It’s no longer a river in Egypt!
Don’t sweat it, Wisconsin’s overlong primary campaign will end (mercifully) two weeks from now, Tuesday 08-09-22. Then the real bloodbath begins. Today we poll our platinum subscribers on who you WANT to win. We’ll do a second poll in 10 days about who(m) you predict WILL survive.
Speaking of the sanguinary, Republicans smell blood! 4 candidates want to replace incumbent Democrat governor Tony Evers, 8 for lieutenant governor, 3 for attorney general, 3 for secretary of state, 2 for treasurer — 20 candidates in all!
Best we can determine, only 3 of those 20 are presidential Election Deniers. What does that tell you?
Timothy Ramthun wants to decertify the 2020 election in favor of Trump. How he would do that is uncertain, since there is no provision in the state or federal constitutions. Then again, there’s no provision for hanging the vice president if he doesn’t have the courage to do what needs to be done so might as well give it a try.
Oddly, the Insurrectionist in Chief himself endorsed who he always endorses — either the wealthiest candidate or the celebrity — in Wisconsin’s case, megabucks Tim Michels — effectively rendering everyone else purge-worthy (not sponge-worthy) RINOs, Ramthun included.
The other two Election Untruthers are Jay Schroeder for secretary of state and Carol Mueller for attorney general. With nary a trace of irony, the dear lady boasts she is “Defending the Constitution.” By overturning elections, apparently. Marquette Law has polled only one of them — Ramthun attracts a paltry 3% of likely Republican voters. Schroeder and Mueller are also thought to be rounding errors. What does THAT tell you?
On the Democrat(ic) side for the right to challenge Sen. Ron Johnson, Marquette has Mandela Barnes at 25%, Alex Lasry 21%, Sarah Godlewski 9%, and John Nichols look-alike and think-alike Tom Nelson 7%. What does THAT tell you? [UPDATE: Nelson dropped out this very morning!]
Marquette has Tim Michels one percentage tick ahead of Rebecca Kleefisch, 27% to 26%, while 32% were undecided when likely voters were polled June 14-20. That suggests that Ramthun could triple his support and still stall out in one lonely digit. Won’t stop him; he’s running hard — although not as hard as Josh Hawley. Come what may, Ramthun should be able to sleep tight — he’s supported by the My Pillow guy.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: We would tell Michels not to sweat it but he did a pretty moist flop sweat at the WTMJ debate Sunday 07-24-22.