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Scenes from the We Are Wisconsin get-out-the-vote rally for the recall (slideshow)

An estimated crowd of 3,800 people were joined by Tom Morello, Brother Ali, Jackson Browne and others for a get-out-the-vote rally at the Madison Labor Temple on Friday evening, to motivate voters just four days before the recall election on Tuesday, June 5. >More
 Walker opponents gather at Madison Labor Temple for pre-recall get-out-the-vote rally

Cheers were louder than ever as Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, who performed in Madison during the 2011 Capitol protests, invited fans on stage for an encore of "World Wide Rebel Song." >More
 Wisconsin Senate recall candidate Lori Compas reflects on her race against Scott Fitzgerald

This is the race that has captured the imagination of many progressives in Wisconsin. Lori Compas, a political novice, got so fed up with the right-wing agenda and the ruthless style of Scott Walker and Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald that she took it upon herself to gather the 16,742 signatures necessary to force him into a recall. And then, when no one would run against him, she decided to do it herself, with precious little support from the Democratic Party. >More
 Friday in Fort Atkinson: A pre-recall election snapshot of a divided Wisconsin town

I just got back from a visit to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 33 miles east of Madison. Back in 2010, the town went narrowly to Walker, who got 2,252 votes while Barrett got 2,060. After an hour of talking with people in Fort Atkinson, it was clear to me that Walker still has a strong base of support here, and that he has succeeded in getting his message out. >More
 Long lines at Madison City Clerk's office on last day to vote early in the Wisconsin recall

A line of about 80 people waiting to vote wound its way around the lobby in the City-County Building in downtown Madison Friday afternoon. It's the last day to vote in-person absentee for the June 5 recall election and the City Clerk's Office will be open until 7 p.m. >More
 Frautschi, Rowland save historic buildings in redesign of Block 100 project on State Street

Jerry Frautschi and Pleasant Rowland have redesigned their plans for the 100 block of State Street, eliminating a proposal for a private plaza and preserving the landmark Schubert building and its neighbor, the Fairchild/Stark building on Mifflin Street. >More
 Wisconsin recall fever: Breaking down debate II, John Doe news and heavyweights roll in

One takeaway from Thursday night's debate between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett? It covered meaty and controversial ground, thanks to the direct and persistent questioning of host Mike Gousha. >More
 Your guide to 2012 Wisconsin recall GOTV and election night parties in and around Madison

After the polls close, volunteers and supporters of Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, as well as both candidates for lieutenant governor, will gather to watch the results and alternately share in celebration or commiseration as the winners are declared. >More
 Live-blogging the second Wisconsin recall debate between Scott Walker and Tom Barrett

Two of Madison's sharpest political minds, stand-up comedians Chris Lay (@MrChrisLay) and Alan Talaga (@danpotacke), will provide the blow-by-blow analysis right here on Thursday night at 9 p.m. (CDT) during the second of two debates between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in advance of the historic recall election on June 5. The debate will be televised in Madison on WKOW, Channel 27, and we urge you to keep at least one eye on this blog while you watch it. >More
 Wisconsin newspaper recall endorsements provoke commentary more than they sway votes

After the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published its endorsement of Gov. Scott Walker on May 19 for the upcoming recall election, supporters of challenger Tom Barrett made their disapproval known. A "handful of readers" even threatened to cancel their subscriptions, says editorial page editor Dave Haynes. >More
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