At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Racine, Wisconsin, Gregg Brack contemplates how he’ll show his support in tomorrow’s election for Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee he considers the state’s favorite son.
Representative Paul Ryan has shown “an ability to work across the aisle” and “find enough common ground to get things done,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this week in introducing his new running mate to Floridians.
Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history, dropped to the floor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board room last week and ripped through his morning push-up routine, as a video camera recorded a state political icon exercising in his stocking feet.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has had 18 months to ponder his 2010 loss to Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker. In 27 days he’ll get a shot at redemption -- a rematch in the third recall vote of a state chief executive in U.S. history.
The failure of a labor-backed effort to recall Wisconsin’s governor -- in which 28 percent of members defied their unions’ endorsement -- demonstrates a loss of political clout that may tempt other cash-strapped states to target public-worker benefits.
Wade Michael Page, the man identified as the gunman who killed six people in a Sikh temple near Milwaukee before police shot him dead, was a former U.S. Army serviceman and a member of several white-supremacist rock bands.
Steve and Peggy Arnold, retirees armed with outrage and a sandwich board, pick spots to stake out on sidewalks every day as they gather signatures to force Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker out of office.