Westlake campaign grasps at straw polls, premptively declares victory

Dave Westlake probably would like to see himself as being an insurgent candidate in the Republican U.S. Senate race.  And while his pitch of “blaze orange accountability” has convinced some in the conservative grassroots, I think he’s going to need to find more credible polling than straw polls taken those very  groups. Word of thisContinue reading “Westlake campaign grasps at straw polls, premptively declares victory”

Collect the BP Republicans trading cards!

Get ’em while they’re hot! These lovely new BP Republicans trading cards—well, they’re more like posters, but I call ’em trading cards—were just released by your friends at the Democratic National Committee. First among them is none other than Ron “Go easy on BP” Johnson. (Link: PDF, 3.5 MB) It’s a good thing that RonContinue reading “Collect the BP Republicans trading cards!”

Breaking news: Feingold will NOT sell his GBP stock

This is big, I’m telling you, BIG! Feingold is NOT selling his Packers stock. Heck, I didn’t even know he had any. I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked! …Or not. The campaign of Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) has issued this press release: Statement from U.S. Senator Russ Feingold On GBP Stock MILWAUKEE – The FeingoldContinue reading “Breaking news: Feingold will NOT sell his GBP stock”

ROJO tries to muddy Feingold on the Great Lakes

Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson’s time as a candidate for governor of Wyoming must have rubbed him wrong. His campaign has released a television ad that is both misleading and factually incorrect. Johnson is trying to make it appear that Senator Feingold voted against protection for the Great Lakes. In fact, Feingold voted againstContinue reading “ROJO tries to muddy Feingold on the Great Lakes”

The oddest invitation? A luncheon with Ron Johnson

“REGISTER NOW” declared the e-mail from WisPolitics. It’s on Monday 26 July. My son might be born by then, perhaps I could attend. (No, family before politics, right?) While I don’t quiver with anticipation at the idea of a luncheon with Ron Johnson, my eyes jumped to this line: Join us at the Madison ClubContinue reading “The oddest invitation? A luncheon with Ron Johnson”

ROJO [hearts] BP

By now it is well known that Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Oshkosh businessman Ron Johnson reportedly owns hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock in everyone’s favorite oil company, BP. According to financial reports filed Friday, Johnson owns stocks worth between $116,000 and $315,000 in BP. Hopefully he’s happy that the stock is nowContinue reading “ROJO [hearts] BP”

“Don’t let the flag touch the ground.”

Any former Boy Scouts in the audience will remember that as perhaps rule #1 about handling the American flag. It doesn’t touch the ground. It would make sense that someone, then, would know that rule and how it should be applied to campaign rallies. You’d  think the raft of newly awakened hyper-patriots would be especiallyContinue reading ““Don’t let the flag touch the ground.””

Dick Leinenkugel out of Wisc. GOP U.S. Senate primary

As famed lefty political seer Zach Dubya whispered through the incense yesterday, former Doyle cabinet member Dick Leinenkugel has dropped out of the Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate primary race. That leaves just two millionaires, and Dave Westlake. We still have not seen Westlake’s financial disclosure forms, so it’s impossible to say whether he is orContinue reading “Dick Leinenkugel out of Wisc. GOP U.S. Senate primary”

Ron Johnson runs against Russ, why? ‘Cuz Ron’s rich.

Ron Johnson, the nth Republican candidate to run against Senator Russ Feingold, has revealed the true reason he’s running for office. It’s not to change the world for the better. It’s not to combat some entrenched money-baggers or root out corruption. It’s because he’s rich. This revelation came out on right-wing squaker Charlie Sykes’s show:Continue reading “Ron Johnson runs against Russ, why? ‘Cuz Ron’s rich.”

Way-too-early Wisc. U.S. Senate predictions

A few weeks ago, while we were still waiting for Dick Leinenkugel to officially announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, I prognosticated that millionaires are unable to defeat Senator Russ Feingold. Historically, that’s been true. And now, Dave Westlake is in (and having a ball), Terrence “Terry the Tax-Dodger” Wall is in, Leinenkugel isContinue reading “Way-too-early Wisc. U.S. Senate predictions”