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In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, an issue of Time magazine is displayed on a New York newsstand.

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Yoyi Steele

“I’m going to go with Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, who I think has done some heroic things for her city. It’s shameful that Puerto Rico hasn’t received more help; they’re citizens. I understand that they can’t vote, which is the reason why they’re being ignored. I used to live there so I know there’s a lot to be done there.”

Yoyi Steele

natural resources planner

Fort Atkinson


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Marcus Pearson

“Honestly, I would go with Colin Kaepernick just because he initiated kneeling for the national anthem and opened the floodgates for awareness of racial inequality. He put his job on the line, put his money where his mouth is, donated his own money for causes. He is deserving of a quarterback’s job but has not gotten one and yet has remained pretty much classy about it. What he did took courage and although it’s been morphed into other issues, not many people would put themselves in the line of fire like that.”

Marcus Pearson

planner consultant /university student

Madison


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Shannon Brown

“J.J. Watt. I’m sure he’s not under consideration but I would mention him because he started something that grew so exponentially and brought our country together for one purpose and that was to help people. He started that Hurricane Harvey response, saying he just wanted to raise $200 and it became millions, many millions. I think if one person can have that kind of positive influence on people, it’s pretty important.”

Shannon Brown

job coach

Oregon


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Michael Elliott

“Sen. John McClain. He’s been a war hero but this year particularly, he’s been a lone voice who’s stood out and stood up for true Republican conservative beliefs rather than the Trumpism that’s been going on now. Being a Republican myself, but not happy with how things are going right now, McCain is one politician who says and does the right things.”

Michael Elliott

support manager

Monona


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Kenneth Alexander

“Gov. Walker has had a pretty good year. He’s doing a good job and I’d like him to be governor again. He’s lowered the cost of going to college and taken away the worry of having to pay such high tuition. We need to be able to afford to go to school, and getting an education is very important for everyone’s future.”

Kenneth Alexander

restaurant employee

Madison


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Aaron Hiniker

“I think John McCain. He was one of the votes against the repeal of Obamacare, which would have thrown a lot of people off their health insurance. Even though he’s on the outside of his party, everybody listens to him or should listen to him.”

Aaron Hiniker

tavern server

Madison

Compiled by freelancer KEVIN MURPHY from respondents around Madison's Capitol Square | special to The Cap Times