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Live Thread: Wisconsin Senate Recalls - Six Republican Seats at Risk

Posted on 08/09/2011 5:04:12 PM PDT by Jean S

Edited on 08/09/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WISCONSIN SENATE RECALL ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT:

TUESDAY:

SENATE DISTRICT 2:

Republican incumbent: Senator Robert Cowles of Allouez. First elected to state Senate in April 1987 special election.

Democratic challenger: Nancy Nusbaum of De Pere, a former mayor of De Pere and Brown County executive.

SENATE DISTRICT 8:

Republican incumbent: Senator Alberta Darling of River Hills. First elected to the Senate in 1992.

Democratic challenger: Representative Sandy Pasch of Whitefish Bay. Elected to Assembly in 2008, reelected

2010.

SENATE DISTRICT 10:

Republican incumbent: Senator Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls. First elected to Senate in 2000.

Democratic challenger: Shelly Moore, a teacher from River Falls who has also served as teachers' union organizer.

SENATE DISTRICT 14:

Republican incumbent: Senator Luther Olsen of Ripon. First elected to Senate in 2004. Served in Assembly 1994 to 2004.

Democratic challenger: Representative Fred Clark of Baraboo. Elected to Assembly in 2008, reelected 2010.

SENATE DISTRICT 18:

Republican incumbent: Senator Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac. Elected to Senate in 2008 by 163 votes over Jessica King.

Democratic challenger: Jessica King, an attorney in private practice from Oshkosh, born and raised in Fond du Lac.

SENATE DISTRICT 32:

Republican incumbent: Senator Dan Kapanke of La Crosse, First elected to Senate in 2004.

Democratic challenger: Representative Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse. Elected to Assembly since 2000.

AP results link


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KEYWORDS: commiesraus; unionbullies; unionthugs; wisconsin; wisconsinrecall; wisconsinshowdown
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To: casinva

Uh oh. That’s looking bad. Kapake has fallen behind. Hopper & Darling are looking hopeless.


301 posted on 08/09/2011 7:56:09 PM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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To: All

I don’t like what I’m seeing in Alberta Darling’s district. She seems to falling further behind.

Hopefully, Darling’s good areas have yet to report...


302 posted on 08/09/2011 7:56:16 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: madameguinot

Alberta Darling has been our Senator for a long time and has been doing what she was elected to do. Sandy Pasch is a lying fraud!


303 posted on 08/09/2011 7:56:20 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: newzjunkey

“Kapaka lost in his 2010 congressional race by almost 4%. He won the Senate seat in 2008 by 3% (~ 2500 votes).”

You mean Kapanke? He is currently a state senator. How did he run for Congress in 2010, if he got elected to the state senate then?


304 posted on 08/09/2011 7:56:29 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: mrsmith

Lights out Dems.


305 posted on 08/09/2011 7:56:30 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: LUV W; casinva

or it takes time to lose a couple of machines


306 posted on 08/09/2011 7:56:33 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org)(I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.)(RIAing))
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To: madameguinot

Darling is


307 posted on 08/09/2011 7:57:10 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: casinva

Looks like the Hopper-King race is going to decide the outcome of Senate control.


308 posted on 08/09/2011 7:57:25 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: mrsmith

clap clap clap


309 posted on 08/09/2011 7:57:37 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Hoodat

Ugh, Darling just went further down. :(

C’mon Hopper.


310 posted on 08/09/2011 7:58:05 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: Hunton Peck

8th trending ‘ratward:

State Senate - District 8 - General
August 09, 2011 - 09:35PM CT
Wisconsin - 24 of 82 Precincts Reporting - 29%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Pasch , Sandra Dem 10,691 56%
Darling , Alberta (i) GOP 8,424 44%


311 posted on 08/09/2011 7:58:23 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: hocndoc

Or that! :)


312 posted on 08/09/2011 7:58:29 PM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Kapanke was elected to the state senate in 2008 for a four year term. In 2010, he unsuccessfully ran for US Congress without giving up his seat. The only people facing recall are state senators elected in 2008, a legislator has to be in office for one calendar year before he can face recall.


313 posted on 08/09/2011 7:58:37 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Hunton Peck

Olsen well ahead with 94% in, but no call:

State Senate - District 14 - General
August 09, 2011 - 09:35PM CT
Wisconsin - 118 of 126 Precincts Reporting - 94%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Olsen , Luther (i) GOP 23,049 54%
Clark , Fred Dem 19,285 46%


314 posted on 08/09/2011 8:00:04 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hoodat

Worst case scenario if WI senate falls to the Rats, does this endanger Walker’s reforms from earlier this year? I assume he would just veto any repeal bill.


315 posted on 08/09/2011 8:00:16 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: TNCMAXQ
Your information is wrong. Kapanke won the Senate seat first in 2004, was reelected in 2008 and attempted to win a House seat in 2010 where he lost.

Running for higher office didn't mean he had to give up his Senate seat.

316 posted on 08/09/2011 8:00:54 PM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

FWIW on twitter Darling is hitting all her targets so far and outperforming a bit as it is. GOP areas yet to report.

The recommendation has been to ride the wave and not panic.

FWIW on Charlie Sykes twitter GOP insiders think they’ll hold all but Kapanke.

We’ll see.


317 posted on 08/09/2011 8:01:01 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: rlbedfor
Lights out Dems.

Dunno, looks to me like we are going to lose 3 seats and the Senate will flip to the union thugs. Unless I am reading something wrong Darling, Hopper and Kapanke are all in serious trouble.

318 posted on 08/09/2011 8:01:26 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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319 posted on 08/09/2011 8:01:48 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: crusader71

And the House is solidly under Rep control.


320 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:03 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Hunton Peck

Funny how these threads feel like roller coaster rides going from high to low and back again.


321 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:07 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: crusader71

If the Rats do take the Senate, all it would do is obstruct any more reforms. The Assembly is overwhelmingly GOP. It would give the libtards momentum to recall Walker and for 2012 elections.


322 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:07 PM PDT by creeping death
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To: LonePalm
Thank you very much for thinking of me: it brightened my night for sure!

(...and it predated my FR sign-up, so I might never have seen it without this.)

Cheers!

323 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:16 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Hoodat

Anyone familiar with Fond Du Lac? has yet to post..dem or rep district??


324 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:23 PM PDT by rainee
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To: crusader71

None whatsoever.


325 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:27 PM PDT by MNlurker
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These election night threads always make me nervous!


326 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:33 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Dr. Sivana

I Stand with Scott Walker: facebook

Luther Olsen was just officially declared the winner!! The Republicans have now won 3/6 races, the other 3 have yet to be called.


327 posted on 08/09/2011 8:02:41 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: MNlurker

I hope this is correct.

I’m a pessimist by nature.....but I dont’ mind being rong in this case.


328 posted on 08/09/2011 8:03:02 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: MNlurker
Hope the insiders are right.

It will be a blow to the left and have national ramifications.

329 posted on 08/09/2011 8:03:07 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: MNlurker

No precincts reported in Fond Du Lac in Hopper-King race. That went heavy Walker in 2010. That should help. 50 precincts there.


330 posted on 08/09/2011 8:03:24 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: comebacknewt

Yes Live threads are always roller coasters...


331 posted on 08/09/2011 8:03:34 PM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: Longbow1969

How vulnerable are the 2 dims who are up for recall next week?


332 posted on 08/09/2011 8:03:48 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: rainee

Walker won Fon Du Lac County 24,407 to 13,145. Not sure how that breaks down in that particular district, though.


333 posted on 08/09/2011 8:03:49 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: grey_whiskers
Were you able to vote for one of the recalls?

Any info you can share on how this might affect your state?

334 posted on 08/09/2011 8:04:02 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: TNCMAXQ
How did he (Kapanke) run for Congress in 2010, if he got elected to the state senate then?

He was the GOP nominee for House of Representatives vs Ron Kind (D) RAT bastard socialist demoRAT who votes solid liberal and somehow portrays himself as moderate and enough of the ignorant voters buy it. In any case, Kapanke campaigned largely in the Nov 2010 for the House seat, but still ran for his current WI state senate seat.

335 posted on 08/09/2011 8:04:04 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: MestaMachine

my stomach has been turning since Saturday and i am from the embarrassing state of NY...


336 posted on 08/09/2011 8:04:13 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: rainee

McCain won the county in 2008 with 54% of the vote. But not all of this county is in District 18.


337 posted on 08/09/2011 8:04:50 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Longbow1969

Dude - calm down...you need to understand which counties have reported. Darling is down because Milwaukee had reporting close to 60% of the vote. Waukesha, which is heavily Republican, has not even reported 1 precinct.

Darling wins this in the end.

The rats will get just the one seat of Kanpake.


338 posted on 08/09/2011 8:04:58 PM PDT by JerseyRepub (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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To: RobFromGa

Kind of like accidents. You can’t keep your eyes off them, but are afraid of what you’ll see. :)


339 posted on 08/09/2011 8:04:58 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: newzjunkey

Oh I see. Do senators have a 4 year term? In my state it is only 2, and I think that is the case in many states. So he was elected to the Senate in 2008? As that was a big Demo year with 0bama’s coattails Kapanke must have done a good job at turnout. If he could win in ‘08 you’d think he’d be in a good position now.


340 posted on 08/09/2011 8:05:44 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: God luvs America

NY is wonderful from what I hear but has a boat anchor of parasites in NYC.


341 posted on 08/09/2011 8:05:52 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: crusader71

I See Is loss as not so bad. In the next election WI having fats in charge if one house means they will share some of the blame if things stay bad. If they get better the Republicans claim their reforms worked.


342 posted on 08/09/2011 8:05:52 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: ohioWfan

LMAO.


343 posted on 08/09/2011 8:06:13 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: Jean S

Something funky’s going on in Fond du Lac - no votes or precincts being reported as of yet, and there’s a news story of a ballot machine malfunction there earlier.


344 posted on 08/09/2011 8:06:19 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: JerseyRepub

What you said......I hope.


345 posted on 08/09/2011 8:06:26 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: Hunton Peck

More precincts, same percent in the 8th:

State Senate - District 8 - General
August 09, 2011 - 09:44PM CT
Wisconsin - 32 of 82 Precincts Reporting - 39%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Pasch , Sandra Dem 12,032 56%
Darling , Alberta (i) GOP 9,447 44%


346 posted on 08/09/2011 8:06:33 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: ought-six

Holperin most in trouble up north, but who knows what happens if R’s hold 5 of 6 tonite? :)


347 posted on 08/09/2011 8:06:33 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Longbow1969
From Twitter:

SykesCharlie Charles Sykes Am told that Darling is hitting all of her targets... Not at all rattled by Mil Pasch #s. Wait for GOP areas to report.

348 posted on 08/09/2011 8:06:37 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: ohioWfan

hey old timer...
I don’t spend as much time posting on FR as before, but I still check in from time to time.
Always good to see names I remember!


349 posted on 08/09/2011 8:07:01 PM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: MNlurker
I think those GOP insiders are wildly optimistic.

In the past, Kapake won with a 3% margin, whereas Darling won by 1% and Hopper won with just 163 votes.

We'll see but having seen many lost battles against union thugs in CA, I'm a pessimist when it comes to fighting their political machine.

350 posted on 08/09/2011 8:07:16 PM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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