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Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.

Official Biography

Both of Ron’s parents were born and raised on farms. Their work ethic and small-town values were naturally passed along to their own children. As a result, Ron has worked hard all his life. As a boy, he mowed lawns, shoveled snow, delivered papers, and caddied for a few extra bucks. At the age of 15, he obtained his first tax-paying job as a dishwasher in a Walgreens grill. He rose through the ranks as a soda jerk, fry cook, and finally night manager before reaching the age of 16.

He gained early acceptance to the University of Minnesota, so he skipped his senior year of High School and worked full time while obtaining his degree in business and accounting. In 1977, after graduating with a BSB-Accounting degree, he married his wife Jane, and started working as an accountant at Jostens. He also continued his education by enrolling in an MBA night program.

In July of 1979, Ron and Jane moved to Oshkosh to start a business with Jane’s brother. The company -PACUR- began producing plastic sheet for packaging and printing applications. Ron has been building the same business for the last 31 years. From operating the equipment, to keeping the company books, and selling its products, Ron has been involved in every function of the business. It is this body of experience and private sector perspective that he now brings to the Senate.

Ron came to Washington because the federal government is bankrupting America. He thinks it is important for citizen legislators to ally with those who are seriously facing that reality. Ron’s manufacturing background has taught him to attack the root cause of a problem, not mere symptoms. He believes huge deficits, slow economic activity, high unemployment and woefully inadequate job creation are severe symptoms of the problem – but not the root cause. The ever expanding size, scope and cost of government is.

Ron serves on the committees on the Budget, Commerce, Science and Transportation, Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He resides in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with his wife Jane. They have three children.

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Ron Johnson Must Apologize for Equating Sexual Assault of Children with ‘Dating’

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Ron Johnson a Hero for Small Businesses

His objections push Republicans to add federal tax breaks for small businesses.

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Will Sen. Ron Johnson Put His Own Pocketbook Before Principle?

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Senator Ron Johnson’s ‘Seat at the Table’ Doesn’t Include an Actual Seat at the Table

Johnson Left Off Conference Committee on GOP Tax Giveaway After Bragging He Would Personally Protect His ‘Badger Bribe’

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Secrecy and lies used to pass it. How much will Trump, Ron Johnson personally benefit?

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Did Sen. Ron Johnson cut a Tax Bill deal that will enrich him personally?

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Gov. Walker endorses the federal tax scam that favors the rich
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Gov. Walker endorses the federal tax scam that favors the rich

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‘If It’s True’, Sen. Ron Johnson’s Failure to Strongly Confront Sexual Abuse of Women and Children Continues

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For Student Loan Borrowers, Scott Walker Is America’s Worst Governor
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For Student Loan Borrowers, Scott Walker Is America’s Worst Governor

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Scenic Trails Parity Act

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New Poll Finds Overwhelming, Bipartisan Support Among Wisconsin Voters for Allowing Student Loan Refinancing

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Gov. Walker Mum on Trump-Pence-Ryan Proposed Tax Hike on Wisconsin

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Leah Vukmir Unveils Finance Committee for U.S. Senate

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Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Hypocrisy on Federal Judgeship
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Ron Johnson’s Hypocrisy on Federal Judgeship

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Richard Uihlein, GOP Kingmaker

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Rojo Is a Trump-Style Loose Cannon

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Wisconsin A Key State for Russian Hacking

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Op Ed

Women Need Health Care, Too

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The Contrarian: Walker’s Reelection Now A Certainty
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Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker
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Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health Statement on Today’s U.S. Senate Vote on Motion to Proceed to Begin Debate on Repeal of ACA
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Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health Statement on Today’s U.S. Senate Vote on Motion to Proceed to Begin Debate on Repeal of ACA

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Aim to Protect Consumers

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Murphy’s Law: Will the Real Ron Johnson Stand Up?
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin
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Rep. Jimmy Anderson Sits with Senator Baldwin and Citizens Action of Wisconsin Against the Republican Healthcare Plan
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Rep. Pocan Statement on Senate’s Trumpcare Plan
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Rep. Pocan Statement on Senate’s Trumpcare Plan

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Workers Fleeing America’s Dairyland

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Hostile rhetoric and immigration arrests pushing dairy workers out.

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Attacks on Women’s Health Loom Large as Senate Considers AHCA
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Attacks on Women’s Health Loom Large as Senate Considers AHCA

Republicans on State and Federal Level Continue Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Op Ed: Trump Great Lakes Cuts Hurt Supporters
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Trump Great Lakes Cuts Hurt Supporters

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Protecting Integrity of Federal Courts Requires Halting Consideration of Trump Nominees Amid Deepening Concerns for Legitimacy of Administration
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Protecting Integrity of Federal Courts Requires Halting Consideration of Trump Nominees Amid Deepening Concerns for Legitimacy of Administration

Senators Swore Oath to Uphold U.S. Constitution, Not Aid and Abet Destruction of Democratic Institutions

Wisconsin Republicans Standing With Trump on State Visit Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers
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Wisconsin Republicans Standing With Trump on State Visit Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers

Top State GOP Elected Officials Silent as Trump and Administration Strip Consumer Protections From Student Loan Borrowers

Ron Johnson Puts Donald Trump Before Wisconsin
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Ron Johnson Puts Donald Trump Before Wisconsin

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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

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Going Nuclear to Confirm Right Wing Supreme Court Nominee Destructive to Senate, Courts and Rights of All Americans
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Going Nuclear to Confirm Right Wing Supreme Court Nominee Destructive to Senate, Courts and Rights of All Americans

Senate Republicans Poised to Change Longstanding Rules of U.S. Senate to Place Trump Nominated Judge in Stolen U.S. Supreme Court Seat

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to “Ban the Box” for Federal Hiring
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to “Ban the Box” for Federal Hiring

Fair Chance Act would give returning citizens a second chance

Will U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Put Patriotism Before Partisan Political Power Play?
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Will U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Put Patriotism Before Partisan Political Power Play?

His Choice Whether to Stand With His Washington D.C. Political Leadership or For the Integrity of Courts and U.S. Constitution

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin

Voters react to health care changes, Russia, immigration, state issues

Bike Czar: How We Lobbied Congress
Bike Czar

How We Lobbied Congress

Asking officials not to bar states from using transportation funds for bicycling.

Republican Congressional Delegation Owes Wisconsin Answers About TrumpCare
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Republican Congressional Delegation Owes Wisconsin Answers About TrumpCare

Who Loses Coverage? How Much Will it Cost? Who Pays?

Memo to Paul Ryan: Invite Only Photo Op ≠ Town Hall
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Memo to Paul Ryan: Invite Only Photo Op ≠ Town Hall

‘What Is Paul Ryan Afraid Of?’ Asks One WI Now

Three Questions Sen. Ron Johnson Must Answer on Sessions Scandal
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Three Questions Sen. Ron Johnson Must Answer on Sessions Scandal

‘These Are Simple Questions for Sen. Johnson. They Should Be Answered Immediately.’

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio and U.S. Representatives Joe Crowley and Chris Smith Introduce the JUST Act to Help Holocaust Survivors and Families of Holocaust Victims
One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Scott Walker to Host Wisconsin Town Hall
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One Wisconsin Now Calls on Gov. Scott Walker to Host Wisconsin Town Hall

After Endless Invite-Only, Lobbyist-Riddled Events, Walker Tells Electeds at CPAC ‘Do What I Say, Not What I Do’

Baldwin and Bipartisan Group of Senators Highlight Need for Quality Health Care in Rural America
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Baldwin and Bipartisan Group of Senators Highlight Need for Quality Health Care in Rural America

More than 80 rural hospitals have closed in recent years.

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..."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Effort to Close the Rural Broadband Gap
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Effort to Close the Rural Broadband Gap

Baldwin joins colleagues in bipartisan call for new FCC Chairman to expand mobile network in rural America

Betsy DeVos Confirmation Vote: Wealth, Privilege and Political Calculation Trump Best Interests of Children
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Betsy DeVos Confirmation Vote: Wealth, Privilege and Political Calculation Trump Best Interests of Children

Supporters of Manifestly Unqualified Nominee Lose Any Credibility on Public Education Issues

Senator Chris Larson Calls on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Oppose DeVos Nomination
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Senator Chris Larson Calls on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Oppose DeVos Nomination

"Betsy DeVos has proven that she supports the same kind of irresponsible policies that have and will continue to hurt the children of our great state. "

Murphy’s Law: Can Liberal Talk Radio Succeed?
Murphy’s Law

Can Liberal Talk Radio Succeed?

A new Milwaukee radio station with a unique approach is about to find out.

One Wisconsin Now Calls for Walker, Ryan to Condemn Trump Attack on Hero John Lewis
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One Wisconsin Now Calls for Walker, Ryan to Condemn Trump Attack on Hero John Lewis

Republicans ‘Must Immediately Condemn Loathsome Comments Made by President-Elect’

Murphy’s Law: Ron Johnson Asleep on Russian Hacking?
Murphy’s Law

Ron Johnson Asleep on Russian Hacking?

He was informed of problem, did nothing, then misled public about it.

Sen. Ron Johnson Set to Fast Track Setting Clock Back on Civil Rights, Voting Rights With Nomination of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General
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Sen. Ron Johnson Set to Fast Track Setting Clock Back on Civil Rights, Voting Rights With Nomination of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

Racism, Antipathy to Voting Rights of Nominee For U.S. Attorney General Doesn’t Look Any Better in 2017 Than it Did in 1986

The State of Politics: Top 10 Political Stories of 2016
The State of Politics

Top 10 Political Stories of 2016

Trump’s Wisconsin win, of course. But what else?

Wisconsin Comrades Set to Welcome Donald Trump, Whitewash Russian Attempts to Influence Elections
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Wisconsin Comrades Set to Welcome Donald Trump, Whitewash Russian Attempts to Influence Elections

‘You Would Have Hoped That Patriotism Would Trump Blind 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

Murphy’s Law: State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower
Murphy’s Law

State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower

Yes, they’re at a historic low. But things could get worse.

It Shouldn’t Take a Christmas Miracle for Sen. Ron Johnson to Do His Job and Approve Judicial Nominee He Supports
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It Shouldn’t Take a Christmas Miracle for Sen. Ron Johnson to Do His Job and Approve Judicial Nominee He Supports

Will Johnson Deliver a Judge or a Lump of Coal to Seventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals?

Op-Ed: 9/11 Lawsuit Law Could Hurt Veterans
Op-Ed

9/11 Lawsuit Law Could Hurt Veterans

Allowing suits against Saudi Arabia may cause counter suits of U.S. and its military vets.

The State of Politics: The Incredible Decline of Democrats
The State of Politics

The Incredible Decline of Democrats

GOP soared, Democrats floored, in state vote. Dem decline since 2010 is stunning.

Op-Ed: Climate Change An Afterthought for DNR
Op-Ed

Climate Change An Afterthought for DNR

Issue barely exists, to judge by its website.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 15 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

15 Election Winners and Losers

Clarke to the cabinet? Should pollsters be fired? RoJo trumps Trump. And much more.

Special Interest Groups Pounding Feingold

Special Interest Groups Pounding Feingold

Republican-leaning outside groups have almost 6 to 1 advantage in spending.

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.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading Trump by 6 percentage points in Wisconsin; Senate race is virtually tied
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading Trump by 6 percentage points in Wisconsin; Senate race is virtually tied

Among Wisconsin likely voters, 46 percent support Hillary Clinton and 40 percent support 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.

Zamarripa Announces Television Ad Campaign to Get Out The Vote
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Zamarripa Announces Television Ad Campaign to Get Out The Vote

“My goal in political life is to increase the participation of the Latinx community to ensure our issues are addressed,” said Rep. Zamarripa.

WisGOP Goes Full “Trump Train” In Eau Claire
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

Sean Duffy Tells CNN George Soros Is Rigging Voting Machines
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Sean Duffy Tells CNN George Soros Is Rigging Voting Machines

‘Bizarre’ rant by Trump surrogate caps off wild interview that includes conspiracy theories, fraudulent claims against Wisconsin voters.

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.

Data Wonk: Three Visions of the Future
Data Wonk

Three Visions of the Future

Comparing the Trump, Clinton and Ryan tax plans and their impact on the economy.

Op-Ed: Petri and Schultz Won’t Vote for Trump
Op-Ed

Petri and Schultz Won’t Vote for Trump

Former Wisconsin congressman, former state senator are among long list of GOP dissenters.

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.

Senator Johnson Follows Trump’s Lead Down the Gutter
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Senator Johnson Follows Trump’s Lead Down the Gutter

Down in the polls, and short on time, Senator Johnson turns to desperate personal attacks

RFW Statement on Sen Johnson’s Comments to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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RFW Statement on Sen Johnson’s Comments to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Sen. Johnson would benefit from more time spent listening to Wisconsinites and less time engaging in hysterical partisan rants."

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

Murphys Law: Rojo On The Rebound
Murphys Law

Rojo On The Rebound

Ron Johnson is fired up and rising in the polls. Can he beat Feingold?

Op-Ed: Can Republicans Recover From Trump?
Op-Ed

Can Republicans Recover From Trump?

Party needs a new brand, new policies, more pragmatism.

Student Loan Debt a Defining Issue Between Russ Feingold and Sen. Ron Johnson
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Student Loan Debt a Defining Issue Between Russ Feingold and Sen. Ron Johnson

New Report Finds Average Amount of Student Loan Debt on the Rise in Wisconsin in Advance of Senate Debate

Tainted Water: Law Doesn’t Protect Water From Pesticides
Tainted Water

Law Doesn’t Protect Water From Pesticides

Despited “strict” state law, one-third of private drinking wells are contaminated.

If Sen. Ron Johnson Won’t Defend the Indefensible, How Does He Justify His Own Record on Sexual Assault Issues?
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If Sen. Ron Johnson Won’t Defend the Indefensible, How Does He Justify His Own Record on Sexual Assault Issues?

Record Includes Failing to Report Assault of Staff Person to Authorities, Dismissing Claims of Victim of Harassment and Voting Against Violence Against Women Act

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.

Murphy’s Law: GOP’s New Way to Suppress Votes
Murphy’s Law

GOP’s New Way to Suppress Votes

States like Wisconsin change voting rules, cause confusion, lower Democratic turnout.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voters shifting support to Clinton after Trump video release
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voters shifting support to Clinton after Trump video release

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds 44 percent of Wisconsin likely voters supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president and 37 percent supporting Republican Donald Trump.

Plenty of Horne: Will Judge Siefert Run for Sheriff?
Plenty of Horne

Will Judge Siefert Run for Sheriff?

Insiders say he's retiring, could target Clarke. And Charlie Sykes won't run for Senate.

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..."

A simple question for Sen. Johnson
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A simple question for Sen. Johnson

"Donald Trump's comments are indefensible."

In Latest Interview, Sen. Ron Johnson Confirms He is Still the Worst on Student Loan Debt Crisis
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In Latest Interview, Sen. Ron Johnson Confirms He is Still the Worst on Student Loan Debt Crisis

Declares Financial Aid for Students, Not 43 Million Americans With $1.3 Trillion in Debt, the ‘Real Problem’

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump hitting the campaign trail together?
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Paul Ryan and Donald Trump hitting the campaign trail together?

Paul Ryan’s press indicates he is none too pleased to appear with Trump.

Bernie Sanders, Russ Feingold Put Student Debt, College Affordability at Forefront
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Bernie Sanders, Russ Feingold Put Student Debt, College Affordability at Forefront

More Than 515,000 Would Benefit from Refinance Plan

Where is Paul Ryan?
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Where is Paul Ryan?

"Stop running all over the country and start serving the people who elected you."

Federal Judicial Vacancy Crisis and GOP Obstruction Highlighted By Action at U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s Office
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Federal Judicial Vacancy Crisis and GOP Obstruction Highlighted By Action at U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s Office

Activists Deliver 92 Chairs as 92 Federal Court Seats Sit Open Because of Unprecedented GOP Refusal to Do Their Jobs

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.

Senator Johnson Stonewalls Mike Gousha Over TPP
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Senator Johnson Stonewalls Mike Gousha Over TPP

Senator Johnson admitted this morning that the trade deals he’s supported have been bad for Wisconsin workers.

Walker Administration Deliberately Rigging Health Insurance System to Raise Rates
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Walker Administration Deliberately Rigging Health Insurance System to Raise Rates

Almost as many people enrolled in substandard “lemon” health plans in Wisconsin as buy individual coverage through Healthcare.gov

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.

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.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight presidential race, Feingold with edge in Wisconsin
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight presidential race, Feingold with edge in Wisconsin

Poll finds 44 percent of Wisconsin likely voters supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president and 42 percent supporting Republican Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup.

Attorney General Moves to Block Pay Raise for Wisconsin Workers
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Attorney General Moves to Block Pay Raise for Wisconsin Workers

New overtime rule would be an economic boon for Wisconsin

U.S. Senate Republican Delays in Confirming Judges Deny Justice
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U.S. Senate Republican Delays in Confirming Judges Deny Justice

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Advocates in Calling for Action to Fill U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Judicial Vacancies

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.

Six Month Anniversary of Judge Merrick Garland’s Appointment to Fill U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy
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Six Month Anniversary of Judge Merrick Garland’s Appointment to Fill U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy

Confirmation Hearing and Vote Would be Appropriate Anniversary Gift From Senate Republicans

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

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.

Globe University Supporter Sen. Ron Johnson ‘Has Some Explaining to Do’ After Court Fraud Ruling
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Globe University Supporter Sen. Ron Johnson ‘Has Some Explaining to Do’ After Court Fraud Ruling

Minnesota Court Rules Private, For-Profit Globe University Violated State Consumer Protection Laws

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

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.

Sen. Ron Johnson Shows Up at Work, But Will He Do His Job?
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Sen. Ron Johnson Shows Up at Work, But Will He Do His Job?

As U.S. Senate Reconvenes Republicans’ Unprecedented Obstruction of Federal Court Nominees Continues

ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors; Walker, Schimel & Johnson Provide ‘Aid and Comfort’ to Predatory For-Profit Colleges
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ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors; Walker, Schimel & Johnson Provide ‘Aid and Comfort’ to Predatory For-Profit Colleges

Time to Stop Coddling Bad Actors and Start Protecting Wisconsin Students

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.

‘Hard Questions’ About Sen. Ron Johnson’s Opposition to Common Sense Student Debt Reforms Provoke Unhinged Radio Rant
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‘Hard Questions’ About Sen. Ron Johnson’s Opposition to Common Sense Student Debt Reforms Provoke Unhinged Radio Rant

But Still No Answers From Sen Johnson, Ph.D. in Washington D.C. Doublespeak

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.

Op-Ed: Ronald Reagan Wasn’t a Ponzi Schemer
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Ronald Reagan Wasn’t a Ponzi Schemer

And Social Security isn’t a scam. Why Reagan supported and improved Social Security.

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.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton edge over Trump narrowing to pre-convention levels among Wisconsin voters
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton edge over Trump narrowing to pre-convention levels among Wisconsin voters

Among likely voters Clinton is supported by 45 percent and Trump by 42 percent in the new poll.

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

At Least 11,331 Wisconsin Jobs Outsourced Overseas Over the Last Five Years
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At Least 11,331 Wisconsin Jobs Outsourced Overseas Over the Last Five Years

Reveals Economic Wreckage Caused by Outsourcing During Walker and Johnson Years

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

18 states require them, 85% of state residents support them, but Walker, GOP resist.

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.”

Op-Ed: DVDs Cannot Replace Teachers
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DVDs Cannot Replace Teachers

Ron Johnson’s ideas for schools would lead to less learning, less critical thinking, less global competitiveness.

What Is it With Republicans Support of For-Profit College Scams?
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What Is it With Republicans Support of For-Profit College Scams?

Scott Walker + ITT Tech, Ron Johnson + Globe University & of Course, Trump University

Op-Ed: Mr. Trump, West Bend Ain’t Milwaukee
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Mr. Trump, West Bend Ain’t Milwaukee

Trump stumps for African American votes before a crowd with not one black person.

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?

Ron Johnson Says We Should Replace College with Video Tapes
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Ron Johnson Says We Should Replace College with Video Tapes

‘Rambling’ Tirade on Higher Education, False Claims Federal Student Loans Eligible for Refinance

Data Wonk: Which Candidates Lie the Most?
Data Wonk

Which Candidates Lie the Most?

Aggregating the Politifact ratings of candidates for president and U.S. Senate.

One Wisconsin Now Sponsored Mobile Billboard Encourages People to Tell Wisconsin Senator to Get in Gear and Support Student Loan Debt Reforms
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One Wisconsin Now Sponsored Mobile Billboard Encourages People to Tell Wisconsin Senator to Get in Gear and Support Student Loan Debt Reforms

While UW-Madison Students Are On the Move, Sen. Ron Johnson Remains Stuck in Reverse on College Affordability

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.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton widening lead over Trump in Wisconsin
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton widening lead over Trump in Wisconsin

And among likely voters in November’s election, Feingold has the support of 53 percent while Johnson is supported by 42 percent.

Op-Ed: Anti-Trade Movement Will Hurt State
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Anti-Trade Movement Will Hurt State

Wisconsin is a net exporter of products, yet Trump, Clinton, Feingold oppose global trade pacts.

Plenty of Horne: Last Site at Kane Commons Getting Built
Plenty of Horne

Last Site at Kane Commons Getting Built

Single family home is last piece in complicated, $4 million real estate jigsaw puzzle.

Wisconsin Republicans Stay Silent as Trump Touts Violence
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Wisconsin Republicans Stay Silent as Trump Touts Violence

‘Far Past Time For Them to Say Enough and Withdraw Their Support’

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.

Tainted Water: Water Woes Big Issue in Fall Elections
Tainted Water

Water Woes Big Issue in Fall Elections

Water pollution hotly debated in key legislative races and Feingold vs Johnson.

Trump Visit Has WISGOP Crying Crocodile Tears for Sacred Cow Paul Ryan
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Trump Visit Has WISGOP Crying Crocodile Tears for Sacred Cow Paul Ryan

‘Given GOP Record In WI Against Women, Minorities, LGBTQ, Poor People, It’s Not What Trump Has Said, It’s What He Won’t Say That Has WISGOP in Arms’

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.

Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee Announces upcoming speakers – Sen. Johnson and Russ Feingold
Op-Ed: Koch Brothers Impact on GOP Convention
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Koch Brothers Impact on GOP Convention

Their impact on Republican platform and candidates — all but Trump — was “huge!”

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.

Student Loan Refinancing Takes Center Stage at Democratic Convention
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Student Loan Refinancing Takes Center Stage at Democratic Convention

Tens of Millions of Borrowers Would Get Immediate Relief from Plan Championed by Speakers Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin

Underpaid Workers Demand Federal Action to Raise Wages
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Underpaid Workers Demand Federal Action to Raise Wages

Protest Held at Office of Senator Ron Johnson

The State of Politics: Walker Sells Himself at GOP Convention
The State of Politics

Walker Sells Himself at GOP Convention

Uses convention to renew national profile, but Ryan a more likely choice for president in 2020.

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.

Russ for Wisconsin Announces Over $775,000 Raised in 20 Days
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Russ for Wisconsin Announces Over $775,000 Raised in 20 Days

Russ for Wisconsin Raises Over $775,000 in Pre-Primary 95% of Contributions $100 or Less. Nearly 38,000 Wisconsin Contributors Since Campaign Launch

Republican National Convention Student Loan Debt Tally: 43 Million Americans With $1.3 Trillion in Student Loan Debt, 0 Mentions in Addresses of Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Sean Duffy and Sen. Ron Johnson
Ron Johnson Making History, But Not the Good Kind
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Ron Johnson Making History, But Not the Good Kind

Delay for Qualified Supreme Court Nominee Hits 125 Days While Sen. Ron Johnson Set to Deliver Speech in Support Donald Trump

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.”

Sen. Ron Johnson Going on Recess Instead of Doing His Job
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Sen. Ron Johnson Going on Recess Instead of Doing His Job

Chooses to ‘Avoid and Cower’ Instead of ‘Advise and Consent’ on Federal Judicial Vacancies

Russ for Wisconsin To E-File Q2 FEC Report
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Russ for Wisconsin To E-File Q2 FEC Report

Campaign Raised $4,137,867.40 in Q2, Has $7,203,929.01 in Cash On Hand

Op-Ed: Vote For Gridlock in November
Op-Ed

Vote For Gridlock in November

Don’t like Trump or Clinton? Support Paul Ryan and GOP House, so they can play defense.

Senate Colleagues to Request Sen. Ron Johnson Do His Job, Vote to Fill Longest Running Federal Judicial Vacancy in the Nation
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Senate Colleagues to Request Sen. Ron Johnson Do His Job, Vote to Fill Longest Running Federal Judicial Vacancy in the Nation

‘Time for Sen. Johnson to Show He Understands That Courts Matter And Do His Job’

Sen. Ron Johnson Ought to be Apologizing Instead of Bragging About Record on Student Loan Debt
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Sen. Ron Johnson Ought to be Apologizing Instead of Bragging About Record on Student Loan Debt

Actions That ‘Stabilized’ Borrowers’ Interest Rates Include Locking Borrowers Into Higher Interest Rates With Votes Against Common Sense Refinancing Plan

Murphy’s Law: Will Wisconsin Matter in Presidential Race?
Murphy’s Law

Will Wisconsin Matter in Presidential Race?

If not, that’s bad news not just for Trump but for Ron Johnson, too.

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.

Op-Ed: Ron Johnson and State’s Infrastructure Decline
Op-Ed

Ron Johnson and State’s Infrastructure Decline

He’s regularly voted against federal funding for roads, bridges, railways, airports

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel’s Bias Against Feingold
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel’s Bias Against Feingold

The coverage of Russ Feingold suggests they’ve truly become a Republican newspaper.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Majority Leader McConnell to Schedule Floor Vote on Longest Standing Federal Circuit Court Vacancy
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Majority Leader McConnell to Schedule Floor Vote on Longest Standing Federal Circuit Court Vacancy

Don Schott’s nomination to 7th Circuit Court was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee with strong bipartisan vote, now awaits a floor vote

Op-Ed: How to Combat Mass Incarceration
Op-Ed

How to Combat Mass Incarceration

Federal bill would reform system. Sen. Baldwin supports it. Will Sen. Johnson?

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton, Feingold leading
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton, Feingold leading

Majorities have negative views of presidential candidates

Op-Ed: Ryan Should Rescind Endorsement of Trump
Op-Ed

Ryan Should Rescind Endorsement of Trump

The Party of Lincoln is dying, but Paul Ryan doesn’t get it.

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.

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.

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

Johnson staff knew Tomah smear campaign based on a “total lie”
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Johnson staff knew Tomah smear campaign based on a “total lie”

The AP has just reported that Sen. Johnson’s staff knew that the central claim in the Koch-backed $2 million smear campaign against Russ is a "total lie."

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.

Op-Ed: Will Republican Party Lose Its Soul?
Op-Ed

Will Republican Party Lose Its Soul?

GOP should stick to its principles and reject Trump. Ryan could lead the way.

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.

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

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.

Eager acceptance of Trump’s dangerous rhetoric confirms Senate GOP disconnect
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Eager acceptance of Trump’s dangerous rhetoric confirms Senate GOP disconnect

Republican politicians including Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson have also committed to supporting Donald Trump as their party’s nominee.

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.

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.

Community leaders celebrate 40 years of MACC Fund
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Community leaders celebrate 40 years of MACC Fund

Wisconsin families who have children with cancer have access to some of the best medical care in the country.

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.

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Judiciary Committee Action on Nation’s Longest Standing Federal Court Vacancy
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Judiciary Committee Action on Nation’s Longest Standing Federal Court Vacancy

Nominee earned bipartisan, majority support from Wisconsin Judicial Commission and support from both Wisconsin Senators

Op-Ed: Ron Johnson, Do Your Job
Op-Ed

Ron Johnson, Do Your Job

Stop obstructing any hearings or consideration of Obama’s choice for Supreme Court.

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

Sen. Johnson still refusing to listen on SCOTUS vacancy
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Sen. Johnson still refusing to listen on SCOTUS vacancy

As More Senators Take Garland Nomination Seriously, Johnson Remains in Lockstep with Obstructionist Fringe

Americans for Prosperity Launches Major Multimedia Buy on Sen. Ron Johnson’s Record
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Americans for Prosperity Launches Major Multimedia Buy on Sen. Ron Johnson’s Record

Seven-figure investment highlights his record on free-market issues.

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.

Sen. Johnson Letting Koch Brothers Introduce Him to Wisconsinites
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Sen. Johnson Letting Koch Brothers Introduce Him to Wisconsinites

Now we know why Senator Johnson wouldn’t sign the Badger Pledge to keep these outside groups out of Wisconsin.

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.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Cruz, Sanders ahead in Wisconsin presidential primaries
“The Ronald and The Donald”
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“The Ronald and The Donald”

This pretty much speaks for itself.

Rep. Mason to Sen. Johnson: Hold Hearings, Vote on Judge Merrick Garland
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Rep. Mason to Sen. Johnson: Hold Hearings, Vote on Judge Merrick Garland

Thirty-five legislators join call for Senator Ron Johnson to Do His Constitutional Duty

Statement on Sen. Ron Johnson’s Endorsement Tour
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Statement on Sen. Ron Johnson’s Endorsement Tour

"P.S. The Badger Pledge is still on the table."

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.

Rep. Wachs to GOP U.S. Senators: Do Your Job!
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Rep. Wachs to GOP U.S. Senators: Do Your Job!

"Those who have sworn to uphold the Constitution are mandated to hold hearings and take action on the President's selection."

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.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “The American people deserve a full and functioning Supreme Court – not an empty seat on the highest court in the land.”
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.

Statement on Sen. Johnson’s latest comments regarding the Supreme Court vacancy
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Statement on Sen. Johnson’s latest comments regarding the Supreme Court vacancy

“Sadly, Sen. Johnson is confirming that he’s only willing to do his job if it helps Washington Republicans."

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.

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.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Bipartisan Effort in Senate to Restore the United States Supreme Court and 7th Circuit Court to Full Strength
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Bipartisan Effort in Senate to Restore the United States Supreme Court and 7th Circuit Court to Full Strength

“It's the constitutional duty of the President to select a Supreme Court nominee and the Senate has the responsibility to give that nominee fair consideration with a hearing and a vote.”

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.

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

Johnson Spent Entire Term Blocking 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Wisconsin Students Award Ron Johnson a Failing Grade
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Wisconsin Students Award Ron Johnson a Failing Grade

Announce Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2015 National Environmental Scorecard

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight Democratic race, Trump maintaining Republican lead in Wisconsin
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight Democratic race, Trump maintaining Republican lead in Wisconsin

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds a tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination in Wisconsin and Donald Trump maintaining his lead for the Republican nomination

Rep. Wachs Urges U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Call for Supreme Court Hearings
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Rep. Wachs Urges U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Call for Supreme Court Hearings

"Over the past 30 years, the longest confirmation process took 99 days."

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.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 9 Election Takeaways
Eyes on Milwaukee

9 Election Takeaways

Tom Barrett might be in trouble, Chris Abele definitely is. So is Puente.

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.

UAW, SEIU, LIUNA, AFSCME Endorse Russ Feingold
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UAW, SEIU, LIUNA, AFSCME Endorse Russ Feingold

Russ earned the endorsements because of his commitment to creating an economy that works for working and middle class Wisconsinites.

Seniors Advocates Endorse Russ Feingold’s Senate Bid
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Seniors Advocates Endorse Russ Feingold’s Senate Bid

Russ is committed to providing Wisconsin's seniors with the dignity of a secure retirement and is dedicated to protecting Social Security and the well-being of all Wisconsin seniors.

LCV Action Fund, Sierra Club Endorse Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate
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LCV Action Fund, Sierra Club Endorse Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

“I’m grateful to have the support of LCV, the Sierra Club, and their members.”

Planned Parenthood, Wisconsin National Organization for Women Endorse Russ Feingold
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Planned Parenthood, Wisconsin National Organization for Women Endorse Russ Feingold

While Russ has championed equal pay legislation and greater access to healthcare for Wisconsin’s women, Sen. Ron Johnson has voted to defund Planned Parenthood 7 times while in Washington.

Op-Ed: Walker Gets “Incomplete” on Student Debt
Op-Ed

Walker Gets “Incomplete” on Student Debt

97 percent of student loan borrowers would not be helped by governor's plan.

Rep. Moore to Sen. Johnson: Help the Citizens of Flint
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Rep. Moore to Sen. Johnson: Help the Citizens of Flint

In response to threats by Senate Republicans to block emergency relief for the citizens of Flint, Michigan, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement

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

Either Would Be Good Soulmate for Senator Johnson

New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight races in Wisconsin presidential primaries
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight races in Wisconsin presidential primaries

Feingold holds lead over Johnson in U.S. Senate race

“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.

Marquette Law School to host Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidates in upcoming “On the Issues” events
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Marquette Law School to host Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidates in upcoming “On the Issues” events

Feingold will appear on Tuesday, Jan. 26, and Johnson will appear on Friday, Feb. 5. Both events are at 12:15 p.m.

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.

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.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Swift Senate Action on 7th Circuit Court Nomination of Don Schott
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Swift Senate Action on 7th Circuit Court Nomination of Don Schott

Longest-standing federal court vacancy in the country nearly six years old

The State of Politics: Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015
The State of Politics

Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015

Walker and Republican legislators dominate this year's top political stories in Wisconsin.

Students and Conservation Advocates Share Holiday Wish With Senator Johnson
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Students and Conservation Advocates Share Holiday Wish With Senator Johnson

Johnson Asked to Stand Up to Polluters and Support Clean Energy

As Paris Climate Summit Adjourns, Local Advocates Take Action
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As Paris Climate Summit Adjourns, Local Advocates Take Action

NE Wisconsin Residents Call for Clean Energy Solutions

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Jason Simcakoski Memorial Act Moves Forward
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Jason Simcakoski Memorial Act Moves Forward

Legislation would improve pain care at VA, provide stronger oversight, and address the problem of overprescribing practices

Statement: Johnson’s New PAC
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Statement: Johnson’s New PAC

"Wisconsinites are tired of these shadow groups desperately trying to prop up out-of-touch Senators like Ron Johnson with millions of dollars in attack ads."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Strengthen Security of Visa Waiver Program
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Strengthen Security of Visa Waiver Program

“In the aftermath of the Paris attacks we need to keep our eye on the enemy and prevent terrorists from entering the United States.”

Senator Ron Johnson’s Free Trade Silence
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Senator Ron Johnson’s Free Trade Silence

"Unabashed" free trader has gone silent on Trans-Pacific Partnership

New MU Law School Poll finds Carson, Trump and Rubio atop Wisconsin primary race
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New MU Law School Poll finds Carson, Trump and Rubio atop Wisconsin primary race

Clinton holds edge among Wisconsin Democrats

Impacted Citizens Fight for Clean Power Plan
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Impacted Citizens Fight for Clean Power Plan

Recent Attempts to Block EPA Rule Spur Caledonia Families to Take Action

Wisconsin Medical Society Supports Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reform Legislation
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Wisconsin Medical Society Supports Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reform Legislation

Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act would provide VA with the tools it needs to address the problem of overprescribing practices

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Issues Statement on Clean Power Plan Lawsuit
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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Issues Statement on Clean Power Plan Lawsuit

24 States Look to Roll Back the EPA’s Carbon Pollution Rule

Conservation Advocates Deliver Petition Signatures to Sen. Ron Johnson
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Conservation Advocates Deliver Petition Signatures to Sen. Ron Johnson

Johnson Attempting to Block Clean Power Plan

Baldwin, Collins, Casey, Portman Lead Majority of Senate in Bipartisan Effort to Save Student Loan Program
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Baldwin, Collins, Casey, Portman Lead Majority of Senate in Bipartisan Effort to Save Student Loan Program

Critical lifeline for low-income students expired on September 30

Statement: Trans-Pacific Partnership
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Statement: Trans-Pacific Partnership

"Wisconsin's working families see the Trans-Pacific Partnership for what it is, a raw deal written in secret for corporate interests at the expense of Wisconsin jobs."

Uihleins spend big to help Ron Johnson defend Senate seat from Russ Feingold
Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run
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Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run

Trump takes GOP lead, Clinton holds Dem edge in Wisconsin

GE Closes Waukesha Facility
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GE Closes Waukesha Facility

"Over the years, Senator Ron Johnson has helped turn the non-controversial reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank into a game of political brinkmanship, which today proved it has no winners. ”

Sen. Lena Taylor announces “Ban the Box” legislation
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Sen. Lena Taylor announces “Ban the Box” legislation

“As legislators we should work to remove barriers to employment for those seeking to re-enter the workforce.”

Conservationists Release New Ad Urging Senator Ron Johnson to Support Clean Power Plan
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Conservationists Release New Ad Urging Senator Ron Johnson to Support Clean Power Plan

Wisconsin's Waterways Impacted by Climate Change, Threatening Drinking Water for 1.6 Million Wisconsinites

Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll
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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll

Franklin and Mike Gousha will go inside the numbers of the poll

Attack on Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers
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Attack on Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers

Polluters’ allies, including Senator Ron Johnson, unveil latest bid to strip renewed protections for drinking water sources

Conservation Advocates Deliver Petition Signatures to Sen. Ron Johnson
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Conservation Advocates Deliver Petition Signatures to Sen. Ron Johnson

Wisconsinites Share Their Concerns with Johnson

Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Clinton leading primary fields among Wisconsin voters
Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new  Marquette Law School Poll
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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School Poll

The Marquette Law School Poll is the most extensive statewide polling project in Wisconsin history.

State Sen. Taylor’s statement about US Sen. Johnson’s “idiot inner city kids” remark
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State Sen. Taylor’s statement about US Sen. Johnson’s “idiot inner city kids” remark

“As a product of the Milwaukee Public School System, I find Senator Ron Johnson’s comments unfitting of the office of a United States Senator.”

Russ For Wisconsin Reports $2.3 million in FEC Filing
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Russ For Wisconsin Reports $2.3 million in FEC Filing

Feingold raised $2.3 million in just six weeks as a declared candidate

Data Wonk: Who Wins From Court’s Obamacare Ruling?
Data Wonk

Who Wins From Court’s Obamacare Ruling?

Wisconsin and Walker are both big winners, while Rojo and Paul Ryan look foolish.

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin’s Rotten Return on Federal Taxes Paid
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin’s Rotten Return on Federal Taxes Paid

New report shows we’re the fourth worst state in federal spending received. Walker’s policies don’t help.

Baldwin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan VA Reform Legislation
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Baldwin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan VA Reform Legislation

Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act would provide VA with the tools it needs to address the problem of overprescribing practices and providing safer and more effective pain management services to our nation’s veterans

Ron Johnson Needs To Answer On Badger Pledge
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Ron Johnson Needs To Answer On Badger Pledge

After dodging for one week Wisconsin deserves an answer from Senator Johnson

Johnson refuses to give yes or no to Badger Pledge
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Johnson refuses to give yes or no to Badger Pledge

Pledge would keep tens of millions of dark money out of Wisconsin

72 Hours of Silence from Ron Johnson on Badger Pledge
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72 Hours of Silence from Ron Johnson on Badger Pledge

Russ Feingold's offer would prevent limitless anonymous campaign money in Wisconsin

Russ Feingold Asks Ron Johnson To Sign Badger Pledge
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Russ Feingold Asks Ron Johnson To Sign Badger Pledge

Badger Pledge would keep super PAC and dark money out of Wisconsin Senate election

The State of Politics: Is Feingold the Hillary of Wisconsin Democrats?
The State of Politics

Is Feingold the Hillary of Wisconsin Democrats?

For better or worse, the similarities between the two are many.

Data Wonk: Will Supreme Court Overrule Key Part of Obamacare?
Data Wonk

Will Supreme Court Overrule Key Part of Obamacare?

Result could increase health care costs and number of uninsured in states like Wisconsin.

Murphy’s Law: Why Russ Could Beat Rojo
Murphy’s Law

Why Russ Could Beat Rojo

As the polls suggest, Johnson hasn't really tried to connect with voters. That could be fatal.

Murphy’s Law: Race for Democratic Chair Gets Dirty
Murphy’s Law

Race for Democratic Chair Gets Dirty

Some mudslinging at the candidates may stick to Democratic insider and consultant Thad Nation. This story was updated at 6:30 p.m., May 26.

Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval down
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Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval down

Clinton leads presidential matchups; controversy over budget

The State of Politics: Who Will Lead the Democratic Party?
The State of Politics

Who Will Lead the Democratic Party?

Five candidates seek the difficult job of trying to revive the minority party in Wisconsin.

Sup. Steve F. Taylor Blasts Jursik’s Letter to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson
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Sup. Steve F. Taylor Blasts Jursik’s Letter to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson

Says Supervisor Jursik’s Letter to Johnson on Iran “Way Out of Line”

An Open Letter to Sen. Ron Johnson
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An Open Letter to Sen. Ron Johnson

I strongly object to your having signed the letter that was sent to the Iranian Government.

The State of Politics: Walker Not Most Polarizing Pol
The State of Politics

Walker Not Most Polarizing Pol

Polls show he is fourth most polarizing among state voters.

The State of Politics: Swing Voters Leave Hope for Democrats
The State of Politics

Swing Voters Leave Hope for Democrats

They voted for Walker yet support accepting federal Medicaid increase and raising minimum wage.

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

The Wealth of Wisconsin’s Senate & House Members

10 members of state's congressional delegation worth between $54 million and $171 million, new research group shows.

Wisconsin Senators Applaud Confirmation of Judge Pam Pepper to the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Senators Applaud Confirmation of Judge Pam Pepper to the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin made the following statements on the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Pamela Pepper to the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

The State of Politics: Who Will Lead the Democrats?
The State of Politics

Who Will Lead the Democrats?

The party badly needs leadership, but the bench looks thin. Here are the likely candidates.

Murphy’s Law: Will Joe Davis Run For Mayor?
Murphy’s Law

Will Joe Davis Run For Mayor?

He probably has a better chance of beating Barrett than Bob Donovan. But what exactly does Davis stand for?

MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools
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MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders to join MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS' Thurston Woods Campus

Data Wonk: Will Liberal Democrats Undermine Mary Burke?
Data Wonk

Will Liberal Democrats Undermine Mary Burke?

Opposition to a pro-business Democrat could help Walker win reelection.

Data Wonk: Court Decision Could Kill Obamacare in Wisconsin
Data Wonk

Court Decision Could Kill Obamacare in Wisconsin

That would hurt many who’ve enrolled, and leave Gov. Walker in a tough position.

Meet Michael S. Murphy: Architect of GOP upheaval
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Meet Michael S. Murphy: Architect of GOP upheaval

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds lead over challenger Mary Burke in new Marquette Law School Poll
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds lead over challenger Mary Burke in new Marquette Law School Poll

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker leading Democratic candidate Mary Burke, 48 to 41 percent.

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

Murphy’s Law: Who Is Mary Burke?
Murphy’s Law

Who Is Mary Burke?

After meeting and interviewing her, I still find Burke something of an enigma.

Murphy’s Law: Did Gov. Walker Have a Secret Email System?
Murphy’s Law

Did Gov. Walker Have a Secret Email System?

A Walker administration insider says some staff used private emails and personal laptops in the office.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Spat Exposes Party’s Divisions
Murphy’s Law

Republican Spat Exposes Party’s Divisions

Fight between Sensenbrenner and Ron Johnson over Obamacare is fascinating, revealing.

Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority
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Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority

Mayor’s streetcar double-down doesn’t match up with his claim on jobs priority

House Confidential: Sen. Ron Johnson’s $1 Million DC Home
House Confidential

Sen. Ron Johnson’s $1 Million DC Home

It may be his second home, but it boasts three cozy fireplaces and a wet bar for entertaining.

Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker in tight race with Burke for Wisconsin governor in 2014
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Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker in tight race with Burke for Wisconsin governor in 2014

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that, just over a year from the election, the 2014 Wisconsin governor’s race is shaping up to be very competitive.

Will Mary Burke Spend Big?

Will Mary Burke Spend Big?

Democrats hope she'll spend plenty of her personal wealth in the race against Scott Walker, but she's giving mixed signals.

Retiring With Guns Blazing

Retiring With Guns Blazing

Several politicians have announced retirement, some diplomatically, others firing shots at their opponents.

Obamacare Haters Help People Sign Up

Obamacare Haters Help People Sign Up

State's Republican politicians who oppose law are helping enroll their constituents.

Should Internet Sales Be Taxed?

Should Internet Sales Be Taxed?

Federal bill could yield more than $70 million in annual sales tax for Wisconsin. Walker says he would use for income tax relief.

Wisconsin Ignores Climate Change

Wisconsin Ignores Climate Change

Republicans join Koch Brothers, opposing actions to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Who Will Run Against Walker?

Who Will Run Against Walker?

The list of possible candidates isn't long, as discussions at the state Democratic convention made clear.

Milwaukeeans Push for Immigration Reform

Milwaukeeans Push for Immigration Reform

DC rally attendees come back confident a bipartisan agreement will be created by Congress.

Murphy’s Law: Democrats in Disarray
Murphy’s Law

Democrats in Disarray

The firing of its state spokesperson is just another sign the party has lost its way.

The Sequester That Didn’t Have To Be
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The Sequester That Didn’t Have To Be

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Calls on Congress TO End the Cuts by Reining in Pentagon Waste and Making Big Corporations and Millionaires Pay Their Fair Share

Pull the Pork From the Pentagon!
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Pull the Pork From the Pentagon!

With Sequester Looming, Community Groups Demand Senator Ron Johnson Protect the Interests of the People of Wisconsin, Not Corporate Special Interests and Defense Contractors.

Plenty of Horne: Name MPS School After Anti-Nazi Hero?
Plenty of Horne

Name MPS School After Anti-Nazi Hero?

A push to honor Milwaukeean Mildred Fish Harnack, the only American women resistance member executed by Hitler.

A Call to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for Strong Reforms on International Migrants Day
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A Call to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for Strong Reforms on International Migrants Day

Voces de la Frontera and a coalition of community and labor groups will on Tuesday, Dec. 18th, join the United Nations’ global celebration of International Migrants Day by asking U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to support meaningful immigration reform.

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Joins “We Did Build It!” Event Line-up
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Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Joins “We Did Build It!” Event Line-up

CRG Network is proud to announce that Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will join U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Wall Street Journal and Fox News Economist Stephen Moore, and Heartland Institute Joseph Bast at the “We Did Build It!” event.

Murphy’s Law: Richie Rich
Murphy’s Law

Richie Rich

Republican Senate candidate Eric Hovde’s basic message is simple: elect me because I’m wealthy.

The Chatter: Will Abele Run for Mayor?
The Chatter

Will Abele Run for Mayor?

That's one way to consolidate city and county government, by grabbing both executive positions.