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Herman Cain: With SB5, Ohio GOP ‘may have tried to get too much’

By | 11.14.11 | 6:14 pm

After spending at least a month “right in the corner of (Wis.) Gov. Scott Walker 100 percent,” Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain told Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel today that Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, a wide-ranging anti-collective-bargaining bill that was trounced at the polls on Tuesday, may have been an More…

99% greet Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at Chicago speech (video)

By | 11.04.11 | 5:32 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to give a speech at Chicago’s Union League Club Thursday morning, but a few unexpected guests in attendance had their own message to deliver.

Wisconsin Senate votes to replace comprehensive sex-ed with abstinence/marriage-focused curriculum

By | 11.04.11 | 1:47 pm

Wisconsin’s GOP-controlled Senate took steps Thursday to undo comprehensive sex education in schools. Senators voted 17-15 — along party lines — for a bill that would require schools that teach sexual education to promote marriage and teach abstinence as the “only reliable way” to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted More…

Majority of Wisconsin residents disapprove of Walker, but are split on recall

By | 10.31.11 | 2:49 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

A poll released Sunday found that a majority of Wisconsin residents disapprove of Gov. Scott Walker’s performance in office, although state residents split on whether he should be recalled.

Iowa Gov. Branstad says he and Scott Walker aren’t anti-labor

By | 10.27.11 | 11:03 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Gov. Terry Branstad says statements from the Iowa Democratic Party that he and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are “anti-worker” aren’t fair, claiming they both inherited difficult fiscal situations when they took their oath of office in January and are trying to get their states back on track.

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Gov. Scott Walker of Wisc. gearing up for recall fight

By | 09.30.11 | 4:35 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Wisconsin Republicans are moving to strengthen their position as a likely recall of Gov. Scott Walker by Democrats nears.

Walker’s chief of staff resigned Friday to head up Walker’s recall campaign, according to the Associated Press.

Keith Gilkes, who presided over Walker’s attempts to change the collective More…

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson poised for U.S. Senate run

By | 09.20.11 | 4:11 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson told a radio program that he has already filed fundraising paperwork with the state, a first step in running for Democrat Herb Kohl’s soon-to-be vacated Senate seat in 2012.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Baldwin will run for Kohl’s Senate seat in Wisconsin

By | 09.06.11 | 1:51 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, will pursue the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl.

In an email message sent to supporters Tuesday morning, Baldwin cited Wall Street reform, economic justice for the middle class and withdrawal from Afghanistan as issues on which her More…

Wisc. Sen. Lena Taylor: Fight for collective bargaining rights not isolated to Wisconsin

By | 08.30.11 | 12:48 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Although it might be easy to view recent conflicts in Wisconsin as somewhat isolated, state Sen. Lena Taylor says that would be a major mistake.

Russ Feingold says he won’t run for office in 2012

By | 08.19.11 | 11:24 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, has told supporters that although he’s still considering seeking an elective office in the future, he will not appear on any 2012 ballots.