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Posted on 08/16/2011 7:19:19 PM PDT by Brilliant
Slight lead for the GOP in one race.
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Well, so much for that. Now the Dems lead in both.
Steitz is toast, he needed about 70% in the ‘middle’ leaning districts and he got about 60%.
Just goes to show that Democrats don’t give a damn about integrity, hence why they will vote in people like Pelosi, Reid, Cynthia McKinney, and Marion Barry.
They could care less about anything other than keeping a Republican out of office, no matter what the consequences.
The party machine for the Rats always delivers.
By what margin did these two win the last time? If their margins of victory are down that is a good sign at least.
Boy, Simac really booted it in a “GOP” district.
They are calling it for Wirch now.
Turnout is MUCH less than last week’s races.
doesn’t look good
The GOP still controls the Wisconsin legislature regardless of what happens with these two races. Correct?
Not good. One Senator changing parties could swing the Senate and I’m pretty sure the unions will make it worth their while.
I think so.
Not much difference, maybe 3 points. I guess the lame-a$$ pubs who live there didn’t feel the motivation to kick these idiot fleabaggers out for their failure of duty. Speaks volumes for Democrat voters though.
The Dems are the incumbents, so the GOP can lose them both, I think and it won’t change anything.
I read on another site that candidate Simac (R) had a delinquent tax issue dogging her? Too bad, if that cost her the election. Maybe that race could have been won. I also read the NRA endorsed the Dem there?? NRA does that too often.
Conservatives stayed home. The total is around 36k with 94%. The Darling race had almost 75k total voters and last weeks races were 50k or more. We have to wake up,
Looks like Holperin’s holding his lead.
The NRA has become a joke. They endorsed Harry Reid. They need new leadership with political savvy and guts. Remember “gun rights” Rep. Gillebrand of NY. She stabbed those fools in the back, just as anyone with a brain knew she would. Bob
Yep. You don’t win elections if you don’t show up.
I agree. The NRA always goes for the fake conservative Dems over GOP. WLP and NRA SUCK!
Simac is gaining, but not fast enough.
“You dont win elections if you dont show up.”
The biggest thing FR fails at is organizing, like the whackjobs at KOS do. This SHOULD have been two easy wins.
And I’m as much at fault as the rest of, waiting for someone else to step up.
They are going to call it pretty quickly. Holperin is widening his lead.
They just called it for Holperin...
Well as we said when we were kids, “Ha! Made you look.”
Better showing next time, I hope.
What I’m saying is that I heard one of the R Senators is considering switching parties. If it is 17-16 after tonight, it would flip to the Dems with one defection. What I’m also saying is that the unions can afford to “buy” a Senator and have him pull a Jim Jeffords in WI.
What a shame. Would have been a huge boost. Now the Dems can scream they picked up 2 Senate seats.
Early last week I started asking for Milwaukee area volunteers to carpool down to Kenosa to help Steitz.
I got ZERO responses. I drove down there, alone, from Grafton. If a WI Senate repub flips, and anyone dares to bitch, I will chew them up one side and down the other.
You don't win elections by sitting home. And if you sat home, you don't get to bitch.
Meet Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) - the new Most Powerful Man in Wisconsin.
No they didn't. They toyed with it, they did not endorse his opponent. I am pissed at them too. Still that isn't true.
We’re going to have to get a WHOLE helluva lot better at it between now and November 2012, if we want to win.
A lot of folks on FR like to bitch that someone isn’t conservative enough, is a RINO, etc, and I think, “What was the last County or local Republican event you attended?”
THAT is where you change things, by getting involved, and supporting Conservatives in the local and Primary process.
Frankly, the whackadoodles of the nutjob left are light years ahead of us in Organizing, and it’s in large part responsible for where we are today.
You’ll NEVER change anything by standing outside and whining. Get in, GET INVOLVED. You don’t have to be a card-carrying Party member to participate in most things.
It's not just Dale Shultz. Any one of the republican state senators can tell the rest to bow down and kiss their privates. Being in the majority is nice, but this is NOT a good situation.
Yes the GOP controls it, 17 Repubs to 16 Rats.
The whole premise was this: 14 fleebag dems fled the state, bought and paid for by union thugs and Obama’s pols. Not rumor - true. Those 14, not just the 2 today, should have been recalled for NOT performing as a state senator. But instead, the lefty slimes were successful for recalling 6 GOP, in last weeks race. Thank God we kept the power. The 14 should have lost their seats. Not 2 GOP.
Put this in your lessons learned file. We did darn good, keeping what we did. You are right - we need to shape up, pay MORE attention. The left likes to wear you down. They are at this “game” 150% of the time. The rest of us work, have families, etc.
Keep the faith folks - we held our own, we showed the USA what Wisconsin was made of. The GOP is still in power and this is just the beginning of our awakening. Stay the course. Don’t give up, don’t give in.
Why didn’t they have this race last week? Oh wait, Dems made sure they didn’t so the turn out would be less.
Ain’t gonna happen. His flipping was a rumor. Don’t forget next election redistricting makes the Reps even stronger.
Then Wisconsin gets what it deserves. If these lazy voters don’t recognize what vile, despicable miscreants the Democorrupts are by abandoning their posts to obstruct the operation of government, then I don’t have any sympathy for them suffering the consequences. Sorry, but in this case, you get the government you deserve. Not paying attention is no excuse.
BTW, does anyone have the voter participation rates for these races?
I have lived in the town of Somers (Senate district 22 Wirch/Seitz) for 37 years and have voted in every Federal, State, & local election. Up until now the routine was drive to the Town Hall. Park, walk up to the table with the little old ladies who check you off in the list of registered voters, they initial a ballot and hand it to you and you go into a booth and vote, put your ballot in the scanner and leave. Every election up to today was a carbon copy of that drill and didn't take much longer to do then read what I just wrote.
Today my wife and I arrived and the parking area was nearly full. When we walked into the building the line ran all the way down the hall and around a corner, with a rope line to keep the crowd corralled. There were somewhere around 150 people in line with a heavy percentage of sun burned, muscular young men who looked more like construction workers then farmers. Every 70 something couple that arrived took one look at the line, turned around and left. After about an hour or a bit more we voted and then left. On the way back to our car I noticed several cars with Illinois plates in the lot. Hmmmm?
If I didn't mention it before, Somers is an unincorporated farm town about three blocks long with a county highway as it's main (and only) street. I should note that nearly everyone knows everyone else. I did not see a single soul that I recognized in the line waiting to cast a ballot.
PS I did work in the recall effort but not the Seitz campaign. I was pulling for the retired Sheriff who got blown away in the primary. I got a very nice thank you from Alberta Darling for contributions made to her campaign even though I'm not in her district. Also Scott Walker and Paul Ryan sent bread and butter notes. Republicans in Wisconsin are civil (to a fault)!
I am ever the optimist, but is everyone remembering that these are only the numbers reported by the press? Remember Prosser/Klopp? The Journal-Sentinel numbers had Koppy winning for several day after the election, even after corrected officially.
I’m not giving up until official numbers are in.
The NRA did not endorse reid.
THAT’S RIGHT. They were ABOUT to endorse Reid, and the outcry was so fierce that they remained neutral. The NRA did endorse leftist Democrat Chris Carney in Pa’s 10th, drawing my ire at a local fair. Bob