Washington, D.C. — Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin has been named to sit on the powerful Senate appropriations committee, a panel that her predecessor Herb Kohl served on for two decades. Via Sen. Tammy Baldwin gets seat on appropriations committee @ JS All Politics Blog.
MapLight, a California-based nonpartisan research group, has spent the better part of a year painstakingly entering data from these filings to create a Personal Financial Disclosures Database for members of Congress. The numbers for 2012 and 2013, the last reporting, are now available. Via New tool helps track congressional assets @ WisconsinWatch.org
Via Walker Calls on Congressional GOP to “Put Up or Shut Up” @ Boots & Sabers.
Via House Republicans eye ‘100-year majority’ @ The Hill.
Via Clue that Paul Ryan will not seek the GOP presidential nomination @ Althouse.
Walker and Ryan, both potential 2016 contenders, stood for the television cameras flanked by a gleaming John Deere tractor and harvester. Not surprisingly, both men downplayed talk of a presidential bid, focusing on the election at hand. Via Gov. Walker, Congressman Ryan hit the road @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via U.S. Rep. Tom Petri will not endorse Grothman @ FdL Reporter
Via Grothman in hiding; wonder why @ The Political Environment.
The county canvass gave Glenn Grothman a 219-vote lead, and Leibham said he has contacted Grothman to wish him well. Via Leibham won’t seek recount in 6th CD GOP race @ WisPolitics Election Blog.
Via Glenn Grothman wins close race after official canvassing @ Wisconsin Election Watch.
Via Grothman lead increases slightly in 6th CD over Leibham following canvasses @ WisPolitics Election Blog.
Via House ethics panel continues Petri investigation @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via Democrat Harris campaigns as officials determine GOP candidate @ JS All Politics Blog.
In style and substance, Grothman is a huge departure from the mild-mannered Republican that voters in Wisconsin’s 6th District have been sending to Congress since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. Petri largely avoided confrontation and controversy. For Grothman, being “politically incorrect” is a badge of honor. Via Grothman could change political equation in 6th…
Via AP undeclares Grothman winner after initial declaration @ Wisconsin Election Watch.
Via 6th District race still up in air as Grothman leads Leibham by 215 votes @ JSOnline.
I live in the Sixth Congressional District where three conservative candidates are vying for the Republican nomination. I have not endorsed one of them because I would be happy to vote for any of them. Each has his strengths and weaknesses, but, on the whole, I can’t come to the conclusion that one is clearly…
But as Ashley Schultz wrote for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, some of those “thoroughly principled” controversies needlessly take th e Republican Party off message. No, Grothmann (as far as I know) hasn’t embraced some of the crackpot theories on nullification or secession that seem to float around. But what was the point of trying to…
Via Why I Am Voting for Glenn Grothman – Right Wisconsin @ Sykes Writes.
Via Texas Republican lawmaker uses ethnic slur when referring to children displaced by hurricane Katrina @ Blogging Blue.
Congress may face voters this fall with its lowest recorded approval ratings ever in a mid-term election. Only 15 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to Gallup. You might expect such dismal numbers to put politicians in peril. But for the 435-member House of Representatives, the election outlook is the…
But whatever comes of the standing argument (something that we knew would be raised), the outcome of the case should not turn on whether it is “good” for Members and staff to get federal health benefits. Congress decided that they should not. If that decision was wrong, Congress itself controls the remedy. It can repeal…
Via Glenn Grothman pledges to limit himself to five terms in Congress if elected @ Wisconsin Election Watch.
….A member of Congress used to have to specifically report the details if they traveled on someone else’s dime. As of last week, that rule was lifted with no public announcement…. Via More Republican “Ethics” @ Dad29.
Via The Neo-Stalwartness of Wiscosin’s Republicans Displayed @ Wisconsin Soapbox.