Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could appeal to both social and fiscal conservatives, making him a candidate to "fear" in the Iowa Caucuses, progressives warn.
West Des Moines, Iowa — Amid growing speculation that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is testing GOP presidential waters in Iowa and elsewhere, progressive activists warned Thursday at a rally here that a Walker presidency would be “terrifying" and disastrous to middle-class families. Walker hasn’t said he’s a candidate, but his appearance Thursday at a Republican fundraiser in Iowa’s largest county, as well as a handful of appearances in the Northeast and before powerful conservative groups, suggest that he’s at least considering a 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination. The “Scott Walker Truth Squad,” as activists from Progress Iowa and One Wisconsin Now call themselves, told reporters at a news conference that Walker has the …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Our sister Patch in West Des Moines, Iowa, reports that a Scott Walker “Truth Squad” plans to rally ahead of Wisconsin governor’s appearance before Republican activists.
West Des Moines, Iowa — Advocacy groups for progressives in Iowa and Wisconsin are holding “Scott Walker Truth Squad” in advance of the Wisconsin governor’s appearance Thursday at a Polk County Republican Fundraiser, one of several of appearances before GOP activists that point to a possible presidential run in 2016. Advisers to Walker say he’s returning a favor to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who hosted a fundraiser in Dubuque, Iowa, for the embattled Wisconsin governor during his 2012 recall election, the Washington Post reported. Even if Walker’s advisers are telling it like it is, and that Walker’s appearance with Branstad is just a little quid pro quo among political friends, the pre-banquet rally by Progress Iowa and One Wisconsin Now …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Speculation aside, Larry Sabato, a well-known political scientist lays out his argument for Gov. Scott Walker being a top-tier candidate for Republican nomination for president in 2016.
The signs that Gov. Scott Walker is laying the groundwork for a possible presidential run are clear, but still speculative. And that speculation may be intensifying as Larry Sabato, a well-known political scientist, has declared Walker a top-tier candidate for Republican nominee for president in 2016 — right up there with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Walker is writing a book about his governorship, which may become a resume of sorts and is planning to address conservatives in Iowa at the invitation of Gov. Terry Branstad in May. He also was one of the key speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March. And, according to Politico, “he wouldn’t commit to serving throughout a second four-…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Tony Evers may have won the State Superintendent race but Brookfield voted in favor of State Rep. Don Pridemore. The city also voted in favor of State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack.
Brookfield may have had uncontested municipal and school board races but when it came to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and State Superintendent of Schools races, residents leaned toward Pat Roggensack and Don Pridemore. State Supreme Court Justice Roggensack won a second term on Tuesday night against Ed Fallone. She grabbed almost 80 percent of the vote, 6,699 to 1,749. Tony Evers retained his position as State Superintendent against State Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford). Even though Evers won the state election, the majority of Brookfield residents voted in favor of Pridemore. In Brookfield, Pridemore received 4,971 votes and Evers received 2,634 votes. Evers has been in the education field for more than 30 years, working as a teacher, …
Justice Pat Roggensack defeats Ed Fallone in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, while Tony Evers beats Don Pridemore for state superintendent of schools.
State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack defeated challenger Ed Fallone Tuesday in her bid for a second 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers withstood a challenge from Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore in the only other contested statewide race on the ballot. Roggensack was declared the winner by the Associated Press shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday. As of midnight, with 88 percent of the statewide vote counted, she had 57 percent of the vote to Fallone's 42 percent, according to election results from WISN 12 News. The race for Wisconsin's top education post wasn't as close. With 88 percent of the statewide vote counted as of midnight, Evers had 61 percent of the vote, with …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Here's all the information you need to know about where to vote in Brookfield on April 2 and what's on the ballot.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Friday is the last day for residents to vote early in person for Tuesday's election and clerks' offices across the state, including Brookfield's, are required to be open.
With the spring election on Tuesday, muncipal clerks' offices across the state - including Brookfield - are required to be open on Good Friday. The clerk’s office at Brookfield City Hall will be open for in-person absentee voting and other election details that day. Friday is the deadline for in-person voting. You may also cast an absentee ballot by mail, but it must be postmarked no later than Tuesday. Here is more information on voting early in Wisconsin. "The absentee voting statutes provide no exemption from or postponement for deadlines occurring on the Thursday or Friday before the Spring Election, regardless of their relationship to religious observances that are not recognized as state holidays," Wisconsin Government Accountability…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker is coming out with a book that chronicles the controversy over his 2011 budget reforms. The book already has a title, but that didn't stop people from taking to Twitter with their own suggestions.
Gov. Scott Walker’s book, which will be titled “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge,” is set to hit the bookstores shelves sometime late in 2013. Sentinel imprint of Penguin Group announced Tuesday that it has acquired the rights to the book. The book chronicles Walker’s budget reforms in 2011, which sparked massive protests and counter protests. During the budget-making process, Walker sought to erase a $3.6 billion deficit by eliminating their ability to collectively bargain and asked unions to pay more for their insurance and pensions. At one point, almost 100,000 people protested Walker’s budget and a number of Democrats left the state to protest his proposal. "This book tells the dramatic story of how one brave …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Incumbent Tony Evers is taking on state Rep. Don Pridemore in the April 2 election for Wisconsin's top education post.
State Superintendent of School Tony Evers will face state Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) in his bid for re-election in the April 2 election. Both candidates in the nonpartisan race say they're focused on improving the quality of education in Wisconsin, but they differ on the best way to accomplish that goal. Evers, a Plymouth native, has been the state superintendent of schools since 2009. He has been in the education field for more than 30 years, working as a teacher, principal, superintendent, regional administrator and deputy state superintendent before being elected to his current post. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1973, a master's degree in 1976 and a doctorate in education …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The "nonpartisan" state Supreme Court race could have big ramifications on cases sitting on the court's docket.
"Nonpartisan election" seems to be a buzz phrase quickly falling out of style in Wisconsin politics as the state is again embroiled in a saucy state Supreme Court election essentially split on party lines. And in a race split by ideology, barbs are sure to follow. State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is seeking another 10-year term on the bench, but is facing a challenge from Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone in the April 2 election. The 2013 race has all the fixings of a partisan race similar to the 2011 showdown between Justice David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg, which was seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker at the time. The court is weighted 4-3 in favor of conservative justices, and April 2 could tip the …