Thursday, June 7, 2012
The former U.S. senator will be in town as part of his book tour promoting “While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era.”
Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) is scheduled to stop at Chapter2Books in Hudson at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, to promote his new book “While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era.” According to Chapter2Books Owner Brian Roegge, the former senator will deliver remarks and sign books. What would you ask the former senator?
Friday, April 13, 2012
Fake candidates are filling up the ballots. Perhaps one of them can unseat Walker before the June recall election even arrives.
UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention that I have made an error in my original commentary. It seems that one can indeed vote for a Democratic Senator candidate while voting for a Republican Governor candidate. Please see below: http://gab.wi.gov/node/2324 "The primary ballot and voting equipment will need to be prepared to treat each of the recall offices separately. This election will not be set-up like a normal partisan primary. Only candidates within a party that faces opposition will show up on the primary ballot. Candidates within a party that does not have opposition will not appear on the primary ballot. Additionally, Independent candidates will not appear on the primary ballot. Ballots and voting equipment will not have a …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Though former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold would win big, a new Public Policy Polling survey finds it would be a close race when Walker is matched up against just about any expected Democratic challenger.
It would be a photo finish in a gubernatorial recall race between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and nearly any Democratic challenger, according to a poll released this week. While the Public Policy Polling survey of 900 Wisconsin registered voters over the phone placed former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold ahead of Walker by 7 percentage points in a head-to-head matchup — though he has said he is not interested in running — Walker either wins or loses by roughly 3 percentage points against other challengers. That's different than two other notable polls on the election. A poll conducted in October by the same North Carolina-based survey company showed Walker topping all challengers. Additionally, another recent poll conducted by Charles Franklin of…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Democratic challenger is seeking to unseat Paul Ryan, and gets a big, although not unexpected, endorsement.
Rob Zerban, Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's 1st U.S. Congressional district, announced the official endorsement of his campaign from former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold. Zerban is looking to unseat incumbent Paul Ryan in November 2012. Ryan has been serving in Congress since 1999. Feingold stated, "Rob Zerban understands the struggles of working and middle class families here in Wisconsin, and across the country. Rob Zerban shares my priorities of helping working families, honoring our commitment to our seniors by protecting Social Security and Medicare, safeguarding women's rights, our natural resources, and our rights and freedoms. Most importantly, Rob Zerban shares my commitment to making the economy work for every American, …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Huge crowds show up Saturday as recall organizers announce they've collected more than 100,000 signatures on petitions.
As tens of thousands of people descended upon the state Capitol Saturday, organizers of the effort to remove Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office announced they have collected more than 105,000 signatures on recall petitions. “As of (Friday) night — the fourth day of signature collection, more than 105,000 Wisconsin residents have already signed their name to a petition to recall Scott Walker," said Heather DuBois Bourenane, a volunteer with United Wisconsin, the group spearheading the recall effort. "Across the state, people are talking with their friends, family and neighbors about Walker’s destruction and are doing all they can to end his days as governor." Organizers need to collect 540,000 signatures by Jan. 17 to force a recall …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Former Wisconsin governor and Bush administration cabinet member Tommy Thompson is running for U.S. Senate. Is he the best choice for Republicans to take over retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl's seat?
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson is making a run for the U.S. Senate. Is he Republicans best choice? Yes Thompson brings instant name recognition to a wide-open race to replace Sen. Herb Kohl. He's won statewide elections, and his experience would help him get things done in Washington. No Thompson brings baggage. He'll have to answer questions about his spending as governor, including massive deficits he left behind, and he was a polarizing figure in the state. He's also older, which means Republicans could be looking for another candidate in six years. Finally, Sen. Ron Johnson came from relative obscurity to beat incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold. A low-profile businessman may be more difficult for Democrats to attack.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The former Senator says being out of office gives him new opportunities.
Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold will not run for elected office in 2012. In a blog post on his website, Progressives United, Feingold said his words on election night 2010 were misunderstood. "As I said those words, I was especially thinking of the need to re-elect President Obama," he said. "I will be working to re-elect him and hope to play a significant role in that effort." Being out of office has given him a new perspective on things, too. Feingold said recent actions by Governor Scott Walker and the state legislature demand his attention. Feingold also wrote, "This was a difficult decision, as I thoroughly enjoyed my tenure in both the State Senate and the U.S. Senate, and I know that progressives are eager to reverse some of …