Madison mayor pushes for voting rights legislation, calls out Wisconsin Republicans

Madison mayor pushes for voting rights legislation, calls out Wisconsin Republicans

This post was originally published on this site Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, criticized the “unreasonable and ridiculous” attacks on American democracy from Republicans in the state Legislature as she called for federal action on voting rights during a virtual event hosted by the Center for American Progress, a nonprofit, progressive...

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Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — Republican state lawmakers across the country are ramping up their drive to enact voting and election-related laws in time for crucial 2022 midterm elections. As federal legislation that would limit state-level voting restrictions appears stymied in Washington, Republicans in the...

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Johnson, Thune signal GOP’s rising confidence

Johnson, Thune signal GOP’s rising confidence

This post was originally published on this siteThe decisions by Republican Sens. John Thune (S.D.) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) to run for reelection after publicly being on the fence for months about whether to retire from Congress reflect a growing confidence among Republican lawmakers that they’ll…

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Senate Democrats release first TV attack ad against Johnson in Wisconsin

Senate Democrats release first TV attack ad against Johnson in Wisconsin

This post was originally published on this siteThe Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has launched its first TV ad attacking Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), who announced on Sunday that he will run for re-election. In their new ad called “Himself,” the DSCC describes Johnson…

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Wisconsin Democrats, Republicans both want Ron Johnson to run

Wisconsin Democrats, Republicans both want Ron Johnson to run

This post was originally published on this siteAt a time when Democrats and Republicans can agree on little, they find themselves in rare consensus in Wisconsin: Seemingly everyone there wants Sen. Ron Johnson (R) to run for a third term.Democrats view him as vulnerable, pointing to provocative…

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Control of the Senate in 2022 hinges on these 10 races

Control of the Senate in 2022 hinges on these 10 races

This post was originally published on this site The fate of the U.S. Senate may hinge on the following top 5 battleground states: Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Wisconsin when the 2022 midterm election rolls around.. “For a few months, Georgia was the center of the American political universe. Biden...

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Ron Johnson promotes dubious claim mouthwash is effective COVID-19 treatment

Ron Johnson promotes dubious claim mouthwash is effective COVID-19 treatment

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Wednesday suggested that standard mouthwash could treat COVID-19, and criticized federal agencies for telling people to “do nothing.””Standard gargle, mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus,”…

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Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes releases first progressive policy plan in Senate race

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes releases first progressive policy plan in Senate race

This post was originally published on this siteWisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes released his first policy plan on Thursday, highlighting a number progressive proposals including the passage of a new voting rights act and calling for an end to the filibuster. “We…

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