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  • More than 1,000 early arrivals for Trump rally (Wisconsin)

    10/17/2016 3:17:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    USA Today | October 17, 2016 | USA Today Network
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  • Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump's comments but are more upset that Paul Ryan disinvited him

    10/08/2016 1:49:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2016 | Seema Mehta
    Voters attending a fall festival in Elkhorn, Wis., on Saturday were disappointed — some downright hostile — that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak here after a recording emerged of the GOP presidential nominee making vulgar comments about women. “Paul Ryan sucks!” chanted Paul Anderson, who drove nearly an hour from Milwaukee to hear Trump speak. Holding a sign that said “Hillary Clinton is a criminal,” Anderson said he thought Ryan wanted Clinton to win the White House. “Donald Trump said some naughty words the other day. Oh, no, let’s disinvite him to...
  • Trump appearance set Saturday at Walworth County Fairgrounds (w/Ryan, Walker & Johnson)

    10/07/2016 5:55:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | October 6, 2016 | Bill Glauber and Patrick Marley
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  • Shocking: Almost Nobody for Hillary at Wisconsin Rally

    10/06/2016 9:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    American Intelligence Report ^ | October 6, 2016 | Kristan T. Harris
    Bernie Sanders was in Madison Wisconsin on Wednesday and only a few hundred people showed up to hear him speak in support of Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton. Roll back the clock to March before endorsing Hillary Clinton, Sanders attracted over 10,000 listeners in the same city. After noticing the low attendance I began to realize that there were almost no signs, stickers, hats or shirts for Hillary. In fact there was a sea of people wearing Bernie Sanders gear, making me curious on if they’re here to support Hillary or just to see Bernie. In the video below I...
  • Paul Ryan to stump in Wisconsin with Donald Trump

    10/06/2016 1:06:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Michael Finnegan
    House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to campaign with Donald Trump for the first time on Saturday, embracing a GOP presidential nominee whom he once denounced for making “a racist comment” about a federal judge. Trump and Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Republican, have had tense relations for months. In an oddly worded announcement, Ryan’s campaign office said he would attend Wisconsin Fall Fest, a GOP fundraiser in his congressional district, with Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans....
  • Trump to hold rally in Waukesha Wednesday (Wisconsin)

    09/26/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | September 25, 2016 | Jake Skubish
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Waukesha Wednesday, according to his website. Trump will hold a rally in the Waukesha County Expo Center, according to the campaign. Doors open at 3 p.m. for the event, which begins at 6 p.m. Trump’s running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, will also hold an event in Waukesha Tuesday. Pence will speak at Weldall Manufacturing, Inc. at 5:30 p.m. The presidential race is tightening in Wisconsin, with the latest Marquette University Law School Poll showing Hillary Clinton with a two-point lead among likely voters. Trump has held...
  • Clinton Campaign to Counter Trump's Wisconsin Visit with Anne Holton, Chelsea Clinton

    09/25/2016 7:21:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WDJT-TV ^ | September 24, 2016 | David Ade
    Anne Holton, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine, and Chelsea Clinton will campaign in Wisconsin on back to back days. The Hillary for America campaign announced the stops Saturday afternoon. Holton will stop in Wisconsin next Thursday. According to the campaign, she will, "...lay out the stakes of November's election and urge Wisconsinites to vote early and support Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine's vision of an America that is stronger together..." Next Friday, Chelsea Clinton will stop in Wisconsin to deliver a similar message as Holton....
  • ABC News Politics 5m5 minutes ago NEW: Gov. @ScottWalker activates Wisconsin National Guard

    08/14/2016 11:16:19 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 35 replies
    ABC News Politics ^ | 08/14/2016 | ABC News
    Story to follow! ABC News Twitter feed........ ABC News Politics ‏@ABCPolitics 8m8 minutes ago NEW: Gov. @ScottWalker activates Wisconsin National Guard to assist Milwaukee police upon request:
  • Trump Thanks Paul Ryan's House Challenger For Supporting Him In Khan Dispute

    08/03/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 2, 2016 | Amita Kelly
    Rep. Paul Ryan is a powerful member of Congress — he's House speaker serving his ninth term, and up for re-election. But some persuasive forces — including GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and conservative pundit Ann Coulter — are expressing support for his Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen. The state holds its Republican primary next Tuesday, Aug. 9.
  • Ryan Camp Says It Didn’t Want Trump’s Endorsement In The First Place

    08/03/2016 10:21:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Following GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s praise of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary opponent, the Wisconsin Republican confirmed he never sought the billionaire’s help in retaining his seat. Trump told The Washington Post he refused to endorse Ryan or Arizona Sen. John McCain in their re-election bids. “Neither Speaker Ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for Donald Trump’s endorsement. And we are confident in a victory next week regardless,” Zack Roday, a Ryan campaign spokesman, said in a statement...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Clinton struggling in some reliably blue states

    06/27/2016 1:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Despite an increasing lead over businessman Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is struggling to connect in some reliably blue states. Washington Post authors Philip Rucker and John Wagner report that there's concern among Clinton supporters who believe Trump might do well in three Rust Belt states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. "In Michigan, Pennsylvania and, to a lesser extent, Wisconsin, an affinity for Trump's message of economic populism and nationalism has surprised many Democrats," Rucker and Wagner wrote. "These are big, industrial states they have carried for the past three decades — and where Clinton,...
  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Could Play Big Part at Convention Unifying GOP Behind Trump

    06/24/2016 10:43:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, comments on what Trump can do at the Republican Convention to unite the party: Give Ted Cruz a prominent role. JEFF ROE: I would be remiss if I didn't point out that without data, without online fund raising, they kicked my butt anyway. That's on top of us raising $93 million, which was a record (at the time) for Republican primaries, getting eight million votes. Mr. Trump has a way to control the news cycle. I believe they will be able to put it together, but they have to get going now. The...
  • Dump Trump? Paul Ryan leaves door open to Republican convention revolt

    06/19/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 19, 2016 | Dan Roberts, Washington Bureau chief
    Pressure for one last attempt to dump Donald Trump built among Republicans on Sunday, as the party’s leader appeared to encourage a possible revolt that could still see an alternative nominee chosen at next month’s national convention. After a week in which the presumptive nominee appalled many colleagues with his reaction to a shooting massacre in Orlando, House speaker Paul Ryan made clear he would not try to obstruct any rebellion against Trump by delegates in Cleveland. “They write the rules, they make the decisions,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press. “All I want to make sure is to make...
  • Trump's Industrial Belt Appeal

    06/01/2016 1:19:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 1, 2016 | Joel Kotkin
    In his still improbable path to the White House, Donald Trump has an opening, right through the middle of the country. From the Appalachians to the Rockies, much of the American heartland is experiencing a steady decline in its fortunes, with growing fears about its prospects in a Democratic-dominated future. This could prove the road to victory for Trump. The media like to explain Trump’s appeal by focusing on the racial and nationalistic sentiments of his primarily white supporters in places like the Midwest and in small towns. Perhaps more determinative are the mounting economic challenges facing voters in that...
  • ANALYSIS: Paul Ryan Battling Donald Trump for Soul of Republican Party

    05/06/2016 12:39:46 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/06/2016 | Rick Klein
    Donald Trump has used tweets to insult women and ethnic groups, and to drive news cycles over everything from his late-night TV choices to his midday food options. But he escalated his feud this morning with House Speaker Paul Ryan in a profound way, with implications and ramifications that extend far beyond November. “Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!” On a basic level, Trump is right. He stands now as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee because of millions...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
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  • Ryan Is Right: No White Knights Should Apply

    04/15/2016 10:08:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2016 | Newt Gingrich and Ben Domenech
    As the Republican presidential race has narrowed to a contest between two candidates the Republican elites despise, each one with a razor-thin path to the nomination, the conversation among party figures in Washington has rapidly shifted from the desperate to the absurd. They talk of an “open convention” in Cleveland, where party leaders could parachute in a third, more favored candidate and render the entire GOP primary process null and void. House Speaker Paul Ryan, one focus of such talk, ruled himself out at a press conference on Tuesday. “I do not want, nor will I accept, the Republican nomination,”...
  • Republicans had the numbers, Cruz the strategy

    04/07/2016 2:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The La Crosse Tribune ^ | April 7, 2016 | Marc Wehrs
    Donald Trump can only wish that every Wisconsin county had been La Crosse County. While U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz picked up 48 percent of the million-plus ballots cast in Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday to Trump’s 35 percent, La Crosse County voters favored Trump 41.4 to 37.2 percent. And University of Wisconsin-La Crosse political scientist Joe Heim was a little stunned by the action at the polling places, calling La Crosse County’s turnout of 61.8 percent of registered voters “pleasantly shocking.” What didn’t surprise Heim was Cruz’s overall performance. “He had the right strategy,” Heim said of the Texas senator...
  • Liz Mair: People Can Blame Me for Incendiary Melania Ad ‘The Fact Is it Worked’

    04/03/2016 8:58:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2016 | Staff
    Lindsey Ellefson writes at Mediaite: It was the ad that launched a thousand blog posts. Liz Mair of Make America Awesome appeared on CNN Tonight to talk to Don Lemon about the infamous ad featuring Melania Trump that spurred Donald Trump into attacking Heidi Cruz. Trump blamed Cruz for the initial attack on his wife in spite of the fact that it was done by the Make America Awesome superPAC. Mair responded to that by telling Lemon, “The truth is it’s me. It’s just me.” When asked if Cruz had any involvement in the ad, she said this...
  • Confirmed: Disarray Inside Donald Trump’s Campaign as Ted Cruz Gains Ground

    04/07/2016 1:49:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    A source close to Donald Trump’s campaign verified Politico’s recent report of “disarray” inside Donald Trump’s campaign. “There’s truth to that,” the veteran political strategist said. Breitbart News learned that the Trump campaign is struggling to organize and settle the power struggle inside the campaign after new-hire Paul Manafort was brought on to lead the campaign’s delegate strategy. Manafort met with Trump on Wednesday to discuss strategy. Also, CNN reported a potential shake-up with Trump’s campaign staff. “Campaign changes could be in the works after the billionaire lost the Wisconsin primary and is facing an uphill climb to clinch the...
  • Trojan Horse, Huh? Scott Walker Destroys The Dumb Idea That He Only Endorsed Cruz to Stop Trump

    04/06/2016 3:08:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Red State ^ | April 6, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    Donald Trump, who previously claimed that nobody would ever work with Ted Cruz, lately complains that too many people are working with Ted Cruz. He also says Cruz is being used by the establishment for the sole purpose of stopping the Trump Train (a fitting nickname for something hurtling to such spectacular wreckage.) His supporters and surrogates love to float the names of those who will be swooped in at the convention to replace both himself and Cruz. One of those names is Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, about whom they’ve been particularly conspiratorial-minded the last few days, for obvious...
  • Bernmentum: Sanders wins Wisconsin; Big win for Ted Cruz, possible sweep of delegates?

    04/05/2016 7:06:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 5, 2016 | Brett Taylor
    That was quick. Fox News waited until the second hand hit 9:00:01 before calling Wisconsin for Bernie Sanders based on exit polls...
  • Bernie Sanders supporters advised to avoid Wisconsin Trump rally

    04/04/2016 8:53:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 4, 2016 | Dan Roberts in Madison and Ben Jacobs in Milwaukee
    The Bernie Sanders campaign is urging its supporters to stay away from a Donald Trump rally due to take place yards away, on the eve of a key Wisconsin primary that threatens to upset frontrunners in both parties. Two of the most vocal groups of activists in the 2016 presidential race will be separated by a single street in downtown Milwaukee, where a tight security presence is expected at both campaign events, which begin at about 7pm on Monday. Three weeks ago Trump was forced to abandon a similar rally in Chicago after violent scuffles broke out between his supporters,...
  • Ted Cruz in Wisconsin: Roe v. Wade not settled, ban abortion with no exceptions

    04/04/2016 7:58:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Capitol Times ^ | April 4, 2016 | Jessie Opoien
    In his final swing through Wisconsin before the state's Tuesday presidential primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said states should be allowed to ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest. Cruz took questions from Fox News host Megyn Kelly and audience members at a town hall event Monday at the Madison Masonic Center. Early in the event, a woman who described herself as a moderate, pro-choice Republican told Cruz she's afraid if he becomes president he will outlaw abortion entirely. Cruz said he wants to see people's hearts and minds changed on the issue. He argued laws should be...
  • Does Wisconsin Have Superdelegates? The 2 Parties Don't Follow The Same Rules

    04/04/2016 7:29:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Bustle ^ | April 4, 2016 | Morgan Brinlee
    Polls show Wisconsin voters seem to be leaning toward Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republican candidate Ted Cruz ahead of Tuesday's primary vote. Both candidates could use the boost of delegates that winning Wisconsin might provide as they currently trail behind frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But could superdelegates shake up the Wisconsin primary contest? Heated debates over superdelegates have cropped up again and again throughout the primary season, with much of it focused (for good reason) on the Democratic side of the aisle. It's not that Republicans don't have superdelegates — they do — it's that GOP...
  • EMERSON POLL: Wisconsin Feels the Bern While Cruz has Momentum Going into Primaries

    04/04/2016 5:43:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Emerson College ^ | April 4, 2016
    BOSTON, MA – Bernie Sanders is now 8 points ahead of Hillary Clinton, (51% to 43) in the Badger State, where two weeks ago he was six points down (50%-44%) to the former Secretary of State. In the GOP race, Cruz is now five points ahead of Donald Trump (40% to 35%) with John Kasich at 21%. Two weeks ago, Cruz had a 1 point lead over Trump (36%-35%). If Cruz is the primary winner, he will win 15 delegates, Cruz is also ahead in five of the eight congressional districts where three delegates will be awarded to the winner...
  • Donald Trump’s Struggle in Wisconsin Is About Demographics, Not Momentum

    04/04/2016 5:07:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | April 4, 2016 | Nate Cohn
    Donald Trump has had a rough couple of weeks. He said he supported punishing women for abortion and then walked it back; his campaign manager was arrested on a charge of battery; he retweeted an unflattering picture of his main opponent’s wife, Heidi Cruz. And the polls show him trailing by a wide margin in Wisconsin, which holds its primary on Tuesday. For some people, it’s a sign that Mr. Trump is finally losing ground. But his problem in Wisconsin is mainly about the state’s demographics, not self-inflicted wounds. Even a 10-percentage-point loss there wouldn’t necessarily indicate any shift against...
  • Wisconsin Looms as Tipping Point for Trump

    04/04/2016 7:03:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 4, 2016 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Wisconsin Looms as Tipping Point for Trump Donald Trump’s candidacy has been marked by controversy, but the latest flare-up comes at a particularly pivotal time in the Republican presidential primary. A key contest in Wisconsin on Tuesday could prolong the GOP nominating process and, Trump’s opponents hope, reset the trajectory of the race. And those aiming to prevent him from becoming the party standard-bearer feel a new sense of urgency: Polling finds the billionaire businessman with historically low ratings in a general election and losing key constituencies by numbers so overwhelming that he threatens to put the Republicans’ hold on...
  • Will Wisconsin Be Trump's Waterloo?

    04/03/2016 6:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 232 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 3, 2016 | Salena Zito
    What rich irony, if one of the most calculating politicians in modern American politics miscalculated the will of Wisconsin's Republican voters, something Democrats have done repeatedly since 2010. If Donald Trump loses Wisconsin's primary on Tuesday, it will not be because of the uproar over his comments about Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi. Or his reaction to the confrontation with a female reporter that led to an arrest summons for his campaign manager. Or even his suggestion that women who get abortions should face “some form of punishment” if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Instead, it will be his misunderstanding of...
  • Cruz, Clinton, lead respective races in new poll (Wisconsin)

    04/02/2016 5:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WTMJ-AM ^ | April 2, 2016 | Michael Spaulding
    MILWAUKEE- Another collegiate poll shows Ted Cruz holds an advantage over Donald Trump heading into Tuesday’s Wisconsin Primary election. The poll, conducted by Loras College in Dubuque Iowa, shows Cruz holding a 38% to 31% over Donald Trump in the GOP Primary race. 18% of people polled said they would vote for John Kasich and 13% said they were still undecided. Poll author Dr. Christopher Budzisz says they surveyed 1,000 registered voters across the state, including 832 likely primary voters. It is the first time Loras College has polled Wisconsin voters. On the Democratic side, 47% of surveyed voters said...
  • If Donald Trump Loses Wisconsin To Ted Cruz, Trump May Lose The GOP Nomination

    04/02/2016 3:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 2, 2016 | Avik S.A. Roy
    After Donald Trump’s series of victories in the Republican Party’s March primaries, it became clear to everyone that Trump is the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. But the cheeseheads of Wisconsin may be poised to blunt Trump’s momentum. And if Trump loses Wisconsin, he may fail to gain the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the GOP nod. Republican activists won’t support Trump on the second ballot Barring an unforeseen collapse, it’s pretty much impossible for Ted Cruz to end up with more delegates than Donald Trump when the last states vote on June 7. And it’s impossible for...
  • PPP: Sanders, Cruz Will Win WI; Clinton, Trump Lead Nationally

    04/01/2016 10:54:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    WCHL-FM ^ | April 2, 2016 | Aaron Keck
    Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz appear poised for victory in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary, but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are still in good shape nationally. That’s the finding from Public Policy Polling‘s latest survey, released on March 31. In Wisconsin, Sanders leads Clinton 49-43 in the Democratic primary; on the GOP side, Cruz has a narrow 38-37 lead over Trump, with John Kasich a distant third at 17 percent. See the Wisconsin numbers here. PPP director Tom Jensen says the Republican numbers are a little deceiving, though. He says about a third of Kasich supporters say they may change their...
  • In Ted Cruz country, Sarah Palin gets tepid response stumping for Donald Trump

    04/01/2016 9:46:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The La Crosse Journal ^ | April 1, 2016 | Matthew DeFour
    MILWAUKEE — In her Wisconsin debut as a Donald Trump surrogate, Sarah Palin was met with tepid applause and stone-faced silence Friday night at a Milwaukee County Republican gathering. In contrast, the 750 Republicans at American Serb Hall cheered enthusiastically for Sen. Ted Cruz, who was introduced by Gov. Scott Walker and talk radio host Vicki McKenna. The contrasting receptions illustrated why the Texas senator has surged past the real estate mogul and reality TV celebrity in the latest polls, especially in southeastern Wisconsin. Palin opened with a call for unity among the candidates in supporting former Green Bay Packer...
  • The Brief: Cruz Moves To Widen Lead Over Trump Among Women

    04/01/2016 2:56:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 31, 2016 | John Reynolds
    Ted Cruz made women the focus of his campaigning in Wisconsin, unveiling a Women for Cruz coalition on a day in which his main rival in the GOP presidential race struggled to communicate clearly his position on whether women should be punished for obtaining an abortion should the procedure become outlawed. "Trump hardly came up at the (Cruz) event, but the subtext was clear," wrote the Tribune's Patrick Svitek. "The billionaire's attacks on Heidi Cruz, which began last week in response to ad from an anti-Trump group that featured the billionaire's wife, have drawn attention to his history of sexist...
  • Feeling the Bern? $15-an-hour minimum wage to protest Trump

    03/31/2016 4:30:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | March 29, 2016 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — To hell with California. The Bernie Brigade apparently wants $15-an-hour minimum wage right now, and they’re willing to pay. A Craigslist ad apparently posted Monday by Bernie Sanders backers offered “Temporary Paid Positions to Protest” the Donald Trump Rally scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday in Janesville, about 45 miles southeast of Madison. “We are seeking people to protest the Donald Trump rally in Janesville, WI. We are willing to pay $15 an hour for a maximum amount of four hours for this service,” the ad, since taken down, requested. California Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers reached...
  • 'No doubt' Walker's words help Cruz, says Rios (Plus poll to FReep)

    03/31/2016 2:47:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 31, 2016 | Chad Groening and Billy Davis
    A longtime political analyst says Governor Scott Walker's endorsement of Ted Cruz this week will help the candidate in the GOP primary. A second political observer, meanwhile, says the Cruz campaign has a technological advantage working for it. "I just think there's no doubt that (Walker) will swing votes to Cruz with his endorsement," predicts Sandy Rios, a talk radio-show host for American Family Radio and a spokesperson for the American Family Association. That's because Walker is popular in his home state of Wisconsin, Rios says, including among the so-called "establishment" Republicans who trust their governor. Current polls show Cruz...
  • Pro-Trump super-PAC slams Cruz ahead of Wisconsin primary (What? He has SuperPACs? No!)

    03/31/2016 2:09:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | March 31, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    A super-PAC backing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday released a new television ad bashing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) less than one week before Wisconsin’s GOP presidential primary. Great America PAC’s ad, first reported by CNN, accuses Cruz of expanding amnesty for illegal immigrants and softness toward dangerous Syrian refugees. “I want to protect my family,” a woman said in the spot, appearing in a kitchen with two children. “Paris, San Bernardino and now Brussels?” she asked, citing recent terrorist attacks. "I want a president that will keep us safe. We need to control our borders and stop letting...
  • Trump Is Collapsing in Wisconsin: And that’s really bad for his delegate math

    03/30/2016 11:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 209 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Jim Newell
    The April 5 Republican primary in Wisconsin is looking less like a toss-up between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz and more like a probable win for Cruz. This would be a fairly grave problem for Trump in his effort to reach 1,237 delegates ahead of the convention. Further, a new Wisconsin poll from a well-respected outfit shows horrific favorability ratings for Trump in the state among all voters, mirroring his recent national downturn. If he can’t reach enough delegates ahead of the convention, and his support shows signs of erosion in the final contests—all while his overall favorability rating...
  • Heidi Cruz And Carly Fiorina Address Cruz Supporters In FDL (Wisconsin)

    03/30/2016 6:46:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    KFIZ-AM ^ | March 30, 2016
    Heidi Cruz and former Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke on behalf of Presidential candidate Ted Cruz in Fond du Lac Wednesday evening. Fiorina told the gathering Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has made his billions buying people like Hillary Clinton off. She says he won’t challenge the system or restore power. Heidi Cruz pushed her husband’s platform and promised national security is important and Isis is a top target. She says her husband was meant to run for president and is certain he can beat Hillary Clinton. Many people came to hear Cruz’s message, but one onlooker says she brought her...
  • Boom: Cruz 40, Trump 30 in New Wisconsin Poll

    03/30/2016 2:44:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 30, 2016 | Guy Benson
    "No matter what he does, Trump always goes up in the polls!" That's the line Trump followers routinely employ when their man dives face-first into the latest unseemly controversy du jour -- including, most recently, spreading conspiracy theories to justify attacking and threatening Ted Cruz's wife. The reality is that while Trump's boorish showmanship doesn't harm his standing among a certain percentage of the GOP primary electorate, it most certainly hurts him among voters generally. The brash billionaire's overall unfavorable ratings have swelled to the mid-60's, spiking into the stratosphere among women. And now we have a fresh data point...
  • Wisconsin Pro-Life Group Backs Ted Cruz Over Donald Trump: He’s “Always Been Pro-Life”

    03/29/2016 7:54:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | March 28, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Ahead of Tuesday’s primary election contest in Wisconsin, the state pro-life group Wisconsin Right to Life issued an endorsement for pro-life Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz over GOP rival Donald Trump. In a statement to the organization said Cruz is the only candidate int he race who has always been pro-life and has the ability to defeat pro-abortion Hillary Clinton in November. “Wisconsin Right to Life’s Political Action Committee supports Ted Cruz as the only presidential candidate with a proven record on life who can win,” the group said. “There has never been an election more important than this...
  • Ted Cruz scores more Wisconsin GOP endorsements; Hillary Clinton arrives next week

    03/25/2016 3:04:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | March 25, 2016 | Mark Sommerhauser
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has won the support of state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, the latest member of Wisconsin's Republican establishment to back the Texas senator. Meanwhile, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's campaign said she will hold events across the state starting Monday. Details were not immediately available Friday afternoon, but a stop in Madison is expected on Monday or Tuesday. Clinton joins her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in the Badger State. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, plans a rally Saturday at the Alliant Energy Center. Vos, R-Rochester, announced his Cruz endorsement on radio host Charlie Sykes' program Friday...
  • Boehner: If GOP can't agree, he's for Paul Ryan

    03/16/2016 4:03:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | March 16, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former House Speaker John Boehner says he'd support his successor, Wisconsin's Paul Ryan for president if Republicans cannot nominate any candidate at their national convention this summer. Boehner, who has endorsed John Kasich, tells the Futures Industry Association that if Republicans can't agree on the first ballot to nominate Donald Trump, Kasich or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he's "for none of the above."(continued)
  • Glenn Grothman endorses Ted Cruz, blasts Donald Trump (Wisconsin)

    03/11/2016 7:07:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | March 11, 2016 | Bill Glauber
    U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican from the Town of Glenbeulah in Sheboygan County, announced Friday that he has endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. "I think Ted Cruz is the one," Grothman said during an interview with Charlie Sykes on WTMJ (AM-620). . Grothman said the Texas Senator "has the track record in the Senate. You know he's going to put a stop to this huge amount of illegal immigration in this country." "He stands up to the idea, he's not for anchor babies," Grothman said. "Some people don't like that phrase but the idea...
  • Ted Cruz forms conservative campaign team in Wisconsin

    02/15/2016 12:48:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WBAY-TV ^ | February 15, 2016 | Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has formed his leadership team in Wisconsin and it includes some of the state's most conservative Republican lawmakers. Wisconsin state Sen. Duey Stroebel announced Monday that he will be serving as Cruz's campaign chairman in Wisconsin. The state's presidential primary is seven weeks away on April 5....
  • Marquette: Clinton 47, Trump 38; Sanders 52, Trump 34; Clinton 45, Cruz 44; Sanders 50, Cruz 38

    01/29/2016 6:18:24 AM PST · by Virtuoso80 · 40 replies
    MILWAUKEE – On the Republican side, Donald Trump is supported by 24 percent, followed by Marco Rubio at 18 percent and Ted Cruz at 16 percent, among respondents who say that they will vote in the Republican primary. Ben Carson is backed by 8 percent, with Chris Christie at 5 percent. Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina receive 3 percent each. Jeb Bush and John Kasich are each at 2 percent, with Mike Huckabee at 1 percent and Rick Santorum at 0. Carson led the Republican field in November at 22 percent, with Trump and Rubio each at 19 percent. Cruz...
  • La Crosse County GOP poll shows Cruz in first (Wisconsin)

    01/25/2016 12:17:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WXOW-TV ^ | January 24, 2016 | Caroline Hecker, Multi-Media Journalist
    The La Crosse County GOP caucus held on Saturday revealed a majority of party members favor Ted Cruz as their top choice for the Republican Presidential Nominee. The straw poll is the first of the county's to show Cruz in the lead, as previous polls showed Marco Rubio near the top. Ted Cruz captured 28 percent of the vote, while Marco Rubio and Donald Trump each had 24 percent support. Ben Carson and Jeb Bush both collected 8 percent of the vote and Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina rounded out the group with 4 percent of the vote each. No...
  • It’s clear here in Iowa: Power is shifting from the establishment

    01/02/2016 9:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | January 3, 2016 | David Shribman, executive editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Montour, Iowa -- After candidate entries and candidate withdrawals, debates and debate-related controversies, campaign surges and campaign duds, and tens of millions spent and tens of millions wasted on broadcast advertisements, we finally have reached the actual election year. No one expected Donald Trump to retain his high poll ratings. No one expected Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin to bomb. No one expected terrorism to emerge as a top issue. No one expected Republican politics to be so riveting. But while some of the candidates have been on a fool's errand, 2015 was not a bootless errand. It taught us...
  • David Brooks: Donald Trump's "Bigotry" Has "Done Enormous Damage To America's Reputation Abroad"

    12/12/2015 10:45:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 12, 2015
    PBS: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on banning Muslims from entering the U.S., a campaign surge for Sen. Ted Cruz, plus assessing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s first month on the job. Brooks says Republican Senators would rather vote for a Democratic Majority Leader than "universally unpopular" Ted Cruz. JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: When it comes to Trump, David, I know we have been talking about him, but this week, with the statement about keeping Muslims out of the country, is this...