Milwaukee, Wisc. – Today, voters will determine which Democrat candidate will face off against Gov. Scott Walker in the recall election on June 5th. Polls heading into primary day show Milwaukee Mayor, Tom Barrett ahead of former Dane County executive, Kathleen Falk by 17 points.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greeted hundreds of people in Milwaukee, Wis. on Tuesday to rally in support of Gov. Scott Walker, the embattled Wisconsin governor who is facing a recall election on June 5.
“I am proud to stand with Scott Walker,” said Gov. Christie to a cheering crowd holding up ‘Stand with Walker’ signs. “You know Wisconsin would be in a significantly worst place if Mr. Barrett had won this election back in November of 2010.”
The latest Polls show Governor Walker with a lead over both likely Democratic rivals in the Wisconsin recall election. Walker is up against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 50 to 45 percent and former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk 50 to 43 percent.
Christie went on to say, “Do not doubt for a second that Wisconsin is moving forward because you elected a strong leader to make the hard decisions to force Wisconsin forward. On June 5, Wisconsin is going to send the strongest message all across America for freedom and liberty by sending Scott Walker back to the State house.”
Milwaukee, Wisc. – The election to recall Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Becky Kleefisch and four Republican state senators aren’t the only races people are watching in Wisconsin; Senator Tammy Baldwin’s US Senate seat is one of the most competitive races in the country.
The latest candidate to jump in the race for the Republican nomination is Businessman Eric Hovde, who just recently opened up his southeast campaign office in Wauwatosa on Tuesday. Hovde’s background is spent in the financial industry. He first worked as a financial advisor focused on community banking. Then, at the age of 24, he began his own financial advisory firm. Today, Eric currently serves as chief executive officer and board member for Hovde Properties LLC, which purchases, develops and manages real estate in Wisconsin.
I sat down with Hovde on Tuesday to ask him a few questions on rising student loan debt and jobs.
Fox News journalist John Stossel visited made a stop on his book tour Monday at Marquette University, explaining why the government fails us in our lives, but individuals succeed. Young America’s Foundationhosted the event, a student-driven organization bringing conservative views to American campuses around the country.
“We judge politicians by their attentions; we should judge them by their inability to see the repeated unintended consequences of their arrogance,” said Stossel to a packed room of enthusiastic college students.
He went on to say, “Economic freedom that’s the key; limited government. You need rule of law to protect yourself, but that is about it… Free people, left alone, prosper.”
MADISON, WISC. – Thousands of Tea Party activists headed to Madison on Saturday for the annual Tax Day Tea Party Rally. This was the fourth year activists met outside Wisconsin’s capital building with a message of limited government, fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.
Some of the speakers this year included Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R), talk radios host Dana Loesch and James T. Harris, and Vicki McKenna, of WIBA-AM radio in Madison.
The rally attracted several newcomers to the event: several hands went up in the air when asked who was here for the very first time. “This goes to show you that the Tea Party isn’t dead” said James T. Harris.
Many in the crowd were waving “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and signs that read “Don’t believe the Liberal Media” and “Stand With Walker” – Wisconsin’s embattled Republican governor Scott Walker.
Several hundred conservative activists rallied in Wisconsin on Saturday to protest liberal media bias in the state after reports that many of the news staff from these same outlets signed petitions to recall Scott Walker. Marchers met outside newspaper headquarters and TV news stations in Milwaukee, Manitowoc and Green Bay as part of Media Research Center’s 2012 “Tell the Truth!” campaign.
“The media is so obviously biased, yet many people don’t notice,” said Linda Sieker, one of the protesters from Green Bay. “I want to make the public more aware of this, while also sending a message to the media that we won’t put up with their deceit anymore.