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Vos Will Most Likely Retain Seat in 63rd Assembly District

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos looked to be cruising to an easy victory Tuesday over Democratic challenger Andy Mitchell in the 63rd Assembly District. Unofficial results listed on report that 71 percent of the vote has been counted. Vos had 12,582 compared to Mitchell’s 6,034. Vote totals listed on the Racine County website for the Vos-Mitchell […]

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Sturtevant Voters Choose Republican Candidates

Village of Sturtevant residents overwhelmingly voted for Republican candidates Tuesday, giving Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Robin Vos and Tricia Hanson decidedly more votes than their Democratic opponents. Village Administrator/Clerk Mary Cole recorded 2,725 voters out of more than 3,175 total registered voters, putting turnout there at 85 percent. Here’s how it shook out there: President […]

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Take Our Poll: Should Early Voting be Uniform or Unique to the Community?

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos plans to once again introduce legislation that will limit early voting, he says, to make availability more uniform across the state. U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson last July struck down a number of provisions of the state’s voter ID laws, including restrictions on limited hours and locations for early voting, […]

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BREAKING: Chelsea Clinton Visiting Racine Monday

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will visit Racine Monday to stump for her mother, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Chelsea will speak at 1:45p.m. at Living Light Community Center, 740 College Avenue, to rally area Democrats and tout the availability of early voting. The Clinton campaign made the announcement on Hillary Clinton’s website. RSVP is required to […]

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DA Candidates Trade Barbs Over Hatch Act Violations

Tricia Hanson and Tom Binger – candidates for Racine County District Attorney – traded barbs last week over Hanson’s use on her campaign website and social media of photos of her with uniformed members of county law enforcement. Hanson is currently the Racine County Deputy District Attorney and Binger is an Assistant District Attorney in […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Parts of Voter ID, Early Voting

While the decision won’t affect voters for the Aug. 9 partisan primary, a federal judge’s recent decisions about Voter ID almost certainly will make an impact come November. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson struck down a number of provisions of the state’s voter ID laws, including restrictions on […]

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Notes from the DNC: Local Party Chair Inspired by Biden, Obama

**Editor’s Note: Democratic Party of Racine County Chair Meg Andrietsch is reporting from the Democratic National Convention in Philadephia, PA. The second night of the Democratic National Convention was the roll call night.  We had nominations for President of the United States.  US Senator Barbara Mikulski nominated Hillary Clinton, and Congressman John Lewis was one of […]

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Notes from the DNC: Local Chair Talks About 1st Night

**Editor’s Note: Racine County Democratic Party Chair Meg Andrietsch is at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She offered to provide dispatches from the event. The Democratic National Convention is meeting this week in Philadelphia. The Wisconsin Delegation has 96 members, representing all areas of the state and both candidates. We are sharing our hotel […]

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