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Ron Johnson boasts bipartisanship. His Democratic counterpart has him beat.

Reprinted from Heartland Signal Kate Ly Johnston, Heartland Signal Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin passed significantly more meaningful bipartisan legislation under former President Donald Trump than her Republican counterpart, Sen. Ron Johnson, despite Johnson’s boasts of bipartisanship.  Georgetown University’s “Bipartisan Index” study ranked Johnson as one of the least bipartisan senators this year, coming in at 94th … Continued

Senate Republicans who complain about liberal ‘dark money’ block bill to disclose funders

Josh Israel Forty-nine Republican senators voted against the DISCLOSE Act. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill that would have required political groups to disclose who pays for their political campaign spending. Many of those same GOP lawmakers have previously complained about the influence of “dark money” groups in the political system. The party-line vote … Continued

Biden celebrates drop in Medicare premiums as GOP pushes cuts to program

Oliver Willis The Inflation Reduction Act allows the government to negotiate drug prices and caps prescription drug costs through the Medicare program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced 2023 Medicare premium rates on Tuesday, confirming that they will decrease for the coming year. The 3% decrease, a drop of approximately $5.20 a month, brings monthly Medicare … Continued

Ethics complaint alleges Ron Johnson used Senate resources for political attacks

Josh Israel The Wisconsin Republican has used his official website and social media accounts to smear his Democratic opponent. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is facing another ethics complaint after using his official social media accounts to smear his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. The official complaint, sent last Thursday and shared with the American Independent … Continued

Opinion: Contraceptive rights are next on the chopping block

Lisa Needham After their success with Dobbs, anti-abortion activists have a new target: contraception. Conservatives scored a big win when the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. Now, hardline anti-abortion activists are teeing up an even bigger attack: banning birth control. Already, activists are calling for the end of birth control. Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students … Continued

In Wisconsin, Michels’ Shift on Abortion Isn’t 1st Reversal

Reprinted from the Associated Press Republican Tim Michels’ recent reversal to support abortion ban exceptions for rape and incest isn’t the first time he’s shifted ground on a significant issue in his campaign against Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Tim Michels was talking to a roomful … Continued

Meet an anti-abortion rights Senate candidate: Ron Johnson

Kaishi Chhabra Republican incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has a long record of opposition to abortion rights. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a longtime opponent of abortion rights, is in a close reelection race against the state’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who supports the right to abortion care. Endorsed by NARAL Pro-choice America, … Continued

REPORT: Ron Johnson made millions from China connection

Reprinted from Heartland Signal Richard Eberwein, Heartland Signal According to financial disclosures reported by The Guardian, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) made $57 million since he first ran for public office in 2010, partially boosted by business dealings with China. Johnson previously served as a top executive for a family-run plastic manufacturer called Pacur in Oshkosh, whose … Continued