Washington Bureau chief
Craig Gilbert is the Washington Bureau chief for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
A notch off on both counts
More than any Republican governor in the 2014 elections, "I took a higher percentage of the Republican vote"and "yet I also carried independents by 12 points."
Trend accelerated after 2009
The gender gap in his support is "not unique to me" and "there’s not a huge gap from where Republicans have been in presidential, gubernatorial and US Senate elections" in recent years.
A big change after the election
On his definition of "takers" and "makers"
Red, but not the reddest
Democrats failed to flip the Wisconsin state Senate because recall elections were in the "deepest red districts in the state."
Johnson is a newbie, but he signed on early, which helped force caucus leaders to buckle
"Because of (U.S. Sen.-elect Ron) Johnson’s leadership, Senate Republicans adopted a caucus ban on earmarks."
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