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Ryan Solen Rejects Endorsement from Neo-Nazi White Supremacist PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Solen for Congress, Lauren Young   
Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:03

ryan-solenMOUNT PLEASANT, WI - Democratic candidate for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Ryan Solen discovered Wednesday that he had received an endorsement from Andrew Anglin of the Internet site The Daily Stormer. To his horror this endorsement came from a known neo-Nazi and white supremacist and a website that espouses nothing but hate.

Ryan Solen soundly rejects this endorsement as it is at complete odds with everything for which he stands. In the 2016 election there has been a tremendous amount of bigotry and repulsive rhetoric coming from candidates who aspire to the highest office in America to a candidate who once ran in the same Congressional election as Ryan Solen.

Ryan Solen has a strong campaign planned to unseat his Republican competitor, Paul Ryan, and he wants votes but he emphatically does not want votes from those who support intolerance towards other people. Ryan Solen wants to win this election and will only do so without compromising his integrity.

It pains Ryan Solen to give this man and his site any additional attention but he will not be linked to this group in any way. The campaign was never contacted about this endorsement and would have quickly turned it down. It was only through social media, where Ryan Solen has a tremendous amount of support in Wisconsin and across the country, that this was uncovered. Additionally, it is claimed that Ryan Solen’s positions reflect that of Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump. This could not be farther from the truth and the writer clearly did not do his research or reach out to Ryan Solen for comment.

Ryan Solen stands for equality and inclusion with all communities except those that seek to deny hard-fought-for American rights or pursue an agenda that claims one group is somehow better than another.

This endorsement was unsolicited and unwanted. Ryan Solen looks forward to the day when he serves in the U.S. House of Representatives and can start working on a stronger future for Wisconsin and America.


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

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2016 13:33
DPW Chair Martha Laning on the Results of Tuesday's Fall Primaries PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Martha Laning   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:11

martha-laningMADISON - As a former candidate, I know that running for office is not an easy task, but real leaders don't stand on the sidelines, they get involved and work to be the change they wish to see in their communities.

I want thank all of the Democratic candidates who ran for office in yesterday's fall primary elections and extend my congratulations to all those who emerged victorious last night.

As we focus our attention to the general election, we know there are very important races on the ballot that we must win. I look forward to working with all of our candidates to ensure victories in November and deliver the progressive Democratic leadership that hard working families in Wisconsin deserve.

Wisconsin Mayors Endorse Russ for U.S. Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:04

russ-fiengoldMIDDLETON - On the first day of Wisconsin’s general election campaign for U.S. Senate, mayors from communities across the state endorsed Russ’s bid. They’re backing Russ because unlike Sen. Johnson who has consistently ignored Wisconsinites in favor of multi-millionaires like himself and powerful corporations, Russ consistently listens to and fights for Wisconsin’s middle income and working families in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

While this campaign still doesn’t have 3 super PACs solely dedicated to it or the support of 10 right-wing groups backed by oil billionaires and Washington insiders, it does have the support of leaders in communities across this state who fight for the middle class and working families in their towns every single day.

Below is a full list of endorsements and various statements from mayors across the state on why they decided to endorse Russ:

Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee:

"Milwaukee needs a fighter who will stand up for its middle class and working families in the face of an economy that too often only benefits the wealthy and powerful. That's why I'm proud to endorse my good friend Russ Feingold. He understands the challenges communities across Wisconsin face and is a proven leader who takes his cues from the people, not from the special interests.

Senator Johnson has ignored the families and businesses of Milwaukee in favor of Washington insiders, corporate interests, and the Koch brothers. But with Russ as a partner in the Senate, we'll fight to create an economy that works for everyone -- not just those at the top."

Mayor Gordon Ringberg, Bayfield:

“Russ has proven he has the skills, experience, and compassion to fight for the people of Bayfield. He legislates by listening to the people first. That is the type of leader this community deserves.

“Senator Johnson showed where his loyalties truly lie when he abandoned northwestern Wisconsin during the July flooding to run off to Cleveland to stand with Donald Trump and Washington Republicans. Neither Johnson nor Trump are concerned about the needs of small town Wisconsinites: they’ve both opposed common sense solutions to make college affordable, and they’re both for giving big corporations tremendous tax cuts at the expense of the little guys. I’m proud to endorse Russ, because Bayfield can’t afford the Trump-Johnson agenda.”

Mayor Zach Vruwink, Wisconsin Rapids:

“My community wants leaders who will listen to their struggles and concerns while also supporting their aspirations. Sen. Johnson hasn't been that listener or supporter. In fact, Ron Johnson has ignored my city, our challenges and opportunities. I have no doubt Russ will be a great partner and champion for our community and will fight for an economy that works for everyone. That is why I am proud to endorse Russ, he's for us.”

Russ Feingold, Candidate for US Senate:

“I’m grateful to have the support of my friends in communities across Wisconsin. Each and every one of them works tirelessly on behalf of middle class and working families every single day. They know firsthand how disastrous Sen. Johnson has been for Wisconsinites as he protects a system that benefits multi-millionaires like himself and powerful corporations that ship jobs overseas. So I’ll continue to listen to these leaders and the Wisconsinites they represent as I travel to all 72 counties, and I’ll fight for an economy that works for them -- not just corporate CEOs, multi-millionaires, and the billionaires who back Sen. Johnson’s reelection bid.”

Below, please find a full list of Wisconsin mayors who endorsed Russ today.

Kay Erickson Amery
Deb Lewis Ashland
Gordon Ringberg Bayfield
Jay Eddy Black River Falls
Bert Skinner Cumberland
Steve Arnold Fitchburg
Bryan Kennedy Glendale
Jim Schecklman Greenwood
John Antaramian Kenosha
Sandi Christman Kewaunee
Tim Kabat La Crosse
Marty Reynolds Ladysmith
Paul Soglin Madison
Justin Nickels Manitowoc
Brian McGuire Mauston
Kurt Sonnentag Middleton
Anissa Welch Milton
Tom Barrett Milwaukee
David Hovel Prescott
Charlie Wielgosh Princeton
John Dickert Racine
Richard Johns Rhinelander
Mike Wiza Stevens Point
Paul Esser Sun Prairie
Ray Stroinski Thorp
Brian Smith Waupaca
Dan Devine West Allis
Zach Vruwink Wisconsin Rapids

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