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September 02, 2010

Wisconsin Senate Race

Ace has spent a lot of time going over the reasons why conservatives should suck it up for Mike Castle in Delaware and not take a flyer on Christine O'Donnell. I thought it might be nice to focus on another race where a novice candidate, businessman Ron Johnson, seems to be doing well with a conservative message...in Wisconsin. Against Russ Feingold.

The Real Clear Politics average has the race a tie but Johnson is a self financing candidate who is spending a lot of money to generate name recognition and get his message out.

What message is that? According to his website, Johnson is:

Pro 2nd Amendment rights

“Criminals should be fearful of the ramifications of our nation’s laws, not law-abiding citizens who exercise their gun ownership rights protected by our Constitution.” – Ron Johnson

Ron will be a staunch defender of our right to keep and bear arms.

Ron does not support licensing or registration of firearms, and the people of Wisconsin can trust him not to play politics with our Constitutional rights.

Unlike Russ Feingold, who voted for every anti-gun justice on the Supreme Court today, Ron will only support Supreme Court Justices who correctly interpret the Constitution and protect our right to keep and bear arms.

In favor of repealing ObamaCare.

“And in their spare time, contrary to the very vocal wishes of the American public, they passed legislation that will do great harm to the finest health care system in the world. The Health Care Bill is the greatest assault on our freedom in my lifetime. It must be repealed.”

In favor of less spending and lower taxes.

Ron believes we reduce spending by reducing the size of government.

...

The more government spends, the more government will eventually have to take from you, your children, your grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Robbing the bank accounts of future generations of Americans while creating unsustainable debt is a threat to our freedom and we must stand together to stop it.

There's more but it's all the right stuff.

On the surface, the guy sounds great. I'm not intimately familiar with Wisconsin politics so maybe there are some Cheesehead Morons around who can put me some knowledge about something I'm missing.

Normally a Republican in Wisconsin wouldn't generate much interest or attention but with Kos' own pollster saying the Badger State (along with California and Washington) is now the battleground where Democrats have to make their stand, I think we should start taking a look at the guy.

First reaction? I like.

Added bonus, at least in this TV spot he comes off as refreshingly normal.


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