BlueWisconsin infographic: Which Wisconsin legislators reach across the aisle most and least?

Based on the annual Bipartisan Index released every spring by the Lugar Center, this BlueWisconsin data graphic shows how bipartisan (or not) each of Wisconsin’s congressional legislators were in last year’s congress.

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Sensenbrenner one of only two GOP lawmakers – nationwide – holding town halls over the break?


Lawmakers from both parties are largely avoiding any town hall meetings during their 11-day recess that starts Friday. According to the Town Hall Project, it is aware of only two Republicans who have scheduled events during the recess — Darrell Issa of California on June 3 and Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin on June 4. > Washington Examiner

Four listening sessions on Sensenbrenner’s June calendar


Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner keeps an excellent calendar on his website listing all his town halls. He currently shows four events scheduled for June, at all 7pm:  •  Thu, Jun 1 at West Allis Public Library  •  Sun, Jun 4 at Lake Mills Community Center  •  Sun, Jun 11 at Brookfield Public Safety Building  •  Sun, Jun 25 at West Bend City Hall

Bipartisanship scores for Wisconsin’s DC legislators, with a Dem topping the list


Each spring, the Lugar Center releases its Bipartisan Index for U.S. Senators and Representatives of the previous congress. Among Wisconsin’s scored legislators, Rep. Ron Kind was the most bipartisan, followed by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. Rep. Glenn Grothman ranked almost dead last for the House, but most of Wisconsin’s Dem legislators scored negatively as well. > Wisconsin State Journal