Friday, October 22, 2010

The Swift Boaters Are Back, With Fresh Millions For GOP, Tea Party Candidates

More right wing dollars headed our way, map shows.

And check out this chart of special interest money - - favoring Johnson about 100:1:

Wisconsin Senate race

Interest groups and political parties have reported spending $2,305,830 on independent campaigning in the Wisconsin Senate race this year, with $2,090,045 benefiting Republicans and $29,480 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

GroupLast weekTwo weeks agoThree weeks agoTotal
American Action Network
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
National Rifle Association
Supporting Ronald Harold Johnson (R)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
Club for Growth
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
Supporting Ronald Harold Johnson (R)
National Association of Manufacturers
Russ Feingold (D)
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Ronald Harold Johnson (R)
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Ronald Harold Johnson (R)
Right to Life
Supporting Ronald Harold Johnson (R)
Safari Club International
Supporting Ronald Harold Johnson (R)
League of Conservation Voters
Opposing Ronald Harold Johnson (R)
American Crossroads
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Supporting Russ Feingold (D)
SOURCES: Federal Election Commission filings; Washington Post research

NOTE: Totals represent spending in calendar year 2010 and will change as new filings are made or information is amended. Data includes "electioneering communication" and electronically-filed "independent expenditure" spending reported to the Federal Election Commission. Spending on "issue ads" targeting candidates will not be included if it is more than 30 days before a primary or more than 60 days before the general election. "Weeks on list" shows the total number of weeks that a group or race has been in the top ten throughout the year.

By T.W. Farnam and Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso -- The Washington Post
© 2010 The Washington Post Company


Clementine said...

I can't compare tonight's Feingold / Johnson debate with the first two because I missed the second one entirely, and the first one I heard only partially, but Johnson was TERRIBLE tonight. He didn't have any facts and figures to back up his statements, and all he did was to parrot various phrases from his ads. He didn't answer questions directly, never looked at Feingold and seemed lost when questions were asked or when Feingold made statements that Ron's script hadn't prepared answers for. Feingold was feisty, never looked at a note, yet each answer was backed up by facts reeled off crisply, articulately, and decisively. Defended each accusation energetically without getting angry. He put the verbal beat-down on RJ. Johnson had the look that a dog gets when it's being yelled at--he looked straight ahead and pretended that Russ wasn't talking to him. I'm not making this up--I have dogs and this is documented dog behavior.

In short, Russ was senatorial. Johnson was sad and repetitive, an old man touting his accomplishments that seemed so small and were so long ago.

gnarlytrombone said...

You're operating in the old paradigm, Clementine. Get with the program.

Clementine said...

Not all the people who listen--and THINK--are dead yet. You give it up too easily, GNT.

Dave said...

No metions of the millions of dollares that the public employee unions have given to the Democrats?