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Wisconsin Elections

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

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

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

Walker's Record On Jobs Gets The Spin From Both Sides In Governor's Race

FactCheck.org | Brooks Jackson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In Wisconsin’s race for governor, both sides are playing “spin the voter” with Republ...

Suppressing the Vote? They're Still At It!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Very creative, those Republicans. ...

Divisive Wisconsin Events Come To A Close

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging...

Wisconsin Polls 2012: What You Need To Know To Vote

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

It's time to vote in the state of Wisconsin. Here's what you need to know for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Closing time for Wisconsin po...

RSVP: Republican Wisconsin Ads Invite Recipients To GOP Victory Rally

The Huffington Post | Kristen Taylor | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

In the final week before the presidential election, when some say political advertising is most important, here are five GOP pre-recorded voice messag...

Tuesday Primary Contests Have GOP Veterans Fighting For Careers

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Veteran Republican Rep. John Mica turned back a challenge from tea party freshman Rep. Sandy Adams in their Florida GOP primary Tue...

Romney Makes Bold Prediction

AP | KASIE HUNT and SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Mitt Romney sought Monday to capitalize on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's victory in a contentious recall election and predic...

Wisconsin Recall Loss Drives Rifts Through Labor Union

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A heated battle is taking place inside a giant U.S. public employees' union following its crushing failure this week to oust Wiscon...

After Critical Elections, Labor Unions Could Feel Further Squeeze

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

* California, Wisconsin votes portend more union attacks * White House: don't read too much into Wisconsin outcome * Wis...

Wisconsin Voters Flock To The Polls

Greenfield Patch | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

When the polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday at a local elementary school in Port Washington, voters were already waiting outside....

Scott Walker Has One Key Advantage Over Rivals

AP | DINESH RAMDE and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has raised more than $25 million to defend his job, drawing heavily from prominent GOP players outside t...

Recall Candidates Take Turns Bashing Walker

Caledonia, WI Patch | Denise LockwoodEmail the Author | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

From taxes to health care to collective bargaining, six candidates seeking to unseat Gov. Scott Walker in the recall election came up with plenty of r...

Wisconsin Election Official Admits Another Vote Counting Mistake

Waukesha Patch | Joe Petrie and Lisa Sink | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who has been under fire for past election snafus, is at the center of attention again because new procedures in...

Wisconsin Firefighters Union Leader To Challenge Key State Official

White Fish Bay Patch | Denise Lockwood | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, announced Monday that he is running for lieutenant governor in the recall e...

Scott Walker Caught In Pre-Election Lie

Forbes | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is fond of pointing out that he was voted into office based on his promise to take on state employee union collective ...

Walker: Obama Has Advantage Over Romney

Bloomberg Businessweek | William Selway | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney will “do very well” in Wisconsin if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, Governor Scott Walker said, although President Bar...

'It's Going To Be A Very Bloody, Divisive Primary'

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — The toughest opponent Tommy Thompson may have to overcome in next year's U.S. Senate race is Tommy Thompson himself. The former...

Wisconsin Clerk Cleared For Election Night Mistake

Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

By TODD RICHMOND, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) MADISON, Wis. -- A county clerk likely violated the law when she failed to report thousands of votes in thi...

GOP Lawmakers Making It Harder To Hold Recall Elections

Patch | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

Even with record unemployment and minimal job growth across the country, there is still one business that has demonstrated it is recession-proof: poli...

GOP-Led States Move To Change The Rules Ahead Of 2012

Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

By ANN SANNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio — After years of expanding when and how people can vote, state legislatures now under new Rep...

Democrats Prevail In Wisconsin Recall Fights

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

Both of the Democratic Wisconsin state senators up for recall elections have survived. The Democrats targeted in Tuesday's election were among the ...

Republicans Look To Oust Democrats In Wisconsin Recall Fights

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Democrats sought Tuesday to hold the ground they gained in last week's recall elections by fending off Republican attempts ...

Wisconsin Recall Election Results: Live Updates From The Badger State

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Six Wisconsin senators fought Tuesday to keep their jobs in ...

As Wisconsin Recall Races Unfold, A Twist In The Landscape

Fox Point-Bayside Patch | Sarah Worthman & Andy Ambrosius | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

When state Sen. Alberta Darling sent out this tweet to her nearly 360 Twitter followers, she didn’t use a penny of the more than $1 million in campa...