June 6, 2012 |
MILWAUKEE - For months, optimists in the Democratic camp have argued that the wave of anxious - sometimes angry - voters that swept Republicans to victory in 2010 had begun to subside, just in time for President Obama's run for reelection. Wisconsin's recall election put a torch to that idea. In almost all respects, the voters who opted to keep Republican Gov. Scott Walker in office resembled those of 2010. The one significant difference was that Tuesday's turnout was larger.
May 10, 2012 |
MADISON, Wis. - When Tim Cullen returned to the Wisconsin state Senate after an absence of 24 years, he might have been an ideal bridge between the state's warring parties. A former three-term Democratic Senate majority leader, Cullen had left the Legislature in 1987 to become an influential Cabinet secretary under then-Gov. Tommy Thompson, a Republican. He won his election in 2010 with significant support from both parties, representing one of the state's bellwether regions.
May 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Recent polls have pointed toward a victory for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's June 5 recall election. But here's the clearest evidence to date that national Democratic party officials believe their side is losing: Democratic officials are playing down the potential impact. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) insisted in a television interview that a loss for the Democratic candidate in the recall, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, wouldn't have any implications for other races, such as the presidential election.
September 22, 2012 |
MILWAUKEE -- President Obama got a plug from baseball great Hank Aaron, who asked fans Saturday afternoon in his former home of Milwaukee to help the president “hit a grand slam.” Aaron, a native of Alabama during segregation, told the crowd that it was Milwaukee that first made him feel at home, when he moved here to play for the Braves. And he asked them to rally around the 44th president of the U.S. PHOTOS: Obama on the campaign trail “Here in the state of Wisconsin, I found respect, acceptance, appreciation for my talent,” Aaron said.
June 6, 2012 |
What was the (somewhat predictable) response by the losers in Tuesday's Wisconsin recall election? As my colleague Michael A. Memoli wrote : WASHINGTON -- If there's a common thread among Democrats and their allies in their collective response to the Wisconsin recall election, it's as simple as this: money talks. Speaking with reporters on Air Force One, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that in what was essentially a repeat election between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walker won by roughly the same margin, but only after "he outspent his challenger by a magnitude of 7 or 8 to 1, with an enormous amount of outside corporate money and huge donations.
January 19, 2000 |
Scott Walker scored his 100th NHL point on a sixth-attacker goal with 21 seconds left in regulation as the Nashville Predators tied Phoenix, 4-4, Tuesday night at Nashville. It was only his fifth goal after scoring a career-high 15 last season. "Whenever the game's on the line, Scott's not a natural goal-scorer, but he scores by effort," Nashville center Cliff Ronning said. "He worked and dug that puck out of the goalie's pads to score the goal. It was huge."
September 13, 1996 |
Canyon unleashed its Great Scott offense with maximum results Thursday night, defeating visiting El Dorado, 26-7, at El Modena High. Chad Scott caught two touchdown passes from identical twin brother Craig Scott, and Scott Walker made two field goals and two extra points for the Comanches. Craig Scott completed eight of 16 passes for 101 yards. Brother Chad caught five for 86 yards. Chad Scott also had two interceptions.
January 17, 2012 |
Organizers of an effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have delivered a petition with more than a million signatures to state elections officials today, a key step in a process that could put the Republican's fate in the hands of voters as early as this spring. By law, proponents of the recall campaign -- led by a group called United Wisconsin -- needed to submit 540,000 valid signatures to the state's Government Accountability Board to begin the process of holding a recall vote.
September 6, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Democrats have been rapidly losing ground in Wisconsin in the last two years, as a tea party Republican captured a Senate seat in 2010, the state's Assembly and Senate turned from blue to red and a Republican, Scott Walker, captured the governor's mansion. Then Mitt Romney picked Wisconsin Rep. Paul D. Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. That might be why Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin congresswoman, was given a coveted speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, the same night President Obama will speak.
August 12, 2012 |
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Don Hilbig was sitting on a hay bale not far from the stage in this grassy Milwaukee suburb where, on Sunday evening, Wisconsin congressman Paul D. Ryan was to return as Mitt Romney's newly-minted Republican running mate. Hilbig wore a Green Bay Packers baseball cap and a green "Paul Ryan for Congress" T-shirt. The faded shirt was more than a decade old. Hilbig, a retired psychotherapist from Beloit, said he got it while working on Ryan's first congressional campaign.