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Wisconsin Gazette Endorses Russ for U.S. Senate PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Friday, 21 October 2016 11:50

russ-gb-cbs5Thursday's Endorsement is Third In a Row. On Wednesday Russ earned the endorsements of The Cap Times and the Kenosha News.


MIDDLETON -- Yesterday, the Wisconsin Gazette announced that Russ earned their endorsement for U.S. Senate, citing Russ's strong, independent voice and his commitment to fighting for the rights of all Wisconsinites. Wisconsin Gazette's endorsement is the third this week Russ has earned from Wisconsin newspapers -- Wednesday he earned the endorsements of The Cap Times and the Kenosha News.

Key Points:

"A Feingold victory is important for the state and a Democratic win is vital to the balance of power in Washington.
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Johnson’s slate is not blank...he’s kept his allegiance to Donald Trump, while others in the GOP have refused to endorse the nominee or revoked their endorsements.
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Feingold was one of the most principled progressives in the U.S. Senate, where he served for 18 years. From casting the lone vote against the Patriot Act in 2001, to coming out early and strongly against the Iraq War, to being a leading voice for getting money out of politics, Feingold has been a vocal and tireless advocate for progressive values and the people of Wisconsin."

Wisconsin Gazette Editorial: Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

OCT 20 -- A Feingold victory is important for the state and a Democratic win is vital to the balance of power in Washington.

Polls show Hillary Clinton will win the White House, though we don’t take even one vote in that race for granted.

Polls also show the Republican Party will keep its hold on the U.S. House of Representatives, presided over by Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

But the majority in the Senate?

Democrats could reclaim the Senate. Some polling places the odds at three to one, but more conservative models put the odds at 50-50.

Washington undoubtedly would remain gridlocked with a Democratic president, Democratic Senate and Republican House, but at least a Supreme Court nominee could be confirmed. So it is crucial that Feingold win the contest against Johnson.

This race is a rematch of their 2010 contest, when Johnson defeated an incumbent Feingold.

In 2010, the Democratic Party suffered massive congressional defeats across the nation in the midterm elections.

Republicans gained six seats in the Senate and 63 seats in the House, as well as took control of 29 out of 50 governorships. Johnson caught some coattails in this Tea Party route and, considered a “political blank slate,” won his first elected position.

Well, Wisconsin, Johnson’s slate is not blank.

He’s aligned with Gov. Scott Walker and the right-wing political action committees that keep Walker in power.

He’s kept his allegiance to Donald Trump, while others in the GOP have refused to endorse the nominee or revoked their endorsements.

He has the dubious distinction of multiple records on Right Wing Watch, the project that tracks ultra-right activities of political figures and political manipulators.

Johnson’s ratings include zeros from Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, American Library Association, National Small Business Association, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Friends Committee on Human Rights, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, Council for a Livable World, League of Conservation Voters, EarthRights International and the Human Rights Campaign.

HRC is the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group and issued an early endorsement of Feingold’s bid to retake the Senate seat.

“For Wisconsinites who believe in equality for LGBTQ people, the choice in this election couldn’t be more clear. Russ Feingold has dedicated his career to making sure that LGBTQ people are treated equally under the law,” HRC said. “Ron Johnson believes in a world where companies can fire an LGBTQ person because of who they are or whom they love. Long before it was politically popular, Russ Feingold championed LGBTQ equality because it was the right thing to do.”

Another early endorsement for Feingold came from the Wisconsin membership of MoveOn.org, the “Democracy in Action” effort. In fact, Feingold was the first candidate this cycle to win MoveOn members’ support.

Why? Feingold was one of the most principled progressives in the U.S. Senate, where he served for 18 years. From casting the lone vote against the Patriot Act in 2001, to coming out early and strongly against the Iraq War, to being a leading voice for getting money out of politics, Feingold has been a vocal and tireless advocate for progressive values and the people of Wisconsin.

WiG endorses Feingold for U.S. Senate and we encourage you to support him at the polls.

Read the full endorsement here.

 
Hillary Clinton Victorious in 3rd & Final Presidential Debate PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 22:50

clinton-trump-debateOnly one person in this race who has the experience, judgment, and temperament to be our next Commander in Chief - and that is Hillary Clinton.


MADISON - Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning released the following statement in light of Hillary Clinton's victory at tonight's debate:

martha-laning"Once again, voters saw there is only one person in this race who has the experience, judgment, and temperament to be our next Commander in Chief - and that is Hillary Clinton. During tonight's debate, she offered detailed policies that will invest in American workers, protect Social Security and Medicare, create an economy that works for everyone, and work with our partners around the world to strengthen our security at home and abroad. Hillary Clinton's experience as a lawyer for the Children's Defense Fund, First Lady, US Senator, and Secretary of State makes her, as President Barack Obama said, the most qualified person to ever run for president.

"Donald Trump simply doesn’t have the temperament to be President of the United States. Throughout his campaign he has insulted and demeaned millions of Americans, cheered on Vladimir Putin as he and Russian hackers tamper with our elections, questioned why we don't use nuclear weapons, and has said he will appoint Supreme Court justices who would roll back decades of progress.

"We must do everything we can to ensure we elect Hillary Clinton as our next President of the United States."

 
Reintroducing Ryan Solen, Paul Ryan’s Election Opponent PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Solen for Congress, Lauren Young   
Monday, 17 October 2016 10:49

paul-ryan-ryan-solenFew knew Solen, but he shares Bernie's plan for high quality health care with a universal single payer system, Hillary's commitment to education reform, an Iraq War veteran's understanding of national defense, and an independent streak all his own.


MOUNT PLEASANT, WI - When Ryan Solen won Wisconsin’s partisan primary in August and became the Democratic nominee for the 1st Congressional District and Paul Ryan’s official opponent, most people wondered, despite Solen winning 59% of the primary vote, “who is this guy?”

In short, Ryan Solen is a rising star.

Democrats like Ryan Solen because, like Senator Bernie Sanders, he wants to ensure that every American has access to high quality health care with a universal single payer system. Solen shares with Democratic nominee for President Hillary Clinton a commitment to education reform, increasing teachers’ wages, literally fixing deteriorating school buildings so students have a modern space to learn, and refinancing student loans so cost in not an impediment to education. As with Vice Presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine, Ryan Solen personally does not want anyone to have an abortion but knows that it is a woman’s choice to do what she feels is necessary for her own body under circumstances that are different in every instance. Senator Kaine and Ryan Solen are both dedicated to supporting the laws of the United States and will support women in their decisions.

Republicans who learn about Ryan Solen are intrigued because one of his priorities is balancing the national budget, not a common platform point for Democrats. They also like that Solen is for term limits in both the House and Senate. He wants to limit Representatives to six two-year terms for a maximum of twelve years and to have Senators serve two six-year terms. Solen argues this prevents legislators from becoming career politicians and focusing more on reelection strategy than working on actual legislation to help Americans in their districts and across the country and will impose these limits on himself should he be elected.

Republicans who support Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, have started supporting Ryan Solen primarily because they are angry about the fallout between Trump and Solen’s opponent, Speaker Paul Ryan. When Paul Ryan uninvited Trump to campaign with him at the Wisconsin GOP Fall Fest fundraiser- an event attended by Solen for the purpose of meeting with Republicans to learn more about their concerns- they started to take notice of Ryan Solen. Calls and emails to Solen’s campaign poured in asking about Solen’s stances on various issues. While, of course, Solen and Trump do not see eye to eye on many issues, Trump supporters are impressed that Solen is an Army veteran of the war in Iraq whose primary motivation is to serve his country. They also find Solen to be “the real deal”- a Democrat who may not share all their views but who is someone they can count on knowing where he stands, who is open to listening to and researching both sides of an issue, and who is extremely committed to bipartisanship and has vowed to work across the aisle to make agreements that will benefit all Americans.

Ryan Solen is not a “yellow dog Democrat”, voting straight Democrat no matter what the issue. He is an American before a member of a political party; does not play games in the high stakes world of American politics. Ryan Solen recognizes that the United States is a complicated place and, while it may appear to be divided right now, we are all just people and we all want a stronger future, we just disagree on how to get there. Solen aims to unite and work for everyone.

With support for Ryan Solen growing, this race may very well be the upset of the 2016 election.

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Ryan Solen is an Army veteran of the war in Iraq and is seeking to represent Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. He is a Digital Forensic Specialist and Computer Security Analyst. He is a married father of four and enjoys reading, writing, doing karate with his family, and relieves stress with his vintage Lego collection.

He is the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s Nominee to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to replace Paul Ryan. For more information, please visit www.solenforcongress.com

 
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