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Wisconsin Mayors Endorse Russ for U.S. Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:04

russ-fiengoldMIDDLETON - On the first day of Wisconsin’s general election campaign for U.S. Senate, mayors from communities across the state endorsed Russ’s bid. They’re backing Russ because unlike Sen. Johnson who has consistently ignored Wisconsinites in favor of multi-millionaires like himself and powerful corporations, Russ consistently listens to and fights for Wisconsin’s middle income and working families in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

While this campaign still doesn’t have 3 super PACs solely dedicated to it or the support of 10 right-wing groups backed by oil billionaires and Washington insiders, it does have the support of leaders in communities across this state who fight for the middle class and working families in their towns every single day.

Below is a full list of endorsements and various statements from mayors across the state on why they decided to endorse Russ:

Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee:

"Milwaukee needs a fighter who will stand up for its middle class and working families in the face of an economy that too often only benefits the wealthy and powerful. That's why I'm proud to endorse my good friend Russ Feingold. He understands the challenges communities across Wisconsin face and is a proven leader who takes his cues from the people, not from the special interests.

Senator Johnson has ignored the families and businesses of Milwaukee in favor of Washington insiders, corporate interests, and the Koch brothers. But with Russ as a partner in the Senate, we'll fight to create an economy that works for everyone -- not just those at the top."

Mayor Gordon Ringberg, Bayfield:

“Russ has proven he has the skills, experience, and compassion to fight for the people of Bayfield. He legislates by listening to the people first. That is the type of leader this community deserves.

“Senator Johnson showed where his loyalties truly lie when he abandoned northwestern Wisconsin during the July flooding to run off to Cleveland to stand with Donald Trump and Washington Republicans. Neither Johnson nor Trump are concerned about the needs of small town Wisconsinites: they’ve both opposed common sense solutions to make college affordable, and they’re both for giving big corporations tremendous tax cuts at the expense of the little guys. I’m proud to endorse Russ, because Bayfield can’t afford the Trump-Johnson agenda.”

Mayor Zach Vruwink, Wisconsin Rapids:

“My community wants leaders who will listen to their struggles and concerns while also supporting their aspirations. Sen. Johnson hasn't been that listener or supporter. In fact, Ron Johnson has ignored my city, our challenges and opportunities. I have no doubt Russ will be a great partner and champion for our community and will fight for an economy that works for everyone. That is why I am proud to endorse Russ, he's for us.”

Russ Feingold, Candidate for US Senate:

“I’m grateful to have the support of my friends in communities across Wisconsin. Each and every one of them works tirelessly on behalf of middle class and working families every single day. They know firsthand how disastrous Sen. Johnson has been for Wisconsinites as he protects a system that benefits multi-millionaires like himself and powerful corporations that ship jobs overseas. So I’ll continue to listen to these leaders and the Wisconsinites they represent as I travel to all 72 counties, and I’ll fight for an economy that works for them -- not just corporate CEOs, multi-millionaires, and the billionaires who back Sen. Johnson’s reelection bid.”

Below, please find a full list of Wisconsin mayors who endorsed Russ today.

Kay Erickson Amery
Deb Lewis Ashland
Gordon Ringberg Bayfield
Jay Eddy Black River Falls
Bert Skinner Cumberland
Steve Arnold Fitchburg
Bryan Kennedy Glendale
Jim Schecklman Greenwood
John Antaramian Kenosha
Sandi Christman Kewaunee
Tim Kabat La Crosse
Marty Reynolds Ladysmith
Paul Soglin Madison
Justin Nickels Manitowoc
Brian McGuire Mauston
Kurt Sonnentag Middleton
Anissa Welch Milton
Tom Barrett Milwaukee
David Hovel Prescott
Charlie Wielgosh Princeton
John Dickert Racine
Richard Johns Rhinelander
Mike Wiza Stevens Point
Paul Esser Sun Prairie
Ray Stroinski Thorp
Brian Smith Waupaca
Dan Devine West Allis
Zach Vruwink Wisconsin Rapids

Russ for Wisconsin Statement on MU Law Poll PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 09:46

russ-feingoldRuss Feingold is focused on fighting for the middle class and working families of this state, and Sen. Johnson continues to ignore Wisconsinites in favor of corporate interests.

MIDDLETON - Russ for Wisconsin Communications Director Michael Tyler released the following statement in response to today's MU law poll:

"Today’s poll comes on the first day of the general election and is a reminder of the clear choice Wisconsinites face between Russ, who is focused on fighting for the middle class and working families of this state, and Sen. Johnson who continues to ignore Wisconsinites in favor of corporate interests and the billionaires backing his reelection bid. Sen. Johnson has spent years in Washington working to protect a system that props up multi-millionaires like himself and powerful corporations that ship jobs overseas.

ron-johnson"Sen. Johnson will spend the next 90 days doing what he's done his entire time in Washington: serving the oil billionaires, corporate interests, and Washington insiders who fund the super PACs backing his reelection bid. Russ will continue to listen to the people of Wisconsin in all 72 counties of this state who want leaders who will fight for an increase in the federal minimum wage, oppose disastrous trade deals like the TPP, and protect the retirement security of Wisconsin’s seniors. Wisconsinites are sick of politicians who only work for corporate CEOs and billionaires – they want leaders who will fight for an economy that works for everyone. That’s exactly what Russ will do if elected."

Last Updated on Friday, 12 August 2016 09:55
Why Does Paul Ryan Continue to Endorse Trump? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Solen for Congress, Lauren Young   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 21:35

donald-trumpMOUNT PLEASANT, WI - Tonight Ryan Solen accepted the nomination to be the Democrat to run for Paul Ryan’s seat in Congress and represent the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin.

paul_ryanHis happiness over his victory is overshadowed by his concern that Paul Ryan continues to endorse the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump. After today’s remark in North Carolina where Trump essentially incited violence towards the Democratic nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan laughed it off after his own acceptance speech, saying he hadn’t seen the remarks.

Ryan Solen hadn’t seen the remarks live, either, but he follows the news closely and recognizes when a candidate is completely out of line. Ryan Solen has endorsed Hillary Clinton but would quickly revoke his endorsement if she had said a fraction of the outrageous, hurtful, and un-American things that Donald Trump regularly says.

ryan-solenRyan Solen wonders how far does Donald Trump need to go for Paul Ryan to end his support? Donald Trump is recognized as the most dangerous man to ever run for President of the United States. Trump’s rhetoric is inflammatory and disrespectful to the office of which he aspires.

Are partisan politics so important to Paul Ryan that he would continue his support for Donald Trump in spite of what is clearly right and wrong? As a Republican leader, Paul Ryan is supposed to be an example to his party and the House of Representatives, but still has not chosen to stand against his party’s flawed nominee.

Many people say that Donald Trump is not a politician, he’s a businessman. Ryan Solen says Trump has been campaigning to be President for over a year and if he hasn’t learned how to be a politician yet he is not going to learn. Paul Ryan has been a politician for 18 years, how can he not see this?

In the 2016 election America is more important than party politics. Ryan Solen doesn’t play games with America’s future. Ryan Solen has challenged Paul Ryan to a debate any time before the start of the next session of Congress. He is awaiting a response.


About Ryan Solen

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2016 13:42
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