Thursday, December 27, 2012
From Scott Walker emerging as the only governor to survive a recall and Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney's running mate for president, a national spotlight shined bright on Wisconsin this year.
Divisive — from recalls to recounts, it became a buzzword for Wisconsin politics in 2012. A national spotlight shined bright on Wisconsin this year, as it was a historic one for politics. Scott Walker became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville became a national household name after being selected as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate and state voters elected Tammy Baldwin to fill Herb Kohl's seat, making in her the first openly gay woman in the U.S. Senate. On the heels of a slew of recall elections and large-scale protests on the steps of the state Capitol building, the year kicked off with more recall attempts, including one aimed at Gov. Scott Walker. …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
From the highly anticipated recall election to the last day of school at Hamilton, this is a list of places to be and things to do this week in Sussex.
The most historic election in Wisconsin's history is finally coming to an end, but not before the final, most important event on Tuesday. With absentee and early voting nearly triple the numbers Sussex residents saw during the primary, the recall election could see record numbers of people at the polls. Make sure to check out Patch's complete list of recall coverage, and then head out to the Sussex Armory on Tuesday to cast your ballot. Who's it going to be? Walker or Barrett? This Thursday marks the last day of school for kids in the Hamilton School District. As the famous song goes: "Schooooool's out. For. Summer!" Seniors at Hamilton High School are about to take the stage -- to graduate! After 12 years of hard work, the class of 2012 …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Polls say there aren't many undecided voters in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election, but Patch Editor Andy Ambrosius is on the prowl looking for at least one of them.
For months, polls in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election have made it clear that the vast majority of people have already made up their minds on whether they're going to vote for Republican Scott Walker or Democrat Tom Barrett. But there must be at least one undecided voter out there, right? Patch's Andy Ambrosius hits the streets to find that elusive undecided voter.
Friday, June 1, 2012
The South Carolina governor hit the campaign trail with Gov. Scott Walker, landing on the factory floor at Quad/Graphics to implore workers to go out and vote.
Hundreds of Quad/Graphics Inc. workers flooded the factory floor Friday afternoon as Gov. Scott Walker and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley addressed employees, asking for their votes on Tuesday. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch kicked-off the “grassroots rally” at the factory, introducing Gov. Walker to an enormous round of applause. Just before taking the stage, the governor was handed a traditional dark blue Quad shirt that almost every employee at the factory wears. “I’m here to ask for your vote on Tuesday,” Gov. Walker said. “This shirt – I’ll be proud to wear it on Wednesday morning after the election and still be Governor Scott Walker… Quad is helping Wisconsin move forward.” Gov. Walker outlined his string of successful …
Patch created a page with everything you need to know about the Wisconsin recall election. Check out our extensive coverage before hitting the voter's booth on Tuesday.
With the recall election four days away, the former president spoke at a rally with Democrat Tom Barrett at Pere Marquette Park.
Former President Bill Clinton visited Pere Marquette Park Friday to support Democrat Tom Barrett as Wisconsin's tumultuous recall election nears its end. Clinton made cooperation the theme of his speech and hammered Gov. Scott Walker for his "divide and conquer" tactics. "Everywhere I go in America, everywhere I go in the world, the only thing that's working is when you get everybody who's got a stake in the game in there, treat them with respect and people go forward together," Clinton said. "That's how you get out of a ditch." Clinton said Barrett is the candidate better for education, the budget and creating jobs. He and Barrett also used the event to urge people to vote early, with absentee voting coming to an end Friday. Hundreds …
Gov. Scott Walker will be joined by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Friday afternoon for a grassroots rally at Sussex's Quad/Graphics.
On his tour throughout Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker will be stopping by Quad/Graphics in Sussex on Friday for a “grassroots rally.” Joined by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the two will start their rally at 2:15 p.m. at Quad. Both Gov. Walker and Gov. Haley visited the Miller Electric Manufacturing Company in Appleton earlier on Friday. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is also making his rounds on Friday. Former President Bill Clinton will be joining Barrett at 10 a.m. in Pere Marquette Park in downtown Milwaukee. Numbers from the most recent poll out of Marquette University Law School put Barrett seven points behind Gov. Scott Walker, 45 to 52 percent.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Milwaukee mayor and Gov. Scott Walker exchange barbs over the misreporting of Milwaukee's crime data.
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett Thursday blasted Gov. Scott Walker for vilifying the Milwaukee Police Department for what Barrett says was a miscalculation of crime statistics — an issue that has become political fodder on the campaign trail in recent days. "Shame on Governor Walker if he impugns the integrity of the beat cops of the Milwaukee Police Department because these are men and women that put their lives on the line every single day," the Milwaukee mayor said during a press conference. Milwaukee's crime data became an issue in gubernatorial recall race after the Journal Sentinel published a story earlier this week that indicated the Milwaukee Police Department may have misreported more than 500 assault cases since 2009 to the…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
According to a St.Norbert-WPR poll released Wednesday, Walker leads Barrett by 5 points going into the home stretch before the June 5 election.
A poll released Wednesday by St. Norbert College and Wisconsin Public Radio indicated Gov. Scott Walker holds a 5-point lead over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett going into the June 5 recall election. In a telephone survey of 406 Wisconsin residents conducted between Thursday and Tuesday, 50 percent of respondents said they would vote for Walker compared to 45 percent for Barrett if the election were held today. Five percent remained undecided. The true gap between the two candidates could be larger or smaller as survey administers said the results included a 5 percentage point margin of error. According to the survey, it appears Barrett has picked up votes since the 2010 election, while Walker lost a few. In 2010, 38 percent of survey …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This is a page regarding literally everything there is to know about the Wisconsin recall election. Educate yourself for the upcoming election, and weigh in on the conversation.