Democrat Russ Feingold, the three term US Senator is out in Wisconsin. Make it +4 for the GOP.
Tea Party Republican Ron Johnson has defeated incumbent Russ Feingold. The voters of Wisconsin have finally term limited the Liberal Progressive Russ Feingold. This one truely is a blow to the liberals and the Obama White House who openly campaigned for Feingold.
How bad is it for Democrat these days … even the Washington Post has a pathway to 10 US Senate pickups for Republicans and the regaining of control of the Senate. The House seems to be a forgone conclusion as a Democrat loss, the MSM looks to the Senate. With the poor handling of the economy and a liberal agenda from the Obama White House and their complicit minions in the House and the Senate … even liberal media has to report the possible Senate takeover two weeks before the election to save credibility.
Although most experts and political pundits think that it is a tall order in 2010, The WAPO has developed a path of 10 GOP Senate pick-ups in the 2010 midterm elections that could mean that the Republican party to be in control of the US Senate once again. Difficult as it may be, the GOP would have to pick up 10 seats presently held by Democrats while also defending all of the seats that they presently hold.
Here is the WAPO’s path to a potential GOP victory as they lay out their plan in a 4 tier process:
The first tier: Democratic-held seats in North Dakota, Indiana and Arkansas are near-certain Republican pickups. Democrats aren’t even seriously contesting the open Senate seat in North Dakota, of which Gov. John Hoeven (R) is the de facto winner. … So that’s plus three for Republicans.
The second tier: [In Wisconsin]Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) is in deep trouble in his reelection bid against wealthy businessman Ron Johnson. … In Pennsylvania,Democrats insist they are on the comeback trail – and recent polling shows the race tightening somewhat – but former congressman Pat Toomey (R) had opened up a steady edge over Rep. Joe Sestak (D). Give Republicans both seats and they are halfway to the majority: plus five.
Define irony …A US Senator that co-authors campaign finance laws restricting campaign advertising breaking copyright law. Just another case of, it’s for thee, not for me.
Incumbent Democrat Wisconsin US Senator told by NFL to remove content owned by the National Football League out of his most recent political ad. The irony is that one would think that the co-author of McCain Feingold, legislation restricting campaign advertising would know better. At least one would think; however, obviously not the case as Feingold violated NFL copyrights.
As the Gateway Pundit says, “It was a pathetic ad anyway. Now it’s an embarrassment.”
Is it any wonder why Russ Feingold is down in the polls badly to Republican challenger Rob Johnson by 12%.
I guess Russ Feingold is not a watcher of the NFL and understand that they take the protection rights of their property to an extreme. Feingold uses NFL footage in his recent ad, it will soon be edited out.
Wisconsin US Senate Election: Obama Travels to Wisconsin and Republican Ron Johnson Increases Lead over Democrat Russ Feingold 54% to 42%
WOW, what is going on in Wisconsin and in the Democrat party?
Maybe Democrat incumbent US Senator Russ Feingold should have taken his initial advice and stayed far away from Obama when President Barack Obama visited Wisconsin this past week. It would appear that the ”toxic” President once again spread his reverse Midas touch on Russ Feingold. With such toxicity and unfavorable job approval numbers, it makes one scratch their head as to how Obama could be ahead of Hillary Clinton 52% to 37% in a hypothetical 2012 Democrat nomination for President. However, the fact that such conversations are being discussed should crate concern for Democrats and Obama. A disasterous 2010 midterm and more bad economic numbers could create even worse job approval numbers for Obama. Some say Hillary will hold out until 2016.
With Vice President Biden too old to run for president after Obama, that leaves Clinton the most prominent administration official available in 2016. Assuming she continues to serve Obama without much controversy, she can help diminish her problems with his loyal supporters. She can leave the administration at some point to write a book and plan out a 2016 run.
However, back to the present. No sooner did Obama visit Wisconsin and act in a manner that was less than Presidential, the latest Rasmussen poll shows Republican challenger Ron Johnson takes a 12% lead over Democrat incumbent Russ Feingold in the race for the US Senate. How out of touch are Democrats with the voters? Speaker Pelosi stated that they wanted to seean aggressive Obama on the campaign trail, yet that hardly plays to independents. It made Obama look like a partisan and one of the main reason why the very independents who voted him into office, have now abaondoned him.
Republican Ron Johnson now leads incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold by 12 points in Wisconsin’s race for the U.S. Senate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson picking up 54% support, while Feingold, who is running for his fourth term in the Senate, gets 42% of the vote with leaners included. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Maybe this is the reason why Republican Ron Johnson now leads Feingold 54% to 42%, Feingold actually ran a political ad touting Obamacare. The ad has individuals stating to Johnson,”Hands off our healthcare.” Really? Seeing that it is the majority, including independents who see Democrats as interfering with “We the Peoples” health care … no wonder Feingold is behind in the polls.
Feingold and his staff must be kicking themself for showing up to the Obama rally. The only Democrats for the most part that are doing well in the polls are ones that are pretending they are not Democrat and have never heard of Obama, Pelosi or Reid.
Rasmussen has moved the Wisconsin US Senate race to leans Republican.