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Gallagher Continues to Stand By Donald Trump PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Monday, 22 August 2016 10:27

donald-trumpRepublican Candidate for 8th District seat has lived in a high-end neighborhood in Washington, D.C. for years, not Wisconsin. 50 national security officials say Trump would be “most reckless President in American history”.


GREEN BAY - It's been two weeks since 50 GOP national security officials signed a letter saying Trump “would be the most reckless President in American history,” and yet Mike Gallagher continues to stand by his stated support for Donald Trump, even suggesting he should start naming his foreign policy team.

mike-gallagher-speaks“For years, Mike Gallagher lived in a high-end neighborhood in Washington, working for the politicians who run the place,” Brandon Weathersby, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said on Monday. “With top national GOP leaders calling Trump reckless and dangerous, it’s astounding that “DC Mike” is willing to put his party over his country by not outright rejecting a presidential candidate so unfit to serve.”

Despite the outcry from our country's top military officials, Mike Gallagher seems to be comfortable with Donald Trump being in control of our military and the nuclear codes. Gallagher has tried to cover his bad judgement by saying Trump will “put the best people around him and listen to their advice and council." However, GOP leaders disagree, stating he will be unable to listen to his advisers or encourage conflicting views.

"Mike Gallagher's support of Donald Trump is dangerous for Wisconsin and our country. We deserve better than another Trump apologist representing us," Weathersby concluded.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2016 10:46
 
Ron Johnson Quibbles about Visiting with Wisconsinites PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Monday, 22 August 2016 09:59

ron-johnson-quibblesMADISON - Trailing in the polls and increasingly desperate, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has grown increasingly negative in his attacks on his Democratic challenger, popular former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold.

The Republican has a long history of taking the low road, so this does not come as much of a surprise. So what is Johnson really complaining about?

Perhaps he is bothered by the fact that, after he spent millions of dollars to promote his political ambitions, and after he has occupied a U.S. Senate seat for almost six years, huge numbers of Wisconsinites have little idea who he is.

Read this morning's Cap Times editorial on line or below.

Ron Johnson really should not quibble about visiting with Wisconsinites
Capitol Times
Aug 22, 2016

Trailing in the polls and increasingly desperate, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has grown increasingly negative in his attacks on his Democratic challenger, popular former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold.

The Republican has a long history of taking the low road, so this does not come as much of a surprise.

But the focus of the griping is weird, even for Johnson. He’s complaining about the fact that Feingold makes a big deal of visiting every one of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

Throughout his Senate tenure, Feingold visited all the state’s counties annually — spending substantial amounts of time in urban, suburban and rural areas; holding listening sessions; letting Wisconsinites know how they could communicate with his about issues and legislation. That deep connection with the state influenced Feingold's approach as a senator who was hailed for his ability to see across lines of partisan and ideological difference.

Now, as he seeks to replace Johnson, Feingold is back on the road, spending time in every county from Douglas in the northwest to Door in the northeast to Grant in the southwest to Kenosha in the southeast. It’s a demanding schedule, but the Janesville native relishes it.

Johnson, however, is unimpressed.

"I'm not quite sure why Senator Feingold constantly brags about doing it," Johnson complained last week. Noting Feingold’s record of hometown visits, Johnson grumbled: “What else did he accomplish?"

In fact, Feingold was regarded as an able and highly responsible legislator who, even in times of intense division in Washington, found ways to build coalitions and enact groundbreaking ethics and campaign finance legislation.

So what is Johnson really complaining about?

Perhaps he is bothered by the fact that, after he spent millions of dollars to promote his political ambitions, and after he has occupied a U.S. Senate seat for almost six years, huge numbers of Wisconsinites have little idea who he is. In the most recent Marquette University Law School poll, when potential voters from across Wisconsin were asked what they thought of Johnson, 31 percent said they did not know enough about the senator to form an opinion.

 
Ryan Solen attends AmVets Riders Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Solen for Congress, Lauren Young   
Monday, 22 August 2016 09:20

iraq-warA veteran of the Iraq war, 1st District Democratic Candidate for Congress shares experiences with other veterans who served in Vietnam and during peacetime.


UNION GROVE, WI - Ryan Solen visited the AmVets Riders of Wisconsin on Saturday in Union Grove at their 8th annual fundraiser. A veteran of the Iraq war himself, supporting other veterans is an issue that is important to him. Solen shared experiences with a number of veterans who served in Vietnam and during peacetime.

ryan-solen-in-army-wifeThe event was held at the Ironwood Chophouse in a large banquet hall with items to be raffled lined up along the walls of the entire room. Items were donated and included baskets of Packers gear, different kinds of wine, beauty products, and enormous amounts of beautifully presented candy. Solen entered to win several different packages, including two separate baskets of candy for his kids, enough to ensure that they and he would never sleep again. He was, however, thrilled to win the Sprecher root beer package as he has long been a fan of the Wisconsin beverage. There were additional raffles of pies, meat, a 50/50, and several silent auctions.

“Our veterans have given so much of themselves to keep this country safe. Every effort we put towards taking care of them is a noble one. I’m pleased to see the AMVETs have such a great turnout for their fundraiser and I thank them and the visitors for taking the time to work towards making the lives of veterans better,” Solen said.

Proceeds from the event supported other veteran groups including Homeless Veterans of Union Grove, Zablocki VA Medical Center’s spinal cord unit, Fisher House, Dry Hootch, Muskego Food Pantry, and Union Grove Recreation Department. Ryan Solen was happy to be part of this event and looks forward to joining the AmVets Riders at their next meeting in September.

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Ryan Solen is an Army veteran of the war in Iraq and is seeking to represent Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. He is a Digital Forensic Specialist and Computer Security Analyst. He is a married father of four and enjoys reading, writing, doing karate with his family, and relieves stress with his vintage Lego collection.

He is the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s Nominee to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to replace Paul Ryan. For more information, please visit www.solenforcongress.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2016 09:54
 
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