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What brought you to the polls, Madison? (video)

The polling place at Madison's Georgia O'Keefe Middle School, located in the heart of Madison's near east side, has a tradition of strong voter turnout. Since it's also my local polling place, I headed over to O'Keefe on Tuesday to talk to voters and see what's on their mind as they cast their ballots in the spring election, which included local races as well as the Republican presidential primary. >More
 Madison protester Arthur Kohl-Riggs hopes to challenge Walker in GOP recall primary

A different kind of candidate might soon see his name on the recall ballot challenging Gov. Scott Walker in the Republican primary next month. His motto? "Arthur Kohl-Riggs: Less of a joke than Scott Walker." >More
 Newcomer Jenni Dye tops off progressive landslide on Dane County Board

A week before Tuesday's election, Dane County Board Chairman Scott McDonell was not optimistic that Jenni Dye would unseat conservative Jack Martz, a 10-year board veteran, in Fitchburg. "Jack always wins," said McDonell, who noted that internal polling showed Dye trailing in the race. >More
 Ellen Berz beats incumbent Roger Allen in race for Dane County Circuit Court

Ellen Berz unseated Judge Roger Allen for the Dane County Circuit Court, the first time a challenger has unseated the incumbent in more than 20 years. The unofficial results had Berz, a public defender and UW-Madison adjunct professor, winning with 55% of the vote over Allen, a former Madison assistant city attorney who was appointed to the position last year by Gov. Scott Walker. >More
 Your guide to 2012 spring primary election night parties in Madison and Dane County

On Election Day, campaigns are singularly focused on GOTV efforts, but once the polls close, attention turns to Twitter and TV screens as candidates and their supporters learn their results at watch parties. >More
 Occupy Madison movement struggles to maintain relevance (slideshow)

On an unseasonably warm day in March, Dave Peters cleaned out his tent, removing old newspapers he had been using for insulation. The papers are gone now, but Peters and about 40 other people are still holding their ground. >More
 UW students crowd Union Terrace for Ron Paul speech

With just days to go before Wisconsin's April 3 Republican presidential primary, about 2,500 enthusiastic fans turned out to hear candidate Ron Paul Thursday night at the Memorial Union Terrace. Students dominated the crowd, but families with small children and men in cowboy hats were also there. Moving about the cramped Terrace, the smell of marijuana was faintly discernable. >More
 Anti-WEAC group READER-WI launches billboard campaign on Beltline

A group purporting to advocate for education reform is putting up a billboard attacking the state teachers' group, Wisconsin Education Association Council, or WEAC, as a tool of big labor uninterested in educating children. Reforming Education And Demanding Excellent Results-Wisconsin, or READER-WI, is fronted by Jeff Waksman, spokesman for the Republican Party of Dane County, and David Blaska, former Isthmus blogger. >More
 Dane County supervisor chastizes Barry Alvarez for comments on alleged Chadima victim

Imagine yourself in this situation: You're visiting your alma mater one weekend to take in a football game and catch up with old friends. At a school-sponsored party on campus, drinks are flowing and everyone is having a good time. After a while, the celebration moves to a bar and a school official offers to give you a ride. >More
 Walker's unlimited recall fundraising set to end

On Friday, when the Government Accountability Board is expected to certify a recall election against Gov. Scott Walker, the days of unlimited fundraising for the governor will come to an end. Restrictions will also be placed on any so-called residual recall funds. >More
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