Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama, on his way to re-election win's Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes after defeating former Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has won Wisconsin, considered by political pundits as a major swing state that would go a long way in deciding the 2012 presidential election. Obama was declared the state’s projected winner over Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama and running mate Joe Biden overcame the popularity uptick Romney undoubtedly received when he announced Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville as his vice presidential candidate this summer. With the victory, Obama picked up 10 important electoral votes toward the 270 required to win the presidency. At approximately 10:15 p.m., CNN declared Obama a winner in Ohio, essentially giving him the election. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, with 91 percent of the vote counted in Wisconsin, Obama was leading …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Though their names are separated by just a vowel, Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin have vastly different visions for the future. It's resulted in one of the most bitter and tightly contested races for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 4:50 p.m. Monday to include comments from Tommy Thompson after they were received. The most expensive U.S. Senate campaign in Wisconsin history, and one of the most watched in the nation, is down to its last day — and by most accounting is down to the wire, with no significant advantage to either candidate. Polls on the race between Gov. Tommy Thompson and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin swung wildly since Thompson emerged as victor in the Republican primary. Thompson initially built a double-digit lead, only to see that reversed in Baldwin's favor. But within the past month of the campaign, those numbers have drawn back to a near dead heat, with perhaps a slight edge toward Baldwin but falling within the…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wisconsin's getting high-profile political stops, including President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Updated at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to include information about venue and time for Clinton; and information about Obama in Milwaukee Former President Bill Clinton will be campaign in Waukesha Thursday on behalf of President Barack Obama, who is making a stop in Milwaukee on Saturday. Doors open to Clinton’s event at UW-Waukesha’s Field House at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. The news release from Obama for America does not specifically state when the program begins. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry. Clinton isn’t the only big-name coming to Wisconsin. As a swing state, it’s being eyed as a crucial battleground for Republicans and Democrats. Mitt Romney, whose plans to be in West Allis Monday were canceled …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Republicans feel Gov. Mitt Romney rode the momentum of his strong start, while Democrats believe President Barack Obama rebounded down the stretch.
From “bayonets and horses” to “binders full of women” the presidential and vice-presidential debates were chock-full of memorable moments. Moments that will carry either President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney to victory Nov. 6, or be pointed to as a reason for one of the candidates’ defeat. And with the fourth and final debate in the books, Patch asked: Who gained an edge during the back-and-forth bantering over the last month? For Republicans who responded to Patch’s latest survey of political insiders, the first debate between Romney and Obama set the tone and marked the beginning of a momentum-building run for the GOP candidate. Democrats who responded to the survey, however, said Obama bounced back nicely and that Team Obama won …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The "horses and bayonets" comment a hit among some President Barack Obama supporters watching the debate with Gov. Mitt Romney at the Patch-sponsored event at the Rosebud Theater in Wauwatosa.
The third and final debate between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama had enough substance to give voters more confidence heading into the Nov. 6 election, debate watchers told Patch. Patch sponsored debate-watching parties at the Rosebud Cinema in Wauwatosa for all three debates, along with the vice presidential debate. About 50 people were in attendance Monday night to view the foreign policy debate aired from Lynn University in Florida. Jeff Perzan’s already cast his vote in the presidential election using early voting. But he still kept a close watch on the debate. Perzan said he felt the moderator, Bob Schieffer, had a better presence in the final debate. “It was, as other people have said, very …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Vice presidential candidates' wives Jill Biden and Janna Ryan make stops in Waukesha Saturday - as do Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
Waukesha was the epicenter of the state and national political scene Saturday as Democratic and Republican candidates and their surrogates visited the city to encourage volunteers to make the final push for votes in the Nov. 6 election. Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, were at President Barack Obama’s campaign office in downtown Waukesha. Earlier in the day, on the other side of town, Paul Ryan’s wife, Janna Ryan, was joined by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Brad Courtney and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. And there's more to come. Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who is running against Baldwin for the U.S. Senate, plans …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mitt Romney's son was in Waukesha to thank supporters as the Nov. 6 presidential election draws closer.
When Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama squared off in their second debate Tuesday night, Matt Romney was in the audience to support his dad with the rest of his brothers. “We were excited,” said Matt Romney. “Obviously President Obama came out with a little more aggressiveness than he did in the last debate, but I feel like my dad really mastered it very well. I think what he did more importantly is he laid out his record.” While some conservatives have been blasting moderator Candy Crowley for being too pro-Obama, Matt Romeny shied away from criticizing her. “When we look at the moderators, we really feel like they are doing the best job they can,” Matt Romney said. “I just look at President Obama and my dad. I feel like the debates …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Armchair analysts at Patch's debate viewing party in Wauwatosa were split on outcome in both style and substance, but Biden may have tipped the ball in at the buzzer.
Unlike last week's presidential debate, there was no clear winner this time around. But the for dozens of people who attended Patch's public showing of the vice presidential debate at the Rosebud Cinema in Wauwatosa, Vice President Joe Biden might have beaten U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan by the thinnest of margins. If it had been a football game, you would have to say it came down to the last seconds — with the final play disputed. On style points, the consensus was that Biden was penalized heavily for smiling and laughing at Ryan, and drew personal fouls for interrupting him. Most people on both sides felt that way. But some also said Ryan’s smirking, and playing fast and loose with facts set him back a few yards, too. On substance, Biden may have…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
If Mitt Romney stays within 3 percentage points of President Barack Obama in the polls, the GOP candidate will take Wisconsin, Republican National Committee chairman tells volunteers in Waukesha.
If the polls show Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney within 3 percentage points of Barack Obama in Wisconsin, he will win the state, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, told volunteers in Waukesha Saturday. “If it is within a field goal, we are going to win this race,” he said during a stop at the GOP campaign office. So, Priebus was quick to smile when he learned Saturday evening that a new Public Policy Polling poll showed Romney within 2 percentage points of Obama in Wisconsin. Two weeks ago, the same poll had Obama 7 points ahead. “Don’t forget, that is even a Democratic poll, too,” Priebus said in an interview with Patch. “So, the Democrats say we are only down by two, I think we are doing pretty …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Former governor and Cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush now vying for Senate seat.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Name : Tommy Thompson Age : 70 Place of residence : Madison Attended college : Yes College : University of Wisconsin-Madison Degree : Bachelor's Year of graduation : 1963 University : University of Wisconsin Law School Degree : Law degree Year of graduation : 1966 Has served in the military: Yes Rank : Captain Job titles held : Former Health and Human Services Secretary under George W. Bush Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Senate Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Wisconsin Governor, Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.tommyforwisconsin.com --- Sources: Electful, Palm Beach Post (AP)