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

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.

Johnson becomes Milwaukee’s first elected Black mayor

Cavalier Johnson on Tuesday became Milwaukee’s first elected Black mayor in the city’s 176-year history. With all precincts reporting, Johnson had 62,143 votes, or 71.7 percent, to 24,543, or 28.3 percent, for former Ald. Bob Donovan. During his victory speech,

Donovan, Johnson to host election night parties

Former Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan and Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson announced their separate election night parties as they gear up to see who will be the city’s next mayor. Polls close at 8 p.m. today. Donovan told WisPolitics.com he is

Johnson says expanded streetcar could spur development

Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson says he sees the city’s street car system as a way to grow the economy while offering residents, workers and visitors a way to access new developments. Johnson, who also serves as Milwaukee Common Council

Donovan says he would eliminate ballot drop boxes as mayor

Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson says absentee ballot drop boxes are a secure, convenient way to vote in a response to former Ald. Bob Donovan saying he would get rid of drop boxes if he became mayor. Johnson and Donovan

Johnson, Donovan clash on CRT in Milwaukee mayoral debate

Meeting in a Milwaukee mayoral forum, former Ald. Bob Donovan and Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson sparred over whether critical race theory should be taught in schools. Johnson said it’s important to teach critical race theory lessons in schools. But he

Johnson launches first his TV ad in mayoral election

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson’s first TV ad of the mayoral election says he wants to build a safer, stronger and more prosperous Milwaukee. Campaign spokesman Sachin Chheda told WisPolitics.com the 30-second ad buy worth six figures can be seen on

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