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  • Romney’s Rust Belt Surge Threatens Obama’s Firewall

    10/18/2012 8:13:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Published October 18, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    “I hear Pittsburgh is very nice this time of year.” -- A senior Romney campaign staffer talking to Power Play about the strategy for the closing weeks of the campaign. Two weeks ago, Mitt Romney trailed in five Rust Belt battleground states by an average of 6.9 points in the Real Clear Politics Average of polls. This morning, his average deficit was just 3.2 points. While all 11 swing states have moved his direction since the Republican nominee’s boffo performance in his first debate with President Obama, Romney has seen the most significant improvement in the core column of the...
  • Why has the Wisconsin Senate race, once a lock for Democrats, tightened?

    10/17/2012 10:49:48 PM PDT · by radpolis · 8 replies
    Christian Science Montior ^ | 10/17/2012 | Mark Guarino
    The US Senate race in Wisconsin, between former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) and US Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D), is now in a dead heat. The polarization is true to the state’s political character, but what also might be playing a role is the neck-to-neck race between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Mr. Romney’s bump in the polls follows a successful performance in the first presidential debate earlier this month. The tightening up of that race has been shadowed in key battleground contests like the one in Wisconsin, which was once considered a lock for Ms. Baldwin. While Baldwin...
  • Romney pulls within 1 in *WISCONSIN* (O - 49, R - 48)

    10/17/2012 10:35:14 AM PDT · by The G Man · 26 replies
    Marquette University Law School poll | 10/17/12 | Marquette University
    No link yet. Obama was up by 11 in same poll 2 weeks ago.
  • Romney campaign sues over absentee ballots in Wisconsin

    10/17/2012 8:10:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 10/15/2012 | Mark Guarino
    The Mitt Romney campaign has filed a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin seeking a five-day extension for absentee voters overseas and in the military. The campaign for the Republican presidential candidate is concerned about 44 ballots that the state’s Government Accountability Board says were sent out by local election officials after the Sept. 22 deadline. Under federal election law, all ballots are to be returned by Nov. 9 (three days after the general election); the Romney campaign wants that deadline pushed back to Nov. 14 for overseas absentee ballots. Ahead of Friday's action in Wisconsin, the Romney campaign had filed similar...
  • Romney campaign files federal suit to ensure all military ballots count in Wisconsin

    10/15/2012 8:14:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:53 PM 10/15/2012 | Caroline May
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign has filed a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin to extend the amount of time military and overseas absentee ballots can be returned. The federal suit came on the heels a campaign request to the state’s Government Accountability Board to extend the deadline after at least 30 Wisconsin municipalities failed to send overseas ballots 45 days before the election, which is required under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act (UOCAVA). The campaign proceeded with the suit against GAB after their initial request was denied. “Because members of the military are often stationed in remote,...
  • Romney campaign files federal suit to ensure all military ballots count in Wisconsin

    10/15/2012 8:45:33 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Caroline May
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign has filed a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin to extend the amount of time military and overseas absentee ballots can be returned. The federal suit came on the heels a campaign request to the state’s Government Accountability Board to extend the deadline after at least 30 Wisconsin municipalities failed to send overseas ballots 45 days before the election, which is required under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act (UOCAVA). The campaign proceeded with the suit against GAB after their initial request was denied. “Because members of the military are often stationed in remote,...
  • Tommy Thompson's son calls for sending Obama back 'to Kenya'

    10/14/2012 8:05:57 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 32 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/14/12 | Daniel Bice
    Like father, like son. Jason Thompson, the son of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, was caught on video Sunday suggesting at a Republican event that voters this fall could send President Barack Obama back "to Kenya." "We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago - or Kenya," Jason Thompson, an attorney at Michael Best and Friedrich, said during a fall brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.
  • An opening for Romney in foreign policy debate (grudging support from Wisc JS)

    10/14/2012 4:44:14 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/13/12 | Op-Ed
    Obama's risk-averse course was a welcome change from Bush, but in key theaters more leadership would be a plus. Romney could deliver it.
  • Biden brings fight to Wisconsin with appeal to women voters (Wisconsin?)

    10/13/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Nick Kalman
    LA CROSSE, Wis. - A day after going toe-to-toe with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a spirited and oftentimes feisty debate, Vice President Joe Biden took the fight to his GOP rival's home state. Speaking to a crowd packed with 2,000 people at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Biden tried to follow up on his Thursday night performance. This time, with a particularly direct appeal to women. "If anyone had a doubt about what's at stake in this election, when it comes to women's rights, and the Supreme Court, I am sure they were settled last night," Biden...
  • Poll: Romney edges Obama in Colo., narrows gap in Wis.

    10/11/2012 10:19:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 11 Oct 2012 | Sarah Dutton,
    On the heels of last week's presidential debate, Mitt Romney has emerged with a one-point edge over President Obama in Colorado and has cut the president's lead in half in Wisconsin, according to a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll. In Wisconsin, where Mr. Obama led Romney by six percent last month, the president now holds just a three-point advantage, with 50 percent to Romney's 47 percent support. Last month, the president led Romney 51 to 45 percent. In Colorado, the two remain locked in a dead heat, with Romney leading Mr. Obama 48 percent to 47 percent, within...
  • Dane Co. (Madison, WI) Sheriff says he won't stop felon voters

    10/09/2012 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 35 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10/08/12 | Brian Sikma
    In a battleground state where voter fraud has been an issue in previous presidential elections, one leading county sheriff is saying his office won’t stop ineligible felon voters from casting a ballot. An internal memo from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office instructed deputies and other staff assigned to the county jail to facilitate the absentee ballot requests of inmates. Sent from Lt. Mark Twombly, the memo specifically instructed law enforcement officials to not check on the felony status of inmates and to help everyone vote regardless of their criminal record. In Wisconsin an individual serving jail time for a felony...
  • NRA launches new anti-Obama ad campaign in battleground states

    10/08/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Rifle Association is airing a new television ad in four battleground states urging voters to defeat President Obama. The pro-gun-rights group is spending $1.3 million to air the ad in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. A spokesman said the group will be on the air with ads through election day November 6. The NRA ad suggests Obama is "attacking our Second Amendment rights" and says a vote against the Democrat...
  • The Wisconsin Voter: Swing voters to watch in Wisconsin: those who approve of both Walker and Obama

    10/06/2012 8:55:51 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 14 replies
    The Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/6/12 | Craig Gilbert
    One intriguing surprise from last June’s recall election was the exit poll finding that one in six Scott Walker voters planned to vote for President Obama this November. It wasn’t just a polling blip. Surveys throughout the year have identified a small but steady fraction of Wisconsin voters who seemingly defy both the pessimism and polarization of the times in approving of two lightning-rod incumbents from opposing parties, Republican Gov. Walker and Democrat Obama. Who are these voters? Could they be a key to the presidential contest here? Can Obama count on their votes? Can Mitt Romney peel them away?...
  • Election 2012: Wisconsin Tightens Considerably (O49, R47)

    10/06/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 57 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 6 October 2012 | PPP
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47.
  • Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin

    10/06/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47. There's not much doubt it was Romney's strong debate performance on Wednesday night that's given him this boost. Voters think he won the debate by a 61/25 margin, including a 60/19 margin with independents. 95% of Republicans think Romney won the debate, while only 50% of Democrats claim to think Obama was the winner. Romney's image has seen significant improvement...
  • U. Wisc. Requires Students to Give Phone Numbers to the Obama Campaign

    10/03/2012 2:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | October 3, 2012
    Students at the University of Wisconsin who want to attend an upcoming speech by Obama are being required to hand over their phone numbers which are being turned over to the Obama campaign. Ann Althouse broke the story in a guest post at Instapundit. October 2, 2012 THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN REQUIRES STUDENTS TO GIVE THEIR PHONE NUMBERS TO THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN in order to get access to the central campus zone where Obama will be giving a speech this Thursday. Here‘s the University’s website — attempting to frame the event as a historical presidential visit — which links to...
  • Another Massive Problem with Military Ballots in Wisconsin

    10/01/2012 5:52:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 32 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | October 1, 2012 6:09 PM | MacIver News Service
    [Madison, Wisc...] At least 30 Wisconsin municipalities failed to send absentee ballots to military voters before the 45 day deadline, according to former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Anthony Principi, and he's demanding the Government Accountability Board address the problem immediately. As reported by the website WisPolitics.com, Principi sent a letter to the GAB on Monday pointing out the failure to meet the 45 day deadline is in violation of Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act. "This violation is particularly unsettling in light of the fact that, only six months ago, a federal court entered a consent decree against...
  • Obama’s 1st Stop After the Debate is Wisconsin … I Guess it’s Not As Safe as the Polls Say

    09/29/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Could be those union members have long memories after getting stiffed by a President who said he’d march the picket lines with them and then found himself too busy in every state around Wisconsin to stop in to support their recall efforts: President Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail following the Wednesday presidential debate, stumping in four states rated on the CNN Electoral Map as toss ups, according to schedules released by his campaign and the White House. On Thursday, Obama will hold an event in the debate host city – Denver - then continue on to Madison, Wisconsin,...
  • New Contract Earns Chicago Schools 2nd Credit Downgrade – In One Quarter

    09/29/2012 7:29:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools. They were warned that new labor expenses might result in a credit downgrade for the financially-strapped school district, and they chose to ignore it. Now it has comes to pass. The credit rating agency Moody’s has downgraded the school district for the second time in one quarter. Moody’s wrote: “The negative outlook reflects the school district's budgeted depletion of reserves to fund ongoing operations in fiscal 2013; the moderate additional unbudgeted salary costs of labor contract negotiations, which have not...
  • Military Voters in Wisconsin Told to Submit Ballots a Week After Deadline

    09/25/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT · by madameguinot · 23 replies
    MacIver News Service ^ | 9/25/12 | Breitbart
    "The Federal Voting Assistance Program website published an incorrect deadline for the return of returning military ballots in Wisconsin." "The FVAB website incorrectly stated ballots must be returned by November 16. The actual deadline is 4 p.m. November 9. Any military ballots received in that intervening week would not have been counted by local and state election officials. MacIver News Service contacted the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board about the error on Tuesday and requested comment. "All Wisconsin absentee ballots are due by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election. The FVAP site was incorrect.." See rest of article at source.