The battle for the U.S. Senate now has Wisconsin on the front lines. Recent polling data on Real Clear Politics indicates that Democrat Russ Feingold is behind by almost 10 points to his Republican challenger Ron Johnson. The fall of the Feingold seat could shift the balance of the Senate. Republicans were close to gaining control without the Feingold seat which seemed to be a Democratic lock. The recent wave of support for GOP candidates has put the Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Connecticut seats in play this year. The possibility of a Feingold defeat has set off a flurry of fundraising for Feingold by Democratic leaning groups.
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