Sunday, December 11th, 2016

The National Journal has picked the Wisconsin 2016 US Senate race as one of seven nationally to watch. They also said some Democrats might prefer a different candidate to take on Ron Johnson: Wisconsin: If Russ Feingold runs, will he welcome the financial support of outside groups, including the DSCC? During his time in the […]

Everybody is talking about the failure of the Obamacare website, but Congressman Ron Kind Van Winkle just emerged from a nap: The American people deserve more from their representatives. Please keep sharing your thoughts, ideas and priorities about the #Shutdown — Ron Kind (@KindforCongress) October 25, 2013   Unless, of course, Kind was somehow referring […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

Okay, more predictions. House of Representatives Quick! Name Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s opponent! That’s what I thought. Sensenbrenner won’t even have to spend the spare change in his pocket to win re-election this year. Congressman Tom Petri will still be able to build more bicycle paths (if congress lets him). Congressman Reid Ribble’s opponent Jamie Wall […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 15, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Identity politics driving Madison Democrats But will Baldwin lose statewide?      Can congresswoman Tammy Baldwin win a statewide election to succeed Herb Kohl in the Senate? As far as the Democratic primary is concerned, undoubtedly.     Her qualifications are twofold. One, she is tied for the […]

I know a number of people on both sides are not going to quite believe Russ Feingold when he says he is also ruling out running for governor next year if a recall of Governor Scott Walker is on the ballot. I admit I was skeptical at first, too. But in all of the criticism […]

Today is the last day to vote in the Wiggy Senatorial Preference Pool.  Right now Congressman Ron Kind has more votes than former Governor Tommy Thompson. Print this entry

Rachel Weiner, writing for The Fix at the Washington Post, lays out the possible field of candidates if Senator Herb Kohl decides to retire. Rep. Paul Ryan (R) has been discussed as a potential Senate candidate almost since he came to Congress from the swing 1st district in 1998. But, Ryan now sits on a plum […]

Somehow Weigel didn’t want to miss it. Writing at Slate Magazine, Weigel comments on the last appeals of a desperate party: “Citizens United is hurting us,” says Michael Turner, a Democratic activist running for sheriff in Eau Claire. “We’ve got loads and gobs of undisclosed money on issue ads. Because there’s no disclosure, there’s no […]

The MacIver Institute is reporting that Ron Kind and Steve Kagen will vote for the health care bill. National Review Online has the whip count at: Ayes: 211 Nays: 212 Undecided: 6. Keep in mind that even if the Democrats fall one or two votes short, they will likely keep the vote open until they […]