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    Vice President JOE BIDEN will be in Milwaukee Oct. 15 to attend fundraisers benefiting the Wisconsin Victory Fund. 7th CD candidate JULIE LASSA and 8th CD Rep. STEVE KAGEN will also be there. It would be Biden’s third fundraising trip to Wisconsin this election season. See more:

    Former Massachusetts governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate MITT ROMNEY will join Milwaukee Co. Exec. SCOTT WALKER for an Oct. 18 event at the Italian Community Center.

    Gov. JIM DOYLE has appointed CARMEN PITRE, co-executive director of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, to the Crime Victims Rights Board. She replaces ANGELA SUTKIEWICZ, who was appointed to the Sheboygan County Circuit Court. See the announcement:

    Milwaukee County Treasurer DAN DILIBERTI has been appointed to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Counties Association. See more:

    The Milwaukee Press Club’s 31st Annual Media Hall of Fame dinner is set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. Nine Milwaukee-area media figures will be recognized, including Milwaukee radio legend GORDON HINKLEY, whose career at WTMJ spanned five decades. WISN-TV anchor KATHY MYKLEBY will emcee the event. For more information and to see the full list of inductees visit:

    Lt. Gov. BARBARA LAWTON will chair a meeting of the Wisconsin Arts Board at Milwaukee’s Skyline Opera Thursday. See details:

    Milwaukee Mayor TOM BARRETT declared Oct. 2 "DISMAS BECKER Day" in the city of Milwaukee to commemorate the former Dem state representative. Becker, 74, passed away last month after a battle with cancer.

    Attorney General J.B. VAN HOLLEN announced that DAVID LEWIS and RAMON MARTINEZ have pleaded guilty to one count each of voting by a disqualified person after voting in the 2008 election while on periods of active probation for felony convictions in Milwaukee County. See the state DOJ statement:





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