Wisconsin Senatorial Candidates 2014
State Primary: August 12, 2014
Ron Johnson (R) - Next Election is in 2016.
WI Wisconsin Candidates for Congress
History of Wisconsin. Information that every Wisconsin Election Candidates for US Senate Should Know:Early state economy Nelson Dewey was the first governor of Wisconsin; he was a Democrat. Between 1848 and 1862, Wisconsin had three democratic governors, all of whom were in office prior to 1856, four Republican governors, all of whom were in office after 1856, and one Whig governor, Leonard J. Farwell, who served as the second governor for one term from 1852 to 1854. Under Farwell's governorship, Wisconsin became the second state to make capital punishment illegal.
Between the 1840s and 1860s, settlers from New England, New York and Germany arrived in Wisconsin. Some of them brought radical political ideas to the state. In the 1850s, stop-overs on the underground railroad were set up in the state and abolitionist groups were formed. One such group was the Republican party. On March 20, 1854, the first county meeting of the Republican Party of the United States, consisting of about thirty people, was held in the Little White Schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. Ripon claims to be the birthplace of the Republican Party, as does Jackson, Michigan, where the first statewide convention was held. A notable instance of abolitionism in Wisconsin was the rescue of Joshua Glover, an escaped slave from St. Louis who sought refuge in Racine, Wisconsin in 1852. He was caught in 1854 by federal marshals and put in a jail at Cathedral Square in Milwaukee, where he waited to be returned to his owner. A mob of 5000 people led by Milwaukee abolitionist Sherman Booth sprung Glover from jail and helped escape to Canada via the underground railroad.
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