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    Sen Tammie Baldwin wants everyone to know she could lose

    I actually like campaigning this way, always consider yourself the underdog..

    Sen. Tammy Baldwin wants everyone to know she could lose.

    It’s an unusual message for any candidate, but the liberal Democrat from Wisconsin is sounding the alarm after Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer effectively declared the first-term senator a favorite to keep her seat in November by leaving her off their lists of top-tier Senate races. After their pronouncements, major outside groups in both parties skipped Wisconsin in their initial $120 million of spending planned for this fall — triggering fears among state Democrats that the party will take victory for granted.

    But there’s palpable concern here among Democrats — and Baldwin especially — that Wisconsin is ripe for a repeat of 2016. Baldwin might have reason to worry. She’s the most liberal of the 10 Democrats up for reelection in states Trump won. Sanders (I-Vt.) will rally with Baldwin in the state this weekend, which has only fueled those attacks. “She's from the left wing of the left wing of the Democratic Party,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told a crowd of more than 100 Republicans at a Friday evening rally for one of Baldwin’s potential Republican opponents, state Sen. Leah Vukmir. “They're actually advancing goofy ideas these days. It's just crazy stuff, and that is exactly where Tammy is."

    Baldwin is using the time to her advantage by doing a reelection two-step: counting on liberal enthusiasm and backlash against Trump in the deep-blue parts of the state, while holding small events throughout rural Wisconsin talking up her “America first” bona fides in a pitch to win over some blue-collar supporters. Dave Cieslewicz, a former mayor of Madison, said Baldwin has been adept at balancing rural voters with her base. Her reserved Midwestern persona, he said, is what helps her do it.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...ovember-707778
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    I actually like campaigning this way, always consider yourself the underdog..

    Sen. Tammy Baldwin wants everyone to know she could lose.

    It’s an unusual message for any candidate, but the liberal Democrat from Wisconsin is sounding the alarm after Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer effectively declared the first-term senator a favorite to keep her seat in November by leaving her off their lists of top-tier Senate races. After their pronouncements, major outside groups in both parties skipped Wisconsin in their initial $120 million of spending planned for this fall — triggering fears among state Democrats that the party will take victory for granted.

    But there’s palpable concern here among Democrats — and Baldwin especially — that Wisconsin is ripe for a repeat of 2016. Baldwin might have reason to worry. She’s the most liberal of the 10 Democrats up for reelection in states Trump won. Sanders (I-Vt.) will rally with Baldwin in the state this weekend, which has only fueled those attacks. “She's from the left wing of the left wing of the Democratic Party,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told a crowd of more than 100 Republicans at a Friday evening rally for one of Baldwin’s potential Republican opponents, state Sen. Leah Vukmir. “They're actually advancing goofy ideas these days. It's just crazy stuff, and that is exactly where Tammy is."

    Baldwin is using the time to her advantage by doing a reelection two-step: counting on liberal enthusiasm and backlash against Trump in the deep-blue parts of the state, while holding small events throughout rural Wisconsin talking up her “America first” bona fides in a pitch to win over some blue-collar supporters. Dave Cieslewicz, a former mayor of Madison, said Baldwin has been adept at balancing rural voters with her base. Her reserved Midwestern persona, he said, is what helps her do it.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...ovember-707778
    This concerns me a great deal. Tammy is very evenhanded and fair in her treatment of others, and its really sad that her potential opponent is a Trump attack dog with the moral scruples of a turd.
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    This concerns me a great deal. Tammy is very evenhanded and fair in her treatment of others, and its really sad that her potential opponent is a Trump attack dog with the moral scruples of a turd.
    I read an article last year about one candidate out there her camp was really worried about because he was a former democrat and a Marine and had a following. I havent heard anything more about him. Is he still there?

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...emocrat-215631

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    I read an article last year about one candidate out there her camp was really worried about because he was a former democrat and a Marine and had a following. I havent heard anything more about him. Is he still there?

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...emocrat-215631
    He’s running against Vukmir in the primary. Vukmir is using that against him in the primary in her adds. Forgot his name, but he’s also got the moral scruples of a turd.
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