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Romney’s Victory Aside, Wisconsin Is Key for GOP in 2012

Romney’s Victory Aside, Wisconsin Is Key for GOP in 2012Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Wisconsin, and Mitt Romney’s win there on Tuesday, could be an important watershed moment in the GOP primary, elevating Romney from front-runner to foregone conclusion as his party’s nominee. ...

Wisconsin Wife, 80, Lands Plane for Dying Pilot Husband

Wisconsin Wife, 80, Lands Plane for Dying Pilot HusbandDoor County Sheriff's Office/Crossroads at Big Creek/J. & H. Collins Learning Ce(STURGEON BAY, Wis.) -- A frail 80-year-old Wisconsin woman spent a harrowing 90 minutes on Monday learning how to handle a Cessna plane and then land it after her husb...

Ryan Responds to Obama Criticism: President Is ‘More Partisan and Desperate by the Day’

Ryan Responds to Obama Criticism: President Is ‘More Partisan and Desperate by the Day’Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- As Wisconsin voters headed to the polls Tuesday, the state’s most controversial congressman, Rep. Paul Ryan, ripped President Obama’s criticism of his budget pro...

Majority of Wisconsin Voters Believe Romney Will Be GOP Nominee

Majority of Wisconsin Voters Believe Romney Will Be GOP NomineeJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A broad sense of inevitability carried Mitt Romney into the Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin Tuesday, with preliminary exit poll results indicating that, whatever their preference, eight in 10 voter...

Wisconsin Ballot Problems? Not So, Say State Officials

Wisconsin Ballot Problems? Not So, Say State OfficialsComstock/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) -- Wisconsin state officials have dismissed reports of widespread ballot problems as voters make their decision in Tuesday’s Republican primary.An aide to Mitt Romney said Tuesday morning that the campaign...

Romney Says Obama Ad Ducks Responsibility

Romney Says Obama Ad Ducks ResponsibilityPriorities USA Action(WAUKESHA, Wis.) -- Mitt Romney shot back Tuesday at the new ad released by President Obama’s re-election campaign, accusing the president of not taking responsibility for his administration’s mistakes.“The presid...

Primary Primer: Wisconsin, Maryland and DC

Primary Primer: Wisconsin, Maryland and DCChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The short break in the 2012 Republican primary calendar has come and gone; Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia hold their primaries on Tuesday.The three contests fall at a pivotal moment in the ...

Santorum Visits Birthplace of Republican Party

Santorum Visits Birthplace of Republican PartyChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(RIPON, Wis.) -- Rick Santorum paid a visit to the town described as the birthplace of the Republican Party on Monday as he made his final stop in Wisconsin before the state's primary on Tuesday.“We came to where the ...

Santorum Hopeful He’ll Pull Off a Wisconsin Upset

Santorum Hopeful He’ll Pull Off a Wisconsin UpsetJessica McGowan/Getty Images(MENASHA, Wis.) -- Rick Santorum expressed some optimism on Monday about his chances in Wisconsin ahead of the Republican presidential primary there on Tuesday, saying he’s hopeful he’ll “pull off an upset&...

Mitt Romney Goes on Offensive on Immigration in Wisconsin

Mitt Romney Goes on Offensive on Immigration in WisconsinEthan Miller/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) -- Mitt Romney Monday flatly accused President Obama of reneging on his campaign promise to enact sweeping immigration reform, despite enjoying a Democrat-controlled Congress for his first two years in office....

Santorum Urges Pregnant Woman to ‘Hang in There’ for Him

Santorum Urges Pregnant Woman to ‘Hang in There’ for HimJay LaPrete/Getty Images(OSHKOSH, Wis.) -- Ahead of Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary, Rick Santorum is scrambling to gather votes, even urging a pregnant woman not to go into labor before she can vote for him.“Don’t go into labor before el...

Romney Predicts Victory in Wisconsin Primary

Romney Predicts Victory in Wisconsin PrimaryJewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images(FITCHBURG, Wis.) — Mitt Romney predicted victory in the upcoming primary in Wisconsin during a visit at Gov. Scott Walker’s phone bank, describing his campaign in the state for the Republican presidential nomina...

For Santorum, Ryan Becomes ‘Some Other Wisconsinite’ After Endorsing Romney

For Santorum, Ryan Becomes ‘Some Other Wisconsinite’ After Endorsing RomneyJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After heaping praise on the Rep. Paul Ryan throughout the past week, Rick Santorum suddenly turned cold on him after the Wisconsin congressman endorsed his rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt...

Mitt Romney Delivers Powerful Speech, Pivots to the General Election

Mitt Romney Delivers Powerful Speech, Pivots to the General ElectionScott Olson/Getty Images(APPLETON, Wis.) -- Mitt Romney, delivering his most presidential speech to date, ignored his fellow GOP candidates, looked past the remaining primaries, and urged voters in Wisconsin Friday to join him on the path to Election D...

Rick Santorum Tells Voters ‘Don’t Settle’ Like in 2008

Rick Santorum Tells Voters ‘Don’t Settle’ Like in 2008Mark Wilson/Getty Images(EAU CLAIRE, Wis.) -- Rick Santorum warned Republican voters not to “settle” on a nominee like they did four years ago and pointed to the Democrats prolonged battle in 2008 as a party fighting for their principles --...

Gingrich in the Race ‘Until Romney Gets Majority’

Gingrich in the Race ‘Until Romney Gets Majority’Richard Ellis/Getty Images(OSHKOSH, Wis.) -- Newt Gingrich vowed Friday to remain in the GOP presidential race until Mitt Romney “gets the majority” of the delegates.Gingrich made the comment while working the rope line at the University of...

Rick Santorum Brushes Off Loss of Paul Ryan Endorsement

Rick Santorum Brushes Off Loss of Paul Ryan EndorsementBrendan Smialowski/Getty Images(HUDSON, Wis.) -- Rick Santorum shook off questions about Rep. Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Mitt Romney Friday morning, saying only that he is working to get the “endorsements of the people” not the Republ...

Wisconsin Preps for Heated Recall Election of Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin Preps for Heated Recall Election of Gov. Scott WalkerJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(MADISON, Wis.) -- While the national media attention has been focused on the upcoming GOP primary in Wisconsin, there’s another political battle gearing up in the Badger State, and it involves both Democrats and Repub...

Mysterious Booms Return to Wisconsin Town?

Mysterious Booms Return to Wisconsin Town?Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(CLINTONVILLE, Wis.) -- Have the mysterious booms in Clintonville, Wis., finally been caught on tape?Townspeople say they are back, and an audio engineer may have given ABC News its first listen.It was a little over a we...

Newt Gingrich Changes Tune on Paul Ryan Plan

Newt Gingrich Changes Tune on Paul Ryan PlanRichard Ellis/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- Newt Gingrich, who in May called Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposed budget plan “right-wing social engineering,” was supportive of the congressman’s new plan that passed the House on Thursday.Call...

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