Race of the Day

Race of the day: Russ Feingold vs. Ron Johnson for Senate (WI)

Few expected Russ Feingold to face much of a challenge in his run for a fourth Senate term, but he's currently trailing a Tea Party candidate in the polls

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DEMOCRAT

Russ Feingold

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REPUBLICAN

Ron Johnson

Basic Info:Three-term incumbent senator from Wisc.; Age: 57CEO of packing materials company; Age: 55
Issues:
  • Voted in favor of healthcare reform
  • Wants to extend Bush tax cuts only for middle class
  • Supports a legislative solution to reducing greenhouse emissions
  • Wants to see "Obamacare" repealed
  • Wants to extend Bush tax cuts for middle class and wealthy
  • Doesn't believe climate change is caused by human activity
Polling At:43%52%
Campaign Chest:$3.1 million$1.6 million
Key Quote:"There appears to be a systematic, conscious attempt to dismantle this president.""I would like to ask Russ, 'Have you ever witnessed a partial-birth abortion?'"
Petty Controversy:Ad touting stimulus job creation shows someone named Elizabeth M. Ackland being hired — apparently, no such person exists Played key role in bringing Charles Murray, author of "The Bell Curve," to speak at an Oshkosh educational event
Wild card:This is Ron Johnson's first political campaign
Dueling Ads:"On our side":  Feingold touts his opposition to TARP and his support for extending jobless benefits"57": Johnson argues that there are too many lawyers in the Senate and too few manufacturers

Russ Feingold's "On our side:

Ron Johnson's "57":

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