Shannon Freshou’s victory in the Democratic primary in OH 04 demonstrated how bad Len Lubinsky’s judgment can be.
In Wisconsin 07, they will hold their special election. Those who want to vote in person will be able to. Is another Democratic upset possible?
In Wisconsin, Democrats have to overcome voter suppression, get out the base, and win over independents
Lisa Neubauer is running to be on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She is now the Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Appeals Court. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and The University of Chicago Law School where she was a member of The Law School’s honor society. She served as a Clerk in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and was In private practice for twenty years in a Milwaukee firm. She specialized in Environmental Cleanup Litigation. Although judicial elections are non-partisan, Neubauer's election would allow her to replace a Democrat who is retiring and would leave the Court with a 4-3 Republican majority.
Tony Evers has had a string of victories. A former teacher, principal, and school superintedent, he has a more than respectable record of getting elected and of accomplishments. Since 2009, Evers has been elected and reelected three times, the same number of times as Walker, and by larger margins than Walker's margins. Evers education focus has been on children's safety and achievement.
Ordinarily, in politics, Randy Bryce would be a nobody, a nobody who tried some politics and failed. In 2012, he ran for the Wisconsin State Assembly. He lost the primary for Assembly District 62 70 to 30. In 2014, Bryce lost the election for State Senate District 21 by a little more than a 60-40. He touts himself as an ordinary guy. He turned out to be an extraordinary maker of campaign videos. His video went viral. Within 24 hours of its posting, he raised $100,000. He has raised more than a million dollars and the donations keep coming.
Justin Fairfax is the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia. A graduate of Duke and Columbia Law School, he served as an assistant US Attorney, then worked for a large law firm. He worked in the Al Gore campaign and in Senator John Edwards office. He co-chaired Senator Mark Warner's re-election campaign. He lost in the primary to the current Attorney General and is the favorite for Lt. Governor.
Tammy Baldwin is Wisconsin's Democratic Senator. Her political career is a reminder that Wisconsin was and may again be a home of liberalism. As she moved from the Wisconsin legislature to the House of Representatives to the Senate, Tammy Baldwin was notable for two things: 1) Until very recently she was one of very few openly gay politicians 2) She has been among the most liberal members of each legislative body that she has been in.