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Now He Cares? Ron Johnson Feigns Outrage Over Tomah VA Plan

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This week, the VA Office of Inspector General released a plan following an investigation into the problems that have plagued the Tomah VA.

Rove Again Opens Wallet To Boost "Vulnerable Republican Senators"

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A new shadowy Karl Rove group is back up on the air to defend “three vulnerable Republican Senators in New Hampshire, Ohio and Pennsylvania,” according to USA Today. Below is a statement from DSCC Communications Director Justin Barasky:

DSCC FRIDAY TAKEAWAYS: FEINGOLD IN, CAST AS “IMMEDIATE FAVORITE & TOP-LEVEL RECRUIT” – KIRK PANICS – MORE MAP PROBLEMS FOR GOP – MCCAIN COULD LOSE – REID RAISING BIG $$$ FOR DEMS

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FEINGOLD IN: CAST AS “IMMEDIATE FAVORITE” ­­­-- “TOP-LEVEL RECRUIT” & “VICTORY FOR NATIONAL DEMOCRATS” Yesterday, Russ Feingold announced his bid for Senate in Wisconsin, setting up big trouble for one of the GOP’s most vulnerable incumbentsCook Political ReportSabato’s Crystal Ball and 

Mark Kirk Turns To THIS GUY To Help Longshot Reelection Campaign

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Mark Kirk’s flailing reelection campaign officially reached panic mode this week, first launching a desperate early ad blitz to distract from his stream of offensive comments, and now, turning to right-wing nut Tom Cotton for help winning reelection in a deep blue state. 

Pat Toomey Shamefully Votes Against Protecting American Manufacturers

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Today, the Senate passed a customs enforcement bill aimed at stopping unfair trade practices, cracking down on currency manipulation and closing trade loopholes so that American manufacturers, automakers, and steelworkers can remain competitive in a global marketplace.

Despite the crucial role manufacturing plays in Pennsylvania’s economy, Pat Toomey shamefully voted against protecting the industries that bolster his own state’s economy.

DSCC Announces Endorsement Of Russ Feingold In Wisconsin Senate Race

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Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement announcing the committee’s support of Russ Feingold in Wisconsin:

Mark Kirk Hits Panic Button With “Unusually Early” Ad Blitz

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In a move highlighting just how vulnerable Mark Kirk is, the Republican Senator began airing the first TV ad of his reelection campaign today. National Journal’s Alex Roarty points out that the ad blitz is “unusually early… even from a vulnerable incumbent,” but after his first few months on the campaign trail it’s no wonder that Mark Kirk has already hit the panic button.

DSCC Statement On Karl Rove’s Initial Attempt At Saving The GOP Senate

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DSCC Communications Director Justin Barasky released the following statement regarding Karl Rove’s new dark money ads aimed at propping up Senators Kirk, Portman, Burr, Toomey & Ayotte:

Ron Johnson Refuses To Push Back On Claims That Obama Is A “Muslim Terrorist”

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Ron Johnson’s weekend town hall is getting national attention for the wrong reasons. At a Marinette town hall an attendee twice referred to President Obama as a “muslim terrorist.” You’d think the vulnerable Johnson, who faces re-election in a state Obama won twice, would at least attempt to tamp down the rhetoric and cool things off, right?

Wrong.

DSCC FRIDAY TAKEAWAYS: FLORIDA GOP’S “BLOODBATH” IS “WORST CASE SCENARIO” – DSCC ENDORSES PATRICK MURPHY – RON JOHNSON PROVES EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT BY OPENING HIS MOUTH – PORTMAN FEELS HEAT ON TRADE – POLL SHOWS MCCAIN VULNERABLE

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GOP STRUGGLES WITH 2016 MAP. Washington Post released their Senate race rankings this week, outlining the tough map Republicans face as they try and defend their fragile majority. Eight out of the top ten seats and four out of the top five seats ranked most likely to flip are currently held by Republicans.