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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner stepped onto a stage last week in Milwaukee, where unemployment is about 12 percent, and told 200 cheering college students that “it is excellent to be away from Washington.”