Wednesday, December 26, 2012
From Scott Walker emerging as the only governor to survive a recall and Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney's running mate for president, a national spotlight shined bright on Wisconsin this year.
Divisive — from recalls to recounts, it became a buzzword for Wisconsin politics in 2012. A national spotlight shined bright on Wisconsin this year, as it was a historic one for politics. Scott Walker became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville became a national household name after being selected as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate and state voters elected Tammy Baldwin to fill Herb Kohl's seat, making in her the first openly gay woman in the U.S. Senate. On the heels of a slew of recall elections and large-scale protests on the steps of the state Capitol building, the year kicked off with more recall attempts, including one aimed at Gov. Scott Walker. …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Democratic congresswoman will serve her fifth term in the House of Representatives with a decisive win over Republican Dan Sebring. It's her first term in a new district, covering Milwaukee's North Shore.
Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore easily won a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, despite seeing more Republican communities added to her 4th Congressional District this year. Moore received 72 percent of the vote in her victory over two-time Republican challenger Dan Sebring, a former member of the Navy who now runs a car repair business in Milwaukee. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Sebring had 25 percent of the vote. "We have been through so much in the last two years," Moore said in her victory speech. "But we just dug in, clicked our jaws down like good Badgers and hung in there." The 4th Congressional District previously covered the City of Milwaukee, and has historically been the most Democratic …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Democratic incumbent Gwen Moore faces two challengers in Tuesday's election.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and her Republican opponent Dan Sebring freely admit their philosophies are polar opposites of one another. Moore is a proud Democrat who describes her accomplishments as multifold: Being a champion for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, single mothers, the poor and children; defending against what she sees as U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s excesses on the House Budget Committee; and working to protect the country against financial abuses. “We put together some of the toughest language to try to keep the worst abuses of the financial crisis from occurring again,” she said. “As for the Budget Committee, I have really played a lot of defense on the Budget Committee. Paul Ryan’s budgets have continued to be more and more…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Patch will keep you up-to-date Tuesday on election information, local voters' reactions and the latest turnout numbers and results. Join the conversation!
With polling places now closed across Wisconsin, the count begins to see who will come out on top after the 2012 Election season. Patch will update local results live as they become available. Be sure to check this table for results throughout the night. Please refresh the page to verify that your results are up-to-date. Also, see results statewide in our Wisconsin Results page, and join the conversation in our live blog. Obama-Biden Election Day coverage in Whitefish Bay Updated 10:07 p.m. Voter turnout was once again very high for Wards 1 through 4 held at the Whitefish Bay Library. The head election inspectors, Susan Drewek and Elaine Karamus, said that 90 to 92 percent of registered voters in Wards 1 through 4 casted their ballots …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Alberta Darling, Brad Courtney and other Wisconsin Republicans mobilize volunteers at a pancake breakfast at the North Shore GOP Victory Office Sunday afternoon.