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Dane County Republicans enjoy triumphant 2010 election night

What a difference two years makes. In November 2008, I hung with Dane County Republicans on the night of the election that brought Barack Obama and the Democrats to power. It was a sad assemblage, with much venting of anger and expressions of fear. Efforts were made to shield the identify of party chair Mike Herl, to protect his business from the repercussions that would surely ensue if he were outed as a Republican. >More
 Brett Hulsey defeats Ben Manski for the 77th Assembly seat

Lost somewhere on my bike in between Ben Manski's party and Brett Hulsey's party in a seemingly endless expanse of concrete strip malls and four-lane roads, I had to ask myself: is the state's 77th Assembly district really all that progressive and environmentally minded? >More
 Live-blogging the 2010 fall general election in Madison and Dane County

Join us for an all-day live blog by sharing your own observations of election day activity, from the scene at your polling place to encounters with politicians throughout the day to what you're thinking as results roll in at night. We'll be here! >More
 Your guide to Election Night 2010 parties in Madison

While the pundits are writing their election post-mortems, you can head to your local tavern to buy candidates a celebrative or consoling drink. >More
 77th Assembly choice: Left and lefter with Brett Hulsey and Ben Manski

At a debate last week between the four candidates for the state's open 77th Assembly District seat, Democratic candidate Brett Hulsey took some heat for being... a Democrat. It didn't come from either Republican David Redick or Constitution Party candidate Dave Olson, who seemed out of touch with the district's sensibilities. The 77th is too liberal to elect anybody who calls for privatizing the UW, outlawing abortion or eliminating the Federal Reserve -- ideas that the conservatives variously pushed. >More
 Lt. Gov. candidate Rebecca Kleefisch touts GOP ticket at Madison fundraiser

It was a bit after the 5 p.m. start time when I got to Republican Lt. Gov. candidate Rebecca Kleefisch's campaign fundraiser reception at the Esquire Club Wednesday night on Madison's north side. I didn't miss much. Kleefisch was also running behind schedule and had not yet arrived. So I walked among the Kleefisch supporters chatting at the bar outside the banquet room. >More
 Stem cell debate turns some UW-Madison scientists into reluctant activists

Like many researchers, UW-Madison neuroscientist Ronald Kalil would not classify himself as a very political person. He doesn't subscribe to a specific party and tries to "keep an open mind about all sides of an issue." His primary commitment is to cutting edge research, searching for regenerative therapies for brain injuries. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Knocking on doors with Brett Hulsey (video)

Brett Hulsey is running as a Democrat for the Wisconsin State Assembly in the 77th district, a seat held for decades by noted environmentalist Spencer Black. Learn a little about the glamorous task of campaigning as Hulsey "does doors" in the district. >More
 Madison neighborhoods want more transparency in development process

Despite a lower than expected turnout, the various Madison residents who gathered at the second round of the city's "neighborhood summit" still had endless ideas for more robust neighborhood inclusion in the city's planning and development process. >More
 Live-blogging the Wisconsin U.S. Senate debate with Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson

According to a WPR/St. Norbert's College poll, the U.S. Senate race between Sen. Russ Feingold and challenger Ron Johnson is a dead heat. Friday night's debate is the third in a series and can be viewed on WKOW, Channel 27-1. Join us here to dissect the questions, answers and crossfire. >More
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