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Former Federal Prosecutor Josh Kaul Raises over $170,000 for Attorney General Fight PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Kaul for Attorney General, Ashley Viste   
Friday, 14 July 2017 12:59

josh-kaulAlso announces endorsements from Pocan, Moore, and others from across Wisconsin.


MADISON – Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul’s campaign for Attorney General is off to a strong start.

The campaign announced today that Kaul has been endorsed by U.S. Representative Gwen Moore, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, and more than 20 other current and former elected officials from across the state. The campaign also announced that, in just over 2½ months, Kaul raised more than $170,000.

mark-pocanIn endorsing Kaul, Rep. Pocan said: "I'm proud to wholeheartedly support Josh Kaul, and I look forward to working alongside him to make sure he's elected as our next Attorney General. As a federal prosecutor, Josh took on violent criminals—and won. He’s gone to court to defend our constitutional rights—and won.”

Pocan added: “Josh is the right person to restore effective leadership to the Attorney General's Office, and he's the right candidate to defeat Brad Schimel in 2018."

The officials who have endorsed Josh Kaul for Attorney General include:

  • Rep. Gwen Moore
  • Rep. Mark Pocan
  • Former Governor Tony Earl
  • Former Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton
  • Dane County Executive Joe Parisi
  • Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris
  • Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk
  • Former Brown County Executive Nancy Nusbaum
  • Former Rep. Steve Kagen
  • State Senator Dave Hansen
  • State Senator Mark Miller
  • State Senator Lena Taylor
  • Former State Senator Jessica King
  • State Rep. Jimmy Anderson
  • State Rep. David Crowley
  • State Rep. Steve Doyle
  • State Rep. Eric Genrich
  • State Rep. Gordon Hintz
  • State Rep. Nick Milroy
  • State Rep. Sondy Pope
  • State Rep. Christine Sinicki
  • State Rep. Amanda Stuck
  • Former State Rep. Mandy Wright

As an Assistant United States Attorney, Kaul prosecuted murderers, gang members, and drug traffickers. He believes that Wisconsin needs an Attorney General who is focused on protecting Wisconsin families rather than powerful special interests.

The incumbent Attorney General, Brad Schimel, has failed to adequately address Wisconsin’s massive rape-kit backlog and wasted over $10,000 of taxpayer money on fake coins.

The full campaign finance report is due July 17th and will be available publicly through the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.

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For more information, please visit: www.joshkaul.org

Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017 13:29
 
Tammy Baldwin for Senate Breaks Wisconsin Fundraising Record PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Baldwin Press   
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:32

tammy_baldwin_for_senateTammy Baldwin for Senate raised more than $2.5 million for the second quarter of 2017. Tammy is in a strong position heading into 2018.


MADISON - Tammy Baldwin for Senate announced the campaign broke multiple records for funds raised by a statewide candidate in an off-year.

Tammy Baldwin for Senate raised more than $2.5 million for the second quarter of the off-year, a record among all statewide campaigns in Wisconsin. The campaign broke a state record by raising $4.7 million in the first six months of an off-year. Tammy Baldwin for Senate also has more than $3.9 million in the bank, which is $1 million more than either Senator Johnson or Russ Feingold had at this point in 2015.

"As top tier contenders continue to pass on running against her, Tammy is in a strong position heading into 2018 to continue to stand up to the special interests in Washington that support the status quo."

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Contributions or gifts to Tammy Baldwin for Senate are not tax deductible. Tammy Baldwin for Senate, PO Box 696, Madison, WI 53701

Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017 12:42
 
Republican Senate Recruiting Struggles Continue PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Saturday, 08 July 2017 09:52

tammy_baldwinRepublicans in state running away from challenging Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin.


MADISON - On the heels of yet another top-tier candidate bowing out the race for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat, Republicans in the state have become a part of a national trend of top-tier Republicans running away from challenging Democratic Senators like Senator Tammy Baldwin.

"One after another, high-profile Republicans are deciding against a run for U.S. Senate," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby. "It's no surprise that Republicans are afraid to face Senator Tammy Baldwin next fall. Her record of fighting for a Wisconsin economy that works for everyone and standing up to special interests in Washington will make her a formidable opponent for any challenger."  

Here's what they're saying nationally about Republicans' recruiting struggles: 

Politico: Senate GOP recruiting slow-going for 2018
"Rep. Sean Duffy bowed out early, and Republicans haven’t had a clear candidate to take on Baldwin since. Nicole Schneider, a former social worker who also happened to be the heiress to a major trucking company, attracted the attention of the NRSC due to her ability to self-fund, but she’s also decided not to run. Businessman and Iraq War veteran Kevin Nicholson has an attractive résumé, though he was a past president of the College Democrats of America. Businessman Eric Hovde, who finished second in the 2012 GOP primary, is still considering a bid, as is state Sen. Leah Vukmir."

Washington Post: Do Senate Republicans have a Trump recruiting problem?
"In Wisconsin, Rep. Sean P. Duffy (R) decided not to run to challenge Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D). There are at least six possible GOP candidates who could try to challenge Baldwin."

Wall Street Journal: GOP Scrambles to Recruit Senate Candidates
"Among the challenges facing the GOP recruiters is that the environment in Washington appears toxic, and Congress, which has struggled for years to pass major legislation, is viewed by some as an unproductive and unfulfilling job, said GOP strategist Chuck Warren, who has consulted for Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina."

 
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