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New Marquette poll finds Scott Walker, Tony Evers in statistical tie in governor's race

New Marquette poll finds Scott Walker, Tony Evers in statistical tie in governor's race | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

The poll found Walker getting 47 percent support, 46 percent for Evers and 5 percent for Libertarian Phil Anderson, all among likely voters. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tammy Baldwin leads Republican Leah Vukmir, 53 percent to 43 percent. 

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Lawsuit could purge 234,000 names from Wisconsin voter rolls

Lawsuit could purge 234,000 names from Wisconsin voter rolls | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"More than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to cast their ballot unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit filed Wednesday that liberals fear could dampen turnout among Democrats in the 2020 presidential race."

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Marquette Poll: Biden, Sanders lead Trump in head-to-head matchups in Wisconsin | Politics and Elections

Marquette Poll: Biden, Sanders lead Trump in head-to-head matchups in Wisconsin | Politics and Elections | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it
The latest Marquette University Law School poll results were released Wednesday.
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Wisconsin is key among the few states expected to pick the next president

Wisconsin is key among the few states expected to pick the next president | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Here's a look at why so few states will pick the next president, and why Wisconsin may be foremost among them."

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers won't endorse in the presidential primary

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers won't endorse in the presidential primary | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"I will not be endorsing in the primary," Evers said in an interview. "I will be with people if they want me to be with them to introduce them. I think Wisconsin is in a good place to play a huge role in one of the premier, democratic — small 'd' — events and so I don't want to weigh in."

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Wisconsin voters OK 75 percent of school district referendum requests

"Voters approved school district referenedums worth nearly $770 million dollars in new borrowing and revenue authority. Nearly 75 percent of referendum questions were approved by voters."

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Milwaukee lands 2020 Democratic National Convention

Milwaukee lands 2020 Democratic National Convention | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

Martha Laning, chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said in a statement that "we couldn’t be more thrilled that the DNC selection committee has chosen Milwaukee to host its 2020 convention."

 

"From its breweries to its strong working-class roots, Milwaukee is a vibrant city that represents so much of what makes our nation great," Laning said. "We’re proud to be able to share our great city with the nation, and we can’t wait to welcome Democrats next July.”

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John Nichols: Scott Walker ends on a miserably pathetic note | John Nichols

John Nichols: Scott Walker ends on a miserably pathetic note | John Nichols | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Scott Walker has chosen to finish his term as it began, by placing his petty ambitions ahead of a state that he never understood and never chose to lead as anything more than a partisan placeholder."

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Anti-Trump protests gave way to local fervor that helped turn Wisconsin back to blue

Anti-Trump protests gave way to local fervor that helped turn Wisconsin back to blue | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

This Washington Post article, which is focused on the increasing progressive political activism in the Eau Claire area, says, "New activists said the presidential contest brought them into politics, but their focus stayed closer to home."

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A look into Tony Evers' past, from three educators who used to work with him

A look into Tony Evers' past, from three educators who used to work with him | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

Channel 8 in La Crosse interviewed three former educators who had nothing but praise for the leadership qualities that Governor-Elect Tony Evers displayed when he was the local school district superintendent in Tomah.

 

"He always wanted to learn more, do more, make life better for others. He was always very encouraging,” said Retired fourth-grade teacher Barb Rowan.

 

Sandy Murray, another retired teacher, said: "I very much enjoyed him as a principal. I always liked the fact that he was open. He'd listen to you, he was fair, he was friendly. I was a young teacher, I was a new teacher and he helped me become who I am."

 

And Paul Wolf, a former agriculture teacher at Tomah High School, says Evers wanted to find a solution to every problem.

 

"I knew the type of person he was at Tomah, and those things don't change. He will govern in a collaborative way, and he will try to seek out the best answers. He will work across the aisle, partly because he has to, but because he would have no matter what,” Wolf said.

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Palmyra-Eagle school district may dissolve if spring referendum fails

Palmyra-Eagle school district may dissolve if spring referendum fails | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"The results of a spring referendum might determine the fate of the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District."

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In 2020, Wisconsin will be hugely important despite no big state races.

In 2020, Wisconsin will be hugely important despite no big state races. | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it
In 2020, Wisconsin won't have a race for governor or U.S. senator. But it will be one of the top battlegrounds in the presidential race.
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Victory! Educators ran and won in critical races across the country

Victory! Educators ran and won in critical races across the country | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"The historic wins of Election 2018 include hundreds by educators who will serve in state legislatures, where critical education decisions are made."

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Now that Evers Is Governor-Elect, what happens to State Superintendent?

Now that Evers Is Governor-Elect, what happens to State Superintendent? | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Thanks to this week’s midterm election results, Tony Evers will move from one statewide elected office to the other. What will happen to the position of state schools superintendent when its current occupant becomes the governor? The short answer is that Evers can appoint his own replacement."

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All eyes are on Wisconsin, the state that’s gearing up to define the presidential election - The

All eyes are on Wisconsin, the state that’s gearing up to define the presidential election - The | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it
It is a place of many divisions — and 2020 will be a fierce battle to the finish.
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Crooked Media/ Wisconsin Poll

Crooked Media/ Wisconsin Poll | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Crooked Media and Change Research team up for a Wisconsin poll assessing the Democratic horse race and the 2020 election."

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Democratic hopefuls pledge to make education a priority — and to spend more money

Democratic hopefuls pledge to make education a priority — and to spend more money | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls talked about their plans to improve public education Friday at a union forum, promising to spend billions of dollars in new investment to raise teachers’ salaries, expand early-childhood education and relieve student debt and campus buildings."

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Milwaukee school board: Union-backed candidates sweep MPS race

Milwaukee school board: Union-backed candidates sweep MPS race | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Their election could make it more difficult for independent charter schools to be authorized or renewed by the MPS school board."

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Lisa Neubauer concedes to Brian Hagedorn in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Lisa Neubauer concedes to Brian Hagedorn in Wisconsin Supreme Court race | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Neubauer's announcement comes just over a week after a statewide election whose results showed the conservative-backed Hagedorn with a lead of about 6,000 votes out of about 1.2 million votes."

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Tammy Baldwin says she isn't running for president, but her re-election is a blueprint for others

Tammy Baldwin says she isn't running for president, but her re-election is a blueprint for others | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

In an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, Baldwin did not rule out being her party's vice presidential nominee, saying "I haven’t given it much thought."

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Data Wonk: Gerrymander is Alive and Well

Data Wonk: Gerrymander is Alive and Well | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Data from November election tells a tale of totalitarian tendencies."

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Report: 2018 sets record for school referendums

Report: 2018 sets record for school referendums | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"Voters this year signed off on more than $2 billion in debt and revenue increases for local schools, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum. Residents across the state were asked to approve 157 referendums in 2018, the highest number since 2001. The approval rate was 90 percent, the highest on record."

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Report: Tony Evers carried young Wisconsin voters by 23-point margin

Report: Tony Evers carried young Wisconsin voters by 23-point margin | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"A group that tracks the influence of young voters throughout the country says voters under age 30 played a decisive role in Democratic Governor-Elect Tony Evers' victory in Wisconsin."

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GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel concedes re-election bid to Democrat Josh Kaul

GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel concedes re-election bid to Democrat Josh Kaul | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

In a statement released Monday, Schimel said, "My team and I believe the 17,000 vote gap is definitive."

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Did Marijuana Help Tony Evers Defeat Scott Walker? Data Says Yes

Did Marijuana Help Tony Evers Defeat Scott Walker? Data Says Yes | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"16 Wisconsin counties had cannabis ballot measures. Here's how voter turnout was affected in the Governor's race in each of these counties."

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What sank Scott Walker? His ambition, his record, Tony Evers, and the Donald Trump backlash

What sank Scott Walker? His ambition, his record, Tony Evers, and the Donald Trump backlash | Politics and Elections | Scoop.it

"In Gov. Scott Walker's quest for the political pinnacle, his foes and friends alike now see the makings of his untimely defeat."

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