By Shawn Pfaff

Election Further Shows Deep Urban/Rural Divide

Tuesday’s election further demonstrated the political divide between urban and rural Wisconsin. This divide has become more stark in every election over the past decade since former Governor Scott Walker was elected in 2010.

Of the 33 of the 60 counties that voted for President Trump in 2016 had even more support for Trump while two flipped for Joe Biden–Sauk County and Door County. Meanwhile, counties Clinton won got bluer, including surges in Dane and Milwaukee counties, according to UW-Madison political science professor David Canon (

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To see the County by County Vote Totals in the Presidential Race, please click on the link below:

Senate GOP Elects Leadership

Senate Republicans met in caucus on Thursday to elect their new leadership for the 2021-22 legislative session.

  • Senate Majority Leader – Devin LeMahieu (R-Ootsburg)
  • Senate President – Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield)
  • Senate President Pro Tempore – Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point)
  • Senate Assistant Majority Leader – Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac)
  • Senate Caucus Chair – Van Wanggaard (R-Racine)
  • Senate Caucus Vice Chair – Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls)

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Legislative Caucus Schedule Next Week

Senate Democrats – Tuesday, November 10

Assembly Republicans – Tuesday, November 10

Assembly Democrats – Tuesday, November 10