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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Black Caucus’ Statement On Verdict In Heaggan-Brown Trial
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Black Caucus’ Statement On Verdict In Heaggan-Brown Trial

"The Black Caucus of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin supports the calls for peace, requested by the family of Sylville Smith."

Walker Joins Cruz, Tea Party Supporting Massive Unfunded Mandate on Wisconsin
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Walker Joins Cruz, Tea Party Supporting Massive Unfunded Mandate on Wisconsin

"Stop playing partisan politics and put Wisconsin first, for once."

Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race
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Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race

AP broke the news that Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch has decided not to enter the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election

Strong Candidates and Grassroots Enthusiasm Intimidate Justice Michael Gableman from Seeking a Second Term

Will Gov. Scott Walker Stand Up For Vulnerable Wisconsinites At Risk Of Losing Health Care Insurance?
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Will Gov. Scott Walker Stand Up For Vulnerable Wisconsinites At Risk Of Losing Health Care Insurance?

It's been widely reported that Senate Republicans are drafting their version of Trumpcare behind closed doors.

Rep. Sean Duffy Actually Said These Words Out Loud
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Rep. Sean Duffy Actually Said These Words Out Loud

"And my concern, Martha, is what the hell are we investigating?"

Mayor Tom Barrett and Chair Martha Laning Slam Disastrous Trumpcare Bill, Call For Strengthening ACA
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Mayor Tom Barrett and Chair Martha Laning Slam Disastrous Trumpcare Bill, Call For Strengthening ACA

If Trumpcare becomes the law of the land, it is estimated that 311,000 Wisconsin residents will lose their health care coverage.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Extraordinary Testimony from James Comey
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Extraordinary Testimony from James Comey

"Shockingly, the President does not seem to prioritize the integrity of our democracy."

Stalled: Republicans Struggle With State Budget Process
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Stalled: Republicans Struggle With State Budget Process

Sen. Leah Vukmir and Rep. Dale Kooyenga Fail To Get The Job Done

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on the President’s Decision to Withdraw From The Paris Agreement
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on the President’s Decision to Withdraw From The Paris Agreement

"Anyone who cares about the future of our planet and the future of our economy should remember his action this week and plan to vote him out of office..."

Wisconsin Needs A Straight Answer From Gov. Scott Walker After Trumpcare CBO Score
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Wisconsin Needs A Straight Answer From Gov. Scott Walker After Trumpcare CBO Score

The CBO found the premiums could rise as much as 700 percent for low-income seniors.

TrumpCare To Cost 23 Million Americans Their Health Insurance By 2026
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TrumpCare To Cost 23 Million Americans Their Health Insurance By 2026

According to a report released by the CBO and JCT, Wisconsin Republicans voted to raise premiums on their own constituents to the tune of a twenty percent hike starting just next year.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on AG Brad Schimel Request To Supreme Court For A Stay In Redistricting Lawsuit Ruling
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on AG Brad Schimel Request To Supreme Court For A Stay In Redistricting Lawsuit Ruling

"Schimel should end his tremendous waste of taxpayer resources and urge the legislature to create new lines as requested by the highest court in the land..."

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Exposed
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Exposed

CNN Reports Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Portions of his Master's Thesis On Homeland Security

Speaker Paul Ryan Swears House GOP To Secrecy Regarding Trump’s Ties To Russia, Spokesperson Lies About The Conversation
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Speaker Paul Ryan Swears House GOP To Secrecy Regarding Trump’s Ties To Russia, Spokesperson Lies About The Conversation

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said

Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation Still In Chaos
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Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation Still In Chaos

It isn't the first time Gov. Walker's flagship job creation agency has shown an inability to do its duties on behalf of the taxpayers.

Where’s Kevin?
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Where’s Kevin?

We Have More Questions Following Kevin Nicholson's Disastrous Interview About His Record of Supporting Democrats

AG Brad Schimel’s Gross Incompetence On Display At Department Of Justice
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AG Brad Schimel’s Gross Incompetence On Display At Department Of Justice

Schimel struggled once again to describe the state’s progress in the state's rape kit backlog

Gov. Scott Walker Largest Benefactor Of Betsy DeVos Led Campaign To Unfairly Fund Unaccountable Private Schools
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Gov. Scott Walker Largest Benefactor Of Betsy DeVos Led Campaign To Unfairly Fund Unaccountable Private Schools

"For six years, Gov. Walker has come up with excuse after excuse for making historic cuts to public education..."

Republican Convention Shows Why Wisconsin Needs New Leadership
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Republican Convention Shows Why Wisconsin Needs New Leadership

Republican leaders lauded President Trump's health care bill which will mean real harm for Americans across our nation while doling out massive tax giveaways for the rich.

Governor Walker’s Greatest Accomplishment:  Shrunken Middle Class
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Governor Walker’s Greatest Accomplishment: Shrunken Middle Class

"For 8 long years, Governor Walker and Republicans in Madison have driven our families further from success."

Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Department of Justice Deserves Extra Scrutiny
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Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Department of Justice Deserves Extra Scrutiny

DoJ spent 10,000 on challenge coins, rape kit backlog still looms

KevinForWisconsin.com: The History of A Political Opportunist
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KevinForWisconsin.com: The History of A Political Opportunist

The new website walks through political opportunist and wannabe GOP Senate nominee.

Gov. Walker Must Support Covering Wisconsinites With Pre-Existing Conditions
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Gov. Walker Must Support Covering Wisconsinites With Pre-Existing Conditions

"The Governor should decline a waiver exempting insurance companies from prohibitions that help individuals with pre-existing conditions get the care they need."

Political Opportunist Kevin Nicholson Caught in His Lies
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Political Opportunist Kevin Nicholson Caught in His Lies

"Kevin Nicholson is a political opportunist that runs to catch the political winds."

Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff
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Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff

"Unfortunately, this is right in line with Walker's record on public safety."

Is Sheriff David Clarke Backing Down From Challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin?
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Is Sheriff David Clarke Backing Down From Challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin?

"Sheriff Clarke has tried everything under the sun to increase his profile."

Speaker Paul Ryan Returns To His District Only To Receive An Award
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Speaker Paul Ryan Returns To His District Only To Receive An Award

Since 1999, Speaker Ryan has only passed three bills that have become law where he was the lead sponsor.

Illinois Multi-Millionaire Super PAC Launches False Attack Ads
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Illinois Multi-Millionaire Super PAC Launches False Attack Ads

Super PAC Attacks Get Pulled

D.C. Leah Hits Corrupt Washington Lobbying Group For Campaign Cash
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D.C. Leah Hits Corrupt Washington Lobbying Group For Campaign Cash

"D.C. Leah is going above and beyond to show her interests lie with powerful D.C. special interest..."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On 5th Anniversary of $1 Trillion Student Loan Debt
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On 5th Anniversary of $1 Trillion Student Loan Debt

"Five years ago, the total student loan debt in our country reach $1 trillion, that figure now stands at more than $1.3 trillion."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Celebrates 46th Anniversary of Earth Day
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Celebrates 46th Anniversary of Earth Day

"We must maintain local control of our natural resources so that communities are able to protect their own quality of life."

President Trump Announces Support for Tammy Baldwin’s #BuyAmerica Legislation
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President Trump Announces Support for Tammy Baldwin’s #BuyAmerica Legislation

"President Trump supports Senator Tammy Baldwin's legislation to create and retain manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin."

Manafort Pushes Chinese Billionaire Steel, Trump Feigns Buy America Support
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Manafort Pushes Chinese Billionaire Steel, Trump Feigns Buy America Support

While Trump has promised a “Buy American, Hire American” policy, he and Speaker Ryan have repeatedly done the opposite.

Following Successful Fundraising Quarter, Tammy Baldwin Criss Crossed Wisconsin Talking Jobs, Opioid Crisis, Veterans Choice
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Following Successful Fundraising Quarter, Tammy Baldwin Criss Crossed Wisconsin Talking Jobs, Opioid Crisis, Veterans Choice

Tammy will continue to travel the state, listening to Wisconsinites, and fighting Washington special interests that hurt working families.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Jakubowski Arrest
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Jakubowski Arrest

"Thank you to all of the law enforcement officers whose selfless service over the past nine days lead to the arrest of Joseph Jakubowski."

Is this a Senate race or a yacht sale?
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Is this a Senate race or a yacht sale?

Even conservative radio personality, Mark Belling, is unimpressed with the current slate of candidates.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on the Passing Of Former Chair William Gerrard
Sen. Ron Johnson Breaks 200 Years of Precedent for Anti-Children, Anti-Worker, Pro-Corporate Supreme Court Justice
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Sen. Ron Johnson Breaks 200 Years of Precedent for Anti-Children, Anti-Worker, Pro-Corporate Supreme Court Justice

Gorsuch’s decisions have been wildly pro-corporate and both anti-worker’s and women’s rights.

Sen. Leah Vukmir’s Ugly Record On Equal Pay
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Sen. Leah Vukmir’s Ugly Record On Equal Pay

In 2009, then-Rep. Leah Vukmir voted against the Democratic-led legislature making it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court.

Rep. Glenn Grothman Fights to Make Trumpcare Worse and Stifle Wisconsin’s Economy in the Process
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Rep. Glenn Grothman Fights to Make Trumpcare Worse and Stifle Wisconsin’s Economy in the Process

Grothman has introduced an amendment to unfairly kick 26-year-olds off their parent's health care insurance.

As FBI Confirms Russia Investigation
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As FBI Confirms Russia Investigation

Will Potential Republican Senate Candidates Keep Party First?

Just Call Her ‘D.C. Leah’
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Just Call Her ‘D.C. Leah’

Vukmir Kicks off Senate Campaign with Lobbyists, Elite in DC

Republican Extremists Eye Fetal Tissue Bill for the Second Straight Legislative Session
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Republican Extremists Eye Fetal Tissue Bill for the Second Straight Legislative Session

"Not only is this proposal out of touch with the needs of everyday Wisconsinites, it does nothing to move our state forward."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Applauds Legislative Democrats’ “Wisconsin Way Forward” Agenda
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Applauds Legislative Democrats’ “Wisconsin Way Forward” Agenda

"The bold ideas announced by legislative Democrats highlight our shared values and are exactly what our state needs right now."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on CBO Score of Speaker Ryan’s Health Care Bill
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on CBO Score of Speaker Ryan’s Health Care Bill

"Speaker Ryan's bill will make everyday Americans pay more money for fewer benefits, and leave many of his fellow Wisconsinites without any health care at all."

What They’re Saying About Speaker Paul Ryan and the House GOP’s Health Care Bill
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What They’re Saying About Speaker Paul Ryan and the House GOP’s Health Care Bill

Speaker Paul Ryan hasn't seen a warm reception to his conference's bill.

Less coverage, higher costs, huge tax giveaways to those at the top. This took six years?
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Less coverage, higher costs, huge tax giveaways to those at the top. This took six years?

"This is a more of the same chaos, uncertainty, and half-baked ideas from Speaker Ryan's House and the Trump administration."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Vice President Mike Pence Visit To Janesville
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Vice President Mike Pence Visit To Janesville

"Instead of trying to rip coverage away from Americans, we should be working to strengthen the Affordable Care Act..."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

"Sessions' recusal is not enough."

Wisconsin Is Asking: Where Is Speaker Paul Ryan?
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Wisconsin Is Asking: Where Is Speaker Paul Ryan?

Wisconsinites have had enough of being ignored by Republican leaders

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Congratulates Jason Rae on Becoming DNC Secretary
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Congratulates Jason Rae on Becoming DNC Secretary

The Secretary is the Party’s official record-keeper and keeper of the Party's relationships with members.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on DNC Chair Election
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on DNC Chair Election

"Democrats nationwide are ready to fight for our values and the future of our country under the leadership of Tom Perez. "

Gov. Scott Walker Is Desperate To Impress President Donald Trump
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Gov. Scott Walker Is Desperate To Impress President Donald Trump

Here are the facts you need to know about the Governor's D.C. establishment talking points

WisDems Statement on the Passing of Ed Garvey
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WisDems Statement on the Passing of Ed Garvey

"Ed was a true progressive who fought tirelessly for everyday Wisconsinites..."

Wisconsin To Donald Trump: Scott Walker Has No Place At The Department of Labor
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Wisconsin To Donald Trump: Scott Walker Has No Place At The Department of Labor

During his tenure as Governor, Scott Walker has rammed destructive, anti-worker policies through the Republican-controlled legislature.

Wisconsin Republicans Shrug Off National Security Risk
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Wisconsin Republicans Shrug Off National Security Risk

"Just three weeks into the Trump Presidency, major national security risks have reared their head..."

Rep. Sean Duffy is Charleston, South Carolina’s Top Story
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Rep. Sean Duffy is Charleston, South Carolina’s Top Story

"Of course the people of Charleston are deeply offended by Rep. Sean Duffy's comments..."

Rep. Sean Duffy: ‘Look at the good things that came from’ the Charleston Church Terrorist Attack
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Rep. Sean Duffy: ‘Look at the good things that came from’ the Charleston Church Terrorist Attack

Rep. Sean Duffy has rebuffed Wisconsin values at every turn, but today he took his act to a new low.

Rep. Sean Duffy Emphatically Supports President Trump’s Cruel and Un-American Executive Order
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Rep. Sean Duffy Emphatically Supports President Trump’s Cruel and Un-American Executive Order

Even as millions of Americans, including business leaders, express their displeasure with the law, Rep. Sean Duffy wasted no time jumping on President Trump's cruel and un-American bandwagon.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Federal Judge Ordering New Legislative District Maps
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Federal Judge Ordering New Legislative District Maps

"This is an incredibly important ruling for the people of Wisconsin and our democracy."

State Superintendent John Humphries’ Privatization Plot Thickens
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State Superintendent John Humphries’ Privatization Plot Thickens

Right-wing State Superintendent candidate John Humphries is deadset on privatizing Wisconsin public schools.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Hires New Organizing Director
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Hires New Organizing Director

She will officially start with the Democratic Party on February 6.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Statement Honoring the 44th Anniversary of <em>Roe v. Wade</em>
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Statement Honoring the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

"Today, we honor 44 years of a woman having the choice to make her own decisions with regards to her health."

Does Rep. Sean Duffy Support Hiking Home Insurance Premiums As Much As $900 On Wisconsin Households?
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Does Rep. Sean Duffy Support Hiking Home Insurance Premiums As Much As $900 On Wisconsin Households?

Homeowners could see the costs of homeownership rise due to President Trump's administrative order.

Meet Donald Trump’s Anti-Public Education, Influence Peddling Billionaire: Betsy DeVos
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Meet Donald Trump’s Anti-Public Education, Influence Peddling Billionaire: Betsy DeVos

DeVos presents a clear danger to public schools.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

"This week, we'll begin a new era that will likely test the progress we've made towards honoring King's legacy and fulfilling his dream."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Response To Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State Address
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Response To Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State Address

"Jobs continue to leave the state and wages remain stagnant for many."

Did Wisconsin Republicans Vote To Gut The Office Of Congressional Ethics?
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Did Wisconsin Republicans Vote To Gut The Office Of Congressional Ethics?

The Office of Congressional Ethics is designed to ensure accountability and transparency in the U.S. Congress, and without it, members of Congress lack proper oversight.

Gov. Scott Walker Neglects Wisconsin, Ignores Problems Facing Lincoln Hills
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Gov. Scott Walker Neglects Wisconsin, Ignores Problems Facing Lincoln Hills

"Gov. Walker and his administration should stop ignoring the workers and children at Lincoln Hills and work to face the problems there head-on," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning.

Speaker Paul Ryan Shows Loyalty Lies with Putin and the Kremlin, Not the American People
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Speaker Paul Ryan Shows Loyalty Lies with Putin and the Kremlin, Not the American People

The response from Speaker Ryan shows the worst kind of partisanship.

WI GOP Picks Kremlin Over The Heartland
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WI GOP Picks Kremlin Over The Heartland

They have stood by Donald Trump and his attacks on the intelligence community

GOP Failing On Wisconsin Jobs
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GOP Failing On Wisconsin Jobs

Instead of putting more Wisconsinites to work, Wisconsin Republicans have prioritized business tax credits for corporations that ship jobs overseas.

High Time For Sheriff David Clarke To Get Back To Work
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High Time For Sheriff David Clarke To Get Back To Work

Four prisoners have died at the Milwaukee County Jail in recent months.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces New Executive Director
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces New Executive Director

Jason Sidener to be the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's next Executive Director.

Rep. Sean Duffy Chooses Trump’s Swamp Over Wisconsin
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Rep. Sean Duffy Chooses Trump’s Swamp Over Wisconsin

Duffy joins Wall Street insiders.

Trump’s Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, A Danger To Public Education
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Trump’s Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, A Danger To Public Education

"Wisconsin knows first hand the danger Betsy DeVos poses as head of the Department of Education."

Statement From Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair On Federal Court Blocking Republican-Gerrymandered Maps
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Statement From Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair On Federal Court Blocking Republican-Gerrymandered Maps

"This is a historic victory for our democracy and all of the voters in the great state of Wisconsin."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Statement On Trump White House Hires
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Statement On Trump White House Hires

"It is also beyond comprehension that Priebus is so willing and enthusiastic to run the White House alongside Steven Bannon..."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Endorses Rep. Keith Ellison for DNC Chair
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Endorses Rep. Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

"I am confident Rep. Ellison will continue to move our party forward and he will fight for the progressive values we share as Democrats," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Election Results
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Election Results

"We will also work to hold President-Elect Trump accountable to the people who elected him."

Questions for Senator Johnson As He Campaigns with Eric Trump
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Questions for Senator Johnson As He Campaigns with Eric Trump

Senator Ron Johnson is falling back into the arms of Donald Trump.

Associated Press: Democratic Counties Outpacing Republican Counties Nearly 2-to-1 after over 460,000 early votes cast
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Associated Press: Democratic Counties Outpacing Republican Counties Nearly 2-to-1 after over 460,000 early votes cast

Only 16 percent of early votes have come from Republican strongholds.

WisGOP Goes Full “Trump Train” In Eau Claire
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WisGOP Goes Full “Trump Train” In Eau Claire

Desperation?

Economic Experts Say Senator Johnson’s Offshore Tax Haven Raises Serious Ethical Questions
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Economic Experts Say Senator Johnson’s Offshore Tax Haven Raises Serious Ethical Questions

Comes after revelations that Senator Johnson invested in an offshore tax scheme in Ireland

Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Mad Scientist” Edition
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Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Mad Scientist” Edition

On Monday Senator Johnson tried to argue that the “jury is still out” on whether humans impact the climate.

Trump Casts a Long Shadow Over Lindsey Graham’s Appearance With Sen. Johnson
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Trump Casts a Long Shadow Over Lindsey Graham’s Appearance With Sen. Johnson

Senator Graham has called for Republicans to drop Trump, but Sen. Johnson still supports him.

Sen. Luther Olsen: “We Don’t Need Everybody To Go To College”
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Sen. Luther Olsen: “We Don’t Need Everybody To Go To College”

Olsen's comments are indicative of his failed leadership on the issue of college affordability.

Sen. Luther Olsen Plays Hide And Seek With The Voters
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Sen. Luther Olsen Plays Hide And Seek With The Voters

In a candidate forum the Senator Olsen refused to disclose if he would vote for his party's presidential nominee.

Senator Johnson is Wisconsin’s Worst Weatherman
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Senator Johnson is Wisconsin’s Worst Weatherman

Senator Johnson ignores climate change to protect special interests.

State Representative Dana Wachs Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Wisconsin Visit
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State Representative Dana Wachs Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Wisconsin Visit

"No matter who Donald Trump sends to Wisconsin to argue his case, his record speaks for itself," said Rep. Wachs.

Veteran’s Daughter Slams Sen. Johnson for Exploiting Their Tragedy on Debate Stage
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Veteran’s Daughter Slams Sen. Johnson for Exploiting Their Tragedy on Debate Stage

Family unhappy with Johnson's failure and his desperate political exploitation

Does Sen. Johnson Agree With Sheriff Clarke and Donald Trump That It’s “Pitchfork Time”
Ahead of Donald Trump’s Visit to Green Bay, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Tom Nelson Condemn his Divisive Rhetoric
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Ahead of Donald Trump’s Visit to Green Bay, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Tom Nelson Condemn his Divisive Rhetoric

"It is time for all leaders to reject Donald Trump once and for all, and to denounce his long record of hurtful and abusive behavior," said Tom Nelson.

On Press Call Elected Officials and Advocates Denounce Senator Johnson for His Continued Support of Trump
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On Press Call Elected Officials and Advocates Denounce Senator Johnson for His Continued Support of Trump

Call Comes As Trump Campaigns In Green Bay Today

Senator Johnson Put Partisanship Ahead of Wisconsinites as Committee Chairman
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Senator Johnson Put Partisanship Ahead of Wisconsinites as Committee Chairman

For nearly six years Senator Johnson has been at the center of Washington gridlock.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Joe Heck, Sen. Mark Kirk and Sen. John Thune Have Pulled Their Support for Trump…Why Hasn’t Sen. Johnson?
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Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Joe Heck, Sen. Mark Kirk and Sen. John Thune Have Pulled Their Support for Trump…Why Hasn’t Sen. Johnson?

Republican Senators, Congressmen and Governors are Pulling Their Support for Trump, but Sen. Johnson remains committed to Donald Trump as his nominee.

WisDems Chair Laning: “Donald Trump’s comments about women are truly horrific.”
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WisDems Chair Laning: “Donald Trump’s comments about women are truly horrific.”

"These recent revelations are nothing new when it comes to Trump’s treatment of women..."

Will Sen. Johnson Stay Silent After Trump Insults Veterans Suffering from PTSD?
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Will Sen. Johnson Stay Silent After Trump Insults Veterans Suffering from PTSD?

Rather than condemn Trump, Sen. Johnson has condoned him over and over again.

Open Records Request Further Reveals Sen. Luther Olsen’s Negligence of Wisconsin Veterans
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Open Records Request Further Reveals Sen. Luther Olsen’s Negligence of Wisconsin Veterans

Sen. Olsen skipped a meeting at the King Veterans home to attend another very "important obligation" - judging a baking contest.

Gov. Walker Continues to neglect student loan debt crisis
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Gov. Walker Continues to neglect student loan debt crisis

Republican's inaction is doing lasting damage to Wisconsin's economy.

Senator Johnson’s Multi-Millionaire Madness: The Final Four
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Senator Johnson’s Multi-Millionaire Madness: The Final Four

Round one is over, and it’s a race to the bottom.

Sen. Fitzgerald Desperately Tries To Deny Knowledge Of Republican Pay-to-Play Operation
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Sen. Fitzgerald Desperately Tries To Deny Knowledge Of Republican Pay-to-Play Operation

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald claimed ignorance about the fundraising scheme and the donations.

Senator Johnson’s Multi-Millionaire Madness Bracket Challenge
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Senator Johnson’s Multi-Millionaire Madness Bracket Challenge

Senator Johnson has left behind a trail of suspect choices and shady deals.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Following Donald Trump Model Of Withholding Financial Records
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Following Donald Trump Model Of Withholding Financial Records

In 2015, private groups or individuals paid $51,840 in airfare for the Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke to fly to 25 events, meetings or speaking engagements.

Wisconsin Democrats Join Speaker Paul Ryan’s Call for Donald Trump to Release His Tax Returns
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Wisconsin Democrats Join Speaker Paul Ryan’s Call for Donald Trump to Release His Tax Returns

Last week’s report offers a disturbing preview of the foreign entanglements that could influence Donald Trump.

Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Who Done It” Edition
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Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Who Done It” Edition

Senator Johnson’s dishonest response has only made things worse.

Rep. Sean Duffy Chooses Big Banks and Wall Street over Main Street
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Rep. Sean Duffy Chooses Big Banks and Wall Street over Main Street

If he is successful the safeguards put in place after the great recession to protect everyday people from the big banks and Wall Street would be rolled back.

Mike Gallagher Doubles Down On Ill-Received Social Security Plan
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Mike Gallagher Doubles Down On Ill-Received Social Security Plan

Seniors are speaking out against Gallagher's plan because they know it would be a disaster.

With Controversy Growing Over His $10 Million Payout, Sen. Johnson Attends a Fundraiser Hosted By Lobbyists and Super PAC Supporters
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With Controversy Growing Over His $10 Million Payout, Sen. Johnson Attends a Fundraiser Hosted By Lobbyists and Super PAC Supporters

Johnson is Attending a Fundraiser Hosted by Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour - Who Also Sits on the Board of a super PAC Supporting Johnson

Gov. Scott Walker’s True Governing Pay To Play Philosophy Exposed
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Gov. Scott Walker’s True Governing Pay To Play Philosophy Exposed

Scott Walker helped solicit $750,000 from Harold Simmons, one of the countries biggest producers of the lead used in paint, to the Wisconsin Club for Growth.

The Truth About Senator Johnson’s Ties to Extreme Anti-Women Groups
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The Truth About Senator Johnson’s Ties to Extreme Anti-Women Groups

For nearly six years Senator Ron Johnson has aligned himself with far right groups that share his extreme anti-women agenda.

Questions Senator Johnson Has Refused to Answer About His Possibly Illegal $10 Million Payout From Pacur
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Questions Senator Johnson Has Refused to Answer About His Possibly Illegal $10 Million Payout From Pacur

Rather than come clean, Johnson continues to refuse to release an agreement with Pacur that could clear up the serious charges.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Files Senate Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Johnson
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Files Senate Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Johnson

Complaint: $10 Million Corporate Payout Violated Multiple Federal Election Laws and May Have Violated Financial Disclosure Laws

As Donald Trump Cozies Up To Vladimir Putin, Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Sean Duffy Continue To Support His Campaign
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As Donald Trump Cozies Up To Vladimir Putin, Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Sean Duffy Continue To Support His Campaign

Trump's praise for the Russian leader is unprecedented from a candidate running for President of the United States.

Does Sen. Johnson Support or Endorse Donald Trump’s Praise of Putin?
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Does Sen. Johnson Support or Endorse Donald Trump’s Praise of Putin?

Sen. Johnson has said that he would pull his support for Trump if the Republican nominee said anything that “crosses the line.”

Senator Johnson Still Refuses to Do His Job and Vote on Critical Court Vacancies
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Senator Johnson Still Refuses to Do His Job and Vote on Critical Court Vacancies

For more than 2,300 days he’s stonewalled any effort to confirm a new justice to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Senator Johnson Put Politics Above Fighting Zika…Again
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Senator Johnson Put Politics Above Fighting Zika…Again

He voted against multiple bills that would have provided funding to fight Zika.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on UW-Madison Efforts to Improve Racial Climate
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on UW-Madison Efforts to Improve Racial Climate

"As a mother who has a child attending UW-Madison, I am grateful the school is taking the appropriate steps to ensure she receives an education in the most inclusive environment possible," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning.

Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Single Moms” Edition
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Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Single Moms” Edition

Senator Johnson has a long record of failure when it come to fighting for women.

Republicans Ignore Pattern Of Neglect At King Veterans Home, Shrug Off Whistleblower Complaints
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Republicans Ignore Pattern Of Neglect At King Veterans Home, Shrug Off Whistleblower Complaints

According to reports, complaints from whistle-blowers and families of veterans in the home have persisted for years.

Senator Johnson Can’t Run From His Record of Failure on the Opioid Crisis
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Senator Johnson Can’t Run From His Record of Failure on the Opioid Crisis

Senator Johnson can’t run from the truth.

Duffy’s Dodge: Rep. Sean Duffy Refuses Six Debates Proposed By Mary Hoeft, But Asked For 20 Debates When He Ran In 2010
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Duffy’s Dodge: Rep. Sean Duffy Refuses Six Debates Proposed By Mary Hoeft, But Asked For 20 Debates When He Ran In 2010

In an election year where so much is at stake for Wisconsinites, it is crucial for the people of the 7th Congressional District to hear from both candidates on the issues that matter.

Senator Johnson Cozies Up to Foster Friess and the Koch Brothers
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Senator Johnson Cozies Up to Foster Friess and the Koch Brothers

Johnson is more dependent than ever on the support of multi-millionaires and billionaires like Friess to prop up his campaign.

The Truth About Let America Work’s Poll
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The Truth About Let America Work’s Poll

Sen. Johnson’s own super PAC has him behind

Are Gov. Scott Walker’s Political Rewards Why Wisconsin Is Dead Last In Start Ups?
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Are Gov. Scott Walker’s Political Rewards Why Wisconsin Is Dead Last In Start Ups?

Scott Walker Awards $22M In Tax Credits To Business Whose CEO Donated $34,000 To Walker Campaign

Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Ken Burns” Edition
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Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Ken Burns” Edition

Ken Burns weighed in saying he’s here “to support teachers, not replace them.”

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wisconsin Being Ranked 49th in the Nation for Internet Speed
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wisconsin Being Ranked 49th in the Nation for Internet Speed

“As Democrats, we know that to build a stronger economy we must narrow the gap between those who do and do not have access to broadband across Wisconsin."

Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans Raid Veteran Home Fund
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Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans Raid Veteran Home Fund

Wisconsin Republicans give lip-service to the public when it comes to supporting our veterans.

Rep. Sean Duffy Dusts Off His Tin Foil Hat
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Rep. Sean Duffy Dusts Off His Tin Foil Hat

Again and again Duffy has defended Trump's outrageous actions.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Closing Of Appleton North Planned Parenthood Clinic
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Closing Of Appleton North Planned Parenthood Clinic

"I am incredibly disappointed to hear that due to the constant threats of violence that occur at Planned Parenthood sites that the Appleton North Planned Parenthood clinic will not be re-opening."

Mike Gallagher Continues to Stand By Donald Trump
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Mike Gallagher Continues to Stand By Donald Trump

50 national security officials say Trump would be “most reckless President in American history”

Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Nuclear Codes” Edition
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Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Nuclear Codes” Edition

So what was Johnson’s rationale?

New LFB Memo Shows Wisconsin Republicans’ Prioritize Tax Breaks for the Wealthy Over Public Education Funding
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New LFB Memo Shows Wisconsin Republicans’ Prioritize Tax Breaks for the Wealthy Over Public Education Funding

Wisconsin Republicans' budget cuts have had terrible consequences for public education.

Donald Trump’s Biggest Fan Rep. Sean Duffy: ‘Whatever Trump Says is Right – Whatever he says.’
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Donald Trump’s Biggest Fan Rep. Sean Duffy: ‘Whatever Trump Says is Right – Whatever he says.’

By his own admission, Duffy believes Donald Trump doesn't mince words and there is nothing to parse in his dangerous and sometimes violent rhetoric.

Donald Trump’s Tax Return Problem
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Donald Trump’s Tax Return Problem

His unwillingness to release his tax returns should make voters uneasy as Trump.

Senator Johnson’s Biggest Supporters Line Up Behind Trump
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Senator Johnson’s Biggest Supporters Line Up Behind Trump

Senator Johnson and Trump share the same vision for an economy that benefits only multi-millionaires and billionaires like themselves.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces New Business Advisory Council
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces New Business Advisory Council

The council has recommended four crucial steps needed to grow our economy and put Wisconsinites back to work at well-paying jobs.

Senator Johnson’s Record of Failure on the Opioid Crisis
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Senator Johnson’s Record of Failure on the Opioid Crisis

Like a true Washington politician Johnson continues to say one thing but do another when it come to drug addition.

Trump’s Biggest Supporters are Lining Up Behind Sen. Johnson
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Trump’s Biggest Supporters are Lining Up Behind Sen. Johnson

Johnson's reliance on the Wall Street bankers backing Trump may be part of the reason he's refused to denounce the Republican nominee.

Pick A Line. Any Line. Donald Trump Has Crossed It.
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Pick A Line. Any Line. Donald Trump Has Crossed It.

Donald Trump has crossed every line there is - except, apparently, Paul Ryan’s line.

Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Scientifically Proven” Edition
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Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Scientifically Proven” Edition

Senator Johnson didn’t let pesky facts get in the way of his defense of the big corporate polluters.

Senator Johnson Puts Donors Before Students with Disabilities
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Senator Johnson Puts Donors Before Students with Disabilities

"He knew his amendment was bad for students with disabilities and that’s why, in classic Washington fashion, he tried to hide it," said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Republicans Perform Disappearing Act Ahead Of Donald Trump’s Green Bay Rally
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Wisconsin Republicans Perform Disappearing Act Ahead Of Donald Trump’s Green Bay Rally

Wisconsin's Republican leaders Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson, and state Sen. Scott Fitzgerald will all be skipping Friday's event.

Senator Johnson Refuses to Denounce Trump. Still.
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Senator Johnson Refuses to Denounce Trump. Still.

Incredibly, it took four days for Johnson to realize that Trump should even apologize for his comments.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Veterans Caucus Chair on Donald Trump Continuously Insulting Gold Star Parents
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Veterans Caucus Chair on Donald Trump Continuously Insulting Gold Star Parents

"The audacity Donald Trump has to slander Gold Star parents who lost their son defending this country is unconscionable, and he has no idea what real sacrifice is," said army veteran Randy Bryce.

Federal Judges Hand Down Two Voting Rights Victories For Wisconsinites
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Federal Judges Hand Down Two Voting Rights Victories For Wisconsinites

This wasn't the only victory for Wisconsinites.

Statements from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Delegates on Hillary Clinton Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President
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Statements from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Delegates on Hillary Clinton Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President

"Hillary Clinton will lead the charge from the White House to win social, economic and racial justice for all working families from and we are with her," said Peter Rickman, Bernie Sanders Delegate

On the Anniversary of the ADA, Families of Students with Disabilities Call on Sen. Johnson to Pull His Amendment Legalizing Discrimination
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On the Anniversary of the ADA, Families of Students with Disabilities Call on Sen. Johnson to Pull His Amendment Legalizing Discrimination

Johnson buried an amendment in an appropriations bill that would prevent the DOJ from investigating private schools that receive vouchers but are not ADA compliant.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Conclusion of the First Night of the Democratic National Convention
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Conclusion of the First Night of the Democratic National Convention

"Our great speakers spoke of a better America where everyone, regardless of their race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or who how they identify has a fair shot to get ahead."

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"Wisconsin Democrats will continue their efforts to unite, vote, and win in November," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning.

Statement from Democratic Party Chair on the Passing of Richard Grobschmidt
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Statement from Democratic Party Chair on the Passing of Richard Grobschmidt

Rick was a champion for Wisconsin families in both the State Assembly and later in the State Senate.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Sen. Tim Kaine Being Nominated for Vice President
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Sen. Tim Kaine Being Nominated for Vice President

"Tim Kaine has a decorated public service record and has always put the American people first, not special interests and big dollar donors," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning.

Sean Duffy Treats Election Process Like It’s Reality TV
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Sean Duffy Treats Election Process Like It’s Reality TV

The convention is far from the first time Duffy has been two-faced with different audiences.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair On the End of the Republican National Convention
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair On the End of the Republican National Convention

"The Republican National Convention showed exactly why we must elect Hillary Clinton to the White House and other Democrats up and down the ticket into office," said Martha Laning.

Reckless Ron Continues to Embrace Donald Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy Agenda
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Reckless Ron Continues to Embrace Donald Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy Agenda

“Senator Johnson’s continued support for Trump’s dangerous foreign policy agenda raises questions about Johnson's judgment,” said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Donald Trump Picks The Most Extreme VP Pick in a Generation
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Donald Trump Picks The Most Extreme VP Pick in a Generation

Gov. Mike Pence is a nightmare for working Wisconsinites.

Veterans Respond to Senator Johnson Playing Politics with National Security
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Veterans Respond to Senator Johnson Playing Politics with National Security

“The tragedy in Nice is a moment for Republicans and Democrats to come together, mourn those who lost their lives, and strengthen our resolve to root out terrorism across the globe.”

Scott Walker’s WEDC proposes gag order on board members
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Scott Walker’s WEDC proposes gag order on board members

After years of failure, Scott Walker and WEDC have come up with a solution - hide.

Democratic Party Unified As Republican Party Continues To Fracture Even Further
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Democratic Party Unified As Republican Party Continues To Fracture Even Further

Senator Bernie Sanders Formally Endorses Secretary Hillary Clinton For President

Democrats Warn of Consequences on the Eve of the Death of the Government Accountability Board
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Democrats Warn of Consequences on the Eve of the Death of the Government Accountability Board

Democrats highlight Scott Walker and the Republicans' dismantling of the non partisan Government Accountability Board.

Sen. Ron Johnson’s Failed Record for Veterans in Rural Communities
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Sen. Ron Johnson’s Failed Record for Veterans in Rural Communities

Senator Ron Johnson has spent his time in Washington selling out Wisconsin’s rural communities.

New Report Shows What We Have Always Known: Scott Walker’s Economy Isn’t About Helping Everyday Wisconsinites
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New Report Shows What We Have Always Known: Scott Walker’s Economy Isn’t About Helping Everyday Wisconsinites

Report shows under Scott Walker and the Republican's control from 2009 to 2013, the top 1% saw their incomes grow by 12%, while the other 99% only saw a 4.7% increase in their incomes

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On House Democrats’ Sit-In
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On House Democrats’ Sit-In

"I applaud Wisconsin leaders like Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. Ron Kind, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin for common-sense solutions to prevent tragedies like the recent mass shooting in Orlando."

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on the Mass Shooting in Orlando, Florida
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on the Mass Shooting in Orlando, Florida

"This was an act of terror; this was an act of hate, and this was an attack on all of us."

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on 53rd Anniversary of Equal Pay Act
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on 53rd Anniversary of Equal Pay Act

"Sadly, here in Wisconsin we have seen right-wing Republicans fight tooth and nail against equal pay for equal work legislation."

Sen. Johnson Votes No on Combating Opioid Addiction and Fighting Zika, Again
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Sen. Johnson Votes No on Combating Opioid Addiction and Fighting Zika, Again

Johnson voted no on the Reed-Mikulski Amendment.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Hillary Clinton and Tonight’s Primary Results
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Hillary Clinton and Tonight’s Primary Results

"Democrats are ready to turn the page and unite behind Hillary Clinton and the values that bind us together."

Five Questions for Senator Johnson on His Continued Support for Donald Trump
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Five Questions for Senator Johnson on His Continued Support for Donald Trump

Senator Johnson continues to back the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, even after Trump’s racist comments on Judge Curiel.

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on National Higher Education Day
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on National Higher Education Day

"Democrats understand anyone, regardless of their income, should have an opportunity to a higher education that will help them get ahead."

Statement on Platform and Resolutions Committee
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Statement on Platform and Resolutions Committee

"As Democrats in Wisconsin, we pride ourselves on being open and fair."

Paul Ryan’s Dangerous Endorsement of Donald Trump
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Paul Ryan’s Dangerous Endorsement of Donald Trump

Trump has demonstrated time and time again that he does not have the temperament to be the leader of the free world.

Senator Johnson Finally Leaves Washington… To Fundraise in Texas
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Senator Johnson Finally Leaves Washington… To Fundraise in Texas

Johnson has been crisscrossing the country to meet with wealthy backers.

Veterans Call on Senator Johnson to Support Real Reforms for America’s Veterans, Instead of Politicizing Them
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Veterans Call on Senator Johnson to Support Real Reforms for America’s Veterans, Instead of Politicizing Them

Remarks from Dave Boetcher U.S. Army Reserve (Ret.), Waunakee and Dan Krehbiel, U.S. Army, E-5 (Ret.), Black River Falls

Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Memorial Day
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Statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair on Memorial Day

"This Memorial Day, we honor those we have lost, stand up for those who serve, and re-commit ourselves to always doing right by those who made it home."

Gov. Scott Walker Needs to Urge DSPS To Revoke Dr. Houlihan’s Medical License
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Gov. Scott Walker Needs to Urge DSPS To Revoke Dr. Houlihan’s Medical License

The Wisconsin Medical Board, made up of appointees of Gov. Scott Walker, has the ability to revoke Houlihan's license.

Statement from WisDems Chair on Anniversary of the Fair Minimum Wage Act
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Statement from WisDems Chair on Anniversary of the Fair Minimum Wage Act

"Donald Trump, the GOP Presidential nominee, thinks that the federal minimum wage of $7.25 is too high."

Sen. Johnson Remains Silent as Travelers Wait in Mile Long TSA Lines
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Sen. Johnson Remains Silent as Travelers Wait in Mile Long TSA Lines

Millions of Americans will face hours long waits at the airport this summer.

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Includes Extreme, Ultra-Partisan Judge Diane Sykes
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Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Includes Extreme, Ultra-Partisan Judge Diane Sykes

In 2013, Sykes wrote the opinion on the decision to ban women’s access to birth control through the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Johnson’s Record of Failure on Infrastructure Speaks for Itself
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Sen. Johnson’s Record of Failure on Infrastructure Speaks for Itself

Like a true Washington Insider, Johnson talks a lot about infrastructure, but his record tells a very different story

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Voter Photo ID Trial Testimony
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Voter Photo ID Trial Testimony

"Democrats in Wisconsin believe that everyone who is eligible to vote, and wants to cast a vote, should be able to do so."

A List of Donald Trump Comments That Didn’t ‘Cross the Line’ for Sen. Johnson
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A List of Donald Trump Comments That Didn’t ‘Cross the Line’ for Sen. Johnson

Given that Ron Johnson enthusiastically supports Donald Trump, let’s take a look at all of Trump’s comments and campaign promises that clearly didn’t ‘cross a line for Ron Johnson

Happening Now: Johnson Leaves Work in the Senate Early For a Fundraiser on Wall Street
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Happening Now: Johnson Leaves Work in the Senate Early For a Fundraiser on Wall Street

With the Senate in session, Johnson is ducking out of Washington early today to attend a fundraiser at Eddie Sugar’s office in New York City.

“The Ronald and the Donald Show” – SCOTUS Edition
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“The Ronald and the Donald Show” – SCOTUS Edition

Americans don’t trust Trump to nominate SCOTUS Justices, but Johnson does.

Wisconsin Republicans are All Aboard the Trump Train
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Wisconsin Republicans are All Aboard the Trump Train

Donald Trump's dangerous, sexist, racist, and xenophobic rhetoric didn't stop Republican leaders in Wisconsin from eagerly jumping on the Trump train.

Even Red State Agrees: Ron Johnson and Republican Senators Should Confirm Merrick Garland
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Even Red State Agrees: Ron Johnson and Republican Senators Should Confirm Merrick Garland

Ron Johnson’s couldn’t care less about the chorus of voices pushing him to act though.

President Obama to Ron Johnson: Stop Playing Politics with SCOTUS and Do Your Job!
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President Obama to Ron Johnson: Stop Playing Politics with SCOTUS and Do Your Job!

Johnson is in lockstep with Senator Mitch McConnell and refuses to do his job and vote on the President’s SCOTUS nominee.

4 Questions for Sen. Johnson as He Launches His Campaign from PACUR
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4 Questions for Sen. Johnson as He Launches His Campaign from PACUR

Sen. Johnson, a regular critic of government programs like student loans and social security, gleefully embraced government subsidies when it benefitted his in-laws company.

Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Sean Duffy Refuse To Return Campaign Contributions From Disgraced Former Speaker of the House
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Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Sean Duffy Refuse To Return Campaign Contributions From Disgraced Former Speaker of the House

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for providing hush money to cover up his past of sexually abusing young boys as a teacher in Illinois.

Walker Administration, JFC Republicans Must Educate Wisconsinites on Photo ID Law
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Walker Administration, JFC Republicans Must Educate Wisconsinites on Photo ID Law

GAB requests $250,000 from Joint Finance Committee To Educate Voters

Johnson’s Record – A Blueprint for Exploding the National Debt
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Johnson’s Record – A Blueprint for Exploding the National Debt

He gets in line with Mitch McConnell to vote for budgets that would explode the national debt while cutting programs for the middle class.

Scott Walker and Republican Leader’s Failing Grades on Funding the UW-System
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Scott Walker and Republican Leader’s Failing Grades on Funding the UW-System

With one exception every UW school has seen a cut of at least $1.6 million dollars.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day

"The Republican Party still refuses to even acknowledge climate change is real, let alone do something about it."

Senator Johnson’s Refusal to do His Job Started the Day He Took Office
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Senator Johnson’s Refusal to do His Job Started the Day He Took Office

It’s the height of hypocrisy that Johnson is campaigning to reduce bureaucratic red tape as he personally creates more delays and backlogs.

Scott Walker Joins the Party of Trump
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Scott Walker Joins the Party of Trump

Some have speculated that Walker’s recent actions are aimed at keeping his name in consideration for the Vice Presidency spot on the ticket.

Ron Johnson Looks Forward to the Republican Convention, Embracing the Party of Trump
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Ron Johnson Looks Forward to the Republican Convention, Embracing the Party of Trump

Ron Johnson’s enthusiastic anticipation of a Trump coronation puts him in a more extreme position than his own party leadership.

Republican Tax Giveaways Force UW Budget Cuts
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Republican Tax Giveaways Force UW Budget Cuts

UW-Green Bay, UWM, and UW-Madison have all reported on the negative impacts Walker’s budget cuts are having on their ability to provide a quality education to their students.

Another 4-4 Decision at the Supreme Court as Ron Johnson and Senate Republicans to Refuse to do Their Jobs
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Another 4-4 Decision at the Supreme Court as Ron Johnson and Senate Republicans to Refuse to do Their Jobs

With governing on hold as Republicans play politics with the court, Americans are growing increasingly frustrated.

With Low Approval Ratings in Wisconsin, Senator Johnson Turns to Billionaires to Fund his Campaign
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With Low Approval Ratings in Wisconsin, Senator Johnson Turns to Billionaires to Fund his Campaign

Two super PACs tied to the senator combined to rake in over $1.1 million last quarter with more than half of that coming from just two donors.

3 Questions for Sen. Johnson at Tomorrow’s Opioid Field Hearing
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3 Questions for Sen. Johnson at Tomorrow’s Opioid Field Hearing

Johnson has a well-documented record of failure when it comes to offering real solutions to Wisconsin’s families on this tragedy.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Equal Pay Day
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Equal Pay Day

"In 2016, it makes zero economic sense for women to make less than eighty-percent of what their male counterparts make. "

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Right to Work ruling
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Right to Work ruling

"Today’s ruling confirms what families across the state have known for over a year now - that the so-called “Right to Work” legislation is an unlawful attack on wages and workplace rights.'

Sen. Johnson headed to Vegas to lure super PAC dollars from Sheldon Adelson
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Sen. Johnson headed to Vegas to lure super PAC dollars from Sheldon Adelson

Adelson contributed over $92 million to Republican super PACs in 2012

SHOT/CHASER: Congressman Glenn Grothman Doubles Down On Rigging November 2016 Elections
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SHOT/CHASER: Congressman Glenn Grothman Doubles Down On Rigging November 2016 Elections

Rep. Grothman hasn't backed away from his comments since Tuesday.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Presidential Primary Election Results
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Presidential Primary Election Results

"We must elect a Democrat as the 45th President of the United States."

ICYMI: Senator Ron Johnson Defends his Support of Donald Trump
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ICYMI: Senator Ron Johnson Defends his Support of Donald Trump

Trump has taken his party by storm by pushing misogyny, racism, xenophobia, and making fun of physically disabled individuals.

The Ronald and The Donald: Anti-Choice Extremists
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The Ronald and The Donald: Anti-Choice Extremists

Sen. Johnson, who has embraced stumping with Donald Trump if he is the nominee, co-sponsored extreme anti-choice legislation proposed during his time in the United States Senate.

“The Ronald and The Donald”
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“The Ronald and The Donald”

This pretty much speaks for itself.

Thanks a lot, Ron Johnson: Supreme Court Issues First 4-4 Tie Since Passing of Justice Scalia
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Thanks a lot, Ron Johnson: Supreme Court Issues First 4-4 Tie Since Passing of Justice Scalia

Sen. Johnson has expressed zero concern for this kind of scenario.

5 questions Wisconsin needs Justice Rebecca Bradley to answer
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5 questions Wisconsin needs Justice Rebecca Bradley to answer

“Justice Bradley's vague explanations haven't passed the smell test so far,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Kory Kozloski said

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair, Martha Laning, on the passing of former State Representative Tamara Grigsby
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair, Martha Laning, on the passing of former State Representative Tamara Grigsby

"She will be missed, but her legacy will forever be honored by the work of her colleagues and friends."

Area Senator Now Poster Boy for GOP Obstructionism on SCOTUS Vacancy
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Area Senator Now Poster Boy for GOP Obstructionism on SCOTUS Vacancy

Johnson’s admission that he would consider a Republican president’s nominee is making national headlines as a case study in GOP obstructionism.

SHOT/CHASER: Sen. Ron Johnson Confirms Obstructionist Agenda
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SHOT/CHASER: Sen. Ron Johnson Confirms Obstructionist Agenda

Sen. Ron Johnson should quit playing partisan games and do his job.

Sen. Ron Johnson Should Denounce Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Comments
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Sen. Ron Johnson Should Denounce Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Comments

Voters deserve to know if Sen. Johnson thinks Justice Bradley can be a fair and impartial justice on the high court.

Sen. Ron Johnson Continues to Hug Trump as The Donald Marches Towards GOP Nomination
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Sen. Ron Johnson Continues to Hug Trump as The Donald Marches Towards GOP Nomination

With Ron Johnson holding Donald Trump this close, it is clear he cannot represent Wisconsin values in the Senate.

WisGOP Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Hate Speech Revealed
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WisGOP Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Hate Speech Revealed

In her writings, Bradley mocks the LGBT community and those suffering from AIDS, describing them as "queers", "degenerates" and "murderers".

Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin LGBT Caucus Chair On Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley
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Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin LGBT Caucus Chair On Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley

"I'm appalled by the hateful statements written by Justice Rebecca Bradley."

3 Years Later: Ron Johnson’s Vote Against the Violence Against Women Act is Remembered
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3 Years Later: Ron Johnson’s Vote Against the Violence Against Women Act is Remembered

In 2012 and 2013 Ron Johnson voted against the reauthorization of VAWA.

SHOT/CHASER: Rebecca Bradley: The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Justice
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SHOT/CHASER: Rebecca Bradley: The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Justice

It's time to acknowledge Justice Rebecca Bradley's close and personal involvement with the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

Scott Walker’s Partisan Politics Cost Taxpayers Over $600 Million
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Scott Walker’s Partisan Politics Cost Taxpayers Over $600 Million

Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp legislature rejected $4.4 billion in federal funds to expand our successful BadgerCare program.

For Johnson, Wisconsin’s Opioid Crisis “A Huge Problem” He’ll Do Nothing About
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For Johnson, Wisconsin’s Opioid Crisis “A Huge Problem” He’ll Do Nothing About

When faced with a chance to act on this crisis, today Johnson again chose inaction.

SHOT/CHASER: Ron Johnson following through on pledge to support GOP nominee
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SHOT/CHASER: Ron Johnson following through on pledge to support GOP nominee

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said Wednesday he sees the Trump's appeal to voters.

Trumped by his own remarks: Ron Johnson in his own words
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Trumped by his own remarks: Ron Johnson in his own words

“I will support the Republican nominee.” – Sen. Ron Johnson (R- WI)

A Bad Start To The Week For Senator Ron Johnson
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A Bad Start To The Week For Senator Ron Johnson

Senator Johnson had a rough start to the week with four opinion pieces coming out blasting him for his irresponsible decision to not give any Supreme Court nominee a hearing and vote.

Poll Numbers Show Scott Walker Should Start Working With Democrats
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Poll Numbers Show Scott Walker Should Start Working With Democrats

It is obvious that Wisconsinites are hungry for real change and real leadership.

Sen. Ron Johnson: Strict Obstructionist
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Sen. Ron Johnson: Strict Obstructionist

Johnson Spent Entire Term Blocking 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Senator No Show RoJo at it again
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Senator No Show RoJo at it again

Once again, he skipped out on his day job in favor of courting special interests.

Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Rep. Sean Duffy Stands On GOP Obstruction To SCOTUS Nominee
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Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Rep. Sean Duffy Stands On GOP Obstruction To SCOTUS Nominee

The President has a constitutional responsibility to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, and the Senate has an obligation to vote on that nominee.

Sen. Johnson’s “Doing Nothing” strategy now official GOP position on SCOTUS hearings
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Sen. Johnson’s “Doing Nothing” strategy now official GOP position on SCOTUS hearings

Unfortunately for Ron Johnson, “doing nothing” while the nation’s highest court sits deadlocked won’t cut it.

Memo To Interested Parties: Republicans Failed To Lead During 2015 – 2016 Assembly Session
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Memo To Interested Parties: Republicans Failed To Lead During 2015 – 2016 Assembly Session

From: Brandon Weathersby, Communications Director, Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Weekend Update: A Short History of Sen. Ron Johnson’s Supreme Court Obstructionism
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Weekend Update: A Short History of Sen. Ron Johnson’s Supreme Court Obstructionism

Ron Johnson is content to take his cues from Washington Republicans who favor partisan bickering and obstructionism over a full and functional Supreme Court.

A Short History of Ron Johnson’s Week in SCOTUS Obstructionism
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A Short History of Ron Johnson’s Week in SCOTUS Obstructionism

Instead of doing his job, Johnson remains firmly planted in his belief that our nation’s highest court should remain deadlocked until after President Barack Obama leaves office.

For Sen. Ron Johnson on Supreme Court Vacancy, “doing nothing is also an action”
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For Sen. Ron Johnson on Supreme Court Vacancy, “doing nothing is also an action”

Senator Ron Johnson continues to refuse to do his job on the Supreme Court vacancy.

Once again, Senator Ron Johnson won’t do his job
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Once again, Senator Ron Johnson won’t do his job

Now he's demanding that the president and the entire United States Senate not do their jobs as well.

Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning on Tonight’s Democratic Debate
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Statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning on Tonight’s Democratic Debate

"After tonight, I am more confident than ever that the American people will choose Democratic leadership this November."

Democratic Party Launches New Radio Ad – “Excuses”
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Democratic Party Launches New Radio Ad – “Excuses”

Ad Runs Statewide, Calls Out Johnson’s Poor Excuses, Failed Record on Veterans

Cruz or Trump… Trump or Cruz…
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Cruz or Trump… Trump or Cruz…

Either Would Be Good Soulmate for Senator Johnson

Statement on Retirement of Congressman Reid Ribble
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Statement on Retirement of Congressman Reid Ribble

"With over 70 percent of Americans disapproving of the job Republicans are doing leading Congress, it's no surprise that Congressman Ribble doesn't want to face the voters in 2016."

Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act
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Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act

"Women make just 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, a figure that has barely budged in more than a decade."

“Mr. National Security” Exposed
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“Mr. National Security” Exposed

Ron Johnson Draws Ire For Missing 60% of DHS Committee Hearings In First Four Years

Ron Johnson comes under fire for being MIA at committee hearings in first four years
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Ron Johnson comes under fire for being MIA at committee hearings in first four years

Senator Johnson missed 60% of the hearings held by the homeland security committee and the subcommittees to which he was assigned during his first four years in office.

Shot/Chaser: Tomah Rep: “I feel used by Sen. Johnson”
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Shot/Chaser: Tomah Rep: “I feel used by Sen. Johnson”

In an attempt to cover up for Ron Johnson’s documented failures for Tomah veterans, the senator’s allies continue to lie and bully those who try to stand up to their phony, politicized, and misleading attacks.

Statement on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade
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Statement on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade

"It's a shame that 43 years later after the Supreme Court has settled the issue of reproductive rights that some still want to roll back the clock," said Martha Laning.

Right-Wing Front Group Highlights Sen. Ron Johnson’s Hypocrisy
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Right-Wing Front Group Highlights Sen. Ron Johnson’s Hypocrisy

Previously, Johnson's office claimed the complaints were referred to an oversight committee, an intentionally misleading statement.

Journal Sentinel Editorial Board: The real state of affairs in Wisconsin
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Journal Sentinel Editorial Board: The real state of affairs in Wisconsin

Largest paper in the state calls on Gov. Scott Walker to work with Legislative Dems

Minnesota Launches Student Loan Refinancing Program
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Minnesota Launches Student Loan Refinancing Program

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his allies in the legislature have continued their staunch opposition to loan refinancing for borrowers in Wisconsin.

The Source of Ron Johnson’s Conspiracy Theory Revealed!
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The Source of Ron Johnson’s Conspiracy Theory Revealed!

Johnson taking his cues from Ben Carson and Rick Santorum on EMP "threat"

Are you kidding me? Sen. Ron Johnson calls Gov. Nikki Haley An Immigrant. She’s not.
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Are you kidding me? Sen. Ron Johnson calls Gov. Nikki Haley An Immigrant. She’s not.

Gov. Nikki Haley was born in South Carolina

Statement on Rep. Bob Gannon’s Racially Insensitive Remarks and Obscene Gesture on Assembly Floor
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Statement on Rep. Bob Gannon’s Racially Insensitive Remarks and Obscene Gesture on Assembly Floor

"Representative Gannon should be ashamed to call himself a State Representative in light of his actions yesterday."