DEMS LEADING IN FLORIDA, OHIO SENATE RACES. The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Dems opening up strong leads in crucial battleground states. In Florida, Patrick Murphy leads Rep. Ron DeSantis by 8 percentage points, and leads likely candidate Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez Cantera by 12 percentage points. In Ohio, Ted Strickland leads Rob Portman by 6 percentage points.
With renewed focus on Ron Johnson’s shady 2010 campaign finance scheme in the press, Wisconsin voters are still left with more questions than answers. After Johnson put $9 million of his own money into his 2010 race, he was conveniently awarded a $10 million “deferred compensation” package from his company.
Today, national Republicans suffered their fourth recruitment failure in the Colorado Senate race when State Senator Ellen Roberts was the latest in a slew of Republicans to pass on running. With one Republican meltdown after another in Colorado this month, the GOP’s chances of running a competitive race in Colorado in 2016 are growing slimmer by the day.
Here’s a recap of some of the highlights in Colorado over the past month:
TO: Interested Parties
DATE: June 23, 2015
RE: Ron Johnson’s Shady Campaign Finance Reimbursement Scheme
Ron Johnson’s got a campaign finance skeleton in his closet and it just won’t go away. Johnson is hopeful that by refusing to answer questions on it and dodging the outside money “Badger Pledge” proposed by Russ Feingold he can make it go away, but he’s wrong.
A Look Back At 2010
The DSCC today recognized vulnerable Republican Senator Rob Portman for his calculated political decision to return campaign donations from a noted white supremacist – only after recognizing the potential for political consequences following public outcry over the source of the donations.
REPUBLICANS’ BIG, BAD, ROCKY MOUNTAIN MELTDOWN. Candidate recruitment for the 2016 cycle has been nothing but bad news for Republicans this year, with their top choices in Florida, Nevada, Indiana and
As the temperatures rise, Republicans in Colorado are in a full-on meltdown with accusations flying that potential Senate nominee and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman threatened and blackmailed the Chair of the state Republican Party in an effort to get him to step down. There goes hopes of recruiting her for a Senate run.
Meanwhile, sources are indicating that Mike Kopp, another of the GOP’s potential recruits is no longer considering a bid for Senate. Ouch.
As Ron Johnson continues his refusal to give a clear answer regarding Russ Feingold’s proposed “Badger Pledge” to keep shadowy, outside money from dominating Wisconsin’s Senate race, today’s #TBT reminds us that Johnson’s shady campaign finance history goes all the way back to a questionable funding scheme during his 2010 campaign.
Yesterday, Ron Johnson doubled down on his refusal to give a clear answer regarding Russ Feingold’s proposed “Badger Pledge” to keep shadowy, outside money from dominating Wisconsin’s Senate race.
This week, John McCain joined radio host Chris Merrill on KFYI to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership bill. During the interview, McCain commented to the host that some American jobs “frankly…. shouldn’t be protected.”