The bad news for Obama is that it hasn't gone away, and he is poised to join the unemployment line along with Harry Reid.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Don't wait up Tuesday night for the national returns for the presidential election. Look instead to how we vote right here in Racine County because for the last four elections, as our county goes, so goes the country.
Racine County voters, turns out, have their finger on the pulse of the entire country. For the last four elections—1996 through 2008—we've voted for the eventual President of the United States. While the state has gone consistently Democratic since 1984, we're a little more flexible here. "We seem to definitely sway more purple than anything else," said Bill Folk, chair of the Republican Party of Racine County. "For example, the same 60 percent that voted for Russ Feingold in 2006 also voted for Paul Ryan." Jane Witt, chair of the county Democratic Party, though, thinks this year might be the break in the pattern. "I won't be surprised if President Obama doesn't carry Racine County, but I still think he'll win," she said. "This year could …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and others spoke at a Saturday rally in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Several high-profile Republicans rallied in western Wisconsin Saturday in front of hundreds of people in support of presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other GOP candidates. The early evening event featured the following speakers: Wisconsin is considered a swing state in the presidential race, and it also features a very close races between former Republican Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin for Herb Kohl's U.S. Senate seat. After recent redistricting, Hudson is now in Wisconsin's Seventh Congressional District, and first-term Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is facing a tough challenge from former Democratic State Sen. Pat Kreitlow. All the races will be decided on Tuesday, Nov. 6, when voters across …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Republican presidential nominee told a full house at Wisconsin State Fair Park that he is the candidate that will bring "real change" to America.
Just four days ahead of Election Day, Mitt Romney came to southeastern Wisconsin and delivered a fiery speech to a fired-up crowd at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Those who made it inside the Wisconsin Products Pavilion — thousands were turned away with the crowd at capacity — saw Romney deliver what was said to be his "closing argument" in his quest to defeat Barack Obama. He alternated between criticizing the president and pushing his own accomplishments and vision. "Accomplishing real change is not something I've just talked about," Romney said, noting his time in the business world, his work leading the Salt Lake City Olympics and his tenure as governor of Massachusetts. "It's something I've done." Romney stood above a banner proclaiming…
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
Paul Ryan visited Memorial Hall in Racine Wednesday as part of a GOP victory rally tour.
Vice presidential candidate and 1st District congressman Paul Ryan visited Memorial Hall in Racine Wednesday to boost the energy and momentum of local conservatives. Before he took the stage, big-name Republicans said a few words outlining why they think the country needs Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to win the White House on Nove. 6. And like at past rallies - including the Rally for Jobs hosted by the Racine Tea Party on Saturday - residents were encouraged to vote early absentee so that on election day, they can help ferry voters to the polls. Leaders also took a page traditionally in the Democrats' wheelhouse by telling supporters to make phone calls, knock on doors, and talk to everyone they come in contact with about why the Romney-Ryan…
Marquette University released the last poll results before the Nov. 6 election on Wednesday.
The race between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney appears to be shifting once again, according to a new Marquette University poll. Obama leads Romney by eight points in the latest poll results, 51 percent to 43 percent in the state. Two weeks ago, the race was declared a dead heat with Obama garnering 49 percent of respondents' votes to Romney's 48 percent. This poll was conducted after all presidential debates were held, and Professor Charles Franklin, director of the polling project, said the polls reflect how well voters feel their candidate performed. Among most interested likely voters, Obama still retains the lead, albeit a much smaller one with 48 points to Romney's 46 percent. When it comes to the US Senate …
Participate in our live blog this afternoon as Paul Ryan will be at Racine Memorial Hall today.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is visit Racine on Wednesday afternoon, and Patch is blogging live from the event. 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. Stay with Patch for updates from the event — and post your comments as well about Ryan or the presidential campaign in general.
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
Voters over 55 desperately need Mitt Romney to win. For this group Obamacare is a triple threat to Medicare.