Monday, July 23, 2012
Here are the latest updates from the campaign trail in the race to be the next U.S. senator from Wisconsin.
Leading up to the Aug. 14 primary, Patch will regularly bring you the latest news from the campaigns for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat in play this election cycle. Thompson to rally with Ted Nugent Former governor Tommy Thompson is teaming up with rocker Ted Nugent, a vocal critic of President Barack Obama, for a campaign rally Thursday in Sturtevant. "I am proud to have Ted Nugent, a relentless conservative icon, as part of my U.S. Senate campaign team," Thompson said in a press release. "Nugent's enthusiasm for everything he does, including his music, outdoor passions and politics will provide a source of much-appreciated-enthusiasm that the campaign can build upon with less than three weeks left before the August 14th primary." The rally…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
As the campaign for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat intensifies, Tommy Thompson's new ad claims opponent Eric Hovde made a 'profit from taxpayer bailouts' as a bank owner. Hovde blasts back and calls Thompson 'hypocritical.'
A day after Republican Senate candidate and former governor Tommy Thompson called for an end to attack ads in an open letter, he released an ad ripping fellow Republican Senate hopeful Eric Hovde for what Thompson calls profiting from the financial crisis. Thompson's ad released Saturday morning, titled "Washington Games," is set on a Monopoly-esque game board with a game piece — with Hovde's photo — skipping around collecting money. Here are some excerpts from the ad: Hovde ran a hedge fund that used Uncle Sam to buy banks. He traded on government contacts to profit from taxpayer bailouts. Hovde gamed the system and bet against American companies and homeowners. After financial markets collapsed and families lost their life savings, Hovde…
Sunday, August 14, 2011
No surprise: The legislative recall elections were the hot topic among bloggers this week.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Here's a look at what some of Wisconsin's top political bloggers have been writing about in the last week. Charlie Sykes, Sykes Writes On the results of the Aug. 9 state Senate recall election "We can endlessly debate the fairness and wisdom of Wisconsin's recall law. But here are some fascinating numbers: the two senators who lost Tuesday, received substantially more votes when they were first elected to a four-year term than their opponents received in the recall. "In other words, the recall allowed a smaller group of voters to negate the choice a much larger number of voters who cast ballots in a general election. In the case of Dan Kapanke, for example, 33,192 Tuesday votes were able to negate the votes of 45,154 voters who elected …