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With a slim lead in national polls, the Romney campaign and its allies are beginning to assert their financial advantage through ad buys in the nine States that will decide the Presidential election. While Team Obama is shifting some money from Wisconsin to other key States (like Nevada), Romney is spending more in Wisconsin (especially in the Fox River Valley).
Last Friday, Milwaukee County bus riders who placed their bikes in bus racks got to ride for free. This give away was intended to celebrate the fact that bus riders using the racks exceeded 100,000 this year.
In mid- September, a Marquette University Law School poll contended that Tammy Baldwin led Tommy Thompson in their race for the U.S. Senate by a margin of 50% to 41%. This represented an 18 point swing from the poll's August numbers and has been widely touted as gospel by the mainstream media for the last couple of weeks.
Yet another controversy has erupted at Nicolet High School (the home of the free breakfast for kids who drive a Lexus). Apparently some Seniors decided to change the theme of a Homecoming Week dress up day from "Pajama Day" to "LAX Bros and Preppy Hoes". The Administration was not amused.
A week ago Sunday, 45-year-old Teresa Boone was walking through Kilbourn Reservoir Park in Milwaukee's Riverwest area. Reservoir Park was the site of the highly publicized wilding incident in July of 2011. Ms. Boone would not have been in the park except for the fact that her truck ran out of gas.