Wednesday, April 4, 2012
We all know by now that Mitt Romney took Wisconsin for the Republican presidential preference primary, but here's how you voted in Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant. Despite not being on the ballot, both Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman both grabbed some vot
It's still a long way to the Republican convention when the party will name their nominee to run against President Barack Obama, but voters in both villages sent a clear message that Mitt Romney is their choice. Romney swept primaries Tuesday in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Click here to read more about his wins and Rick Santorum's vow to stay on the campaign trail. After the polls closed, Sturtevant's numbers came in pretty fast. Village Clerk/Deputy Treasurer Mary Cole read the numbers off the tape: Over in Mount Pleasant, the results trickled in a little more slowly since there are seven polling locations that need to be counted. Again, Romney came out ahead: Broken down by location in Mount Pleasant, Romney outscored …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
All three primaries — including Wisconsin — were called within an hour after polls closed Tuesday. Santorum vowed to continue campaigning into the primaries April 24 on the East Coast.
Although Rick Santorum vowed Tuesday that his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination would continue regardless of what happened at the polls, there’s no doubt that Mitt Romney delivered a bruising blow in three states. The evening started with major media outlets calling the primary races in Maryland and Washington, D.C., less than an hour after polls closed in both locations. The story was much the same in Wisconsin, as the race was called just before 9 p.m. Romney cruised to a sweep in the three primaries Tuesday, and increased his projected delegate total to 640, compared to Santorum’s 264, according to CNN.com. A total of 1,144 delegates are needed to win. Romney remained in Wisconsin on Tuesday and held a victory party …
Check out a replay of Patch's live blog from Wisconsin's presidential primary race.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney topped challenger Rick Santorum and two other rivals in Tuesday's presidential primary. Here is a replay of Patch's live blog from Tuesday's election, which include comments from voters, the candidates and their campaigns.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum blame Obama for declaring a 'war on religion' during appearance at faith-based forum in Waukesha. Event tops a full day of campaigning in Wisconsin.
Religious freedom and the American Dream itself are being threatened by the current administration under President Barack Obama — at least according to the three Republican presidential candidates who spoke before a largely evangelical crowd Saturday in Waukesha. It’s been some time since Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum gathered together at the same event, but the Faith and Freedom Coalition made it happen inside a packed hall at the Country Springs Hotel. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Romney supporter, also spoke and received a raucous reception from the crowd. The event was the first of numerous stops in Wisconsin this weekend for the GOP contenders just four days before Tuesday's presidential primary. After speaking in Waukesha, …
The Republican presidential candidates campaigned throughout Wisconsin on Saturday. You check out a replay Patch's live blog from their campaign trail.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were in the Badger State on Saturday, participating in multiple campaign events. Patch followed the candidates throughout the day in our live blog — and will be posted updates from the campaign trail, including videos, photos and more.
Friday, March 30, 2012
As the election approaches the schedules for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are filled with appearances throughout the state. Patch will be blogging live from the presidential forum Saturday at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha.
The Republican presidential primary Tuesday is just around the corner, and as the candidates prepare for an important winner-take-all election in the state their schedules are filling up. On Saturday, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will be attending a presidential forum at 10 a.m. at the Country Springs Hotel. The Faith and Freedom Coalition is sponsoring the event. Patch will be there blogging live so stay tuned for coverage Saturday. However, Saturday’s event is just one of many in the chocked-full schedules of the candidates - namely Romney and Santorum. Here’s a look at all the appearances planned by the candidates this weekend. Friday: Saturday: Friday: Saturday: Friday: Saturday:
Former House speaker, who is running in fourth place in the polls for Tuesday's GOP primary, blasts Obama in speech before lukewarm crowd.
Sticking primarily to his conservative fiscal and social message, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stumped on Marquette University campus Thursday evening during what appears to be the sunset of his campaign. During the hour-long rally, the former speaker of the House spoke of several of his proposals, including creating a personal Social Security savings account system, establishing policies that would encourage energy independence, and creating a job-training requirement for those that receive unemployment. "If you sign up for money, you have to be trained by a business," he said. "Remember, 99 weeks is long enough to get an associate’s degree and yet, we have given millions of people 99 weeks of money." Gringrich worn a …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Republican presidential primary election is Tuesday, and a poll out today has Mitt Romney ahead of Rick Santorum by five points.
Another poll indicates that if Wisconsin voters cast ballots today, Mitt Romney would come out the winner in the Republican presidential primary. Using a sample of 403 likely voters, the St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio survey shakes out like this: Voters were interviewed between March 24 to March 28 and the poll has a +/- 5 percent margin of error. The St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio poll also asked respondents their top reason(s) for supporting their candidate. Not surprisingly, voters who participated in the survey named jobs and the economy their number one concern. Healthcare and the budget, including the deficit, taxes and spending, round out the top three. While Santorum led Romney by double digits late last month, March …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
After two polls in two weeks put former Sen. Rick Santorum in the lead, this is now the second poll to list former Gov. Mitt Romney in the lead for the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary. The same poll shows a very tight race in the gubernatorial r
A new poll keeps Mitt Romney tops in the minds of Wisconsin voters when it comes to the Republican presidential nomination. In a new survey released Tuesday from Marquette University, former Gov. Mitt Romney is ahead of former Sen. Rick Santorum, 39 to 31 percent, respectively. Congressman Ron Paul pulled in 11 percent and former Congressman Newt Gingrich comes in at five percent. Just last week a poll from Rasmussen Reports had Romney leading Santorum 46 percent to 33 percent, but polls last month, from both Marquette University and Public Policy Polling each had Santorum in the lead by double-digits. "We think it's encouraging, but it's only a poll," said Ted Kanavas, state director for the Romney campaign. "You know, Wisconsin is a …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will appear at same religious-based event to woo county's conservative voters.
Three Republican presidential candidates are confirmed to appear at a Wisconsin primary kickoff event at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha on Saturday. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will attend the event sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition that is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Ron Paul has also been invited to the event, along with Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and others. Details on the event are still being worked out, according to organizers, and it's unknown whether the three presidential candidates will appear on the same stage together or make separate speeches. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Waukesha County …