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There has been a lot of pessimism out there about the Tammy/Tommy race for Senate. For a while, the polls gave plenty of reason for that pessimism and I was honestly one of those pessimists.

Well, a good campaign by Tammy is turning things around. Two polls that previously had her behind were released today. One has the race tied at 47-47. The other, which previously had Tammy behind 41-50, now has Tammy ahead 50-41.

I wish I could believe Tammy was ahead 50-41. I don't. I believe 47-47 much more. However, the key is that Tammy is in this! She's been running a great campaign and she now has momentum! Wisconsin needs Tammy and she can pull this out for us.

What she needs, though, is for us to be backing her up. I don't watch much TV and I listen to broadcast radio even less but Tammy is all over the airwaves right now and Tommy is mostly silent. Tammy is traveling all over the state to meet voters and Tommy is MIA. To keep this momentum going, we need to make sure Tammy can keep beating Tommy, both at the ground game and on the airwaves. I'm confident that she can beat him on the ground. Over the airwaves, I'm less sure when Americans for Prosperity and others decide to jump in, as I'm quite sure they will at some point.

If you can, please consider contributing to Tammy. She can beat Tommy. With our help, she can ensure we still have one Senator representing us in Washington.

It would be just wrong for Wisconsin in just two years to go from having Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl representing us to having Ron Johnson and Tommy Thompson misrepresenting us. Please don't let this happen. Please stand with Tammy so she can stand for the great people of Wisconsin in Washington.

Originally posted to RHinWI on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Thanks for the heads up (4+ / 0-)
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    Renee, RHinWI, Shirl In Idaho, rosarugosa

    I have a feeling Romney's toast, but a second Obama term will be almost useless without a congress to get things done. We've seen how the GOP can hurt lots of people with state wide control. GOTV!

  •  Tammy, Tammy, Tammy! (5+ / 0-)

    Tammy, Tammy, Tammy! And Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, too!

  •  An angry and/or drunk (1+ / 0-)
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    Shirl In Idaho

    Tommy Thompson yelling that he will not release his tax returns was bound to sink him.  I wish that ad ran more often.  Its devastating.

    Expose the lies. Fight for the truth. Push progressive politics. Save our planet. Health care is a right, not a privilege.

    by lighttheway on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 01:14:23 PM PDT

  •  Baldwin keeps sticking up for veterans, seniors (0+ / 0-)

    and students. Her voting record in Congress shows this.

    Thompson will just obstruct, like Johnson is doing, he voted down the Veteran's job bill debate in the Senate. How is that representation?

  •  Favorabilities (1+ / 0-)
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    RHinWI

    September Marquette (August Marquette):

    Baldwin
    Favorable: 36 (32)
    Unfavorable: 31 (37)
    Haven't heard enough: 27 (27)
    Don't know: 5 (4)
    Refused: 1 (0)

    Thompson
    Favorable: 39 (40)
    Unfavorable: 44 (38)
    Haven't heard enough: 13 (17)
    Don't know: 3 (4)
    Refused: 1 (1)

    So her unfavorables are down and his up; but there remain 27% of folk who need to know more about her.  Although a good chunk of those are planning to vote for her anyway.

    Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

    by GeoffT on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:34:50 PM PDT

  •  I do suspect it's a bit of an outlier too (0+ / 0-)

    It's D+8 while 2008 exit polls said D+6 and the recall election in June had R+1.

    It'd have to be a complete Mittmageddon for that, although he's done a good job since the poll left the field with the 47% video, and Thompson standing behind him on that.

    Between this and other polls I figure Obama margin in the high singles and Baldwin margin in the low singles.

    Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

    by GeoffT on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:43:20 PM PDT

    •  D+8 (1+ / 0-)
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      GeoffT

      I am quite sure November won't be D+8. However, it also won't be R+1. June had everything going for the Republicans. The party was at its 2012 peak and Rs in Wisconsin were extremely motivated to protect Walker. I live in what I believe still stands as the most R county of the state and I have never seen turnout at my polling location like I did in June.

      Now, Rs are on the decline, Ds are rising and there is an enthusiasm gap like I haven't seen. Even in this very R county, I see almost as many Obama bumper stickers and yard signs as Romney. I don't konw if we see the D+6 we saw in 2008 but D+2-4 seems very possible. If that happens, Wisconsin could very well go for Baldwin if she continues her strong campaign.

  •  Tipped, recced and republished to (0+ / 0-)

    I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve

    by ruleoflaw on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:57:45 PM PDT

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