Skip to comments.Final two recall elections could lead to state’s first Tea Party senator (Wisconsin Fleas on 8/16)
Posted on 08/11/2011 7:06:37 AM PDT by Libloather
Final two recall elections could lead to states first tea party senator
JESSICA VANEGEREN | The Capital Times
Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 8:15 am
Wednesday morning, just hours after state Republicans learned they had retained control of the state Senate by defeating four of the six Democratic challengers in the states historic recall elections, a flurry of activity began in the two remaining Senate districts up for grabs on Tuesday, Aug. 16, the fourth and final recall election day.
The seats, held by Democratic incumbents Jim Holperin of Conover and Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie, are the last of the nine recall elections initiated by voters since the state and Senate became divided over Gov. Scott Walkers plan to strip most collective bargaining rights from public workers.
Now, discontent over the fact that Holperin and Wirch joined their Democratic Senate colleagues in fleeing to Illinois in what turned out to be an unsuccessful attempt to block a vote on the collective bargaining bill may lead to a big first for tea party supporters in Wisconsin.
Sure, Sen. Glenn Grotham, R-West Bend, displays what has become a favorite symbol of the Tea Party movement, the yellow"Don't tread on me" flag on his Capitol officce door. And many other lawmakers speak at Tea Party events.
But Tea Party Patriots are looking for someone from the outside who has organized state residents around the movement. Kim Simac, the founder of the Northwoods Patriots, fits the bill. And she is challenging Holperin Tuesday for his Senate seat.
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Time to kick a$$ and retire a few names.
They shirked their duty and should have lost their jobs when they abdicated them.
This Simac sounds like “one of us”!
And let’s face it: the two Republicans that lost this week were just weak, no matter what. So if we win these two, then essentially, the GOP is net ahead as they will have taken out two Dem incumbents but only lost two marginal GOP’ers anyway. Well if not net ahead, then at least even!
Ah, Jessie...that would be the Gadsden flag.
Lest we forget Juan McCain...
... /sarcasm off ...
Holperin acknowledged in an interview Wednesday that he is more vulnerable than Wirch.
Holperin is the Dem incumbent that Simac hopes to unseat. Our best chance to win back a seat.
This Simac sounds like one of us!
Gabba Gabba Hey!
Okay all you Badgers! Badger the sheep until they kick the rats out! It’ll be a Badge of Honor!
Glenn is MY Senator and I am pleased to hear that he’s displaying the Gadsden Flag. I first met Glenn when he was a first term Assemblyman and he came to talk to our Conservative Book Club at least 15 years ago. He wasn’t our State Rep then, but his mom was in the club. He’s shown up at nearly every one of our meetings ever since. At that time he called himself the “most hated man in the legislature” which was hyperbole, I’m sure.
We all backed him when he challenged our State Senator of the time, a pol whose father had been in the legislature for many years. IOW, her connections ran long and deep. She had refused to bring Taxpayer Bill of Rights to the floor for a vote. Glenn tooppled her and has been our Senator ever since. I don’t agree with everything he says, but I have no quarrel with his integrity, or his intelligence.
Glenn Grothman is awesome! After Scott Walker becomes POTUS, I would be very comfortable with Gov. Grothman! **grin**
I’m here in WI, and I don’t hear the unions/dems touting victory! I do know quite a few people who see the unions as total failures given that they spent tens of millions of dollars in this state and STILL will not have a majority in the Senate - even IF the two Dems. stay on...
Anyway, GO KIM GO!!! She is one in particular that the unions have tried to beat to a pulp with their absolutely false, and very misleading attack ads here.
Saw an AWESOME ad for Kim last night though — Holperin voted to increase tuition assistance for illegal aliens while voting to DECREASE tuition assistance for our US MILITARY VETS!!!
Kim is the “real deal”, and I only wish I was in her district so I could proudly vote for her next week... I have to remain content to speak out for her against the union goons, and cheer her on from the sidelines... Holperin has GOT to go!!!
She's wearing red.
I understand that Dale Schultz (R) is causing problems for the Republicans in Wisconsin because he is supporting the Democrats in certain issues. Can someone in Wisconsin get on his case? He is a former Democrat.
What should be a good day here in Madison is somewhat marred by people calling me telling me Senator Dale Schultz may become an Independent or a Democrat.
Dale Schultz has been a Republican legislator for over 20 years.
Dale Schultz is not going to become an Independent or a Democrat and people who are spreading this rumor have not personally spoken with Dale Schultz.
If you know somebody who is tellling people that Dale Schultz will become an Independent or a Democrat, you can tell them they are wrong and this will not happen.
Now it is time to focus on getting Wisconsin back on the right track.
From Glen Grothman
I am not from Wisconsin, but every “good guy/gal”, Conservative, Republican, Independent and...even decent Democrats, needs to get their butts to the polls next Tuesday to defeat the two (2) “dirt bag, low life, liberal, Democrat vermin”!!! Knocking off these two “traitors” to America, will help lead to the defeat of POTUS, America Destroyer, Obama and his Democrat thugs and crooks!!! Get out and vote folks!!! The future of your children, their children and this magnificent country hangs in the balance!!!! State Pubbies, get out the vote and don’t be the usual whimps that Republicans are. Destroy these human Democrat vermin at the ballot box next week, and...do not be gentle & shy doing it!!!
Jonathon Steitz, 37 year old attorney and father of 4. Watch his video and make a donation. He does not believe in a lifetime of politics, but is responding to the need of the people.
I just donated to him and to Kim Simac. We need both of them to win on Tuesday.
Surely at least one of all those children must’ve done SOMETHING reprehensible — like not washing before dinner or missing a homework assignment — to give a libs a club to beat her with, a la Palin.
WI FReepers — is there any polling data re: these two recalls?
LOL. She looks plenty tough to me. Do you realize how strong you have to be if you train horses all day? My DIL does that, and I wouldn’t dream of mixng it up with HER! LOL
Send her some money. She needs it. She made it through a primary to get here!
Thank you. May I ask if the following is true? This comes from TeaPartyExpress.org. They identified the Republican as being Dale Schultz who is being wooed by the Democrats in a previous email. I have the previous email.
“TEA PARTY TAKES THE FIGHT TO THE LEFT
Earlier this week we won a terrific victory in Wisconsin by preventing Democrats from taking control of the State Senate.
We currently hold a 1-vote majority there, but one Republican, who was previously a Democrat, is being wooed by the Left to return to the Democrat Party.
But we here at the Tea Party Express are fighting back. We’re launching a TV ad blitz against 2 Democrat Senators in Wisconsin who fled the state to try and deny Gov. Walker a vote on his budget repair legislation.
Since they abdicated their duties to the taxpayers, we are going to send them the message: You’re Fired!
But we need your help so we can purchase as many TV ads as possible.
Please support this effort by making a contribution - HERE. We need 250 people to contribute $100 or more in the next 24 hours. You can contribute as little as $5 up to the maximum allowed $5,000 contribution.”
BTW, I think a woman needs to be physically strong to be in the WI legislature. One of our GOP ladies was THREATENED with death by a Dem colleague after she voted for the budget.
Madison police willl do NOTHING to protect the GOP from the Unionistas and their cohorts. Kim looks like she can take care of herself.
Someone on another thread made a GREAT point that because the Dems failed Tuesday, they may have a real problem gettng their vote out next week..their base has no motivation...if we can get out turnout..we could take both
This is the link I got when I clicked on the heading of the email I got.
Dems are very depressed and this is a great time to take both the seats ! If possible contribute any small amount to the teaparty express ! That should nail the coffin ! I just did it(although it was the least amount allowed)!
one victory will scare the whole zombie union mob.
I’d rather give campaign donation directly to the candidate.
I agree with you. I will donate and vote for the man who agrees with my views.
She also writes patriotic, second amendment children’s books!
Yes, I missed mentioning that. I was working from memory which gets shorter as I get older.
PLUS I know somebody who knows her personally and who has spent the summer up there working with her campaign as a vollunteer. My friend vouches for her as the real deal, and that’s enough for me.
Re: #35, My memory and my typing are deteriorating at the same pace! LOL