Wisconsin Articles

Jesse Jackson Rallies the Party Faithful in Wisconsin

4:00 AM, Jun 04, 2012

Milwaukee, Wisc.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, a flashy two-car motorcade pulled up in front of the Destiny Youth Plaza on the northwest side of Milwaukee. A crowd gathered around the first car to greet the Reverend Jesse Jackson, visiting Milwaukee to speak on behalf of Wisconsin workers and to rally voters to unseat Governor Scott Walker in the recall election here Tuesday. If anyone was bothered by the fact that Jackson arrived to speak on behalf of the working class in a Mercedes Benz S550 (starting price of some $100,000) and that his escort vehicle was a Cadillac Escalade ESV (starting at about $75,000), nobody showed it.

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PPP: Walker 50%, Barrett 47%

10:24 PM, Jun 03, 2012

Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm that conducts surveys for the SEIU and the left-wing website Daily Kos, reports that its final poll shows Wisconsin governor Scott Walker leading Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett 50 percent to 47 percent. PPP's poll is the only public poll conducted in the past week. The next most recent public poll, conducted by Marquette University from May 23 to May 26, showed Walker leading Barrett 52 percent to 45 percent.

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Cheese it!

Obama avoids Wisconsin.
3:57 PM, Jun 02, 2012

Barack Obama seems determined to avoid Wisconsin.

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Barrett and Walker Face Off in Final Debate

12:37 AM, Jun 01, 2012

In the final televised debate before the June 5 Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett called Governor Scott Walker a "rock star to the far right" and "Pontius Pilate" who used a "dead baby" in a TV ad for political gain.

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Barrett and O'Malley: Two Peas in a Pod?

5:08 PM, May 31, 2012

Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is lending last minute support today to Democratic Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett in Wisconsin, days before the June 5th gubernatorial recall election. O’Malley is chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, so trying to get Barrett elected is (at least part of) his job. But will he be of any help?

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Special Report Panel on Wisconsin

7:08 AM, May 25, 2012

Steve Hayes, with Juan Williams and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News: 

Also, check out Special Report, on whether Joe Biden is helping President Obama's chances for reelection:

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Dems Whine About Paper Endorsing Scott Walker

8:14 AM, May 21, 2012

The other day, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorsed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker in the recall gubernatorial election.

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Panel Plus on the Wisconsin Recall Election

12:03 PM, May 20, 2012

Bill Kristol, with Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, and Evan Bayh, earlier this morning on the Fox News Sunday Internet-only after show, Panel Plus

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Endorses Walker

10:20 PM, May 19, 2012

The Milwakuee Journal Sentinel, the largest newspaper in Wisconsin, has endorsed Republican governor Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election:

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Top Wisconsin Economist: State Is Gaining Jobs

More reliable report reveals better jobs numbers for Wisconsin.
6:58 PM, May 16, 2012

In the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall race, Republicans and Democrats continue to spar over the jobs numbers under Governor Scott Walker's administration. Republicans have been touting the fact that the unemployment rate has declined from 7.7 percent to 6.8 percent since Governor Scott Walker took office. But Democrats have countered by pointing to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report showing that the state lost 29,000 non-farm jobs during the past year--making Wisconsin dead last in that category nationwide.

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Democratic Poll Shows Romney and Obama Nearly Tied in Wisconsin

6:16 AM, May 16, 2012

A newly released PPP/Daily Kos poll shows President Obama and Mitt Romney locked in essentially a dead-heat in Wisconsin — where Obama beat John McCain by 14 percentage points in 2008. The poll (which was taken shortly after Obama came out in favor of redefining marriage) shows Obama with 47 percent support and Romney with 46 percent support. The previous PPP/Daily Kos poll from Wisconsin, taken

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Strong Showing in Wisconsin for ... Scott Walker

3:28 PM, May 09, 2012

An interesting thing happened in the Wisconsin recall primary yesterday: Governor Scott Walker received more votes than Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk combined, the two leading Democrats fighting to challeng him on June 5. Walker won the votes of 626,538 Wisconsinites, despite the fact that he had only token opposition. The two leading Democrats together had 619,049 votes.

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The Battle for Wisconsin

Scott Walker awaits his challenger.
Apr 30, 2012

Brookfield, Wisc.
Governor Scott Walker is facing the fight of his political life. On June 5, in the third gubernatorial recall election in U.S. history, Wisconsin voters will either choose to keep Walker in office or elect a Democrat. Polls show a tight race with Walker hovering at or slightly below 50 percent and holding a small lead over potential opponents. Walker won’t know which Democratic opponent he’ll face until May 8, when the recall primary is held. Meanwhile, he’s letting the state of Illinois serve as a stand-in.

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Tom Barrett Undermines Efforts to Undo Walker Reforms

Dem frontrunner calls Republicans who would change votes on collective bargaining "not brave."
11:36 AM, Apr 12, 2012

Madison, Wisc.
During a Democratic gubernatorial primary debate on Wednesday night, the two leading Democrats vying for a chance to take on Governor Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election strongly disagreed over their abilities to undo Walker's budget reforms if Walker is defeated.

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Romney Projected to Win Wisconsin

8:36 PM, Apr 03, 2012

Mitt Romney is projected to win the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary, according Fox News.

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Romney Wins Maryland and Washington, D.C.

7:02 PM, Apr 03, 2012

As polls close in Maryland and Washington, D.C., "NBC News projects Romney the winner of both," tweets NBC's Chuck Todd. "Should be a delegate sweep in MD but too early to call that part just yet," says Todd, suggesting that Romney will go over 50 percent of the vote in Maryland.

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Romney Accuses Santorum of Unholy Alliance in Wisc. Robocall

2:31 PM, Apr 03, 2012

A final get out the vote call from Mitt Romney's campaign in Wisconsin suggests an unholy alliance of the Santorum campaign, "union bosses," Democrats, and Santorum's "cronies" might be conspiring to extend the GOP contest, and urges Wisconsin voters to stop those efforts by voting for Romney. The call seeks to align Romney with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, whose challenge of public employee unions has made him immensely popular among the state's Republicans.

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Wisconsin Poll: Romney 43, Santorum 36, Paul 11, Gingrich 8

7:01 AM, Apr 02, 2012

PPP reports on its latest Wisconsin presidential primary poll, ahead of tomorrow's election there:

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Wisconsin Poll: Romney 40, Santorum 33, Paul 11, and Gingrich 8

6:08 AM, Mar 30, 2012

NBC News reports on its latest poll of likely voters in Wisconsin's Republican primary contest:

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Happy Hour Links: 'Doomed'

5:01 PM, Mar 28, 2012


Michelle Obama to campaign on Biggest Loser.

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Wisconsin Poll: Romney 39, Santorum 31, Paul 11, Gingrich 5

12:20 PM, Mar 28, 2012

Mitt Romney is maintaining his advantage in the Wisconsin Republican primary contest, according to a recent poll by Marquette University:

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Romney and Santorum Robocall Wisconsin Voters

3:35 PM, Mar 26, 2012

The next major test for Republican presidential candidates is April 3 in Wisconsin, where GOP voters are not accustomed to having much of a voice in the presidential primary process. But even with Wisconsin looking like an important state – in some ways maybe a decisive one – voters there are more concerned about local politics than the presidential election.

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Happy Hour Links

5:49 PM, Mar 23, 2012

Louisiana Poll: "Santorum 42, Romney 28, Gingrich 18, Paul 8."

Wisconsin Poll: "Romney 46, Santorum 33, Paul 8, Gingrich 7."

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Walker's Ad

10:40 AM, Mar 06, 2012

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker asks voters to "help [him] oppose the recall" in his most recent ad of the election cycle.

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Santorum Faring 8 Points Better than Romney among Independents in 'Core Four States'

1:02 PM, Feb 24, 2012

A Rasmussen poll of likely voters in the “four key states” of Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina, shows Rick Santorum leading President Obama by 5 percentage points among independents, while Obama leads Mitt Romney by 3 percentage points among that crucial group of voters.

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Great Scott

Feb 20, 2012

Throughout the 2012 election cycle Republicans have pined for a bold, conservative reformer—a leader courageous enough to make difficult choices and articulate enough to explain them to a skeptical public. The good news is they have such a candidate. The less good news: Scott Walker isn’t running for president. He’s running to hang on to his job as governor of Wisconsin.

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Excerpts from Scott Walker’s Address

4:01 PM, Feb 10, 2012

Here are excerpts from Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s prepared remarks that he’ll deliver tonight at a dinner at CPAC in Washington, D.C. (Walker’s staff insists that the governor frequently deviates from prepared remarks.)

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Chrysler’s Wisconsin Moment

4:19 PM, Feb 09, 2012

By now the Chrysler Super Bowl advertisement has become well known. And not surprisingly it’s gotten political. “Powerful spot,” said David Axelrod. “Extremely well-done,” said Karl Rove, adding:

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