Tuesday, April 3, 2012
All three primaries — including Wisconsin — were called within an hour after polls closed Tuesday. Santorum vowed to continue campaigning into the primaries April 24 on the East Coast.
Although Rick Santorum vowed Tuesday that his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination would continue regardless of what happened at the polls, there’s no doubt that Mitt Romney delivered a bruising blow in three states. The evening started with major media outlets calling the primary races in Maryland and Washington, D.C., less than an hour after polls closed in both locations. The story was much the same in Wisconsin, as the race was called just before 9 p.m. Romney cruised to a sweep in the three primaries Tuesday, and increased his projected delegate total to 640, compared to Santorum’s 264, according to CNN.com. A total of 1,144 delegates are needed to win. Romney remained in Wisconsin on Tuesday and held a victory party …
Check out a replay of Patch's live blog from Wisconsin's presidential primary race.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney topped challenger Rick Santorum and two other rivals in Tuesday's presidential primary. Here is a replay of Patch's live blog from Tuesday's election, which include comments from voters, the candidates and their campaigns.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum blame Obama for declaring a 'war on religion' during appearance at faith-based forum in Waukesha. Event tops a full day of campaigning in Wisconsin.
Religious freedom and the American Dream itself are being threatened by the current administration under President Barack Obama — at least according to the three Republican presidential candidates who spoke before a largely evangelical crowd Saturday in Waukesha. It’s been some time since Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum gathered together at the same event, but the Faith and Freedom Coalition made it happen inside a packed hall at the Country Springs Hotel. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Romney supporter, also spoke and received a raucous reception from the crowd. The event was the first of numerous stops in Wisconsin this weekend for the GOP contenders just four days before Tuesday's presidential primary. After speaking in Waukesha, …
The Republican presidential candidates campaigned throughout Wisconsin on Saturday. You check out a replay Patch's live blog from their campaign trail.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were in the Badger State on Saturday, participating in multiple campaign events. Patch followed the candidates throughout the day in our live blog — and will be posted updates from the campaign trail, including videos, photos and more.
Friday, March 30, 2012
As the election approaches the schedules for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are filled with appearances throughout the state. Patch will be blogging live from the presidential forum Saturday at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha.
The Republican presidential primary Tuesday is just around the corner, and as the candidates prepare for an important winner-take-all election in the state their schedules are filling up. On Saturday, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will be attending a presidential forum at 10 a.m. at the Country Springs Hotel. The Faith and Freedom Coalition is sponsoring the event. Patch will be there blogging live so stay tuned for coverage Saturday. However, Saturday’s event is just one of many in the chocked-full schedules of the candidates - namely Romney and Santorum. Here’s a look at all the appearances planned by the candidates this weekend. Friday: Saturday: Friday: Saturday: Friday: Saturday:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
After two polls in two weeks put former Sen. Rick Santorum in the lead, this is now the second poll to list former Gov. Mitt Romney in the lead for the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary. The same poll shows a very tight race in the gubernatorial r
A new poll keeps Mitt Romney tops in the minds of Wisconsin voters when it comes to the Republican presidential nomination. In a new survey released Tuesday from Marquette University, former Gov. Mitt Romney is ahead of former Sen. Rick Santorum, 39 to 31 percent, respectively. Congressman Ron Paul pulled in 11 percent and former Congressman Newt Gingrich comes in at five percent. Just last week a poll from Rasmussen Reports had Romney leading Santorum 46 percent to 33 percent, but polls last month, from both Marquette University and Public Policy Polling each had Santorum in the lead by double-digits. "We think it's encouraging, but it's only a poll," said Ted Kanavas, state director for the Romney campaign. "You know, Wisconsin is a …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will appear at same religious-based event to woo county's conservative voters.
Three Republican presidential candidates are confirmed to appear at a Wisconsin primary kickoff event at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha on Saturday. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will attend the event sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition that is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Ron Paul has also been invited to the event, along with Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and others. Details on the event are still being worked out, according to organizers, and it's unknown whether the three presidential candidates will appear on the same stage together or make separate speeches. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Waukesha County …
Political experts say Wisconsin's 42 delegates in the winner-take-all primary could be the final blow for Rick Santorum, or it could be the needed momentum builder to carry him deeper into the election.
Over the past year, Wisconsin voters have gone to the polls to declare a winner in significant, and historic, state elections. As the Republican presidential primary approaches, state voters will once again play a decisive role — this time on a national stage. After three months since the Iowa caucuses, the GOP primary has essentially narrowed to a two-candidate race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. On April 3, 42 important delegates from Wisconsin will be up for grabs in a winner-take-all election that could significantly alter the complexion of the Republican primaries moving forward. Santorum received a bit of a momentum boost on Saturday, with a resounding win in the Louisania primaries, where he took 49 percent of the vote to …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Republican presidential hopeful says people shouldn't believe everything they read or hear because he while he is trailing, the math putting Romney so far ahead is faulty and Santorum is not even close to throwing in the towel.
Calling numbers reported in the media "faulty math," Republican Rick Santorum said his race to be the GOP Presidential nominee is far from over. "We estimate that (Mitt) Romney has 42 percent of the delegates, and I have about 30 so that's not that far behind," Santorum told reporters before his Rally for Rick began Sunday at South Hills Country Club. "There's a lot left to this race." Specifically, Santorum is looking forward to the May primaries, which he says are in states that are in his court; places like Texas, Arkansas and Kentucky. "This race is far from over," he stated.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan says this year's outcomes in Wisconsin will affect a whole generation. And national pundit Michelle Malkin says a Walker recall loss would be "the most damaging thing" in American politics
Wisconsin is "ground zero." Wisconsin is "pivotal." Wisconsin is "critical." Wisconsin is where "the battle will be won." Or lost. Speaker after speaker at the "Defending the American Dream Summit" Saturday in Milwaukee reiterated that this is the battleground for conservatives. It's expected that presidential hopefuls will tell the party faithful that their state's votes are the most important, wherever they might be. But the only such presidential hopeful on the docket Saturday at the Wyndham Hotel was former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. Yet, speaker after speaker on the docket — be they sitting members of Congress or pundits or organizers at the national, state or local levels — said the same: All eyes are on Wisconsin. The Wisconsin …