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Russ Feingold, the former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who is running yet again in an attempt to win back his old Senate seat, is collecting nearly 70 percent of his campaign contributions from individuals who live outside of Wisconsin after shattering his long-held pledge to accept most of his political donations from Wisconsinites. Full story......Here
The front-runners on both sides fell hard in Wisconsin's presidential primary Tuesday, injecting new intrigue, chaos and drama into an epic campaign.
Madison — State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley was elected to a 10-year term Tuesday, overcoming a challenge from Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and keeping the job Gov. Scott Walker appointed her to in the fall. Full story...Here
Don't think your vote isn't important.
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|2013||New Jersey General Assembly||District 2||0.07954%||40||50,288||Democrat Vince Mazzeo defeated incumbent Republican John F. Amodeo after a recount.|
|1964||United States Senate, Nevada||0.03565%||48||134,624||Democratic incumbent Howard Cannon defeated Republican Paul Laxalt.|
|2012||United States presidential||Iowa Republican caucuses||0.02798%||34||121,503||Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum defeated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the statewide Republican caucuses, the closest GOP primary election in United States history. Romney had been declared the winner by 8 votes on caucus night.|
And we all remember this one.
|2008||United States Senate, Minnesota||0.0108%||312||2,887,646||After the first count, Norm Coleman edged out Al Franken by 215 votes, but following a state mandated recount, Al Franken defeated Norm Coleman by 225. Coleman contested the recount, after which Franken's lead grew to 312. After the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously rejected Coleman's appeals, he conceded the race to Franken on June 30, 2009, 238 days after the election.|
Coming up April 5th is the 2016 Spring Election. This election includes more than just the Presidential Preference vote; it also includes state and local government elections. You may be tired of the political posturing that has been going on of late, but other issues and elections, while not widely publicized, are important too. Protecting the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment on a local level is critical, and this is what makes these elections so important.
In theory, the election of the Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is listed as non-partisan. It is anything but. The ideologies of the two candidates are very different and reflect party preferences. Justice Rebecca Bradley, appointed by Governor Walker to fill a vacancy in the Wisconsin Supreme Court last October, is now up for election to a 10 year term on the court. She is a gun owner, concealed carry license holder, and strong defender of the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has strongly endorsed her over her opponent, Joanne Kloppenburg, as have 44 other county sheriffs throughout Wisconsin, and 65 Supreme, Appellate, and Circuit Court judges. Bradley aligns her judicial philosophy with Samuel Alito and the late Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Her opponent sees herself to be more in line with the liberal judges, Sotomayor and Ginsberg.
Depending upon the circumstances of the county and district you live in, you may also be asked to vote for Court of Appeals or Circuit Court Justices. Other areas being voted include referendums and County Supervisors. All these elections are important, and your participation is needed.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. (Plato)
By: Josh Denton |
Jack Kloppenburg is a University of Wisconsin professor of community and environmental sociology and a graduate of Cornell University. His writings and speeches, have more than just a tinge of socialism. Kloppenburg even has a picture of Karl Marx on his office wall at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Read More, if you dare
By: Brian Sikma |
Statements made 24 years ago by a college student are acceptable topics of discussion, insists liberal Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg, but a statement she herself made 5 years ago as judicial candidate is old material that shouldn’t come up. It is an amazing bit of hypocrisy in what is has been a contentious Supreme Court race. Read More
Daniel Greenfield via Vicki McKenna
Optimists thought that the Democrats had reached “Peak Hitler” under Bush. But for the left there is no Peak Hitler. The same tired line of attack has been trotted out for fifty years. It will go on limping around the liberal corral for another fifty years or a hundred years. The Big Lie will continue being repeated to indoctrinate each new politically active progressive with the conviction that anyone to the right is Hitler and that every election is a brand new battle to stop Hitler 2.0 from taking over America.
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau found that of 142 districts where students can choose to attend charter or private schools with vouchers, 106 of them raised taxes to the maximum amount allowed under the current law, a formula that counts students that have left the public school system as still being part of the system.
In all, the public school districts raised $3.7 million more in property taxes than the funds lost to voucher students, the LFB found.