Report: Ron Kind, Sarah Godlewski considering 2022 Senate campaigns

According to a new report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, both Rep. Ron Kind and Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski are considering running in 2022 for the United States Senate seat currently being occupied by Sen. Ron “Our Dumb Senator” Johnson. Rep. Kind is a moderate Democrat who has represented…

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Governors Race 2018: Tim Cullen is In?

The Associated Press is reporting that former Wisconsin State Senator Tim Cullen (D – Janesville) is preparing a run for Wisconsin governor in 2018: A retired Wisconsin state senator who was one of the 14 Democrats who fled to Illinois in an attempt to block Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation…

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From Rep Ron Kind via my email inbox: Not Alone

Friends, The results of last Tuesday’s election left many Wisconsinites feeling scared and uneasy about what the future holds for their lives and the lives of their loved ones. I want everyone to know that they are not alone. I plan to operate under the assumption that, until proven otherwise,…

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A Tale of Two Rons

Ron Johnson has repeatedly criticized Russ Feingold for Feingold’s opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership, saying that he doesn’t know how Feingold could have opposed it before he even read it. Holy cow! Rojo sounds just like Ron Kind! At a February 2016 listening session in Eau Claire, Kind was…

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Former US Army captain Amanda Buchholz endorses her father, Myron Buchholz, for congress.

When Myron Buchholz announced his run for congress last February some media outlets seized on the words ” peace activist ” in his announcement, and gave it a slightly suspicious ring as in: Buchholz, a self described ” peace activist. ” So his daughter Amanda, a West Point graduate and…

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All Hands On Deck

Last Friday’s meeting of the DNC platform drafting committee in St. Louis yielded the best evidence yet that President Obama intends to ram the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) through a lame duck congress after the November election. The TPP is the most sweeping trade agreement in history, and is opposed…

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The Considerable Power of a Primary Challenge

A few weeks ago I wrote about how 3rd congressional district Rep Ron Kind had abruptly decided to co-sponsor America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act after ten plus years of refusing to do so. . The Act would protect 9.5 million acres of Utah wilderness from mining, and oil and gas…

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The power of a primary challenge

Last week a good friend of mine from Eau Claire, a long time member of the Sierra club, got an email from an acquaintance out in Utah. The tone of the email was pure excitement. After more than ten years of citizen lobbying, 3rd congressional district Democratic Rep Ron Kind…

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Late Thursday Music: Steve Carlson- Which Side Are You On, Ron?

Hey gang, I wrote the lyrics, sang the lead vocals, and arranged this rendition of the old labor song ( and added a word at the end of the title.) Do an old man a favor and share it far and wide, will ya?

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Myron Buchholz on Sly

Last week, progressive democrat Myron Buchholz was on the air with John ” Sly ” Sylvester to discuss his primary challenge to Ron Kind in Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district. A highlight of the discussion was when Sly noted that Ron Kind’s characterization of Russ Feingold’s stance on the Trans Pacific…

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