Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Though former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold would win big, a new Public Policy Polling survey finds it would be a close race when Walker is matched up against just about any expected Democratic challenger.
It would be a photo finish in a gubernatorial recall race between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and nearly any Democratic challenger, according to a poll released this week. While the Public Policy Polling survey of 900 Wisconsin registered voters over the phone placed former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold ahead of Walker by 7 percentage points in a head-to-head matchup — though he has said he is not interested in running — Walker either wins or loses by roughly 3 percentage points against other challengers. That's different than two other notable polls on the election. A poll conducted in October by the same North Carolina-based survey company showed Walker topping all challengers. Additionally, another recent poll conducted by Charles Franklin of…
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Huge crowds show up Saturday as recall organizers announce they've collected more than 100,000 signatures on petitions.
As tens of thousands of people descended upon the state Capitol Saturday, organizers of the effort to remove Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office announced they have collected more than 105,000 signatures on recall petitions. “As of (Friday) night — the fourth day of signature collection, more than 105,000 Wisconsin residents have already signed their name to a petition to recall Scott Walker," said Heather DuBois Bourenane, a volunteer with United Wisconsin, the group spearheading the recall effort. "Across the state, people are talking with their friends, family and neighbors about Walker’s destruction and are doing all they can to end his days as governor." Organizers need to collect 540,000 signatures by Jan. 17 to force a recall …
Former U.S. senator kicks off rally in Madison by signing, but says he would not run against Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election.
With chants of "Run, Russ, Run!" echoing through a Madison theater, former U.S Sen. Russ Feingold signed a petition Saturday to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office. "Our law says you can be recalled if you attack the people of Wisconsin and that is exactly what this is all about," Feingold told a crowd of several hundred at Madison's Majestic Theatre. "Our only choice is to remove this governor and lieutenant governor. And we need to do it now," he added. Feingold spoke for about three minutes and then asked, " Where do I sign?" As he signed the petitions, the crowd started chanting and urged the Democrat to run against Walker if there is a recall election. However, after the signing, he reiterated that he will not run for …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Former Wisconsin governor and Bush administration cabinet member Tommy Thompson is running for U.S. Senate. Is he the best choice for Republicans to take over retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl's seat?
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson is making a run for the U.S. Senate. Is he Republicans best choice? Yes Thompson brings instant name recognition to a wide-open race to replace Sen. Herb Kohl. He's won statewide elections, and his experience would help him get things done in Washington. No Thompson brings baggage. He'll have to answer questions about his spending as governor, including massive deficits he left behind, and he was a polarizing figure in the state. He's also older, which means Republicans could be looking for another candidate in six years. Finally, Sen. Ron Johnson came from relative obscurity to beat incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold. A low-profile businessman may be more difficult for Democrats to attack.