November 1, 2004

The Wisconsin State Journal endorses Tammy Baldwin's opponent.

According to the WSJ:
Former radio broadcaster Dave Magnum offers a substantive, moderate alternative to incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. ... His soft-pedaled conservatism is better attuned to voters districtwide than Baldwin's hardcore liberalism.

Baldwin has been a reliable if ineffectual champion of a left- leaning agenda of universal health care and similar dreams... Baldwin is a compassionate listener and empathetic politician with no major accomplishments to show for her six years in office.

The other local paper, the Capitol Times, endorsed Baldwin a few days ago. Key points: she's opposed the Iraq war and the Patriot Act, and she's gotten us our "fair share of federal funding." The Cap Times paints Magnum as "sincere" but "exceptionally naive."

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