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 …
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 30, 2012
Days before the election, Republican vice presidential candidate and 1st District congressman will visit Memorial Hall.
Updated at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to include details of Obama visit Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will visit Racine on Wednesday afternoon. Billed as a victory rally from the Romney-Ryan campaign, Ryan is slated to visit Memorial Hall at 2:15 p.m. with a mix of state and national GOP names. Tickets are free, but registration is required by visiting the campaign's website. Doors open at 12:15, and the program is scheduled to begin at 2:15 p.m. Residents will be subject to airport-style security as they enter the hall. Bags will not be allowed, but cameras are permitted. Signs, umbrellas and sharp objects are also prohibited. Wednesday is a busy day for Ryan. Before he heads into Racine, he'll make stops in Eau Claire and Green…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Patch blogged live during the Vice President's visit to UW-Parkside Friday. Thanks to all those who joined us!
Vice President Joe Biden visited UW-Parkside in Kenosha today. Patch was there with a Cover It Live blog. We appreciate those who joined us! Our friends at WGTD 91.1FM streamed Biden's remarks live at www.gatewaysportsweb.org.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Obama/Biden campaign announced today that the vice president will visit the UW-Parkside campus Friday in Kenosha.
Vice President Joe Biden will make two appearances in Wisconsin Friday, including a stop at UW-Parkside in Kenosha. The Obama/Biden campaign made the announcement Tuesday. First, Biden will visit UW-Oshkosh and then he'll make his way south to Parkside. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at the DeSimone Gymnasium at the Sports & Activity Center on the Parkside campus. Both events are free and open to the public. Free tickets for the Parkside appearance are available at: OFA Kenosha Office 3020 Roosevelt Rd Kenosha OFA DPW Kenosha Office 5535 6th Ave Kenosha OFA Racine Office 606 6 St Racine According to the press release, tickets are available on a first come - first served basis until gone through Wednesday. Tickets must be picked up in person and …
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 …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Patch's political insiders from both parties have plenty to say about Vice President Joe Biden's performance in Thursday night's debate against U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.
When Patch asked Wisconsin political insiders who won Thursday night's debate between Republican Paul Ryan and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, the responses were pretty much what one would expect. More than 86 percent of the Republicans who responded to Patch's post-debate survey declared Ryan the winner, while all of the 36 Democrats who answered called it for Biden. So, while they didn't see eye-to-eye on the outcome of the debate, they did agree on thing: That Biden pretty much stole the show. When asked the open-ended question of what was the most memorable moment of the debate, more than two-thirds of the respondents of both parties had something to say about Biden. For Republicans, Biden came off as "rude," "boorish," "arrogant…
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…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Not only did things get a bit heated between U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night, but there was a lively debate taking place in Pach's live blog as well.
Democrat Joe Biden went head to head against Republican Paul Ryan tonight in the first and only vice presidential debate of the campaign. Patch readers from throughout the Milwaukee area exchanged their views and comments during our live blog from the debate. Here's a replay of what they were talking about in real time.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Although Paul Ryan will face off against a man who was sparring over public policy since the congressman was learning to talk, experts say it's a toss-up on who will win this debate.
With little more than 24 hours before the vice presidential debate, political experts say it's a true toss-up who will win, even after what many called a "lackluster" performance by President Barack Obama last week. It's not exactly a "Rumble in the Jungle," but the vice presidential debate Thursday does have the potential to be good theater. Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan will face off against incumbent Vice President Joe Biden at 7 p.m. Thursday in Danville, KY. This is the second of four scheduled debates before the election and is the only debate between the vice-presidential hopefuls. Across the country there's speculation that Biden will have to clean up the mess left behind by Obama's uneven performance during the first …