The pundits have proven much better than quixotic candidates at making electoral predictions. And two highly reliable sources, Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball, say only one of Wisconsin’s eight congressional seats is even possibly in play.
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Record spending brings little change
Wisconsin’s status as a battleground state was reaffirmed in thousands of 30-second increments. The money flowed fast and furious. Yet all this spending brought little change.
Campaigns embrace new technologies
Modern information technology is transforming society so fast that what was cutting-edge yesterday seems quaint today. Increasingly sophisticated communication methods are being used in all spheres, including politics.
Congressional candidate cash on rise, too
Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin says the huge and perhaps record-breaking sums now flowing into Wisconsin’s congressional races owe to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United.
Outside cash flows to hot state races
In Wisconsin, the thirstiest race for independent spending is between Tommy Thompson and Tammy Baldwin for the state’s open Senate seat.
Cash is key in Ryan-Zerban (who?) race
Ryan’s challenger, Rob Zerban, thinks events are breaking his way. He notes that Ryan’s ascent into the national limelight has focused attention on his controversial budget proposals: “People are seeing a side of Paul Ryan they’ve never seen before.”
Cash flows into state congressional races
Cynical assessments that, when it comes picking national leaders, money matters most, are common. And sadly, they’re not unfounded. Take elections for U.S. Congress. Please.