Establishment Republicans and the Serfdom Solution
Senator Ron Johnson has proposed a bill for “state-based” guest workers: People would be brought into America not as prospective citizens but as temporary workers who are bound to the land. Who knew that the solution to America’s persistent …
Republican Senate Hopes May Rest with Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson
Milwaukee — In 49 states, when you order breakfast in a restaurant you might be asked if you would like pancakes or an omelet. In Wisconsin, you are asked if you would like pancakes with your omelet. Ron Johnson would, thank …
Obama Blew Up the Health Care System. How Should the GOP Plan to Fix It?
I’m back! From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Obama Blew Up the Health-Care System. How Should the GOP Plan to Fix It?
Ah! Great to get away for a few days, but good to be back. Let’s …
NRA Convention Part Three: Jindal, Johnson, Blunt, Bachmann
For pro-gun lawmakers who couldn’t make it to Pittsburgh for the NRA Convention, the short video greeting is the standard way of making a virtual appearance. I noted earlier that Texas Gov. Rick Perry had the most visually snazzy …
The Gun Issue Begins to Dog Russ Feingold
The NRA seems to suggest that Wisconsin’s incumbent Democratic senator Russ Feingold doesn’t smell right.
I guess his record on Second Amendment issues stinks, huh?
If You’re Ahead by 6, 30 Days Out, History’s on Your Side.
An interesting new rule of thumb from Nate Silver:
Senate candidates who have a lead of between 6 and 9 points in the simple polling average, with 30 days to go until the election — about where Mr. Toomey’s lead stands now — are …
In Wisconsin, Rasmussen Finds Johnson Looking Fine, Looking Gold-en
Rasmussen finds that winning the primary has given Ron Johnson’s numbers a pop:
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….
Scott Walker: Welcome to Wisconsin, Mr. President!
President Obama is in Wisconsin today, and Sen. Russ Feingold — who has now very narrowly trailed the GOP’s Ron Johnson in four straight polls — says he’s happy to be with Obama anytime, anyplace.
You know who …
The Incumbent’s Not Fine, and Not Golden in Wisconsin
Not long ago, one of my guys characterized Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold as “a goner,” which I thought was wildly over-optimistic from the GOP perspective. But two Rasmussen polls put the incumbent Democrat up by 2 percent over businessman Ron Johnson …
Joseph Project Helps One Hundred People Find Employment
The Joseph Project — a Wisconsin anti-poverty program co-founded by Senator Ron Johnson and Pastor Jerome Smith of the Greater Praise Church of God in Christ — has reached yet another notable milestone: Yesterday, Kenyetta Williams became the 100th participant …
A GOP Senate Comeback in Wisconsin
Wisconsin – What’s it like to be abandoned by the Republican party and the Washington establishment? Ask Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin senator whose reelection race was written off early on by political poohbahs as a lost cause.
His opponent is …
Rasmussen: ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Term May Not Be So Risky
Whether or not you think Social Security can accurately be described as a “Ponzi scheme,” as Rick Perry charges, most would agree that using the term is a politically risky move.
But perhaps not quite as risky as we may …
Come to Think of It, It’s a Much Better Senate Now.
I like this assessment from Campaign Spot reader Mark:
Maybe I’m making lemonade out of lemons, but if I look at the seats the Republicans won, I feel pretty good. Look at who we are trading for.
1. I’m …
The Latest Bunch of Polls You Almost Won’t Believe
The hits just keep on coming . . .
Republican challenger Ron Johnson continues to earn more than 50% of the vote in his U.S. Senate bid against incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in Wisconsin. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of …
If Wisconsin’s Senate Race Is a Blowout . . .
If Wisconsin Democratic senator Russ Feingold really does trail GOP challenger Ron Johnson by double digits, then it is a signal that we really are looking at a Republican tsunami that makes the wave of 1994 look like a ripple in …
Johnny, Read the Cue Card or You’re Grounded.
Usually, when a politician features their family in an ad, the consultants have been telling them they need to “humanize” their image. I always wonder if the memos read something like, “The voters agree with your positions, but have nagging …
Feingold is trailing? Feingold is trailing?
(Picture the above question in your best CNN anchor “Chicago is out?!?” impression.)
The latest Rasmussen numbers in Wisconsin are fascinating. (A few months back, lefty bloggers complained that Rasmussen’s Wisconsin poll smelled …
Imagine a Year Where the Senate Loses McCain and Feingold
Ideally, we would have some non-Rasmussen polls for confirmation, but it appears that Russ Feingold can be added to the list of Democratic senators who could get washed out if there is a big GOP wave in November.
Feingold should …