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Local Reaction to John McCain's VP Pick

Posted: 08/29/2008 - A UW-Stevens Point political science professor says he was shocked by McCain’s pick of an unknown to be his running mate, but Professor Dennis Riley says McCain is trying to make up for perceived deficiencies the public may have about him, just like Senator Barack Obama did.

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UWMC History Professor Says Biden a Good Pick as Obama's Running Mate

Updated: 08/26/2008 - Monday is the first day of the Democratic Convention in Denver. Monday NewsChannel 7 spoke to Professor Jim Lorence of the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County about the importance of picking the right running mate for a presidential campaign.

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Ousted Dem. Delegate Stars in McCain Campaign Ad

Updated: 08/26/2008 - A Wisconsin woman is starring in a new campaign ad for Republican John McCain. The ad is targeted at former supporters of Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. Debra Bartoshevich of Waterford says Clinton had the "experience and judgment to be president" and so does McCain.

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Obama Preparing for Democratic Convention following Stop in Eau Claire Sunday

Updated: 08/25/2008 - EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama visited Eau Claire Sunday, promising a tax cut for 95 percent of Americans. He also characterized Republican rival John McCain as being out of touch with average folks with an economic plan of "four more years of the same."

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Wis. Justice Department Won't Face Sanctions

Updated: 08/22/2008 - Wisconsin employment officials say they won't sanction the state Justice Department for hiring one of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's campaign workers. A state workers group had asked the Office of Employment Relations to probe Tim Jennings' hire as a temporary gang analyst.

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Doyle to Address Democratic National Convention

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle will speak at next week's Democratic National Convention in Denver. An early supporter of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, Doyle has been selected as one of several governors and party leaders to speak next Tuesday.

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Hearings Set on Proposed Fee Increases in Wisconsin

Updated: 08/11/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The public will get a chance this week to comment on a proposal to increase fees on everything from operating a tattoo parlor to running a religious camp in Wisconsin.

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A Big Voter Drive in Milwaukee Runs into Problems

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Workers registering voters for a liberal group in Milwaukee turned in hundreds of fabricated registration forms and many more that were incomplete. That's raised fears among Republican Party leaders of an election fraud repeat.

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Doyle Declines to Wade into Favre Mess

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle knows when to take a pass on a hot political issue. Doyle didn't take a side Wednesday when asked about the Brett Favre soap opera. The Green Bay Packers quarterback came out of retirement this week and now appears to be a candidate for a trade.

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Wisconsin Voters Register in Record Numbers

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Three months before the November election, a top state official says Wisconsin residents are registering to vote in record numbers. Registration drives by outside groups and Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign are fueling the increase.

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DOJ to Release More Records in Fundraising Probe

Posted: 08/04/2008 - The public will get more insight into the two-year investigation into Governor Jim Doyle's decision to allow the sale of a nuclear power plant this week. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is expected to release 20,000 more documents related to its probe.

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McCain Meets with Former Clinton Backer

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain had coffee with a former Wisconsin Democratic Party delegate who wanted to vote for him at her party's national convention instead of Barack Obama.

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Wisconsin 6th in Campaign Advertisement Spending

Updated: 07/30/2008 - A report from the Wisconsin Advertising Project shows John McCain and Barack Obama's campaigns have spent more than $48 million combined so far. A lot of the money is being focused on the battleground states of the Upper Midwest.

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