Gwen Moore, Jim Sensenbrenner, and Paul Ryan have a deal.
One of the headlines on today’s Politico discusses how House Minority Leader John Boener will campaign this weekend for Republican U.S. House candidate Rich Iott in northwest Ohio.
But don’t expect to see Republican incumbents Paul Ryan or Jim Sensenbrenner campaigning for any of Wisconsin’s Republican U.S. House candidates any time soon.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Wisconsin, a state affiliate of the national RLC, became the first group to expose a sweetheart deal between federally elected Democrats and Republicans in the state. The deal: Democrat and Republican incumbent Members of Congress will not campaign against each other.
Ryan and Sensenbrenner have not lifted a finger to help Republican challenger Reid Ribble, who is in the lead in northeast Wisconsin, or Republican challenger Dan Sebring, running against Gwen Moore in the Milwaukee area.
An incumbent member of Congress has not lost in the state in over ten years and only four Members of Congress have lost in The Badger State in the last 28 years, according to The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
As a result of the discovery and distribution of this information, the RLC has been featured on WTAQ radio (see “Gentleman’s Agreement” segments) in Green Bay and at the WTAQ website. Learn more about the incident at the Republican Liberty Caucus of Wisconsin news page.