Bob Donovan's file

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Bob Donovan is a Milwaukee alderman, representing a district on the city's south side.  He was elected to the Common Council in 2000. In July 2014 he declared himself a candidate for mayor of Milwaukee in the 2016 election.

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Recent statements involving Bob Donovan

Half-True

Ran twice as Republican in '80s; no affiliation since

Pants on Fire!

Er, the Fire Department sets fire to the house for training purposes

Mostly True

The district packs in health care and pensions for retirees, but taxpayers still get a big punch

Recent stories featuring Bob Donovan

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