Saturday, November 10, 2012
Just five months after Republican Gov. Scott Walker handily won his recall election, GOP nominee Mitt Romney didn't have the same success in the presidential race.
- Lisa Sink
Saturday, November 10, 2012
It's a lost prize that stings for Republicans: How could Mitt Romney lose Wisconsin just five months after Gov. Scott Walker won it? While nationally Romney barely surpassed GOP nominee John McCain's popular vote total in 2008 (58.6 million votes for Romney vs 58.3 million for McCain), in Wisconsin, the former Massachusetts governor surged past McCain by about 11 percentage points. Romney had more votes than McCain in the bright red suburban Milwaukee counties. He even gained votes in dark-blue Milwaukee and Dane counties. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama didn't perform as well as he did in Wisconsin in 2008 — his vote total was 4.4 percentage points less Tuesday than it was in 2008. But statewide, neither Romney's gains nor Obama's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
According to Facebook responses, people in Greendale were pretty disappointed with Tuesday's results. Check out what people had to say.
When asked on Facebook how people felt about the outcome of Tuesday's election, Greendale people for the most part expressed their disappointment. The dismay can be seen Greendale's election results. Even though President Barack Obama won the election, Romney garnered 54 percent of the vote in Greendale. Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan garnered 4,854 votes in Greendale while Democrats Obama and Biden received 3,972. Greendale has trended towards Republican candidates for partisan offices, according to Village Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Kasza. Check out what people had to say on Facebook. There were a lot of sad faces.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Candidates seeking election to state offices representing parts of Greendale, Greenfield, Waukesha and Muskego sparred on issues, including the blocked Voter ID bill, at a candidates forum Thursday.
The Democrats said mass voter fraud is a myth, while Republicans argued that voter fraud exists, but is nearly untraceable. The topic of the state's voter ID law ignited passion from area state Senate and Assembly candidates, as well as audience members, at a forum held Thursday in Greenfield that was sponsored by Patch and the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. “The reason I proposed it is because I think voting is the most precious right we have as citizens of democracy,” said State Rep. Jeff Stone, who authored the voter ID bill and running for re-election in the 82nd Assembly District, which includes Greendale and Greenfield. State lawmakers passed a bill requiring voters to show IDs before they cast their ballots, but two …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thompson had 36% of the vote in Greendale. He will face Tammy Baldwin in the November for U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by Herb Kohl.
Tommy Thompson came out on top in Tuesday’s GOP Wisconsin senate primary and also won over Greendale voters. In Greendale Thompson had 36 percent of the vote while Eric Hovde trailed behind with 31 percent of the vote, according to the results from the Village of Greendale Clerk-Treasurer's office. Jeff Fitzgerald had 17 percent and Neumann had 14 percent of the vote. Former Wisconsin Gov. Thompson will face Democrat Tammy Baldwin in November for a crucial Senate seat that could swing the balance of control in Washington D.C. Greendale had 31 percent voter turnout. Click here to read the Tuesday's full Senate race story.
It was a tight race throughout the evening, but Wisconsin voters chose to go with a familiar face to challenge U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in November.
There was only one thing certain heading into the U.S. Senate Republican primary election Tuesday — and it was that nothing was certain. Throughout the state’s five elections this year, perhaps no election gave voters such a perplexing choice as the four GOP candidates for U.S. Senate. Every candidate received an endorsement of some sort, and a clear favorite never emerged. But by the end of the night, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson did something he had done many times before — win an election. Final unofficial results from the Associated Press show that Thompson posted a 3 percentage-point victory over his top rival, hedge fund manager and businessman Eric Hovde. Finishing in the second tier were state Assembly Speaker Jeff …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Rep. Paul Ryan - just two days on the campaign trail with Mitt Romney - returned to thousands of supporters in Wisconsin Sunday during a homecoming rally in Waukesha.
There was no question Sunday: Presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney energized a Wisconsin conservative voting base by adding Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Bumper-to-bumper traffic snaked along Highway 164 in Pewaukee all the way to the gates of the Waukesha County Expo Center. An estimated 13,000 supporters gathered to get a glimpse of the new Republican duo they hope to send to the White House in November. “What a homecoming for a terrific guy. I guess you think I made the right choice?” Romney asked the crowd – which responded with roars of approval. “I know I did.” Romney announced Ryan would be his running mate Saturday in Virginia, and the pair immediately hit the ground running making two campaign stops …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson fully supported and endorsed Mitt Romney at the pancake brunch in Wauwatosa.
Congressman Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson fully supported and endorsed Mitt Romney at the pancake brunch in Wauwatosa on Sunday. Hundreds gathered to hear Mitt Romney at Bluemound Gardens Restaurant. Romney gave his stance on government spending, health care and unemployment. State Sen. Chris Larson made an appearance at the end of the event to give his opinion on Romney's campaign. MORE COVERAGE OF THIS EVENT
Monday, March 26, 2012
Political experts say Wisconsin's 42 delegates in the winner-take-all primary could be the final blow for Rick Santorum, or it could be the needed momentum builder to carry him deeper into the election.
Over the past year, Wisconsin voters have gone to the polls to declare a winner in significant, and historic, state elections. As the Republican presidential primary approaches, state voters will once again play a decisive role — this time on a national stage. After three months since the Iowa caucuses, the GOP primary has essentially narrowed to a two-candidate race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. On April 3, 42 important delegates from Wisconsin will be up for grabs in a winner-take-all election that could significantly alter the complexion of the Republican primaries moving forward. Santorum received a bit of a momentum boost on Saturday, with a resounding win in the Louisania primaries, where he took 49 percent of the vote to …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The private investigator who gained fame for his work on the Lawrencia Bembenek case has thrown his hat in the ring for the state's second-in-command.
Should the recall effort against Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch succeed, Ira Robins, a 70-year-old private investigator from Milwaukee, told the Associated Press he will run as a Democrat against her. Robins gained notariety when he was an investigator on behalf Lawrencia Bembenek, a former waitress accused of murdering her husband's ex-wife Christine Schultz in Milwaukee in the 1980s. He stated he would not accept campaign donations; instead, he plans to finance his entire race out of his own pocket, relying on social media and word of mouth to get his story out. Bembenek's story garnered widespread media attention when she escaped from prison in 1990, inspiring the book "Run Bambi Run." Among some of the goals stated on Robins' website …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Speaker of Wisconsin Assembly will run against Thompson, Neumann for Republican nomination.
State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald officially announced Tuesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in November 2012. The Republican from Horicon is perhaps best known for his role in the controversial legislation curbing collective-bargainning rights. He told the Associated Press that was his biggest asset in the race. Other Republicans who have announced their intention to run are former Gov. Tommy Thompson and former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann. Two others, state Sen. Frank Lasee and Madison investor Eric Hovde, are also considering a run, the AP reported. U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin has entered the race on the Democratic side. The candidates are battling to replace U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, who announced in May that he will retire.