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Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.

Burke Loses To Walker In Wisconsin

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat Mary Burke fell short against incumbent Scott Walker (R) in the Wisconsin governor's race Tuesday. Burke, a former executive at Trek Bicyc...

Walker Fends Off Burke

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Gov. Scott Walker beat opponent Mary Burke in Wisconsin's gubernatorial race on Tuesday. Walker was first elected governor of the Badger ...

Amanda Terkel

Walker Wins Re-Election | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) won re-election after a close race in which Democrats were holding out hope that they would be able to knock off a pot...

Obama Makes Final Push For Democrats In Governor's Races

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama's final campaign swing of the midterm election season Sunday came down to part nostalgia tour and part te...

Both Sides In Wisconsin Governor Race Still Spinning Voters | Brooks Jackson and Alexander Nacht | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on In Wisconsin’s pivotal race for governor, both sides are still spinning voters. Republ...

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

Democratic Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Says Trek Did Not Fire Her

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke and her brother on Wednesday rejected a claim by a former top Trek executive that...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Obama Kicks Off Rare Campaign Swing For Midterm Elections

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is kicking off a weeklong, six-state campaign spree with a visit to Wisconsin. Obama will attend a rally...

Laura Bassett

Scott Walker Runs Ad Supporting Equal Pay After Repealing Wisconsin's Equal Pay Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) released an ad on Tuesday in which his female lieutenant governor applauds his support for equal pay for women -- just...

Obama Goes To Wisconsin In Bid To Oust Scott Walker

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail just one week before Election Day in an effort to help...

Bill Clinton To Campaign For Mary Burke In Milwaukee

AP | By M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton tried to energize fellow Democrats Friday in Milwaukee, where strong turnout could be a deciding fact...

HuffPost Pollster: Walker vs. Burke

HuffPost Pollster | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

This chart combines the latest opinion polls using a poll-tracking model and is updated whenever a new poll is released....

Obama Heading To Wisconsin To Stump For Scott Walker Foe

AP | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Barack Obama is stopping in Wisconsin next week to help Democrat Mary Burke in her tight race to unseat Republican Go...

Jason Linkins

It's Probably Not The Best Idea To Insult Wisconsin Voters When You're Trying To Win A Close Election | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

The Wisconsin gubernatorial race has been as tight as a tick since late July, with the last Marquette Law School poll depicting the contest as a genui...

Scott Walker vs. Mary Burke Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Wisconsin Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Scott Walker vs. Mary Burke Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin compa...

West Wing's Bradley Whitford: Mary Burke for Wisconsin Governor

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.20.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

A guy who still calls Wisconsin home despite his Hollywood success, Whitford is stumping for Democratic candidate Mary Burke over incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Doesn't Think The Minimum Wage 'Serves A Purpose'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday bluntly put into words how he feels about the minimum wage. "Well, I'm not going to repeal it," he said ...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Refuses To Answer Minimum Wage Question | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin's gubernatorial candidates differed sharply on the minimum wage during their first debate Friday, with Democrat Mary Burke say...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

This Is Scott Walker's Idea Of A Living Wage | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Branch, a 50-year-old personal care worker in Milwaukee, works 20 hours a week making $11 an hour, or around $400 every two weeks....

Reporters Barred From Speaking To Attendees At Mary Burke, Michelle Obama Event

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

Reporters in Wisconsin are up in arms about what they described as "creepy" and "distressing" practices by media handlers at an event with first lady ...

Chris Christie Campaigns For Scott Walker In Wisconsin

AP | By BRIAN BAKST and M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's tense race for governor got some political star power Monday, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging Republicans...

Voter Wars: 'Step Away From the Polls. Step Away...'

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Thinking of voting this November? A certain party might like you to reconsider... (Hint: It's spelled "G-O-P.") ...

Mary Burke Drops Campaign Consultant After He Self-Plagiarizes In Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Democratic businesswoman Mary Burke, who is challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), has dropped one of her campaign consultants after BuzzFeed re...