Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee

4.05.2006

Results for those paying attention

  • Jane Carroll won the Milwaukee Circuit Court seat 54% to J.D. Watts' 46%.

  • Interestingly, referendums calling for troop withdrawal from Iraq passed in 24 of 32 counties where they were on the ballot. Many of them were close, but the results are certainly disappointing for war proponents who wanted the referendums to go down to an embarassing defeat.

  • More interestingly, the city of Waukesha voted in upset fashion, 53% to 47%, to elect longtime alderman Larry Nelson mayor over Republican State Rep. Ann Nischke. Nelson opposed the issue that Republicans are using as a rallying cry, the so-called Taxpayer Protection Amendment which restricts local control of budgeting. If even Waukesha is rejecting conservatives like Nischke now, maybe the times are a-changing.

1 Comments:

At 4/05/2006 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Craig said...

The turnout looked pretty poor. Was it 17%? Doesn't sound like Waukesha really cared, or just didn't like the candidates. I've heard good and bad from both candidates from people. Not living in Waukesha, I couldn't vote anyhow. But I heard only 1 alderman was supportive of Nelson. But I've heard some Dems don't like him either. I couldn't even find a website for Nischke for the whole election run. I think people just weren't thrilled overall with either if you ask me.

 

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