November 13, 2009 |
The Nov. 3 special election for the 23rd Congressional District may not be over after all. Though Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman conceded and Democrat Bill Owens was sworn into Congress, the routine recanvassing of votes shows Owens' lead has narrowed to 3,026 votes, with about 5,800 absentee ballots received so far that have yet to be counted. The outcome rests on uncounted absentee ballots, and more than 10,000 were sent out. If the count overturns the election, Owens could be removed from office.
November 16, 2009 |
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who was hailed as a hero this summer for confronting a man wielding a metal bar, officially announced he is running for governor. He has said that he deferred his decision until he was sufficiently recovered from the August attack at a state fair that left him with head and hand injuries. His decision was a relief for the Democratic Party after incumbent Gov. James E. Doyle decided not to seek a third term. The 55-year-old Barrett said he'll build his campaign around the issues of jobs, education and the economy.