Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, and serves as the seat of Dane County. Madison is the second most populous city in the state, with over 223,000 residents. Madison is unique among Wisconsin cities in that its politics are dominated by liberals and progressives. For example, in 2006, while 59% of voters across the state voted to enact a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, 76% of Madison voters did not support the amendment.
Madison is also notable for its excellent educational and employment opportunities. Madison is home to the esteemed University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as Madison Media Institute, Herzing College, Madison Area Technical College, and Edgewood Colldge. According to Forbes magazine, Madison is second best place for education in the country; and according to a 2005 Forbes report, Madison had the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Recently, the State Bar of Wisconsin announced that it will create an independent supervisory group, The Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee, to supervise the state’s upcoming Supreme Court election. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson will run against Jefferson County Circuit Judge Randy Koschnick on April 7, 2009. The Campaign Integrity Committee will ask both candidates to sign a “clean campaign” pledge; further, the committee will speak out if the candidates or those associated with them make false statements or attack their opponent’s reputation.
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