[Thompson] knows that the right to keep and bear arms can only mean one thing....– Rock star Ted Nugent pledged his support for former Gov. Tommy Thompson — and Second Amendment rights — in the heated Wisconsin Republican Senate primary at an event in Sturtevant, Wis. last week.
Wis. recall race cost record $80.9 million, new... →
2012swingstates: The total spent by both campaigns in the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker was more than twice what the 2010 governor’s race cost, according to a new tally by the Democracy Campaign. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Democracy Campaign estimated Walker and groups supporting him spent $58.7 million, compared with $22 million spent by Barrett, three Democrats whom...
Wisconsin: a very quiet presidential battleground →
2012swingstates: The Journal Sentinel’s Craig Gilbert explores political trends in the Badger state.
2012swingstates: The shooting in Colorado has re-ignited the debate about Wisconsin’s concealed-carry and Second Amendment rights. Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R) share their opinions about gun control.
Tax Hike For Rich Supported By Plurality Of...
huffpostpolitics: Americans support raising taxes on the rich by a two-to-one margin, with many believing an increase would both help the economy and make the tax system fairer, according to a Pew poll released Monday afternoon. Forty-four percent of adults surveyed said that raising taxes on incomes above $250,000 would help the economy and increase fairness, while 22 percent said it would...
Poll: Obama maintains lead in Wisconsin →
Hovde, Thompson nearly tied in GOP Senate primary... →
2012swingstates: Wisconsin residents are seeing more attack ads from Republican Senate candidates Eric Hovde, Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald as the Aug. 14 primary approaches. According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, Hovde leads Thompson 31 percent to 29 percent with Neumann trailing at 15 percent and Fitzgerald at 9 percent However, 16 percent of respondents were...
Obama urges tax cuts for families under $250,000 →
Tammy Baldwin (D) looks to end party’s losing... →
2012swingstates: If Baldwin is elected, Wisconsin’s open Senate seat will remain in Democratic hands, where it’s been since 1957. But that hasn’t been the case in other state-wide offices, where Democrats have been handed a string of defeats since 2010.
Would Obama or Romney be better for women?
2012swingstates: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why? Washington Post photographers and audio journalists traveled across Virginia to collect portraits and responses to that question for the first part of our “Liberty through the lens” project. We want your answers too. Reply here, send your photo, or...
Wisconsin senate recount concludes Democrat Lehman... →
2012swingstates: Control of the Wisconsin State Senate will now shift to Democrats once the results are certified.
GOP questions integrity of unsealed ballot bags in... →
2012swingstates: Wisconsin state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) called for a recount after losing to former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) in the June 5th Recall election. Wanggaard has until July 2nd to finalize the recount. This is the second scandal uncovered during the Racine recount process.
The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any...– Anderson Cooper in an email to Andrew Sullivan (Anderson gave Andrew permission to post the email, which you can read in its entirety on The Dish).
2012swingstates: Wis. Gov. Scott Walker responded to the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision, but that reaction has earned him criticism.