2010 election

SnapShot Series: Analysis of the Roadmap For America’s Future

Issue Highlights In January 2010, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, released version 2.0 of his seminal plan for American economic revitalization, A Roadmap For America’s Future.  This detailed document outlines an ambitious, conservative solution for improving America’s economic situation and plainly rebuts the Left’s accusation that conservatives have [...]

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Feingold Vulnerable in 2010

On June 23rd, Rasmussen Reports, one of the nation’s foremost polling agencies, released its first Wisconsin U.S. Senate poll since little-known political outsider Ron Johnson won the endorsement of the Republican Party late last month.  The poll indicates that progressive Senator Russ Feingold is highly vulnerable in 2010. For just the second time in his [...]

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The Year of the Anti-Establishment Candidate

Last week, ten states held congressional and gubernatorial primaries.  Further, in recent months, roughly fifteen states in total have held primary elections.  In each of these elections a common theme has been present: anti-incumbency.  If this trend continues in the coming months, it appears that establishment candidates, party-endorsed candidates, and incumbents will be in for [...]

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Obama Administration Accused of Improper Election Interference

Reports have surfaced that the Obama administration offered Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) a job in the administration if he would drop out of the Democratic primary race.  Sestak, the affable representative from Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, challenged Arlen Specter, who was vying for his sixth term in the United States Senate. Shortly after the Democratic [...]

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WI Congressman Dave Obey to Retire

This week, Rep. Dave Obey (D-WI) became the sixteenth Democrat to announce that he will not seek reelection in 2010.  This announcement came as a shock to not only the state Democratic Party but to national Democrats as well.  Unlike the other fifteen House Democrats who have announced that they will not seek reelection in [...]

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Former Governor Thompson Will Not Run for U.S. Senate

For the past four months, political analysts have been speculating that former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson would run for the U.S. Senate currently held by Democrat Russ Feingold in 2010.  In fact, even Mitt Romney believed that Thompson was seriously considering a Senate run.  Most national polls had him leading Feingold by 7 points, and [...]

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