Democrat Russ Feingold is battling to maintain his lead in a suddenly hot Wisconsin Senate race.
n Wednesday, comedian and actress Sarah Silverman sent a fundraising e-mail to Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold’s backers asking them to chip in a few dollars to help beat incumbent and Republican foe Ron Johnson.
AIPAC never spelled the threat out. But Congress got the message last summer. Politicians had to decide whether they would vote yay or nay on President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which lifted economic sanctions in exchange for reductions to the country’s nuclear program.
Can Donald Trump help a Jewish candidate in a tight U.S. Senate race?
Russ Feingold is planning to run for his old Senate seat from Wisconsin. And Democrats see the liberal stalwart as their best chance to turn the U.S. Senate back to blue.
Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold announced he will run for his former Senate seat in 2016.
Wisconsin’s voters may have rejected Senator Russ Feingold, but he still has a place in the heart of the state’s Jewish community.
Cross-posted from J.J. Goldberg’s blog.
O.K., so how bad was it for the Jews? Not as bad as for Democrats in general. A few Jewish lawmakers were defeated, a smaller number of new ones were elected. A quick look at who’s in and who’s out offers some intriguing insights about the current state of American Jewry. As Yogi Berra once said, you can observe a lot just by watching.
Counting on Labor: Two candidates included in our Races to Watch are the subjects of negative union-backed ad campaigns: Pat Toomey for Pennsylvania senate, and Mark Kirk for Illinois senate, Republicans both. In Pennsylvania, the union will announce $2 million in campaign efforts, including a push for voter turnout for Democrat Joe Sestak. In Illinois, a union PAC is running an ad against Kirk. (YouTube via Politico’s Morning Score