Tammy Baldwin is used to firsts. Back in 1998, she was the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the House and the first gay non-incumbent ever sent to Congress.
Wisconsin Republicans are hoping that a native son on the ticket in Tuesday’s presidential election will be the answer to ending their 28-year losing streak, which dates back to when Ronald Reagan won re-election in a nationwide landslide.
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have suddenly become a major issue in Wisconsin’s surprisingly tight U.S. Senate race. Tommy Thompson invoked Sept. 11 in a statewide television advertisement on Tuesday, attacking Democratic challenger Tammy Baldwin.
Romney supporters, including his son Tagg, have moved away from dog whistle politics and are now engaging in outright disrespectful and racist campaigning.
After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has won the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat the party is trying to capture for the first time in more than five decades.