November 13, 2012
That’s a wrap for The 12

2012swingstates:

The presidential election is over, which means residents of the battlegrounds we have covered for the past several months can join the rest of the states in enjoying attack-ad free commercial breaks and keeping their phones plugged in without risking constant pollster or campaign calls. 

It also means the end of our posts here on The 12. 

Thank you for following our student journalists’ coverage from the swing states across the country. We’ll see you in 2016. 

November 8, 2012
Walker scrambles to comply with Obamacare

2012swingstates:

President Obama’s re-election and the return of the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate have solidified Obamacare as law. After months of holding out for Obama’s defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and other state officials have seven days to decide how to hand Affordable Health Care Act before the federal deadline, Nov. 16.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports what this decision means for Wisconsin, here.

November 7, 2012
Paul Ryan Reelected To House Seat In Wisconsin Election

(Source: 2012swingstates)

November 7, 2012
"I didn’t run to make history, I ran to make a difference,"

— Rep. Tammy Baldwin after defeating former Gov. Tommy Thompson and becoming the first openly lesbian woman elected to the U.S. Senate. (via 2012swingstates)

November 6, 2012
2012swingstates:

Voters in Milwaukee are currently waiting up to two and a half hours to cast their ballots. With just a few hours until polls close, the ballots being cast in Wisconsin right now have the potential to decide the election.

2012swingstates:

Voters in Milwaukee are currently waiting up to two and a half hours to cast their ballots. With just a few hours until polls close, the ballots being cast in Wisconsin right now have the potential to decide the election.

November 4, 2012
2012swingstates:

The presidential candidates are giving Wisconsin just as much attention as larger election-deciding states like as Ohio and Florida in the final days of the campaign.
With voters in the state seemingly split down the middle, a raspy-voiced Obama made his second appearance in Milwaukee and brought a few friends with him.
Obama was joined by state Democrats such as Mayor Tom Barrett, Sen. Herb Kohl, Rep. Gwen Moore and Rep. Tammy Baldwin and multi-platinum artist Katy Perry.
The President assured a crowd of nearly 20,000 supporters of the importance of  their votes in this election.
“If we win Wisconsin, we’ll win this election,” Obama said.
The President is stop in Wisconsin once more before voters go to the polls, this time with “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen in Madison.

2012swingstates:

The presidential candidates are giving Wisconsin just as much attention as larger election-deciding states like as Ohio and Florida in the final days of the campaign.

With voters in the state seemingly split down the middle, a raspy-voiced Obama made his second appearance in Milwaukee and brought a few friends with him.

Obama was joined by state Democrats such as Mayor Tom Barrett, Sen. Herb Kohl, Rep. Gwen Moore and Rep. Tammy Baldwin and multi-platinum artist Katy Perry.

The President assured a crowd of nearly 20,000 supporters of the importance of their votes in this election.

“If we win Wisconsin, we’ll win this election,” Obama said.

The President is stop in Wisconsin once more before voters go to the polls, this time with “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen in Madison.

November 2, 2012

2012swingstates:

Marquette Law School Poll shows Democrats ahead in Wisconsin

The final pre-election results from the Marquette Law School Poll show President Obama and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Senate candidate, ahead of their opponents with Election Day just four days away.

After months of riding the Wisconsin polling roller coaster, the latest results show Obama with a significant lead over Romney, 51 percent to 43 percent. Professor Charles Franklin, director of the poll, attributes the jump in results to the candidates’ performances in the debates.

After a tie in poll results two weeks ago, Baldwin has also moved ahead of her Republican opponent, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, 47 percent to 43 percent.

October 31, 2012
Complaint filed over CEO's email about presidential election

2012swingstates:

From WISN.com:

Five people filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board in Madison on Monday over an email sent by an employer to his employees regarding the presidential election.

Rite Hite CEO Michael White last week wrote in an email to employees that they should “understand the personal consequences to them of having our tax rates increase dramatically if President Obama is re-elected.”

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October 28, 2012
Baldwin defends 2007 Iran vote

2012swingstates:

After significant criticism from Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s campaign, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) speaks out about the speculation against the vote she made five years ago.

October 25, 2012
Son of Wisconsin Senator beaten while defending Romney yard sign

2012swingstates:

The son of a Wisconsin State Sen. Neil Kedzie (R-Elkhorn) was hospitalized after defending a Mitt Romney lawn sign in front of his house.

Sean Kedzie, 22, awoke Oct. 19 to a noise outside his home in Whitewater, Wis. to discovered two men removing his yard sign. After confronting the men, Kedzie was tackled, choked and struck repeatedly about the face and head, according to his father.

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