Wisconsin

HUD Needs Faith Initiatives to Shrink Poverty

HUD’s upward mobility programs are bound to fail because they contain no mechanism for helping people build economic success.  Rather than accept the fundamental truth that mental attitude and job opportunities are key to financial advancement, HUD always seems to conclude that financial lack is the result of discrimination.

How the Left Plans to Win Wisconsin in 2016

Brian Sikma, The Resurgent

Wisconsin, a battleground presidential swing state and home to one of the hottest U.S. Senate races of 2016, is in the crosshairs of no less than three national liberal organizations who have already laid out a strategy for how they plan to win in November.

Wisconsin gives GOP senators new hope that Trump will be defeated

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

The thumping Donald Trump suffered in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary has given new hope to GOP senators that their party won’t enter November with the businessman as their presidential nominee. Republican lawmakers say Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory in Wisconsin makes it unlikely that Trump will secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination, setting up a fight at the convention this July in Cleveland.

The path to stopping Trump becomes clear after Wisconsin

Editors, Washington Examiner

Tuesday night's election — in which Trump was crushed in Wisconsin by a high double-digit margin — offered Republicans a temporary reprieve. But GOP voters must choose a new path forward that does not lead straight off a cliff.

Ted Cruz Has Vastly Outperformed Donald Trump Over the Long Haul

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

For perspective on how bad a loss Wisconsin was to Trump, Ted Cruz who is no friend of the establishment, outperformed Mitt Romney’s win against Rick Santorum and Ron Paul from 2012. Cruz, last night, got more votes, more delegates, and a wider margin of victory than Romney got in 2012.

Wisconsin Voters Reject Paul Ryan on Trade

Julia Hahn, Breitbart

In a stunning rebuke of the trade policies of Wisconsin’s most famous lawmaker and Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan, a mere one in three Wisconsin Republicans sided with Ryan’s trade vision in a question that put the most positive possible spin on Ryan’s view.

Wisconsin’s Paul Nehlan Fed Up with Betrayal of Conservatives

Paul Bremmer, WND.com

Paul Nehlan is challenging Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st district primary because he feels Ryan has betrayed conservatives. Richard Viguerie agrees. “I mean, he’s been part of the Washington Big Government establishment for a long time,” Viguerie told WND. “You don’t get to be in the leadership unless you believe in growing government.”

Ted Cruz Had a Really Tremendous Weekend Headed Toward Wisconsin

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

In Colorado, Cruz began picking up lots of delegates. The process in Colorado is a bit convoluted and carries over into this coming weekend. But so far, Cruz is winning the delegates in Colorado. That bodes well for keeping Trump under 1,237 at the convention. While Colorado was playing out, in North Dakota, Cruz swept up almost all the delegates.

New Wisconsin Poll Shows Cruz Is Slaughtering Trump Ahead of Primary

Caleb Howe, RedState

Fox Business Network released a new Wisconsin poll on Thursday evening showing that Ted Cruz has a huge lead over Donald Trump in the state, 42 percent to 32 percent. John Kasich takes 19 percent. Cruz's lead is even larger among those who will "definitely" vote.

The Battle to Save America Begins, Once Again, in Wisconsin

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

Scott Walker’s endorsement of Cruz, while important in and of itself, signals that in addition to his own campaign organization, Cruz will likely get help from the state GOP’s formidable election organizations – even if it’s just in the form of expertise. This all adds up to an excellent opportunity to crush Trump in what will be the only electoral contest within a 4 week period.

Cruz raises expectations in Wisconsin

Katie Glueck, Politico

Winning Wisconsin would be a huge boon for Cruz. Forty-two delegates are at stake, and Wisconsin’s primary rules means the victor takes almost all of them. Not only would that severely complicate Trump’s quest to get to 1,237 delegates, a purple-state win would also go a long way toward proving Cruz can win outside the deeply conservative states where his wins have been concentrated so far.

CNN to host GOP field in Milwaukee before Wisconsin primary

Mark Hensch, The Hill

Anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the town hall event, CNN said in a statement, which will take place during a primetime broadcast next Tuesday, March 29. CNN added that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) will field questions from Wisconsin voters before they go to the polls on April 5.

New Wisconsin Poll is Big News for Ted Cruz

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

A new Monmouth poll shows Cruz leading Trump 36% to 35% in Wisconsin. This is the first time this race has been polled since before Super Tuesday, so it is the only accurate picture of the race we have at all.

Sounds like Scott Walker is leaning Cruz

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

“If you’re someone who is uneasy with the frontrunner, right now there’s really only one candidate — if you’re just looking at the numbers objectively — Sen. Cruz, Ted Cruz is the only one who’s got a chance other than Donald Trump to win the nomination,” Walker said.

What Makes Scott Walker a Good Choice for 2016

Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason, Reuters

The gov't reform & tax-relief measures enacted by Walker and other GOP governors are a big reason for the electoral success. Coolidge’s record and how it compares to what Walker has done in Wis. make a strong case for his name to be on the short list of GOP contenders.

Courts Block Voter ID Laws in TX, WI

Associated Press Staff

A judge likened TX' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority votes & struck it down after the SCOTUS blocked a similar Wis. measure. The rulings are surprising blows to largely GOP-backed voter ID rules that have generally been upheld in previous rulings.

SCOTUS Clears Path for Same Sex Marriage

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

The Supreme Court has declined to take up same-sex marriage appeals from 5 states, a decision that should usher in legal gay marriage to a majority of states. The court rejected appeals to laws banning gay marriage in IN, UT, OK, VA and WI. Lower courts had overturned the bans.

Stay Lifted In Wisconsin Voter ID

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media

In a decision that has little substantive meaning, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction against Wis. Voter ID that a lower court imposed. It means that the 7th Circuit will allow voter ID to go into effect for the Nov. elections absent the injunction being reimposed by the full 7th Circuit or US Supreme Court.

Tea Party Keeps Winning In Wis.

Matt Batzel, Red State

The Tea Party in Wis. is increasingly focusing on finding and running candidates for local office to build a farm team of conservatives who are poised to run for office in the future. In this election cycle, 2 Tea Party leaders won County Board Supervisor races.

Ind., Wis. Gay Marriage Bans Struck Down

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

The Seventh Circuit is now the third court to rule against same-sex marriage bans.