Posts Tagged ‘wisconsin’

Are Democrats in trouble in Wisconsin? Just as many Republicans vote in non-competitive Scott Walker primary as union-heavy, five-way Democratic primary for governor

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Moe Lane at RedState.

Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:

The Democrats barely drew more votes Tuesday than Walker, in spite of the fact that their party had a competitive primary and Walker did not.

With 95% of the vote counted, Walker had nearly as many votes as all the Democrats combined in their primary.

Wisconsin – Union-backed Democrat for governor loses primary with 35% of the vote

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Politico:

Barrett defeated former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk, the unions’ preferred candidate, by a wide margin. With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Barrett had 58 percent to Falk’s 35 percent. Two other Democratic candidates, Secretary of State Doug La Follette and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, received 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

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Barrett’s victory came despite organized labor’s best efforts against him. Most of the state’s unions – including the AFL-CIO, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the SEIU and the United Food and Commercial Workers – endorsed Falk.

Overall, labor backed Falk to the tune of about $4 million, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

Heavily engaged voters in Wisconsin – 1 in 5 has donated to candidates, 1 in 6 goes to a rally

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:

Those are far bigger numbers than Americans on the whole have reported in recent election surveys. In 2000, only one in 20 Americans said they attended a political rally. In the historic, high-turnout 2008 election, about one in 11 did.

The Marquette poll also illustrates how political participation in Wisconsin has varied across party, age, gender and other lines.

The most moderate voters have been the least engaged – less likely than liberals or conservatives to make political donations, post political signs, try to influence the way other people vote or discuss politics with their friends and family, according to the survey, taken April 26-29.

Older voters have been much more likely than younger voters to donate to campaigns. Younger voters have been more likely than older voters to attend rallies.

Kansas has competition in profitable late-term abortion business

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

LifeNews:

Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Two days after the Authority Board of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics approved a plan to create a second trimester abortion facility a second vote gave the go ahead. This time, the board of the Madison Surgery Center decided 6-0 to move the proposed abortion facility forward.

Dr. Nancy Fredericks, an anesthesiologist at the surgery center, was one of the leading opponents of the idea and told the board that it would hurt the reputation of the center to do late-term abortions there.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Fredericks said three of the four anesthesiologists at the surgery center will not take part in the abortions. An MSC spokeswoman said that wouldn’t affect its ability to do abortions.

The vote means that second-trimester abortions will be done again in Wisconsin within a matter of weeks or a few months.

The facility, which will be located at 1 S. Park St in Madison, will do approximately 125 abortions annually on women whose unborn children are about 19 to 22 weeks along.