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Russ Feingold Raises $3.35 Million in Q1, Over 30,000 Wisconsin Contributors PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Friday, 08 April 2016 10:46

feingold96% of Contributions $100 or less, Average Contribution $49.59 Badger Pledge Remains on the Table.


MIDDLETON - Russ for Wisconsin announced today that the campaign has raised $3.35 million in the first quarter of 2016.

The figure demonstrates a strong start for Russ as the campaign season hits full stride.

Strong grassroots support continues to serve as the backbone of Russ’s campaign. Over 30,000 Wisconsinites have contributed to Russ’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Russ’s contributors hail from all 72 of Wisconsin’s counties. 96% of all Q1 contributions are $100 or less. The average contribution for Q1 is $49.59.

“Tens of thousands of Wisconsinites continue to contribute their time and their resources into building this campaign,” Russ said. “While Sen. Johnson is content to let the three super PACs solely devoted to his bid speak on his behalf, the people of Wisconsin are making it clear that they want leaders who will fight for middle class and working families – not just the wealthy and powerful corporations. I’m very grateful to have such broad grassroots support, and I'll continue to listen to and fight for the people of Wisconsin throughout this campaign.”

Since announcing his candidacy, Russ has traveled to all 72 counties, listening to Wisconsinites in every corner of the state. In June of last year, Russ offered the Badger Pledge to Sen. Ron Johnson to limit outside spending in this campaign. As the Koch Brothers' dark-money arm, Americans for Prosperity, currently runs a million-dollar statewide TV ad backing Sen. Ron Johnson, today marks 300 days without a response from Sen. Johnson on the Badger Pledge.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 April 2016 10:54
 
Ron Johnson Still Refusing to Listen on SCOTUS Vacancy PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Thursday, 07 April 2016 16:06

ron-johnson3As More Senators Take Garland Nomination Seriously, Johnson Remains in Lockstep with Obstructionist Fringe.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday news broke that Republican Sens. Ayotte, Portman, Murkowski, and Flake are all set to meet with Judge Merrick Garland next week. After meeting with Garland, Republican Sen. Susan Collins is now “more convinced than ever” that Garland should get a hearing.

potus-merrick-garland-scotusAnd today at lunch, Sen. Mark Kirk was spotted handing out memos to his Republican colleagues encouraging them to meet with Garland.

But despite the majority of Wisconsinites who want the Senate to do its job and hold hearings, Sen. Ron Johnson remains in lockstep behind the Koch brothers and the Republican lobbyists who have spent millions to obstruct the nomination process and Mitch McConnell who just yesterday said, “I think it’s safe to say that there will not be hearings or votes.”

Johnson himself was the first to admit that his obstruction is entirely due to partisan politics. But the Supreme Court should be a cause beyond politics. Even some Senate Republicans now seem to understand that. Unfortunately, Ron Johnson is not one of them.


Washington Post: GOP senator ‘more convinced than ever’ that Garland should get hearing

Wall Street Journal: Sen. Collins Urges Republican Colleagues to Meet With Supreme Court Nominee Garland

Politico: Kirk rips 'closed-minded' GOP on Garland nomination

The Hill: Portman to meet Supreme Court nominee

NBC: Supreme Court Fight: Quarter of Republican Senators Now Back Meetings for Merrick Garland

Roll Call: Another GOP Senator, Kelly Ayotte, to Meet with Obama Court Nominee

Chicago Tribune: GOP senator meets with Garland, says hearings should be held

New York Times: Merrick Garland to Meet With More Republicans

 
Former Congressman Dr. Steve Kagen Endorses Hillary Clinton PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Dr. Steve Kagen, M.D.   
Monday, 04 April 2016 19:38

steve-kagen-drAPPLETON - We have a serious election on Tuesday, and we should feel proud to live in America where everyone’s vote is important and by law must be counted.

hillary-clintonI am voting for Hillary Clinton. She is hard working, tough and cannot be bought.

In my lifetime, there’s never been a better prepared candidate for President of these United States.

Hillary is the positive change-maker we need.

She will work together with everyone to fix what’s broken and improve on what we already have.

Please join me in voting for Hillary tomorrow.

 
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