Wisconsin

  1. President Obama’s re-election and the return of the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate have solidified Obamacare as law. After months of holding out for Obama’s defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and other state officials have seven days to decide how to hand Affordable Health Care Act before the federal deadline, Nov. 16.

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports what this decision means for Wisconsin, here.

  2. I didn’t run to make history, I ran to make a difference,”

    - Rep. Tammy Baldwin after defeating former Gov. Tommy Thompson and becoming the first openly lesbian woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
  3. Voters in Milwaukee are currently waiting up to two and a half hours to cast their ballots. With just a few hours until polls close, the ballots being cast in Wisconsin right now have the potential to decide the election.

    Voters in Milwaukee are currently waiting up to two and a half hours to cast their ballots. With just a few hours until polls close, the ballots being cast in Wisconsin right now have the potential to decide the election.

  4. The presidential candidates are giving Wisconsin just as much attention as larger election-deciding states like as Ohio and Florida in the final days of the campaign.
With voters in the state seemingly split down the middle, a raspy-voiced Obama made his second appearance in Milwaukee and brought a few friends with him.
Obama was joined by state Democrats such as Mayor Tom Barrett, Sen. Herb Kohl, Rep. Gwen Moore and Rep. Tammy Baldwin and multi-platinum artist Katy Perry.
The President assured a crowd of nearly 20,000 supporters of the importance of  their votes in this election.
“If we win Wisconsin, we’ll win this election,” Obama said.
The President is stop in Wisconsin once more before voters go to the polls, this time with “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen in Madison.

    The presidential candidates are giving Wisconsin just as much attention as larger election-deciding states like as Ohio and Florida in the final days of the campaign.

    With voters in the state seemingly split down the middle, a raspy-voiced Obama made his second appearance in Milwaukee and brought a few friends with him.

    Obama was joined by state Democrats such as Mayor Tom Barrett, Sen. Herb Kohl, Rep. Gwen Moore and Rep. Tammy Baldwin and multi-platinum artist Katy Perry.

    The President assured a crowd of nearly 20,000 supporters of the importance of their votes in this election.

    “If we win Wisconsin, we’ll win this election,” Obama said.

    The President is stop in Wisconsin once more before voters go to the polls, this time with “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen in Madison.

  5. As election day draws ever nearer, new polls show President Obama ahead of opponent Mitt Romney in three battleground states: New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin.

    All three states are tightly contested, but New Hampshire’s race is perhaps the closest of them, with Obama holding a slim lead of 49 percent to 47 percent among likely voters.

  6. Marquette Law School Poll shows Democrats ahead in Wisconsin

    The final pre-election results from the Marquette Law School Poll show President Obama and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Senate candidate, ahead of their opponents with Election Day just four days away.

    After months of riding the Wisconsin polling roller coaster, the latest results show Obama with a significant lead over Romney, 51 percent to 43 percent. Professor Charles Franklin, director of the poll, attributes the jump in results to the candidates’ performances in the debates.

    After a tie in poll results two weeks ago, Baldwin has also moved ahead of her Republican opponent, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, 47 percent to 43 percent.

  7. From WISN.com:

    Five people filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board in Madison on Monday over an email sent by an employer to his employees regarding the presidential election.

    Rite Hite CEO Michael White last week wrote in an email to employees that they should “understand the personal consequences to them of having our tax rates increase dramatically if President Obama is re-elected.”

    Read more.

  8. One of CNN’s latest election coverage projects breaks the voting numbers down and makes things slightly easier to visualize as the presidential candidates enter the final stretch of the election neck and neck.

    The infographic page displays a national range across the top of the page with results of nine battleground states below.

    Currently, the chart shows Romney leading nationally by one percent. Of the nine swing states CNN has coverage of, Romney has the advantage in Florida, however Obama has the lead in the other eight.

    Take a look at the charts for yourself and check back for updates.

    CNN »

  9. After significant criticism from Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s campaign, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) speaks out about the speculation against the vote she made five years ago.

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