WISCONSIN: In politics, like most things in life, money talks. In the case of this race between GOP U.S. Sen Ron Johnson and former Democratic U.S. Sen, Russ Feingold money is talking loudly. This contest has been leaning in Democrats' direction, but last Friday Democratic super PAC Senate Majority PAC suddenly made a $2 million investment in the race. Interesting, but not a game changer. This morning, though, Republican super PAC Senate Leadership Fund, announced it is matching Democrats' investment and launched a new television ad attacking Feingold. This is a game changer because it means that Republicans see a path to victory for Johnson. The curious part of the investment is the absence of data from either side to explain the move. In fact, it's been a few weeks since we've heard data from either party. A Marquette University poll released this afternoon may provide some insight into why both parties are now involved in a race most thought was over. According to the survey taken October 26-31, Feingold has a one-point advantage over Johnson, 45 percent to 44

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