Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 09/01/2016 Page A06 Opinion Saving Johnson Long odds for incumbent in important race In every ranking of U.S. Senate races, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is at the top of the vulnerable incumbent list. Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia puts Johnson’s seat as a “leans” Democrat-to-Republican switch, and he’s hardly alone. […]

Looking for lunch entertainment on September 20 in Waukesha County? The Waukesha County Business Alliance, the Young Professionals Program, has asked moi to appear with Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now on a politics panel. Jeff Mayers of Wispolitics drew the short straw to be the moderator. It should be an entertaining and informative discussion. […]

Waukesha Freeman 1/28/16 Page A06 Opinion Some unconventional convention thoughts Somebody please stop Reince Priebus. The Republican National Committee chairman is making Wisconsinites look bad. On Monday, Priebus told the Democrats they should vote their conscience. If it sounds familiar, the idea of voting one’s conscience caused Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to be booed as […]

I don’t know if Senator Ron Johnson understands it or not but his path to re-election is a lot easier if Donald Trump loses the Republican nomination. Over At RightWisconsin, I explain why the mere mention of Trump becomes an anchor on the Johnson campaign. Johnson was interviewed on Fox News and he said that […]

After saying the other day he was willing to “stump with Trump,” Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson explained yesterday that he has no intention of endorsing a candidate for president until the Republican convention. There shouldn’t be any fear that Johnson is going to endorse Donald Trump just to spite Texas Senator Ted Cruz. On the […]

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who is in his own tough re-election campaign this year, just volunteered to defend every little thing that Donald Trump will say or do between now and Election Day. Johnson told CNN that he would be willing to campaign with Trump if he is the Republican candidate for president. After Johnson toured […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 3/3/16 Feingold forgets own record No hurry on Supreme Court pick The president proposes and Congress disposes is the old saying about divided government in Washington D.C. The voters chose President Barack Obama twice and also chose the Republican members of the U.S. Senate to thwart his agenda. Now we’re […]

Waukesha Freeman 10/8/2015 Page A6 Opinion Divided government limits Republicans Republicans should be wary of easy promises Senator Ron Johnson spoke at a recent Waukesha County Republican Party “Pints and Politics” gathering, this time in Sussex. The capacity-filled room listened to the senator give an informal talk about politics, Washington DC, and the importance of […]

How tough are Senator Ron Johnson’s chances to hold onto the seat he won from Russ Feingold in 2010? Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post lists Feingold as one of the surprise winners in the recent fundraising count: The Democratic former senator outraised Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), $2.2 million to $2 million, for a rematch of their […]

Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball Report, explains why they are calling Senator Ron Johnson the most vulnerable incumbent senator in 2016: Early attention has focused on the three most reliably Democratic states of the seven mentioned above: Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It is right to assume that there’s not much […]