Tag: Johnson, Ron (1955- )

Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate.

Ross Douthat, a Times Opinion columnist, hosted an online conversation with Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster, and the conservative writer and radio host Erick Erickson, to discuss whether Republicans are blowing the fall campaign — or whether a red wave is still possible. Ross Douthat: Kristen, Erick, thanks so much for joining me. Let’s […]

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How a New Class of Republicans Could Push America to the Right

Much of the attention paid to Donald Trump’s favorite candidates running in the midterms has focused — rightly! — on their support for relitigating the 2020 election. (Which, for those still unsure, was not stolen.) But across a range of policy issues, including abortion, climate change, same-sex marriage and education, Trump’s MAGA warriors have taken […]

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In Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes Is Already Looking Past the Democratic Primary

The Wisconsin Democratic primary isn’t until Tuesday, but after three of his top rivals dropped out of the race last month, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is already sharpening his attacks against his Republican opponent, Senator Ron Johnson. In ads and speeches, Mr. Barnes has started hitting Mr. Johnson on what he calls a pattern of […]

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How Is Senator Ron Johnson Still Competitive?

This happened in his 2016 race, which wound up being a rematch with former Senator Russ Feingold, whom Mr. Johnson unseated in 2010. For most of the campaign, Mr. Johnson trailed Mr. Feingold — in money and polling — and the national G.O.P. abandoned him to expected defeat. That fall, his campaign retooled and began […]

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How Is Senator Ron Johnson Still Competitive?

This happened in his 2016 race, which wound up being a rematch with former Senator Russ Feingold, whom Mr. Johnson unseated in 2010. For most of the campaign, Mr. Johnson trailed Mr. Feingold — in money and polling — and the national G.O.P. abandoned him to expected defeat. That fall, his campaign retooled and began […]

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Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Tammy Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance

WASHINGTON — Senator Tammy Baldwin, the soft-spoken liberal Democrat of Wisconsin, was on a plane home from Washington last month when she got word that Senator Ron Johnson, her home-state colleague and a stridently hard-right Republican, had said publicly that he would not oppose a bill protecting same-sex marriage rights. Seizing a rare moment in […]

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Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Tammy Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance

WASHINGTON — Senator Tammy Baldwin, the soft-spoken liberal Democrat of Wisconsin, was on a plane home from Washington last month when she got word that Senator Ron Johnson, her home-state colleague and a stridently hard-right Republican, had said publicly that he would not oppose a bill protecting same-sex marriage rights. Seizing a rare moment in […]

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