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Johnson Declares Media Is His Opponent

Johnson Declares Media Is His Opponent

'Probably the worst opponent anyone could have,' he tells GOP convention.

Dem Senate Candidates Statements Suggest They Oppose Any Restrictions on Abortion
U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson on Tragic Buffalo Massacre; Calls out Ron Johnson for Normalizing “Great Replacement” White Supremacy Rhetoric
Murphy’s Law: Bucks Subsidy An Issue in US Senate Race
Murphy’s Law

Bucks Subsidy An Issue in US Senate Race

Nelson opposes subsidy, blasts Lasry, Barnes for supporting it.

The State of Politics: Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties
The State of Politics

Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties

Of state's 72 counties a small number provide majority of statewide vote.

Nelson Demands Public Retraction & Apology For Vile Ron Johnson AIDS Comments;
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Nelson Demands Public Retraction & Apology For Vile Ron Johnson AIDS Comments;

“Using people with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones to advance conspiracy lies is a new low even for Wisconsin’s bottom-feeding embarrassment.”

Democratic Candidates Opposing Ron Johnson Jump on Abortion Issue

Democratic Candidates Opposing Ron Johnson Jump on Abortion Issue

Leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overruling Roe injects issue into US Senate race.

U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Demands Schumer Eliminate the Filibuster to Preserve a Right to Choose
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U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Demands Schumer Eliminate the Filibuster to Preserve a Right to Choose

Leaked opinion shows high stakes for Wisconsin to replace Ron Johnson

Campaign Cash: Wisconsin Conservation Voters Spends Big
Campaign Cash

Wisconsin Conservation Voters Spends Big

Green group has spent $3.85 million since 2010, mostly for Democratic candidates.

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Marquette poll also shows Evers' approval steady, Ron Johnson’s declined further.

New survey by Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin Democratic primary for U.S. Senate tightening, Kleefisch leading Republican gubernatorial primary; among Republicans, those least confident in 2020 election are more enthusiastic to vote this fall
Back in the News: Barnes, Nelson Argue Over I-94 Expansion
Back in the News

Barnes, Nelson Argue Over I-94 Expansion

Could it be an issue in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate?

Senate Dem Candidates Attack Corporate Money While Funding Their Campaigns With It
Ron Johnson Flush With Campaign Funds

Ron Johnson Flush With Campaign Funds

Raised $6 million in first quarter of 2022, has more than twice as much cash as any opponent.

U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Calls on Sarah Godlewski to Fire Her Union-Busting Pollster
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U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Calls on Sarah Godlewski to Fire Her Union-Busting Pollster

Expressed disappointment no other candidate standing up for workers

Fueled by Homegrown Wisconsin Donors, Tom Nelson in Feingold Territory
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Fueled by Homegrown Wisconsin Donors, Tom Nelson in Feingold Territory

“Like us, Russ didn’t have the most money but what he DID have was the truest and most authentic progressive vision for Wisconsin’s working families.”

U.S. Senate Democrat Candidates Silent on Record Inflation Numbers
The State of Politics: Candidates Scramble for Last Minute Donations
The State of Politics

Candidates Scramble for Last Minute Donations

Evers, Kleefisch, others worked to ramp up campaign totals for March 31 deadline.

Barnes Campaign Aims to Bring State Together

Barnes Campaign Aims to Bring State Together

Lt. Governor and U.S. Senate candidate running hard in rural, urban areas of state.

Nelson Calls on Congressional Oversight Committees to Pursue Information on Botched Foxconn-Oshkosh Defense Postal Deal
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Nelson Calls on Congressional Oversight Committees to Pursue Information on Botched Foxconn-Oshkosh Defense Postal Deal

Answers Sought on Failure to Mitigate Twin Wisconsin Economic Disasters Cheered on by Sen. Ron Johnson

Billionaire Son-in-Law Ron Johnson Running out of Ways to be Out-of-Touch
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Billionaire Son-in-Law Ron Johnson Running out of Ways to be Out-of-Touch

Nelson Plan Instead: “Tax the Rich. Provide Medicare for ALL.”

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

MU poll finds Kleefisch leads GOP primary for governor, Barnes atop Democratic primary for senator.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds inflation fears up, pandemic fears down; marijuana legalization up, optimism about Wisconsin down; primary candidates not yet well known
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds inflation fears up, pandemic fears down; marijuana legalization up, optimism about Wisconsin down; primary candidates not yet well known

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Union Rally Targets Johnson, Oshkosh Corp.

Union Rally Targets Johnson, Oshkosh Corp.

Company will create 1,000 non-union jobs in South Carolina with no criticism from Sen. Ron Johnson.

Johnson Blasted For Stance on Lost Jobs

Johnson Blasted For Stance on Lost Jobs

Oshkosh Defense will build US Postal Service vehicles in South Carolina, not Wisconsin.

Op Ed: Is Mandela Barnes Avoiding the Press?
Op Ed

Is Mandela Barnes Avoiding the Press?

Running campaign as if he’s already won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator.

Lasry, Godlewski Spend Heavily on Campaigns

Lasry, Godlewski Spend Heavily on Campaigns

Barnes far ahead of all Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in donations from others in last quarter.

Tom Nelson Response to Justice Breyer’s Gift & Senate’s Responsibility
Nelson Calls on Ben Wikler and State Party to Organize Debates Among Dem U.S. Senate Candidates: “This race shouldn’t be a coronation…”
Tom Nelson Calls for “The Packers Rule” Ban on Members of Congress and Their Families from Trading Stocks on Insider Information
BREAKING: Ron Johnson Becomes Strom Thurmond Of His Generation
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BREAKING: Ron Johnson Becomes Strom Thurmond Of His Generation

Statement of Dem U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Following Filibuster, Voting Rights Defeat

Tom Nelson’s Longshot Race for U.S. Senate

Tom Nelson’s Longshot Race for U.S. Senate

A 'classic populist, grassroots campaign’ — with the least campaign dollars.

BREAKING: Former Wis. Dem Assembly Leader Dave Travis Endorses Nelson:
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BREAKING: Former Wis. Dem Assembly Leader Dave Travis Endorses Nelson:

“He's repeatedly won elections in areas that aren't very blue, which are necessary for any Democrat to carry in a statewide election.”

Tom Nelson Checks ALL THE BOXES In New Senate Race Scorecard Contrasting Leading Democratic Candidates
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Tom Nelson Checks ALL THE BOXES In New Senate Race Scorecard Contrasting Leading Democratic Candidates

From Medicare for All to Wisconsin Roots to Labor Love - Surging Grassroots Candidate Emerging as Best Choice for Wisconsin Dems

Tom Nelson Statement on Ron Johnson Running for Re-election and New “Way (Way) Too Many” Ad
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Tom Nelson Statement on Ron Johnson Running for Re-election and New “Way (Way) Too Many” Ad

Ad lampoons Johnson and shows clear contrast in values and biography between Nelson and billionaire son-in-law Ron Johnson

Reports Say Ron Johnson To Seek Reelection

Reports Say Ron Johnson To Seek Reelection

Republican had promised in 2016 not to seek a third term.

Kenosha State Senator Bob Wirch Endorses Tom Nelson
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Kenosha State Senator Bob Wirch Endorses Tom Nelson

Longtime respected Kenosha official endorsement adds to growing list of elected officials supporting Nelson

Prominent Officials Endorse Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate
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Prominent Officials Endorse Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

New endorsements from former elected officials and a union leader show steady momentum for Nelson campaign

Influential Indigenous Journalist Paul DeMain Endorses Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate
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Influential Indigenous Journalist Paul DeMain Endorses Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

Endorsement adds to growing coalition in support of Nelson

Op Ed: Is Nelson ’22 Like Feingold ’92?
Op Ed

Is Nelson ’22 Like Feingold ’92?

Tom Nelson is dark horse in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. But don’t count him out.

Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Fundraising in Senate Democratic Primary

Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Fundraising in Senate Democratic Primary

Barnes raised more than $1 million since launching his campaign this summer.

Murphy’s Law: Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump
Murphy’s Law

Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump

And the results are, ah, pretty weird.

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Barnes for U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Barnes for U.S. Senate

A high-profile endorsement in Democratic primary with nine candidates.

Op Ed: Corporate Greed Must Be Addressed
Op Ed

Corporate Greed Must Be Addressed

The issue unites city and rural areas in Wisconsin.

Democrats Face High Profile Races in 2022

Democrats Face High Profile Races in 2022

Experts say elections will test strength of state Democratic Party.

Nelson for Wisconsin Announces 7th Day of “Full Nelson 72 Counties Tour”
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Nelson for Wisconsin Announces 7th Day of “Full Nelson 72 Counties Tour”

Nelson pledges to wrestle Wall Street and corporate interests to the ground

Activist Steven Olikara Joins US Senate Race

Activist Steven Olikara Joins US Senate Race

He’s the ninth Democrat running for seat held by Republican Ron Johnson.

State Emergency Management Administrator Enters U.S. Senate Race

State Emergency Management Administrator Enters U.S. Senate Race

Darrell Williams joins the race for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.

Nelson for Wisconsin Announces 3rd and 4th Day of “Full Nelson 72 Counties Tour”
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Nelson for Wisconsin Announces 3rd and 4th Day of “Full Nelson 72 Counties Tour”

Nelson pledges to wrestle Wall Street and corporate interests to the ground

Poll Shows Barnes Leads Among Milwaukee Democrats

Poll Shows Barnes Leads Among Milwaukee Democrats

Getting 39% of Milwaukee County Democratic vote. Alex Lasry polled at only 4%.

Larson Drops Out of Senate Race, Endorses Barnes

Larson Drops Out of Senate Race, Endorses Barnes

Eight candidates remain in race, including Godlewski, Lasry and Nelson.

The State of Politics: The Race Is On For Lt. Governor
The State of Politics

The Race Is On For Lt. Governor

The last time there was no incumbent, back in 2010, nine candidates ran for the position.

Chantia Lewis Enters U.S. Senate Race

Chantia Lewis Enters U.S. Senate Race

Milwaukee alderwoman is ninth candidate in the race to replace Ron Johnson.

Mandela Barnes Enters Senate Race

Mandela Barnes Enters Senate Race

Long-rumored run by Lt. Governor becomes official and targets Ron Johnson.

Evers, Johnson Rake In Campaign Funds

Evers, Johnson Rake In Campaign Funds

Outpacing challengers, Evers raises $5 million and Johnson $1.2 million in first half of 2021.

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis For U.S. Senate?

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis For U.S. Senate?

Website appears, and quickly disappears.

Three Firefighter Labor Unions Endorse Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate
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Three Firefighter Labor Unions Endorse Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

“Labor for Tom” Kicked off by Critical Endorsements for Genuine Blue-Collar Candidate

Prominent Local and Tribal Leader Joe Miller Endorses Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate
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Prominent Local and Tribal Leader Joe Miller Endorses Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

Campaign Also Launches TikTok Account!

The State of Politics: Legislature Is the Most Diverse in History
The State of Politics

Legislature Is the Most Diverse in History

Many first served as local officials, many ran small businesses, some started as Capitol staffers.

Five Candidates Make Case For Beating Ron Johnson

Five Candidates Make Case For Beating Ron Johnson

Roundtable of Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate is first such event in campaign.

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Announcement comes just one day after GOP Assembly Speaker attacked by Trump.

Evers Announces Reelection Bid

Evers Announces Reelection Bid

Speech at state Democratic convention touts education spending and new Foxconn contract.

Local Green Bay Anchor Legend Erin Davisson Endorses Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate
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Local Green Bay Anchor Legend Erin Davisson Endorses Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

Respected Icon Cites Nelson Thoughtful and Effective Tenure as Local County Executive

Chris Larson Files To Run for U.S. Senate

Chris Larson Files To Run for U.S. Senate

State senator hopes to make move to Washington.

U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Praises Biden’s Speech but Says Medicare Expansion Must Be Included
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U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Nelson Praises Biden’s Speech but Says Medicare Expansion Must Be Included

Cannot Let Pharmaceutical and Health Insurance Companies Stop Us From Doing the Right Thing For Wisconsinites

Ron Johnson Favors “Limited” COVID-19 Vaccination

Ron Johnson Favors “Limited” COVID-19 Vaccination

"I see no reason to be pushing vaccines on people," the senator said.

Smart Politics: Godlewski Seeks An Electoral First
Smart Politics

Godlewski Seeks An Electoral First

No state treasurer in Wisconsin history has won a race for U.S. Senate.

Murphy’s Law: Hot Democratic Contest for U.S. Senate
Murphy’s Law

Hot Democratic Contest for U.S. Senate

Several impressive candidates looking to defeat Ron Johnson. Who's the front runner?

Nelson for Wisconsin Announces $482,458 Raised to Date in U.S. Senate Race
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Nelson for Wisconsin Announces $482,458 Raised to Date in U.S. Senate Race

Grassroots Campaign Powered by Average Donation of $74, Releases New Video Delving into Scandals that could Impact Candidacy

Godlewski Will Run for U.S. Senate

Godlewski Will Run for U.S. Senate

State Treasurer is fourth Democrat to announce for seat held by Ron Johnson.

Steven Olikara, founder of the Millennial Action Project, weighs joining Democratic race for U.S. Senate in 2022
Prominent Electeds and Former Electeds Throw Support Behind Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate
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Prominent Electeds and Former Electeds Throw Support Behind Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

Endorsements Led by Former Governor Tony Earl Show Geographic Diversity and Depth of Support for Nelson from Respected Leaders Across Wisconsin

New Poll Shows Tom Nelson Leading Ron Johnson for U.S. Senate Race 48%-44%
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New Poll Shows Tom Nelson Leading Ron Johnson for U.S. Senate Race 48%-44%

Vulnerable Incumbent Johnson Most Unpopular Wisconsin Pol with Disapproval Rating at 50%; Nelson Releases New Video Showing his Little Chute Working Class Resume

Senator Ron Johnson Thanks Tom Nelson for Billboard near Mansion that Calls out his Racism
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Senator Ron Johnson Thanks Tom Nelson for Billboard near Mansion that Calls out his Racism

Thanks to Johnson Mention, Nelson Campaign Raises Enough to Keep up Billboard for Another Week

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

The Senator has become a controversial figure as opponents queue up to run against him.

Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson Endorses Jill Underly for Superintendent
Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Bucks VP is one of many Democrats interested in seat.

Billboard warning of Trump super-spreader event goes up in Waukesha ahead of Trump rally
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Billboard warning of Trump super-spreader event goes up in Waukesha ahead of Trump rally

Message on I-94 near Waukesha County Airport warns area residents; follows roundtable where Wisconsin citizens blast Trump and GOP on COVID-19 response

Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Witch Hunt
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s Witch Hunt

His investigation of Hunter Biden calls to mind the style of Joe McCarthy.

Op Ed: Please Honor Interdependence Day(s)
Op Ed

Please Honor Interdependence Day(s)

We’re all in this pandemic together. Please do your part.

Op Ed: History May Be Written By Wisconsin
Op Ed

History May Be Written By Wisconsin

State’s Democratic leaders writing a national platform to address racial equity that could lead to historic legislation.

Attorney General Supports Local Health Orders

Attorney General Supports Local Health Orders

Kaul opinion finds local orders enforceable, but communities continue to rescind theirs.

Op Ed: Holding the Election Could Kill People
Op Ed

Holding the Election Could Kill People

Vos and Fitzgerald must wake up. There's overwhelming evidence that people gathering for election will spread disease.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson Is Not Helping
Op Ed

Ron Johnson Is Not Helping

Action is needed on virus and we’re taking it in Wisconsin. Johnson’s comments insult our efforts.

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Deportation

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Deportation

Efforts by Trump administration to deport Hmongs to Laos condemned at rally in Wausau.

Campaign Cash: Wisconsin Conservation Voters Spends Big
Campaign Cash

Wisconsin Conservation Voters Spends Big

Since 2010, group spent $3.2 million on elections, mostly for Democrats, and $1.2 million on lobbying.

Airport’s Traffic Hit 7.1 Million Last Year

Airport’s Traffic Hit 7.1 Million Last Year

Mitchell up 3 percent in 2018. Appleton’s airport up 25 percent.

Campaign Cash: Kleefisch Campaign Gives Walker $1 Million
Campaign Cash

Kleefisch Campaign Gives Walker $1 Million

While Barnes campaign gives just $20,000 to Evers campaign.

Kelda Roys Endorsed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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Kelda Roys Endorsed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

"I'm tremendously honored to be endorsed by Senator Gillibrand."

Kelda Roys Announces Agenda for Working Families
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Kelda Roys Announces Agenda for Working Families

Roys’ plan focuses on improving healthcare, education, wages, and opportunity for working families - beginning on day one of her administration

The Contrarian: Dallet Blows Off Burns’ Backing
The Contrarian

Dallet Blows Off Burns’ Backing

High court candidate prefers not to be identified with left wing loser Tim Burns?

The State of Politics: Bill To Expand Abele’s Power Dies
The State of Politics

Bill To Expand Abele’s Power Dies

Too much opposition from many state groups.

Dallet for Justice Earns New Endorsements from Across Wisconsin
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Dallet for Justice Earns New Endorsements from Across Wisconsin

"The endorsement of these Wisconsin leaders gives this campaign the momentum to win on April 3rd."

Campaign Cash: Walker’s Reliance on Outside Donations
Campaign Cash

Walker’s Reliance on Outside Donations

Governor decries them, but no candidate in state is more reliant on them.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Dreadful Dilemma on Health Care
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Dreadful Dilemma on Health Care

Why is he so vague on Obamacare? Because its repeal could kill his reelection.

The State of Politics: Final Notes From The Campaign-Trail
The State of Politics

Final Notes From The Campaign-Trail

After 210 interviews with candidates, some observations on a crazy election.

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.

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.

Data Wonk: Redistricting and Democracy
Data Wonk

Redistricting and Democracy

Gerrymandering has eliminated nearly all competitive legislative and congressional districts.

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, behind the scenes. who won, who lost?

The State of Politics: GOP Bill Targets Democratic County Exec
The State of Politics

GOP Bill Targets Democratic County Exec

Would prevent Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris from holding state Senate seat

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.

The State of Politics: What Will “No Recall” Voters Do on Nov. 4?
The State of Politics

What Will “No Recall” Voters Do on Nov. 4?

They didn’t believe a governor should be recalled in mid-term. But will they vote to reelect Walker?

The Roundup: State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker
The Roundup

State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker

John Weishan and Gerry Broderick filed an official complaint today with the Wisconsin State Elections Board against Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.