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.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama, on his way to re-election win's Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes after defeating former Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has won Wisconsin, considered by political pundits as a major swing state that would go a long way in deciding the 2012 presidential election. Obama was declared the state’s projected winner over Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama and running mate Joe Biden overcame the popularity uptick Romney undoubtedly received when he announced Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville as his vice presidential candidate this summer. With the victory, Obama picked up 10 important electoral votes toward the 270 required to win the presidency. At approximately 10:15 p.m., CNN declared Obama a winner in Ohio, essentially giving him the election. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, with 91 percent of the vote counted in Wisconsin, Obama was leading …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate calls on the help of volunteers to help her in tightly contested races.
With only day away from the election, U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was hitting the phones Monday at a Greendale home set up for canvassers. Baldwin was personally making calls to volunteer canvassers to ask for their help tomorrow as she goes up against former Gov. Tommy Thompson. “One of the conversations I had melted my heart,” Baldwin said. “She was so excited. She was at the Obama rally in Milwaukee and couldn’t believe we were having a conversation.” Tom Spehert, owner of the home were the canvass took place, said he volunteered to let his house be used because he is committed to getting Tammy Baldwin and President Barack Obama elected. The campaign approached Spehert about using his home as a canvassing office because during …
Though their names are separated by just a vowel, Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin have vastly different visions for the future. It's resulted in one of the most bitter and tightly contested races for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 4:50 p.m. Monday to include comments from Tommy Thompson after they were received. The most expensive U.S. Senate campaign in Wisconsin history, and one of the most watched in the nation, is down to its last day — and by most accounting is down to the wire, with no significant advantage to either candidate. Polls on the race between Gov. Tommy Thompson and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin swung wildly since Thompson emerged as victor in the Republican primary. Thompson initially built a double-digit lead, only to see that reversed in Baldwin's favor. But within the past month of the campaign, those numbers have drawn back to a near dead heat, with perhaps a slight edge toward Baldwin but falling within the…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wisconsin's getting high-profile political stops, including President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Updated at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to include information about venue and time for Clinton; and information about Obama in Milwaukee Former President Bill Clinton will be campaign in Waukesha Thursday on behalf of President Barack Obama, who is making a stop in Milwaukee on Saturday. Doors open to Clinton’s event at UW-Waukesha’s Field House at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. The news release from Obama for America does not specifically state when the program begins. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry. Clinton isn’t the only big-name coming to Wisconsin. As a swing state, it’s being eyed as a crucial battleground for Republicans and Democrats. Mitt Romney, whose plans to be in West Allis Monday were canceled …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker says that Mitt Romney did the right thing by canceling Wisconsin visit in light of East Coast storm.
With Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast Monday, former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson and Gov. Scott Walker momentarily cast aside politics to share their concerns about those in the path of the storm. The two appeared at the Republican Party of Waukesha County’s headquarters the same day that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney canceled an evening campaign rally in West Allis because of the hurricane. “Both of us are sad tonight that Gov. Romney could not make it," Thompson said. "He made it his mission that because of the storm, that it would not be right for government to be involved in a rally, but we thought that it would be good just to come together as individuals here.” President Barack Obama also canceled his Wisconsin …
Not sure who to vote for? Patch and the League of Women Voters are hosting several state Senate and Assembly candidates at a forum at the Greenfield Community Center.
Just days before the Nov. 6 election, several candidates running for state Senate and Assembly seats will share their views at a candidates forum from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Greenfield Community Center, 7215 W. Cold Spring Road, Greenfield. Candidates invited to the forum are: As of Oct. 29, Ward, Lazich, Vincent, Stone and Brownlow have confirmed they will attend the forum. Candidates will field questions from a moderator as well as audience members. The free forum, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County and Patch.com.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Republicans feel Gov. Mitt Romney rode the momentum of his strong start, while Democrats believe President Barack Obama rebounded down the stretch.
From “bayonets and horses” to “binders full of women” the presidential and vice-presidential debates were chock-full of memorable moments. Moments that will carry either President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney to victory Nov. 6, or be pointed to as a reason for one of the candidates’ defeat. And with the fourth and final debate in the books, Patch asked: Who gained an edge during the back-and-forth bantering over the last month? For Republicans who responded to Patch’s latest survey of political insiders, the first debate between Romney and Obama set the tone and marked the beginning of a momentum-building run for the GOP candidate. Democrats who responded to the survey, however, said Obama bounced back nicely and that Team Obama won …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The "horses and bayonets" comment a hit among some President Barack Obama supporters watching the debate with Gov. Mitt Romney at the Patch-sponsored event at the Rosebud Theater in Wauwatosa.
The third and final debate between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama had enough substance to give voters more confidence heading into the Nov. 6 election, debate watchers told Patch. Patch sponsored debate-watching parties at the Rosebud Cinema in Wauwatosa for all three debates, along with the vice presidential debate. About 50 people were in attendance Monday night to view the foreign policy debate aired from Lynn University in Florida. Jeff Perzan’s already cast his vote in the presidential election using early voting. But he still kept a close watch on the debate. Perzan said he felt the moderator, Bob Schieffer, had a better presence in the final debate. “It was, as other people have said, very …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Vice presidential candidates' wives Jill Biden and Janna Ryan make stops in Waukesha Saturday - as do Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
Waukesha was the epicenter of the state and national political scene Saturday as Democratic and Republican candidates and their surrogates visited the city to encourage volunteers to make the final push for votes in the Nov. 6 election. Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, were at President Barack Obama’s campaign office in downtown Waukesha. Earlier in the day, on the other side of town, Paul Ryan’s wife, Janna Ryan, was joined by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Brad Courtney and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. And there's more to come. Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who is running against Baldwin for the U.S. Senate, plans …