature-are Organization for Action-Mississippi (Obama grassroots) , Barack Obama, Al Franken, Campaign for Southern Equality (homosexual movement), and Not having George Bush as President (by She has written two notes regarding her fathers Senate race. Here are some highlights from the first one titled June 3, 2014 Primary Election: On July 18, 2006, Cochran voted, along with 19 Republican Senators, for the Stem Cell Research...
  • Obama Campaign Focuses on Walker Recall

    05/24/2012 7:50:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Big Government -- Breitbart ^ | 5-24-12 | Mike Flynn
    Wisconsin is a critical state in Obama's strategy to win reelection. [Obama] won it handily against McCain in 2008, but recent polling there is consistent with other swing states; the race between Obama and Romney is very tight. It is hard to see a path to another term that doesn't include Wisconsin in Obama's column. Fearful that a Walker victory in next month's recall would be a crippling blow to the state's Democrat party, the Obama campaign is shifting its entire campaign infrastructure in the state to help oust Walker on June 5th. [Video at link] This is just the...
  • Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cuts

    05/04/2012 2:52:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Russell Berman
    Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cutsBy Russell Berman - 05/03/12 04:24 PM ET A liberal stalwart is making a surprise attack on Nancy Pelosi, accusing the House minority leader of signaling a disturbing potential willingness to slash entitlement programs that Democrats consider sacred. Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) on Thursday sent out an email through his Progressives United advocacy group criticizing Pelosi for saying she would support the Simpson-Bowles deficit plan, which called for using cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to close the nations budget gap. Recently, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has signaled a...
  • Feingold Says No to Senate Bid in 2012

    08/19/2011 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 19, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, who was ousted in last year's midterm elections, announced Friday that he won't run for retiring Sen. Herb Kohl's seat in 2012. He also said that he wouldn't be a gubernatorial candidate should Democrats in the state attempt to recall Republican Scott Walker. In a note to supporters on the website of the political committee he founded, Progressives United, Feingold said, I am also well aware that I have a very strong standing in the polls should I choose to run again for the U.S. Senate or in a recall election for governor. After twenty-eight...
  • Feingold in Walkerville: 'We will not stop until we win'

    06/13/2011 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 6/13/2011 | DEVIN ROSE
    Republicans "went right for the jugular" when they chose this state as the place to demonize public employees, destroy the right to vote and abuse the budget process that will continue this week, former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold told supporters Sunday evening near the Capitol Square. "Why are we in a place called Walkerville today?" he asked the energized crowd at the corner of State and West Mifflin streets, amid the tent village that sprang up earlier this month to protest the state budget bill and will remain through June 20 while lawmakers debate the bill. "Because we will not...
  • WI: Feingold, taxis circle Capitol

    06/06/2011 11:17:05 AM PDT · by Jean S · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/6/11 | Jason Stein
    Madison -- Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led a crowd of hundredsof marchers, taxi cabs and an antique fire engine around the Capitol Square in a demonstration Monday. In the heat, the pro-union demonstrators -- perhaps as many as 1,000 in all -- marched in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's budget policies that would end most collective bargaining for public workers and cut aid to schools and local governments.Meanwhile a few tents were left up near the square in a "Walkerville" protest area meant to invoke the Depression-era protests against then President Herbert Hoover.
  • Russ Feingold hints at another Senate run (To replace retiring Herb Kohl)

    06/02/2011 1:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Russ Feingold try to get back into the Senate, now that his longtime colleague Herb Kohl has decided to retire? Or will he inadvertently bigfoot other Democrats and damage prospects for a Democratic hold on the seat? Feingold said that he’s considering all of these questions in the first indication that he has an interest in defending the open Wisconsin seat: “I am looking at it, but I feel I should take some time to think this through,” said Feingold, the former senator who was defeated last fall for re-election after three terms. “For me the question right now...
  • Feingold well-positioned for Senate bid, according to one new Wisconsin poll

    05/24/2011 3:37:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The Milwaukee Sentinal Journal ^ | May 24, 2011 | Craig Gilbert
    Democrat Russ Feingold leads Republican Tommy Thompson in a hypothetical U.S. Senate matchup in a new Wisconsin survey by Public Policy Polling. You can find the firms analysis here, with matchups of other potential candidates on both sides. Feingold and Thompson are easily the best-known of all the political figures in the survey. Wisconsin will have an open Senate seat next year, due to Democrat Herb Kohls planned retirement. In the statewide poll of 1,636 voters taken May 19-22, Feingold leads former Gov. Thompson 52% to 42%. Feingold leads other Republicans (Mark Neumann, J.B. Van Hollen and Jeff Fitzgerald) by...
  • Some Wisconsin Fun

    05/16/2011 11:11:23 AM PDT · by chickadee · 3 replies
    5/16/2011 | Self
    The news of Herb Kohl's retirement plans immediately had the Democrats in Wisconsin thrilling all over to the idea that they could get their beloved Rusty (Feingold) back in office. I have decided to have a little fun with those wascally Democrats - seeing as how they have made our lives so miserable since February. I invite fellow Wisconsinites to do the same. All it takes is an old yard sign and a home printer. Just type these big letters (in your favorite word processing software): Kloppenburg for Senate Print, apply to yard sign and install sign in your front...
  • Russ Feingold: Priorities USA (Secretly-Funded Obama-Allied Groups) 'Playing With The Devil'

    04/30/2011 8:05:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - Russ Feingold: Priorities USA 'Playing With The Devil'
  • Wisconsin - Poll released on possible Walker recall

    04/25/2011 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Jean S · 43 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 4/25/11 | Jason Stein
    April 25, 2011 2:42 p.m. | Madison -- A recently released poll shows Wisconsin voters narrowly oppose a recall of GOP Gov. Scott Walker but are tightly divided on how they would vote if a recall election is held. The poll found that 51% of voters opposed the idea of recalling Walker while 44% supported it. But in a hypothetical matchup against Democratic former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, 48 percent of voters said they would pick Walker and the other 48% said they would support Feingold
  • Russ Feingold's new scheme to stay relevant

    02/17/2011 10:01:41 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 1 replies
    NA | 2/17/2011 | Self
    I won't link to this, but safe to say that Russ has another scheme cooking. Here is the link to subscribe so that you can get email updates about what the dubious feingold is doing next.
  • Under the U.S. Supreme Court: The incredible shrinking McCain-Feingold act

    01/02/2011 8:25:01 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-01-02 | Michael Kirkland
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- If the Republican National Committee has its way, the already battered McCain-Feingold law will be stripped of one of its last remaining bastions, reducing the once powerful engine restraining the unbridled use of political contributions to a squeaky nub.
  • Feingold ends Senate service (liberal Rat soon to join the ranks of the unemployed)

    12/28/2010 6:39:42 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2010-12-28 | Clay Barbour
    Icon. Maverick. Liberal. Career politician. U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold has been called many things during his time in the spotlight. But after nearly 30 years in politics, the junior senator from Wisconsin is coming home a private citizen. When the final gavel falls on the 111th Congress, Feingold will be unemployed the victim of an angry electorate bent on change in Washington, D.C.
  • Feingold Couldnt Re-Create 92 Magic (Can Russ beat the rookie Hussein in 2012?)

    12/08/2010 11:30:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 12/08/10 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Feingold Couldnt Re-Create 92 MagicNathan L. Gonzales December 8, 2010 11:25 AM EDT It wasnt supposed to be this way. Russ Feingolds reputation as a maverick and clever campaign ads were supposed to insulate him from the national wave that swept out dozens of his Democratic colleagues. But after 18 years in office, the shine had worn off the Wisconsin Democrats independent image, Feingolds ads this year were remarkably average, and a political neophyte from Oshkosh unseated the incumbent in a state where Republicans havent won a Senate race in almost a quarter-century. In 1992, Feingold rode to Washington...
  • John McCain: In Praise of Russ Feingold (McCain loves liberal Dems)

    12/01/2010 4:09:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2010-12-01 | Ben Terris
    For a brief moment on Tuesday the Senate floor did not feel like part of one of the most partisan Congresses in history. With much of the lame-duck legislation mired in gridlock, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., reached across the aisle to recognize a pillar of liberalism: the departing Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis. In doing so, McCain praised Feingold for his steadfast commitment to his beliefs -- a trait McCain has recently been accused of abandoning. In his time in the Senate, Russ Feingold, every day and in every way, had the courage of his convictions, McCain said. Though I am...
  • John McCain: Senate poorer without Russ Feingold

    11/30/2010 1:14:07 PM PST · by speciallybland · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2010 | Jennifer Epstein
    John McCain said a reluctant goodbye to his longtime Senate colleague and true friend Russ Feingold on Tuesday. I have to confess I think the Senate will be a much poorer place without Russ Feingold in it, McCain said in a floor speech.
  • Comment from Sen. Feingold creates buzz following elections (Can he BEAT the rookie Hussein?)

    11/06/2010 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WQOW ^ | 11/05/10
    Comment from Sen. Feingold creates buzz following electionsPosted: Nov 05, 2010 12:03 PM EDT Madison (WQOW) - Much of the talk since Election Day has been about a comment from Senator Russ Feingold Tuesday night, after being defeated by Ron Johnson. "I hope and I intend to work with you in the future as much as possible. So, it's onto the next fight, it's onto the next battle, it's onto 2012," expresses Sen. Feingold. That fueled speculation that Feingold would be back on the campaign trail soon, possibly to run against President Obama in the democratic primary. The state's democratic...
  • Wisconsin only state where Democrats lost governor, Senate seat, Legislature (I predicted margin!)

    11/03/2010 7:56:17 AM PDT · by milwguy · 50 replies
    jsonline ^ | 11/3/2010 | craig gilbert
    On a night when America turned from blue to red, few states swung harder than Wisconsin, where Republicans experienced their greatest electoral gains in decades, picking up a governor, Democrat Russ Feingold's U.S. Senate seat, both state legislative chambers and two U.S. House seats. A battleground state that Barack Obama dominated two years ago dealt him and his party a sharp political rebuke Tuesday, as Democrats lost ground with one key voting group after another - independents, blue-collar whites, suburbanites. Nationally, the GOP recaptured the U.S. House and whittled away at the Democrats' big Senate majority, transforming both the balance...
  • Dems Destroyed in Wisconsin! Sen, Gov, 3 House seats, State Senate, State Reps!!!!

    11/02/2010 8:08:47 PM PDT · by milwguy · 25 replies
    jsonline ^ | 11/02/2010 | milwguy
    The results are pouring in from the Badger State. Already Walker has been called winner in Governor race and Johnson for Senate. In addition Kagan is going down in Wi-8, Duffy is winning in Wi-7, and Kapanke is holding his own in Wi-3. Also the State Senate is looking like the Dems are being wiped out and the State HOuse of Reps looks like it is going Republican too. The Dems have been totally massacred in my state, they had controlled EVERYTHING, now they will control NOTHING!!!!!
  • Fiengold TOAST!!!!! Haley wins GOV in SC!!!!!

    11/02/2010 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 30 replies
    Fox | 11/2/10
  • Feingold loses!

    11/02/2010 7:53:51 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 Nov 2010 | foxnews
  • GOP Headed for a Complete Sweep in Wisconsin

    11/02/2010 1:19:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 69 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/2/2010 | Andrew Stiles
    Not only are Wisconsin Republicans thrilled at the prospect of unseating 18-year incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold (D) this cycle, they are also hoping to achieve the biggest statewide GOP shift in the country, at every level of government. Democrats currently control just about every aspect of Wisconsin politics the governorship, both houses of the state legislature, five out of eight House seats, and both Senate seats. Not for long. Slim Democratic majorities in the State Senate (18 D, 15 R) and State Assembly (50 D, 45 R) are widely expected to flip to the Republicans, propelled by the larger...
  • Election day (UW Madison student turnout nothing like 08)

    11/02/2010 2:27:46 PM PDT · by milwguy · 14 replies
    mad cap times ^ | 11/02/2010 | p
    My son is a poll worker at a UW Madison polling station. Says the turnout is WAY lower than 08. Hope and change must have gone past its 'best if used by' date, lol. Heavy turnout in the 'big three' Republican Counties, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington. No info on Milwaukee turnout yet, but all bodes well for GOP right now
  • McCain has kind words for former reform ally Feingold on Election Day

    11/02/2010 1:17:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 2, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    With most predicting he will go down in defeat, Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold earned compliments from his former GOP ally, Sen. John McCain, on Monday. The Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee has campaigned hard for Republican Senate candidates this cycle while sharply criticizing their Democratic rivals, such as Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Patty Murray (Wash.) But McCain saved kind words for Feingold (Wis.), with whom he worked on landmark campaign finance reform legislation eight years ago.
  • On the ground poll reports (Wisconsin college kids not voting!)

    11/02/2010 9:37:52 AM PDT · by milwguy · 27 replies
    jsonline ^ | 11/02/2010 | p
    Sandburg Hall 3400 N. Maryland Ave. Milwaukee Seemed to me that turn-out was light, compared to previous elections. No delays. Plenty of parking. 9:30 a.m.
  • New GOP star on track to defeat Dem legend Russ Feingold

    10/31/2010 12:50:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/31/10 | Byron York
    Neenah, Wisconsin - While much of the political world has been obsessing over the troubles of Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, or the sparring over Rand Paul and "Aqua-Buddha" in Kentucky, or the controversies surrounding Sharron Angle in Nevada, another Republican newcomer has been running a quiet, direct, and devastatingly effective campaign. Here in Wisconsin, Ron Johnson, a businessman who has never before run for public office, appears poised to pick up a Senate seat for Republicans, defeating Democratic legend Russell Feingold and becoming the first GOP senator elected from the state since 1986.
  • Russ Feingold's last stand

    10/31/2010 8:18:26 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/2010 | Ben Smith
    Russ Feingold has spent 18 years on the fringes of the Senate Democratic Caucus and one very hard year here in his home state, running the opposite of this years standard-issue Democratic campaign. But Feingold appears on the brink of going down in a national tide thats blind to distinction. Infuriatingly to the Wisconsin Democrat, hes been painted not as a leftist but as, of all things, a Washington insider. Hes been forced to defend a claim to independence that he feels is self-evident A guy did his doctorate at Princeton on this, he says indignantly against an...
  • Johnson is the best candidate for Wisconsin

    10/27/2010 10:18:38 AM PDT · by Pammox · 5 replies
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | 27 OCT 2010 | Matt Payne
    When U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson faced off against U.S. Sen.Russ Feingold D-Wis., in a debate last Friday, two tremendously different people emerged. On one hand you have a man who has been in Washington as long as many of us have been alive and who cares deeply about his job. On the other, you have a man who has been working in the private sector his whole life and who cares deeply about the state of Wisconsin. Right now, Wisconsin needs the latter.
  • Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) Clears 50% - Again - Versus Feingold 53-46 Johnson surges again

    10/26/2010 11:13:40 AM PDT · by milwguy · 15 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 10/26/2010 | r
    Republican challenger Ron Johnson receives over 50% support against incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in the fourth consecutive survey of Wisconsins U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson, a wealthy plastics manufacturer, picking up 53% of the vote. Feingold, who has represented the state in the Senate since 1993, draws support from 46%. Only one percent (1%) are undecided at this point.
  • Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) Clears 50% - Again - Versus Feingold (D)

    10/26/2010 9:28:27 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 34 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/26/2010 | Rasmussen
    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson, a wealthy plastics manufacturer, picking up 53% of the vote. Feingold, who has represented the state in the Senate since 1993, draws support from 46%. Only one percent (1%) are undecided at this point.

    10/15/2010 12:38:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Mainichi Daily News (in Japan) My Translation ^ | 15 October 2010 | Yousou Furumoto (Japanese Reporter)
    Original title of story running on wide-circulation daily Mainichi Shimbun today here in Tokyo is: "米中間選挙:大統領支持率低迷で民主苦戦 ミシェル夫人「好感度」頼み" My summary translation follows (of the main points):
  • CNN/Time Poll: Feingold trails in re-election bid

    10/13/2010 2:40:45 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/13/2010 | CNN Political Unit
    A new poll suggests that Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin is fighting for his political life. A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday indicates that the three-term Democratic senator trails businessman Ron Johnson, the Republican nominee Senate nominee, 52 to 44 percent among likely voters in Wisconsin. Johnson's eight point lead is up from a five point advantage in mid September.
  • Feingold: I'm the Original Tea Partier!

    10/13/2010 12:48:38 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-14-10 | JOHN FUND
    The Wisconsin senator boasts of his strong support for gun rights even though the NRA gave him failing grades during his last two re-election bids. The increasingly strained efforts by Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold to ingratiate himself with conservative voters don't appear to be having much effect. His GOP challenger Ron Johnson has led in every major published poll since July, and currently has a lead of seven points in the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls. That hasn't stopped Mr. Feingold from trying to reinvent himself as the original Tea Partier. He plugged away again in this week's debate...
  • The Wisconsin race that says it all

    10/13/2010 12:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 12, 2010 | Jim VandeHei
    OSHKOSH, Wis. Until last fall, Ron Johnson was just an intensely private guy with a good business and a nice house on Lake Winnebago. He kept a stack of Wall Street Journals next to his bed, folded just right so he wouldn't forget to read columnist Dan Henninger on this or Paul Gigot on that. A trim, silver-haired businessman, he was rich but unknown, even in this, his hometown, despite big donations to Lourdes High School and his thriving plastics company here. Running for office never crossed his mind. Barack Obama changed all that. Until last fall, Wisconsin seemed...
  • Johnson Slams Feingold On Donor Disclosure

    10/11/2010 9:20:06 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies ^ | 10/12/10 | CaroleL
    The donor disclosure issue revved up by President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee last week took center stage at Wisconsin's senatorial debate tonight between Democratic incumbent Senator Russ Feingold and his Republican challenger, Ron Johnson. But instead of the Obama/DNC one-sided attacks at rallies with pre-screened attendees and in advertisements, Senator Feingold's feigned outrage was met with a swift and decisive response.
  • Feingold Versus Johnson (Thomas Sowell)

    10/11/2010 9:17:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies ^ | October 12, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    One of a surprising number of old, well-established politicians being challenged in this year's election by some unknown newcomer is Senator Russ Feingold in Wisconsin. In a recent debate between Senator Feingold and his new challenger, businessman Ron Johnson, the difference between the old pol and new guy on the block stood out. Feingold was clearly smoother and more glib-- and his arguments may have sounded more plausible to those unfamiliar with the facts. But what Ron Johnson said would have resonated better with those who did know the facts. How many people are in which category may determine the...
  • Wisconsin Sours On Its Self-Styled Maverick (Feingold)

    10/10/2010 3:16:56 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2010 | MATTHEW KAMINSKI
    'I'm 55 years old. I grew up in an America that values hard work, that celebrates success. . . . We're losing America. I'm just one guy from Oshkosh, but I refuse to let America go without a knockdown, drag-out fight." On the fringes of the World Dairy Expowe are, after all, in Wisconsinthe rookie Republican Senate hopeful hits these last lines of his stump speech without going up a decibel. Ron Johnson keeps his tone soberly plainspokenaw-shucks, not angry. A gray suit hangs a size too big on his frame. When the silver-haired businessman with no political experience came...
  • Live thread - Wisconsin - first debate between Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson

    10/08/2010 6:10:53 PM PDT · by Jean S · 70 replies
  • Badger State Dems under Siege (You got that right!)

    10/08/2010 8:35:22 AM PDT · by milwguy · 10 replies
    nro ^ | 10/08/2010 | Andrew Stiles
    While its a bad year to be running as a Democrat in any state, thats especially true in Wisconsin. Despite winning the state with 56 percent of the vote in 2008, Barack Obama has seen his approval rating in the state plummet nearly 30 points since taking office. Voters opposed Obamacare to begin with, and now a majority wants it repealed. Two-thirds say they are angry about the federal governments policies. As a result, Badger State Democrats are scrambling to distance themselves from, well, other Democrats. Sen. Russ Feingold, in the fight of his political life against Republican Ron Johnson,...
  • The most conservative electorate in decades? (Cheeseheads unite!)

    10/07/2010 10:17:57 AM PDT · by milwguy · 3 replies
    jsonline ^ | 10/7/2010 | craig gilbert
    Here are a few numbers that help explain why Senate Democrat Russ Feingold has trailed in every public poll this fall. They show the political leanings of likely voters in a recent statewide survey by Marist: Liberals: 20% Moderates: 33% Conservatives: 47% In other words, self-identified conservatives in this random sample of likely voters outnumbered moderates by 14 points and liberals by 27 points. Whats striking about these likely voters is not just that how conservative they are. Its how much more conservative they are than the actual Wisconsin electorate of recent years (Ill have a broader story on this...
  • The Battle for America 2010: De-Railing Russ Feingold

    10/06/2010 9:59:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 14, 2010 | Gary Wickert
    The Wisconsin Senate race between incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold and Republican challenger Ron Johnson may be, in part, a referendum on the future of high-speed rail in America. The battle over a proposed high-speed rail line that would connect a scant 70 miles between Wisconsins two largest cities and be funded by $810 million in federal stimulus money has become symbolic of the political cage match for one of Wisconsins Senate seats this November...the fevered debate over high-speed rail in Wisconsin could well determine the outcome of Wisconsins Senate battle, which could in turn determine the fate of high-speed rail...