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Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin wants Buffett Rule included in deficit talks

Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin’s Democratic senator-elect, wants President Barack Obama to include increased tax rates for the richest Americans in deficit talks. Baldwin and Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who sponsored the proposal known as the Buffett Rule in the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Split Personality

Two years ago, Wisconsin elects tea Party favorite Ron Johnson for Senator. Replacing Liberal Russ Feingold. Then in 2012, Wisconsin elects Tammy Baldwin, probably even more Liberal than Russ. What’s it going be Wisconsin? Do we have a split personality? … Continue reading

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Morning update: what’s brewing for Saturday, Nov. 3

There are three days until the presidential election. Early voting in Wisconsin ended last night, so campaigns are in full get-out-the-vote mode for Tuesday. President Barack Obama rallies supporters at the Delta Convention Center in Milwaukee today. Pop artist Katy … Continue reading

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Morning update: what’s booing for Wednesday, Oct. 31

Please ignore my awful pun. Here’s the Halloween political line-up, with six days left before the election: Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is scheduled to campaign at an Ashwaubenon business this morning. Ryan also will travel to Eau Claire … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Senate ads continue negative tone

The Wisconsin Senate race between Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson may be the most negative in the country according to one assessment of the campaigns’ advertising — which the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Craig Gilbert reported on this weekend. A mix … Continue reading

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Morning update: what’s brewing Friday, Oct. 26

There are eleven days until the presidential election. Vice President Joe Biden is at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside today. The visit is Biden’s fifth to Wisconsin during this presidential campaign. Sen. Ron Johnson, an Oshkosh … Continue reading

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Updated: Wisconsin Senate candidates criticize each other over Sept. 11 ads

Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin released a new ad today targeting Republican Tommy Thompson for “cashing in on connections” to get a contract treating first responders from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Thompson’s campaign released an ad yesterday blasting Baldwin … Continue reading

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Morning update: what’s brewing Wednesday, Oct. 24

There are 13 days until the presidential election. Early voting in Wisconsin began Monday and continues through Nov. 2. For more information on the process, visit: gab.wi.gov/voters/absentee. Early voting is key for both presidential campaigns, and today’s events continue that … Continue reading

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Thompson’s ‘bucket list’ for Wisconsin: farms, lakes and education

Federal elections often can become consumed by national, overarching problems. Medicare, the national economy, health care, U.S. international relations all are in the purview of a member of Congress. Those and others are essential issues for candidates to address, but … Continue reading

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New polls only agree that Wisconsin Senate race is tight

Two new polls split on which candidate leads Wisconsin’s Senate race. According to Rasmussen, former governor Tommy Thompson leads U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, 48-46. In an internal poll released today by Baldwin’s campaign, the Democrat leads Thompson, 49-44. Real Clear … Continue reading

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