Friday, October 19, 2012
Voters don't have to wait until Nov. 6 to vote for president — in Wisconsin, they can also vote from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2.
While Election Day isn't until Nov. 6, voters in Greendale — and the rest of Wisconsin — can begin casting their ballots Monday. In-person absentee voting, more commonly referred to as "early voting," begins Monday and continues through Friday, Nov. 2. Greendale residents can cast their ballot between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 2 at Village Hall, 6500 Northway. The Clerks office has set up in the Village Hall Board Room with voting booths and tables for new voter registrations, name and address changes, as well as, absentee voting. Greendale has historically always had a high voter turn out in any election, said Greendale Clerk Treasurer Kathy Kasza. She also said absentee voting has…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mitt Romney's son was in Waukesha to thank supporters as the Nov. 6 presidential election draws closer.
When Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama squared off in their second debate Tuesday night, Matt Romney was in the audience to support his dad with the rest of his brothers. “We were excited,” said Matt Romney. “Obviously President Obama came out with a little more aggressiveness than he did in the last debate, but I feel like my dad really mastered it very well. I think what he did more importantly is he laid out his record.” While some conservatives have been blasting moderator Candy Crowley for being too pro-Obama, Matt Romeny shied away from criticizing her. “When we look at the moderators, we really feel like they are doing the best job they can,” Matt Romney said. “I just look at President Obama and my dad. I feel like the debates …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Armchair analysts at Patch's debate viewing party in Wauwatosa were split on outcome in both style and substance, but Biden may have tipped the ball in at the buzzer.
Unlike last week's presidential debate, there was no clear winner this time around. But the for dozens of people who attended Patch's public showing of the vice presidential debate at the Rosebud Cinema in Wauwatosa, Vice President Joe Biden might have beaten U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan by the thinnest of margins. If it had been a football game, you would have to say it came down to the last seconds — with the final play disputed. On style points, the consensus was that Biden was penalized heavily for smiling and laughing at Ryan, and drew personal fouls for interrupting him. Most people on both sides felt that way. But some also said Ryan’s smirking, and playing fast and loose with facts set him back a few yards, too. On substance, Biden may have…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
If Mitt Romney stays within 3 percentage points of President Barack Obama in the polls, the GOP candidate will take Wisconsin, Republican National Committee chairman tells volunteers in Waukesha.
If the polls show Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney within 3 percentage points of Barack Obama in Wisconsin, he will win the state, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, told volunteers in Waukesha Saturday. “If it is within a field goal, we are going to win this race,” he said during a stop at the GOP campaign office. So, Priebus was quick to smile when he learned Saturday evening that a new Public Policy Polling poll showed Romney within 2 percentage points of Obama in Wisconsin. Two weeks ago, the same poll had Obama 7 points ahead. “Don’t forget, that is even a Democratic poll, too,” Priebus said in an interview with Patch. “So, the Democrats say we are only down by two, I think we are doing pretty …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Former governor and Cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush now vying for Senate seat.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Name : Tommy Thompson Age : 70 Place of residence : Madison Attended college : Yes College : University of Wisconsin-Madison Degree : Bachelor's Year of graduation : 1963 University : University of Wisconsin Law School Degree : Law degree Year of graduation : 1966 Has served in the military: Yes Rank : Captain Job titles held : Former Health and Human Services Secretary under George W. Bush Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Senate Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Wisconsin Governor, Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.tommyforwisconsin.com --- Sources: Electful, Palm Beach Post (AP)
Zerban, former Kenosha County Board Supervisor, is challenging Republican incumbent Paul Ryan.
Name : Mr. Rob Zerban Age : 44 Place of residence : Kenosha, WI Attended college : Yes College : Culinary Institute of America Degree : A.A. in Culinary Arts Year of graduation : May-92 Job titles held : NA Employers : NA Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Congress Chamber/district: Wisconsin 1st Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Kenosha County Board Supervisor Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address P.O. Box 2286 Kenosha WI 53140 Website : www.robzerban.com Twitter : @RobZerban Facebook : www.facebook.com/robzerban Youtube : www.youtube.com/robzerban
Longtime congressman is on the ballot in 1st District as well as vice president.
Name : Paul Ryan Age : 42 Place of residence : Janesville Attended college : Yes College : Miami University in Ohio Degree : Bachelor's in economics and political science Year of graduation : 1992 University : None Degree : NA Year of graduation : NA Has served in the military: No Rank : NA Job titles held : U.S. Congressman, Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District; aide to legislators Bob Kasten, Sam Brownback, and Jack Kemp; speechwriter for Empower America; marketing consultant for Ryan Incorporated Central. Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: Congress (also on the ballot for vice president) Chamber/district: 1st Congressional District Incumbent: No (Vice President); Yes (1st Congressional …
Congresswoman Baldwin was the first woman elected to Congress in Wisconsin
Name : Tammy Baldwin Age : 50 Place of residence : Madison Attended college : Yes College : Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts Degree : A.B. degree with majors in government and mathematics. Year of graduation : 1984 University : University of Wisconsin Law School Degree : Law degree Year of graduation : 1989 Military service Has served in the military: No Rank : NA Job titles held : Elected congresswoman to Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District, lawyer, County Board supervisor, Madison Common Council, WI State Representative for the 78th Assembly District (central and south Madison). Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Senate Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Local Republican college students get ready for rally for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
Dozens of college students at Marquette University were busy Wednesday evening making posters in preparation for Ann Romney’s speech on campus Thursday. Downstairs in the gymnasium, risers were being set up for the media as local Republicans were getting everything ready for Ann Romney to campaign for her husband Mitt Romney’s presidential bid. It wasn't Manitowoc native Tyler Martell, a junior at Marquette, first time volunteering politically. But this time it was different, he told Patch before he began making a poster with a Twitter hashtag to promote the campaign of Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan. “This one is a lot more exciting, there is a lot more people involved,” Martell said. “It’s a national race. … I just think there is…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Democratic National Convention concludes tonight with speeches from Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and President Barack Obama.
The Democratic National Convention is “going great” with additional speakers revving up the crowd, according to Waukesha County Supervisor Larry Nelson, who previously was the Waukesha mayor. “Last night, President (Bill) Clinton's speech was incredible,” Nelson said. “I have been referring to him as the truth-teller-in-chief. I thought he did a fantastic job with giving the facts on the issues.” Nelson had a view of the large teleprompter that lead Clinton through his speech. But as a former English teacher, Nelson said it was “fascinating” to see Clinton ad-lib throughout the speech. “Many of President Clinton’s best lines were not prepared,” Nelson said. The convention continues tonight with speeches from Democrats like Wisconsin …