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2014: WI Gov

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:00 pm
by Addie
[link]Talking Points Memo, ... op?ref=fpa[/link]

PPP: Russ Feingold Poised For Comeback, Could Top Scott Walker Next Year

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) fell victim to nationwide Republican momentum in 2010, but a poll out Tuesday showed that the progressive champion could be in a strong position for a political comeback in the Badger State.

Fifty-three percent of Wisconsin voters said they have a favorable opinion of Feingold, according to the latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, while 37 percent said they have an unfavorable opinion of the former three-term senator.

The poll indicated that Feingold could get the last laugh on the Republican who ousted him in the 2010 midterms. In a hypothetical 2016 Senate matchup, 52 percent said they would vote for Feingold over Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who picked up 42 percent support.

Moreover, Feingold fared better than any Democrat tested in hypothetical matchups against Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), who will be up for re-election next year. Feingold edged Walker in the poll 49 percent to 47 percent. Walker topped every other Democrat tested in the poll. Feingold has not given an indication yet if he will challenge Walker in 2014.

2014: WI Gov

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:47 pm
by Suranis
[/break1]] ... f=politicsRepublican Governors Association Releases Ad Hitting Scott Walker Challenger Mary BurkeThe Republican Governors Association is stepping in to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) early in the election cycle, launching its first attack ad against Democratic challenger Mary Burke on Wednesday.The Associated Press reported that the RGA is spending six figures on the ad, which will air across the state on both cable and broadcast networks.The ad accuses Burke of being implicated in outsourcing jobs to China through the company she led, Trek Bicycle Corp. It also ties the candidate, a former Wisconsin commerce secretary, to job losses during former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's administration."Mary Burke’s campaign for governor has been based on her experience as a senior member of a job-killing, outsourcing, budget-busting, big government administration that represents the failed policies of the past," RGA spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told AP. "Voters had enough of the Doyle/Burke agenda, and now Wisconsin is on the right path under Governor Scott Walker."The link, there is more at, yes!

2014: WI Gov

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:41 pm
by Addie
[link]Politico, ... html?hp=t1[/link]

The woman who could beat Scott Walker

VIROQUA, Wis. — Mary Burke might be the last candidate you’d expect to potentially topple one of the Republican Party’s leading governors and upend the 2016 presidential field. The only elected office she’s ever held is a school board seat. She didn’t even become a Democrat until her 40s. And in heavily working class Wisconsin, it was only two years ago that the scion to the Trek Bicycle fortune was being dismissed by her own party as a “1 percenter.”

Yet here she is, tied with Walker in the polls, finally getting some overdue attention from the national press — and within striking distance of delivering the biggest shock of Election 2014.

In a reflection of how competitive this race has become, sources told POLITICO this week that the Republican Governors Association has reserved $2.3 million this fall in Wisconsin — making the contest one of the party’s top gubernatorial priorities.

The 55-year-old Burke could hardly be more different than Walker. She’s a Harvard-educated multimillionaire who rarely goes to church; he’s a middle-class son of a preacher who is just now trying to complete his college degree. She’s spent her career in the family business and philanthropy; he’s been in government for two decades. She’s spent much of her campaign trying to win over progressives wary of her background in finance; he became a conservative icon after beating back the unions in an epic clash two years ago.

2014: WI Gov

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:04 pm
by Patagoniagirl
Let's see how much the Curler kids and minions (leach son-in-law Ron Johnson) pump into the Walker campaign. Funny that there are ties to another Scott, Rick, in Florida where they have ties to Naples. The web....the tangled web.