DAILY WISCONSIN

Sen. Johnson

We didn’t know it was in season

“Given the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might disrupt the flow of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) depending upon how it rules in the next couple of weeks, Wisconsin’s Sen. Ron Johnson(R) has been working to put together a bipartisan bill that would solve the problem of premium subsidies while extracting some give-backs from…

Feingold talks Ron Johnson

“He does a lecture, he does a PowerPoint about the deficit, which of course is an important issue, but he doesn’t open himself to hearing about the daily realities that Wisconsin middle-class families and workers face,” said Feingold, who used the word “lecture” numerous times to characterize Johnson. Via Feingold talks 2016 rematch with Johnson…

Johnson talks Russ Feingold

“He spent his prior 30 years basically building big government,” Johnson said of his potential challenger in an interview after Feingold announced his candidacy last week. “I think the voters of Wisconsin … if they take a look at things objectively, will start realizing that big government that Senator Feingold is dedicated to continue to…

16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.

Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics said last week’s announcement from former U.S. Sen Russ Feingold that he would challenge Johnson in a rematch race “crystallized for us that Johnson is the most vulnerable incumbent senator in the country.” Via Ron Johnson called ‘most vulnerable incumbent senator in…

Ron Johnson’s Preference

“I don’t know, I hate to admit it, but in terms of this framework, do I trust President Obama, or do I trust the Ayatollah? In terms of what the framework actually says? I’m not so sure I’m trusting President Obama on this,” Johnson continued. Via TPM.

Regret

Ron Johnson says he regrets anti-Obama letter was addressed to Iranian leaders http://t.co/F7JrVAvfDI pic.twitter.com/qm3kriuvv2 — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) March 14, 2015

50-41

Johnson hasn’t proven to be very popular during his first term in the Senate. Only 32% of voters approve of the job he’s doing to 40% who disapprove. 28% of voters with no opinion about him also suggests he hasn’t made a terribly strong impression on people over the last 4 years. Meanwhile Feingold is…

Ineffectual

One Johnson staffer told the whistleblower that back in October, and the assertion has been repeated in media reports by another Johnson aide. But a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who ran the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Contracting Oversight, said Sunday that the whistleblower complaints never reached her or others…