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Posted on 08/16/2011 9:43:14 AM PDT by NormsRevengeEdited on 08/16/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Elections Results from the AP
August 16 Wisconsin recall election results from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
44EAGLE RIVER, Wis (Reuters) - Voters in two Wisconsin State Senate districts head to the polls on Tuesday in the last of nine recall elections triggered by the fight earlier this year over Republican-backed curbs on the union rights of public workers.
In Tuesday's two final special elections, Jim Holperin and Robert Wirch -- two Democrats who opposed the anti-union measure and even fled the state for weeks in an unsuccessful effort to prevent its passage -- are defending their seats.
Holperin seems to be in the tighter race. His rival is Kim Simac, founder of the Northwoods Patriots, a Tea Party group. Though Simac is a political novice, the district has leaned Republican in the three years since Holperin was elected.
No matter who wins, Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies will retain control of the legislature, where the battle over public workers' union powers was waged earlier this year with public protests, legislative maneuvering and court challenges.
With seven of the nine recalls over, Republicans have managed to keep control of the state senate -- 17 to 16 if they score no wins on Tuesday -- because Democrats failed to unseat three Republican state Senators in the key round of six GOP senate recalls last week.
“His failure to gather 400 valid signatures was sheer over-confidence and laziness. “
Which makes him a good candidate how? People who fail on the small stage don’t suddenly become successful on the bigger stage, they tend to fail even more spectacularly.
What you smell is the City of Kenosha, a reliably RAT cesspool. The AP results are just reporting behind the County results.
The RAT is going to win, and win big because of the RAT voters in that city.
The GOP blew the race in the 12th. Sheer incompetence.
At least that's something to be grateful for.
Damn.. turns out neither of these is even going to be close.. too bad..
The AP finally caught up with the County results. There aren’t any GOP area’s left. Everything outstanding is in the more RAT areas of Kenosha county. This is over.
Wow. This sucks.
70% reporting in District 22. This does not look good.
RESULTS as of Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 at 09:19 pm CDT
Senate Dist. 22 Recall REPORTING 70%
Bob Wirch (D) (inc) 18,017
Jonathan Steitz (R) 14,340
That’s what you get when you run candidates who don’t fit the district.
I can’r watch anymore. Talk about a let down...
Nygren was an incumbent member of the assembly. He gathered about 420 signatures, but 22 were thrown out, leaving him with 398. It was a stupid mistake. In a normal election, it would have been enough, but he should have known that the rats would challenge every name on the nomination petitions.
David VanderLeest, the Republican who faced Hansen had many personal issues that pretty much disqualified him from office, including unpaid taxes, domestic violence and questions about serious drug use.
Langlade, Lincoln, and Vilas counties have yet to report any precincts in Simac’s race and they are the bulk of what’s left. Let’s hope they are wildly GOP.
How so? Just curious?
I wonder if re-districting will do anything to those districts? In the Alberta Darling/Sandy Pasch race, Sandy Pasch will be districted out of Alberta’s District. So, had Pasch won, she would have had to move to retain control of that district. Alberta would have run again in the next election.
Im wondering if the re-districting will do anything to firm up these districts for the Gop.
I wondered about the vague appeals for Simac cash that went out nationally from another WI senator on her behalf. That sheds some light.
It is all but certain that the current 17-16 GOP majority in the Wis State Senate will remain unchanged as both Dem Senators likely victorious tonight by large margins.
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LANGLADE COUNTY 17 OF 27 AUGUST 16, 2011 COUNTY REPORTING UNITS HAVE REPORTED RECALL TOTAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STATE SENATOR 12TH DISTRICT REPUBLICAN KIM SIMAC 2,295 DEMOCRATIC JIM HOLPERIN 1,942
Yes. Redistricting will help A LOT.
See post 251.
“I smell something”
Barney Franks (D-Fart) strikes again?