Tuesday’s winners and losers, from recounts to Milwaukee turnout to the ‘cheesehead revolution’


Any election has many winners and losers beyond those whose names appear on the ballot. Here is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s summary of some of those who came out on top in Tuesday’s elections as well as others who did not.

Large majorities in Milwaukee and Dane counties approve marijuana referendums

Ending the state prohibition on pot along with regulating its distribution and taxing sales were favored by 70 percent of voters in Milwaukee County and 76 percent in Dane County. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches in Milwaukee, Detroit

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency, although he was careful to not mention Trump by name. > AP News

Walker’s plan for roads: Stop big interstate projects, spend more on local roads


Gov. Scott Walker wants to halt big Milwaukee-area road projects if he’s re-elected in November, and spend more on small road work and maintenance. > Daily Reporter

Walker says state needs break from new interchanges in Milwaukee

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Gov. Scott Walker said Monday the state would put off the largest road projects in southeastern Wisconsin if he is re-elected next month, even as business leaders call for $1 billion of work on I-94 in the heart of Milwaukee. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

‘Kava-nope:’ Group rallies in Milwaukee as vote on SCOTUS nomination looms

A small group gathered outside Milwaukee’s Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse  Thursday morning ahead of the crucial vote for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Carrying signs that said “Kava Nope” and “End Rape Culture,” among others, the protestors delivered a letter to Sen. Ron Johnson, imploring him to discontinue his support of Kavanaugh. > ABC 12 Milwaukee

At 19, Kalan Haywood will be the youngest lawmaker in Wisconsin — and likely the nation

Kalan Haywood, 19 years old,  is just a few months shy of becoming the youngest lawmaker in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The young Democrat is running unopposed Nov 6. for Milwaukee’s 16th District Assembly seat.