Milwaukee’s GOP base united behind Donovan’s mayoral bid


By Larry Sandler for
Among Milwaukee’s most conservative voters, Bob Donovan is more popular than Donald Trump.
Both citywide and in Milwaukee’s small Republican enclaves, the ex-alderman rolled up a significantly larger share of the vote in his losing 2016 and 2022 mayoral campaigns than the former GOP president did in either his 2016 or 2020 races.
While Donovan’s vote percentage was larger, his share of the vote was strongly correlated to Trump’s on a ward-by-ward basis, indicating the conservative southsider was the clear favorite of the GOP base in an officially nonpartisa...

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