Wisc. Senate race gains fifth Republican candidate

Word is out that another Republican primary candidate will be vying to take on Sen. Russ Feingold in the general election.Ron Johnson, who’s labeled himself as an “Oshkosh businessman,” is adding campaign staff. According to WisPolitics, one of them his staffers has worked for the recent spat of W.M.C.-backed and hard-right state Supreme Court justices,Continue reading “Wisc. Senate race gains fifth Republican candidate”

Dick Leinenkugel finally announces his candidacy with a puff of hot air

It’s official. And it’s obvious that Dick Leinenkugel spent a bunch of money turning his once top-secret web site into a shiny new web site. Funny thing is, the first person that you see when you go to the site is not Dick Leinenkugel, but our good Senator Russ Feingold. If I can offer LienieContinue reading “Dick Leinenkugel finally announces his candidacy with a puff of hot air”

Feingold, Wall have new ads

Let’s accentuate the positive first with Senator Russ Feingold’s new ad, “Forward.” The ad focuses on the meaning of our state’s slogan, which is that very word, and urges continued movement in that direction. While many would like to see the state’s politics slide backwards, Feingold is pushing for movement in the proper direction. FeingoldContinue reading “Feingold, Wall have new ads”

Leinenkugel for Senate web site still under wraps

While it’s still (technically) rumored that former Doyle Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel will be mounting a bid for U.S. Senator Russ Feingold’s seat as a Republican, we’ve known for a while that something’s afoot. The latest sign is visible when one visits the leinenkugelforsenate.com web site: That’s very clever, naming the server “Shhhh.” It preventsContinue reading “Leinenkugel for Senate web site still under wraps”

Even Rasmussen says Feingold will win in November

You know it’s a [something] day when Republican-leaning pollster Rasmussen Reports predicts the incumbent U.S. Senator Russ Feingold would beat all three of his known and forthcoming Republican challengers. According to the latest numbers from Rasmussen, Feingold would beat tax-evading millionaire Terrence “Terry” Wall, 49%-43%. Feingold’s numbers stay even for the a match-up against DaveContinue reading “Even Rasmussen says Feingold will win in November”

Leinenkugel to announce next week in Feingold’s home town of Janesville?

My man Zach Dubya cites Tony Galli of WKOW27 in Madison as reporting “a source close to former state commerce secretary Dick Leinenkugel has indicated Leinenkugel plans to announce his run for the U.S. Senate next week. According to the report, the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told WKOW27 News Leinenkugel’s campaign kick offContinue reading “Leinenkugel to announce next week in Feingold’s home town of Janesville?”

Fantastic time with Republican and Democratic candidates at Drinking Liberally tonight

Remember the days when Drinking Liberally was more of a support group for battered lefties than anything else? Aye, during the Bush years, it sometimes felt necessary. Well, this time around, it’s a whole different ball game. Tonight at Milwaukee Drinking Liberally, we were graced with not one, but two candidates, and one of themContinue reading “Fantastic time with Republican and Democratic candidates at Drinking Liberally tonight”

TPM DC on the Feingold, Thompson, and the Wisc. U.S. Senate race

Specifically, on how TOMMY! won’t be getting into it. I think it’s a bit much to say that the Feingold campaign is “patting itself on the back” after hearing that Thompson won’t be trying for the seat. It’s not like them to get cocky. We know how close some of the past races have come,Continue reading “TPM DC on the Feingold, Thompson, and the Wisc. U.S. Senate race”

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dave Westlake coming to 4/21 Drinking Liberally

Gather round, my lefty folk, come hear the tale of the tea partier who ventured into Milwaukee realm. The one who came, Westlake was his name, and into the land of beer and progressives he roamed. Over taxes and healthcare he groaned, under entitlement and non-discrimination he moaned, when really, there was no threat he’dContinue reading “Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dave Westlake coming to 4/21 Drinking Liberally”

Feingold campaign statement on Thompson not joining the race

Straight from the Feingold camp: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2010 Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on Secretary Tommy Thompson MILWAUKEE – The Feingold Campaign released the following statement today from Senator Feingold following reports that Secretary Tommy Thompson will not be running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.”I’m disappointed that Secretary Thompson decided notContinue reading “Feingold campaign statement on Thompson not joining the race”