Tuesday, April 30, 2013
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, former running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, says that with the election behind him, he's happy to "get back to work" and fight for what he believes in.
Despite taking his lumps in the November election, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he has a "moral obligation" to continue fighting for what he believes in. "What do you do when you get knocked down?" he asked "You get back up. You pick yourself up, and go back and fight for what you think is right, what you believe in." Speaking at a town hall meeting in Oak Creek, the former Republican vice presidential candidate joked about the outcome of the race. "Let's just say the election didn't go the way I wanted it to go," he told the crowd of about 180. Still, Ryan said, he will continue to push for immigration reform, a revamp of the tax system, energy legislation and more. In an interview with Patch after the 90-minute listening session…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 10:15 p.m. and other media outlets quickly followed. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months …
Updates on the 2012 federal and state elections will be posted here throughout the day on Tuesday. You can also connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections and in our live blog.
Heading into Tuesday's presidential election, Democratic insiders were feeling a bit more confident about their party's chances than their Republican counterparts, according to the results of Patch's final "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys. The surveys of party activists, elected officials and bloggers and other "influencers" showed 95 percent of the Democrats believe that President Barack Obama will carry Wisconsin and 92 percent say he will win the national popular vote. Among Republicans insiders, 70 percent said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win Wisconsin, and 88 percent said he will take the national vote. 2012 ELECTION RESULTS All results shown here are statewide totals. Winners appear in bold. LAST UPDATE: 1…
In final Patch survey of influencers, Republicans predict a close race in Wisconsin, while Democrats seem sure of Obama’s victory here.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Patch’s final survey of Wisconsin political insiders reveals that party influencers believe the presidential candidates they support will previal in Wisconsin and nationwide in Tuesday's election. However, Democrats insiders seem a bit more confident that President Barack Obama will take Wisconsin, while Republicans are projecting a close race with Mitt Romney ultimately winning, with many saying polls that show Obama in the lead will be proven wrong. As it has throughout the campaign, Patch sent its "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys to more than 150 activists and insiders of both parties, and 60 and 40 Democrats participated in this survey. Most Republican insiders — 70 percent — predicted that Romney …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Patch will have a team of editors and reporters in the community covering Tuesday's election in real-time in our live blog. Get updates now and join the conversation!
After more than a year of hype, hundreds of speeches and millions spent on campaign ads, the 2012 election is finally here — and Patch is covering it live in a real-time Election Day Blog. We have more than two dozen reporters and editors throughout southeastern Wisconsin Tuesday, talking to voters, election officials and others — and providing updates and results in the blog until the final races are called. We also want to hear from you, so make sure your post a comment in the blog. Tell us how you voted for and why; share your experiences at the polls; or just weigh in on the big election of 2012. LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS Here are the latest results for key races for Milwaukee County and Wisconsin. Presidential results only represent …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
During campaign stop with singer Katy Perry in Milwaukee Saturday that drew an estimated 20,000 people, Obama says: "I am here today because there is more work to do."
With just days to go before what will likely be a close election both in Wisconsin and nationally, thousands of people filled the Delta Center in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon to hear President Barack Obama promise to keep fighting for the middle class. As soon as he took the podium before a crowd estimated at 20,000, Obama promised to get help to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and asked those in attendance to pray and donate to the Red Cross, if they were able to do so. His speech then turned to his campaign theme of “Forward." His primary message was about continuing the policies of his administration to provide a voice for the middle class while also growing and supporting a strong middle class. Photo Gallery: Images from Obama's visit …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The legendary rocker will join President Barack Obama for a campaign stop in Madison on Monday. Here's everything you need to know to get tickets.
After making a campaign appearance in Milwaukee on Saturday with pop singer Katy Perry, President Barack Obama will return to Wisconsin on Monday to campaign with rocker Bruce Springsteen. The rally with "The Boss" will take place in downtown Madison, and the general admission entrance will be at the corner of West Mifflin Street and State Street, Obama's campaign announced Friday night. Springstreen will perform at what is being described as a "grassroots event," a campaign spokeswoman said. The event is free and open to the public, with gates opening at 7 a.m., but those who want to attend must RSVP at the campaign website. In order to be admitted, you must show proof of your RSVP — either a printed copy or on your smart phone. For more …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Former was in Waukesha rallying Democratic support with just five days left before the election. In the waning moments of the campaign, both parties have targeted the Badger State in what could be a photo finish Nov. 6.
Former President Bill Clinton stumped deep in the heart of Republican territory in Wisconsin Thursday to talk dollars, cents, and arithmetic before a crowd of roughly 600 people in Waukesha. Clinton — dubbed the "Secretary of Explaining Things" minutes before by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett — praised President Barack Obama’s plan to rebuild the economy, saying that it was based upon arithmetic. He couldn’t say the same for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plan to restore the nation’s economy, which Clinton said would undermine the identity of the country. Clinton said there’s a reason Romney has been mum on explaining how his tax cuts add up. “There is no possible way to do this without cutting education, without cutting …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Here's how to get tickets to see pop singer perform during campaign event with the president on Saturday.
President Barack Obama is teaming up with pop singer Katy Perry at a campaign stop on Saturday in Milwaukee, his campaign announced late Wednesday. The president will deliver remarks at what is being described as a "grassroots event" at the Delta Convention Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Perry, a multi-platinum artist, will perform at the event, the campaign said. There's no word yet, however, on whether Perry will wear the "ballot dress" that she donned at an Obama rally in Las Vegas last week. The event is free and open to the public, but anyone who wishes to attend must RSVP online at Obama's campaign web site.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
State elections officials say only 44 service members did not receive ballots in time, but Romney campaign says even one late ballot is too many.
In Wisconsin, 26 municipalities missed the 45-day federal deadline to transmit absentee ballots to military personnel, and the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is suing the state in order to grant an extension for them to be returned. All absentee ballots must be returned by Nov. 9, which is three days after the election. But the Romney campaign wants Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections, to push that date back to Nov. 14. According to the Huffington Post, the Romney campaign first raised its concerns on Oct. 1, but GAB spokesman Reid Magney said the problem was not as serious as the Romney campaign made it seem. Magney pointed out that of the 4,288 military and overseas Wisconsin …