Wisconsin governor signs tougher abortion bill
July 5th, 2013
07:19 PM ET
10 months ago

Wisconsin governor signs tougher abortion bill

(CNN) – Wisconsin became the latest state Friday to legislate tighter abortion laws after Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a controversial bill that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.

"This bill improves a woman's ability to make an informed choice that will protect her physical and mental health now and in the future," the governor's office said in a statement.
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Filed under: Abortion • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Gay, married congressman still seeks state recognition
June 26th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
10 months ago

Gay, married congressman still seeks state recognition

(CNN) – As he heard Wednesday's rulings from the steps of the Supreme Court, the sole married, gay member of Congress thought about how his own marriage remains unrecognized by his home state.

"We have to be thinking about Wisconsin and the other [35] states where same-sex couples can't make end-of-life decisions, can't be notified as next of kin," Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin told CNN.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Wisconsin
Wisconsin's Gov. Walker argues for 'relevant' conservative message
March 16th, 2013
10:19 AM ET
1 year ago

Wisconsin's Gov. Walker argues for 'relevant' conservative message

Oxon Hill, Maryland (CNN) - Republicans hoping to win a national election need to adopt an "optimistic" and "relevant" message, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told an enthusiastic crowd of conservative activists Saturday.

The tea party favorite, who survived a recall election in 2012 after curbing collective bargaining rights for public employees, said the GOP's focus on fiscal issues like the federal debt and spending cuts ignore policies that have a real effect on Americans' lives. Instead, he argued Republicans should look beyond Washington to find a new direction for the party.
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Filed under: CPAC • Paul Ryan • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances
January 26th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, joined the voices laying out a path for the future of the GOP, saying in a Saturday speech that President Barack Obama's second term presents both new challenges and opportunities for his party.

"In the president's first term, we argued against big government in theory. In his second, we will argue against it in practice," he said at a summit of conservative leaders organized by the National Review Institute, a group connected to the conservative magazine. His prepared remarks were posted online by the organization.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz • Wisconsin
November 12th, 2012
06:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan says Obama won 'fair and square'

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan described his election loss with Mitt Romney last week as a painful surprise but argued the president won re-election "fair and square," according to the congressman's interviews with local news outlets in Wisconsin on Monday.

"It hurts to lose a big election like this, but I don't have any regrets whatsoever," Ryan told The Journal Times of Racine on Monday, adding that they "ran the kind of race we wanted to run" and campaigned on "specific solutions and big ideas."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
November 7th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
1 year ago

VIDEO: Baldwin: 'I didn't run to make history'

(CNN) – Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who won the open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin, will become the first openly gay member of the upper chamber. Asked Wednesday by CNN's Soledad O'Brien if she plans to pursue an agenda fighting for lesbian and gay causes, Baldwin said she hopes to see "change that will move us forward," but added the issue did not define her campaign.

"If you're not in the room the conversation is about you; if you're in the room the conversation is with you–and that does transform things. But as I said last night, I didn't run to make history. I ran to make a difference," Baldwin said, adding that her campaign focus was on the middle class, security benefits for seniors, and veterans issues.

Baldwin defeated former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson in a closely-watched race to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl, a Democrat.


Filed under: 2012 • Wisconsin
November 7th, 2012
01:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Baldwin outlasts Thompson, wins open Wisconsin Senate seat

Washington (CNN) - After seven terms in the House, Democrat Tammy Baldwin has defeated Former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the race for Wisconsin's open Senate seat, according to CNN's projections.

Though polling had the election close through most of the race, Baldwin defeated Thompson 51% to 46% with 78% reporting.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tammy Baldwin • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
November 6th, 2012
10:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Ryan votes in Wisconsin

(CNN) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan cast his vote Tuesday morning in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.

Ryan is also on the ballot for re-election to his congressional seat representing Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District.

He next flies to Cleveland for a campaign stop, then later heads to Richmond, Virginia. Tuesday night he travels back to Boston for the Romney campaign watch party.


Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
Paul Ryan tailgates on Packer game day
November 4th, 2012
01:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Paul Ryan tailgates on Packer game day

Green Bay, Wisconsin (CNN) – Paul Ryan briefly tailgated outside Lambeau Field before his beloved Green Bay Packers played NFC rival Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Wearing a Green Bay Packer jacket and tie, the Wisconsin lawmaker and Republican vice presidential nominee was swarmed by a crush of reporters and supporters near Sideline Sportsbar and a Romney campaign bus.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
Romney describes shared conservative vision in 'closing argument'
November 2nd, 2012
12:59 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney describes shared conservative vision in 'closing argument'

West Allis, Wisconsin (CNN) – In a speech billed as the "closing argument" of Mitt Romney's year-and-a-half long presidential campaign, the GOP nominee Friday presented the case that four years of President Barack Obama had produced few of the economic results that were promised at the beginning of his term.

"The closing hours of a campaign have a dynamic of their own," Romney said in a speech outside Milwaukee, describing how some people were just beginning to tune into the presidential race as the contest comes to a close.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wisconsin
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