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  • Wisconsin: Elections have consequences

    03/02/2011 4:49:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Daily Iowan ^ | FEBRUARY 25, 2011 | Natalie Ginty
    Over the past week, Wisconsin public employees have flocked to Madison to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill. Teachers have walked out of their classrooms, senators have fled the state, and President Obama has once again involved himself in state affairs. The left is painting the bill into an attack on the middle class, education, and unions. Some are even comparing the protests to the citizen-lead protests in Egypt. Before such inaccuracies have a chance to continue, let’s set a few things straight.Walker, who was swept into office during the 2010 midterm elections, is confronting the tough decisions right away....
  • The Making of a Candidate

    11/19/2010 8:01:54 PM PST · by 6323cd · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Interest Magazine (Wisconsin Policy Research Institute) ^ | November 15 - 19, 2010 | Christian Schneider
    In early April of 2010, Michelle Litjens, the chairwoman of the Winnebago Republican Party, found some local guy that was thinking of running for the U.S. Senate. She brought him down to a meeting of a handful of conservative operatives in Madison. He didn’t even know he was supposed to speak at this meeting, and patched together a few talking points in the car on the way down. When Litjens introduced businessman Ron Johnson to the group, people rolled their eyes and checked their watches as he ambled through his reasons for running. There were already a few people thinking...
  • Hash (Freshman Senator Sean Duffy reporting from DC)

    11/15/2010 10:35:38 PM PST · by pillut48 · 5 replies
    YouTube via FB ^ | November 15, 2010 | Sean Duffy
    Sean Duffy reports via video on his first day in Congress. The entire freshman class of Republican/conservative/Tea Party congress critters have their work cut out for them! God help them make the right decisions to get this country back on track with the vision of the Founding Fathers!
  • The Facebook Skeletons Come Out

    11/07/2010 6:40:36 AM PST · by Saije · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/5/2010 | Jeremy W. Peters
    AMONG the many firsts in the 2010 elections, it is safe to assume that the following words had never before been uttered about a future member of Congress, “This is a candidate who is probably best known for getting drunk and having sex on television.” The comment, made by the chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, was lobbed at Sean Duffy, who overcame his bawdy past as a star on MTV’s “Real World: Boston” in 1997 to ride a wave of conservative discontent into office. Some of Mr. Duffy’s youthful indiscretions that were captured on film and dredged up by...
  • 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!!!!!
  • Feingold loses!

    11/02/2010 7:53:51 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 Nov 2010 | foxnews
    Woohoo!
  • Fiengold TOAST!!!!! Haley wins GOV in SC!!!!!

    11/02/2010 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 30 replies
    Fox | 11/2/10
    YES!!!!
  • Exit Polls: AR: WI: Johnson (R) over Feingold (D),OH: Portman (R) over Fisher (D)

    11/02/2010 3:21:02 PM PDT · by jern · 24 replies
    Exit Polls: AR Boozman (R) Defeats Licoln (D), WI: Johnson (R) defeats Feingold (D), OH: Portman (R) defeats Fisher (D)
  • Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) 51%, Feingold (D) 44%

    09/17/2010 8:16:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/17/2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    After a decisive win in Tuesday’s Republican Primary, businessman Ron Johnson now holds a seven-point lead over incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson picking up 51% support, while Feingold earns the vote from 44%. One percent (1%) of voters prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) remain undecided. However, the race is still considered a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. The survey was conducted one night after Johnson’s primary victory in which he received 85% of the vote in...
  • Feingold Is The Latest Dem To Whine

    09/12/2010 6:07:16 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/12/10 | CaroleL
    Wisconsin's Senate primary is still two days away but the presumptive nominees are already playing their designated general election roles. Republican Ron Johnson is running a hard hitting ad that accurately depicts Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) as a career politician and Senator Feingold's campaign is whining on their candidate's behalf.
  • Wisconsin’s GOP misses the train

    08/31/2010 4:11:32 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 99 replies
    The UWM Post ^ | Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | Brian Holmes
    With the gubernatorial election looming, the candidates are sparring over their many differences. One of the main issues that has evolved over the past month between two candidates, Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, has been the proposed high-speed rail service. This would connect the already-existing Chicago-to-Milwaukee route with Madison and, eventually, the Twin Cities. Walker is concerned about the price tag and feels that the money would be better spent on infrastructure, such as roads and bridges. Barrett feels that high-speed rail is the future, and he is right. With booming population growth, it is mystifying...
  • Election 2010: Wisconsin Senate - Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) 47%, Feingold (D) 46%

    07/16/2010 9:28:54 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold and his chief Republican challenger Ron Johnson remain locked in a neck-and-neck battle for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Wisconsin finds Johnson with 47% support, while the Democrat earns 46% of the vote. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. This is the third straight month with Feingold attracting 46% of the vote and all three months have shown a close race. A month ago, Johnson had 45%. Two months ago, Johnson was at 44%. Feingold was...
  • Election 2010: Wisconsin Senate (Wisconsin Senate: Feingold 46%, Johnson 44%)

    05/27/2010 7:03:06 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 28 replies · 499+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | Thursday, May 27, 2010 | Rasmussen
    Businessman Ron Johnson, endorsed at last weekend’s state Republican Convention, is now running virtually even against incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in Wisconsin’s race for the U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Wisconsin shows Feingold with 46% support to Johnson’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. As he has in surveys since the beginning of the year, Feingold continues to fall just short of 50% regardless of which Republican he’s matched against. Incumbents who earn less than 50% of the vote at this stage of a campaign...
  • AP sources: Powerful House chairman Obey to retire

    05/05/2010 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 33 replies · 1,035+ views
    AP ^ | 050510 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON – Rep. David Obey, a leading liberal Democrat and chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, intends to retire at the end of his term this year, Democratic sources said Wednesday. It is another blow to Democrats defending their majority in an election season of voter discontent. Obey, 71, won the first of 21 terms in 1969 from Wisconsin — when a special election was held after President Richard Nixon tapped Melvin Laird to be his defense secretary. He faced a potentially bruising re-election campaign this fall.
  • Leinenkugel formally will announce for Senate on Monday (Doyle employee, Doyle supporter, rich guy)

    04/23/2010 11:27:38 AM PDT · by ChangeInWisconsin · 59 replies · 1,059+ views
    WKOW TV Madison ^ | 4/21/2010 | tgalli
    "A source close to former state commerce secretary Dick Leinenkugel told WKOW27 News Leinenkugel plans to announce his run for the U.S. Senate next week[Monday]. After Leinenkugel resigned his position with the Doyle administration earlier this month, it was widely reported the former beer executive was bolting his association with the democratic governor to don republican clothing and challenge incumbent democratic senator Russ Feingold. ... Leinenkugel’s expected entry into the race will come two weeks after former long-time republican governor Tommy Thompson ended speculation over his political future by announcing to a tea party throng in Madison his family wanted...
  • Feingold gears up for Thompson’s potential Senate seat challenge

    03/25/2010 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 418+ views
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | March 25, 2010 | Alison Dirr
    U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, responded to former Gov. Tommy Thompson’s potential run for Senate Tuesday in an e-mail to supporters. “It’s very likely that former Bush administration HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson will enter the Republican primary to run against me in November,” Feingold said in the message. On March 7, former Thompson aid Bill McCoshen said Thompson has been considering a campaign for the seat. “I wouldn’t expect to see an announcement from him until the Republican convention on May 20th,” McCoshen said on “Up Front with Mike Gousha.” “But you’re going to see additional evidence shortly that this...
  • ACORN Registration Workers Charged With Felony Voter Fraud

    03/08/2010 3:16:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 111+ views
    fox ^ | 3/8/10 | staff
    Five Wisconsin residents, including two who worked for community organizing group ACORN, were charged Monday with election fraud relating to the 2008 presidential election. State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced felony charges against Maria Miles, Kevin Clancy, Michael Henderson, Herbert Gunka and Suzanne Gunka. Miles and Clancy worked for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and are accused of submitting multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, including each other, to meet voter registration quotes imposed by the community organizing group. Henderson is charged with one count of voting by a disqualified person and providing false...
  • Breaking....Van Hollen charges five with election fraud (ACORN!!)

    03/08/2010 10:56:07 AM PST · by milwguy · 47 replies · 261+ views
    jsonline ^ | 3/8/10 | dan bice
    Five Wisconsin residents have been charged with criminal counts of voter fraud in the November 2008 general election, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today. Two of those charged, Maria Miles and Kevin Clancy, are workers for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the embattled community group. "The complaint alleges that Miles and Clancy submitted multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, and also were part of a scheme in which they and other (special registration deputies) registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN," Van...
  • Delaying candidacy will hurt Thompson’s chances (WI)

    03/03/2010 2:51:34 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies · 328+ views
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | March 2, 2010 | Ben Turpin
    Will he or won’t he? This question usually indicates one of two things around these parts: Either it is the NFL offseason or we are approaching an election of some sort. Brett Favre and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson could easily be cousins. Both have been transplanted only to become Wisconsin golden boys. Both have retired, but both have had to consider whether they are happy with that status several times. Both can “still play.” Perhaps most significantly at this point, both are holding their respective organizations in suspense while they ponder their futures. Tommy Thompson has reportedly been considering...
  • Election 2010: Wisconsin Senate - Feingold (Barely!) Leads Two Announced GOP Challengers

    02/21/2010 10:59:33 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies · 679+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 18, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Wisconsin incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold leads his two best-known announced Republican challengers for the U.S. Senate in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state. Feingold leads real estate entrepreneur Terrence Wall 47% to 39%. Just six percent (6%) would choose some other candidate given that match-up, while seven percent (7%) are undecided. Against another potential GOP opponent, businessman Dave Westlake, Feingold currently holds a 47% to 37% lead but again fails to receive 50% support. Six percent (6%) like another candidate, and 10% are undecided. Any incumbent who attracts less than 50% support at this...
  • Tommy Thompson looks hard at Senate bid

    03/01/2010 5:39:35 AM PST · by AlanD · 38 replies · 650+ views
    Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, who served four terms as Wisconsin governor, is securing financial pledges and ramping up his outreach to longtime political aides in preparation for a possible campaign against Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold. Thompson has alerted his Washington-based law firm of his moves and is contacting key clients about the prospect of challenging Feingold, the most tangible signals yet that he’s seriously exploring a 2010 campaign. “The governor has taken additional steps in the past week and will continue to do so over the next several weeks. If the meetings go well, you can...
  • Election 2010: Wisconsin Governor - GOP Still Holds The Edge

    02/27/2010 4:17:39 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 3 replies · 233+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker remains the strongest Republican for now in the race against likely Democratic candidate Tom Barrett in the contest for Wisconsin governor. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Walker leading Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, by nine points – 49% to 40%. Last month, in the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey of the race, Walker posted a 48% to 38% lead over Barrett. But the other prominent GOP hopeful, former GOP Congressman Mark Neumann, is now in a virtual tie with Barrett. He leads the Democrat 44% to...
  • Thompson encouraged by polls, not ruling out Feingold challenge

    02/20/2010 10:20:37 PM PST · by Crichton · 17 replies · 712+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-Wis.) is encouraged by polls showing him leading Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) in a hypothetical matchup. He hasn’t announced a 2010 Senate run but admits he’s spoken to the head of National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and several other senators about the possibility. “It’s a good year for me,” Thompson told The Hill. “The polls are good in Wisconsin and I haven’t even indicated” an intention to run.
  • Palin Power?: Charlie Cook Report now rates Sean Duffy's opponent "vulnerable"

    02/19/2010 10:56:31 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 43 replies · 1,132+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Friday February 19, 2010 | Joshua Livestro
    Erick Erickson is apparently busy running around CPAC, but not too busy to fire off this little note on his personal blog over at RedState: Pardon me if you’ve heard this one already. I’m running around CPAC and have missed the news. Governor Palin has gone all in with Sean Duffy and Charlie Cook is now saying David Obey is in trouble. Coincidence? Probably not. Duffy is RedState’s candidate up there. I hope you’ll consider joining Governor Palin and us in supporting him. The refreshing thing about Governor Palin is her willingness to get into contested primaries. That’s the type...
  • Have you met Sean Duffy? Help him retire Obey!

    02/09/2010 4:47:13 PM PST · by gop citizen · 3 replies · 282+ views
    http://duffyforcongress.com/ http://obeystimulus.com/ Sean Duffy is running for Congress in Wisconsin's 7th District and is looking to retire current Democratic congressman, David Obey, who helped author the 787 billion dollar stimulus passed last year. Sean is currently getting nationwide exposure in such venues as Time Magazine, National Review Online, and the Wall Street Journal. Is he the next Scott Brown? Show your support Free Republic! http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1958119_1958112_1958125,00.html http://article.nationalreview.com/422186/could-obey-be-coakleyd/kathryn-jean-lopez http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704130904574644672185089720.html
  • Wisconsin Senate: Thompson 47%, Feingold 43%

    01/28/2010 7:10:18 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 24 replies · 1,106+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | January 28, 2010
    One more Democratic senator who has long been regarded as a safe prospect for reelection may be facing a challenging year in 2010. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Wisconsin finds Republican Tommy Thompson edging incumbent Russ Feingold 47% to 43% in a hypothetical U.S. Senate match-up. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. Any incumbent who attracts less than 50% support at this point in a campaign is considered potentially vulnerable.
  • Could David Obey be Coakley'd?

    01/24/2010 1:48:12 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 20 replies · 1,129+ views
    National Review ^ | January 21, 2010 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Could Obey Be Coakley’d? Welcome to a new, real political world. By Kathryn Jean Lopez Goliath has been known to win, or he wouldn’t be Goliath. But he didn’t win this time. And that could significantly affect what happens in November. Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts special election for the seat formerly considered by too many to be Ted Kennedy’s seat, is many varieties of good news. It’s especially good news for the Davids around the country who have their sights set on Washington. The “Yes, He Can” line emblazoned across the photo of Marco Rubio on NR’s cover...
  • Tommy Thompson weighing Russ Feingold challenge

    01/21/2010 7:47:00 PM PST · by Red Steel · 60 replies · 1,106+ views
    Politico ^ | January 21, 2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Former Wisconsin Gov. and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson is still considering a challenge to Sen. Russ Feingold (D). In a brief interview Wednesday about the possibility of a Senate run this year, Thompson, a Republican, would only say: "I'm not saying no." The former governor mused last fall about a potential gubernatorial or Senate run, but if he does mount a campaign this year, it's now almost certain to be a run against Feingold. A Thompson-Feingold contest could become one of the country's marquee matchups. Republicans have so far been unable to recruit a top-tier challenger to...
  • Real estate developer launches Senate campaign (After Feingold's Senate Seat)

    01/21/2010 7:50:48 PM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies · 631+ views
    wqow ^ | January 20, 2010 5:17 PM MST
    Eau Claire (WQOW) - A real estate developer was in Eau Claire Wednesday, launching his campaign against Senator Russ Feingold. Terrence Wall is running as a republican. He started a real estate business 20 years ago and now employs about 35 people in Middleton. He says he's a fiscal conservative who will focus on creating jobs, cutting government spending and reducing taxes. Wall was asked about the statement sent by voters in Massachusetts Tuesday. They elected a republican to a seat held by Democrat Ted Kennedy for almost 50 years before he passed away last year. "I think the political...
  • Dave Westlake for Senate in Wisconsin (the next Scott Brown?)

    01/18/2010 9:06:11 AM PST · by milwguy · 15 replies · 926+ views
    davewestlake.org ^ | 1/18/2010 | milwguy
    If Scott Brown can win in Mass, anything is possible this year. Senator Russ Feingold was elected our US Senator in 1992. He has served three terms and perfect personifies what is wrong in Wash DC. Elected as a 'maverick', his signature legislative accomplishment in 18 years is 'McCain/Feingold' campaign finance 'reform'. Totally ineffective, it has done nothing to stop special interests from infecting our political campaigns. This election cycle, no 'establishment' Republican has dared to challenge Feingold. Feingold currently has raised over 9 million $ for his campaign, and has over $3 million 'cash' on hand, according to 'open...
  • WITH VIDEO: About 3,000 attend Tea Party event (Racine, WI Bonfire, 25°, burn your AARP Card)

    01/17/2010 3:24:57 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 16 replies · 1,736+ views
    journaltimes ^ | 11-16-10 | MICHAEL BURKE
    CALEDONIA - Education isn't just for your children - it's for you too, Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher told a frozen but enthusiastic crowd Saturday. The setting for the latest Tea Party - this one dubbed the Tea Party Bonfire - was Wendell Anderson's farm on Highway H. Despite cold, damp winter weather, organizers reported from the stage that they'd counted more than 3,000 heads. Nancy Milholland, one of about 20 organizers, said the group had heard this was the first Tea Party of 2010. The name refers both the the Boston Tea Party and is an acronym for Taxed...
  • About 3,000 attend Tea Party event in Caledonia

    01/16/2010 7:35:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 9 replies · 579+ views
    JournalTimes.com ^ | January 16, 2010 | MICHAEL BURKE
    CALEDONIA - Education isn't just for your children - it's for you too, Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher told a frozen but enthusiastic crowd Saturday. The setting for the latest Tea Party - this one dubbed the Tea Party Bonfire - was Wendell Anderson's farm on Highway H. Despite cold, damp winter weather, organizers reported from the stage that they'd counted more than 3,000 heads. The event jammed Highway H for about a mile in each direction; other participants were shuttled to and from the event on yellow school buses from Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Park. People were still arriving at 3:55...
  • Joe the Plumber coming to Caledonia (WI Tea Party Event turnout of 3,000+ people)

    01/16/2010 4:57:47 PM PST · by UB355 · 5 replies · 380+ views
    Racine(WI) Journal Times ^ | 1/16/2010 | STEPHANIE JONES
    CALEDONIA - Joe the Plumber, the man who became the face of the average American during the 2008 presidential campaign, is coming to Racine County on Saturday. The Ohio man, whose full name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, has gone by Joe since he "came out of the womb," he said in a phone interview last week. But he didn't become nationally known as "Joe the Plumber" until he asked President Barack Obama a question about taxes on the campaign trail and his new nickname was later mentioned multiple times in a televised debate between Obama and Sen. John McCain. Now,...
  • WISCONSIN ELECTION CENTRAL

    01/14/2010 8:38:26 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 8 replies · 519+ views
    January 14, 2010 | MestaMachine
    WISCONSIN ELECTION CENTRAL If we are going to make a difference in the upcoming election, we need to KNOW the candidates. Please post the names of ALL your Congressional candidates on this thread along with any and all information available. We need names, positions, platforms, news articles, statements, pictures. We need to separate the RINOS from the Conservatives, and most of all, we need to get the liberals of either party OUT!We can do this if you help. I have started this thread. All you have to do is contribute a little time and a little research. Help us...
  • Michelle Malkin: A GOP "Young Gun" to Watch

    01/08/2010 8:31:31 AM PST · by notaliberal · 61 replies · 1,351+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 01/08/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    The Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel profiles GOP up-and-comer Sean Duffy, a 38-year-old district attorney in Wisconsin who’s taking on decrepit Democrat incumbent Rep. David Obey. He’s bringing fresh blood and energy to the fight — and he’s focused on fiscal responsibility:
  • Nationwide Moneybomb to Retire Dave Obey on Wednesday

    12/16/2009 1:28:18 PM PST · by badger912 · 13 replies · 727+ views
    Red State ^ | 12/16/09 | Badger912
    Dave Obey challenger Sean Duffy is running a campaign today to raise money in honor of the original Boston Tea Party.
  • Wisconsin can't attract a dem candidate for governor in 2010.

    11/09/2009 3:23:56 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 28 replies · 1,376+ views
    11-9-09 | Indy Pendance
    Wisconsin Governor Doyle has ruined the state (WI is a microcosm in the mold of the Feds). Our dem gov bowed out of the gov race a couple months ago. So, of course the GOP is running several candidates. Who's going to fill the dem opening, so far, NO ONE! What Democrat can run on the lib ticket? Is Wisconsin paving the way for a democrat defeat across the nation in 2010? The DNC's only hope is bambi. What hope is that? WE HAVE NO SERIOUS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN!THIS IS HUGE! IS THIS...
  • AP source: Wis. Gov. Doyle won't seek re-election (Dem drops out due to low ratings)

    08/16/2009 6:05:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies · 1,607+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 16, 2009 | Scott Bauer
    Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, whose approval ratings have plunged as he struggled with a weak economy and a multibillion-dollar budget deficit, will not seek a third term in 2010, a person informed of the decision told The Associated Press. The person, who was not authorized to announce the decision, told The AP on Saturday that Doyle, a Democrat, would make the announcement public in a Monday news conference. The person also said Doyle would serve the rest of his second four-year term. [Snip] Meanwhile, it's been a rough year for Doyle. Faced with a record high $6.6 billion budget shortfall,...
  • (Ex-GOP WI Congressman) Neumann to make GOP gubernatorial bid official

    06/30/2009 5:45:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies · 232+ views
    MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL | 30 JUNE 2009 | STEVE SCHULTZ
    Can't post due to copyright, but the story is here.