Both campaigns put their own spin on why they will win Wisconsin.
Ruth Conniff is the Editor of the Progressive Magazine. A native of Madison, WIsconsin, she first joined the magazine when she was hired as a summer intern by the late Erwin Knoll after her sophomore year at Yale. Shortly after graduating from college in 1990, she came to work as Associate Editor for the Progressive, becoming Washington Editor and opening the Progressive's Washington, DC, office in 1997. During the 1990s, Conniff covered welfare reform in Wisconsin and around the country, as well as the drug war in Colombia, and other topics, including women's sports (an avid runner, Conniff coached her old high school track and cross-country teams at Madison East High School for many years).
In Washington, Conniff became a regular on TV pundit shows on CNN, Fox News, and PBS. She still appears frequently on PBS's To The Contrary and on the Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC.
Conniff was the recipient of an "Editor's Choice" award from Madison Magazine for her coverage of the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011. Her Progressive Magazine feature story on school privatization is a chapter in the book "It Happened in Wisconsin" recently published by Verso.
Today Conniff lives in Madison with her husband and three daughters, who marched on the Capitol with their teachers from the Madison Public Schools.
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“Paul Wellstone was the embodiment of the idea that if you're authentic and speak from the heart, you can create a deep level of trust with voters.”
For them, any Mitt will do, as long as it seems like he can beat Obama.
Ruth Conniff reviews The Betrayal of the American Dream, by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele.
Tommy Thompson took a page from Mitt Romney in his second debate with Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin race for U.S. Senate, jumping in, interrupting, even scoffing as Tammy Baldwin talked in her soft-spoken, detailed way.
Karl Rove’s attack ads have taken a toll on Tammy Baldwin’s chances against Tommy Thompson.
The Wisconsin race may determine control of the U.S. Senate.
His dishonest and weird comment about “binders full of women” and his bullying style turned women off.
Today, video of Thompson's son, Jason, making comments about sending President Obama "back to Kenya" is going viral.
Update: Tommy Thompson raised $3.6 million to Tammy's $4.6 million for the third-quarter reporting period. By Ruth Conniff
Despite Paul Ryan's effort to depict his background in Janesville as similar to Biden's in Scranton, it is clear that the two men come from very different worlds. By Ruth Conniff
For one thing, Obama took a pass on mentioning the Republican Party's extremism on women's issues. By Ruth Conniff
His Crossroads GPS is running a misleading commercial against Baldwin in her Senate race against Tommy Thompson. By Ruth Conniff
The most ominous part of the debate was when Obama embraced the Simpson Bowles plan. By Ruth Conniff
Progressive Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and former Governor Tommy Thompson had their first debate on Friday night, September 28, in a tight race that could determine which party controls the Senate.