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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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To: comebacknewt

yep.


451 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Going down! (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: Numbers Guy

Sorry to say this, but Hopper is going to lose this...close but a loss. Recount, but eventual loss.

The remaining precincts are in Oskosh, and Jess King was a Myor or Councillor there.

Darling still wins in the burbs...so 4-2 for the GOP. They keep the Senate.


452 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:33 PM PDT by JerseyRepub (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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To: 50cal Smokepole

Ah...gotcha


453 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:37 PM PDT by hattend (And ... as always...FUJM)
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To: GR_Jr.

Most recent tweet at Sykes:

Germantown numbers coming in...big smiles in Darling war room...


454 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:25 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Hunton Peck

Just two left:

State Senate - District 8 - General
August 09, 2011 - 10:05PM CT
Wisconsin - 33 of 82 Precincts Reporting - 40%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Pasch , Sandra Dem 12,064 56%
Darling , Alberta (i) GOP 9,528 44%

State Senate - District 18 - General
August 09, 2011 - 10:05PM CT
Wisconsin - 94 of 108 Precincts Reporting - 87%
Name Party Votes Vote %
King , Jessica Dem 24,458 50%
Hopper , Randy (i) GOP 24,321 50%


455 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:28 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: Hunton Peck

Aw bummer, but pretty much a given.

Kapanke seems like a good guy. Somehow I wound up on his email list (I’m in AL) and gave some money to his campaign.


456 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:43 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: paul544

Looks like the Rats will get their 3.


457 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:43 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: hattend

>>> So, is Oshkosh a lib stronghold? <<<

City of Oshkosh went 55-45 for Kloppenburg last spring, that’s not good news.

http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/City_Clerk/assets/pdf/Election_Statistics/2011/04-05-2011_spring_election.pdf


458 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:48 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: JerseyRepub
That would be an OK result.

Really wanted 5 of 6 though.

459 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:50 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: Hunton Peck

Should free Kapanke up to take another run for the House seat next year for which he can devote his full attention.


460 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: MNlurker

1 precinct caused Darling to gain 2 points. Encouraging. Hopper not so encouraging though.


461 posted on 08/09/2011 8:30:41 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: hattend

Ron Johnson is the conservative Senator from WI elected in 2010!


462 posted on 08/09/2011 8:30:44 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: MNlurker
From Twitter:

SykesCharlie Charles Sykes Am being told Darling is now slightly ahead...

463 posted on 08/09/2011 8:30:48 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: JerseyRepub
Darling still wins in the burbs...so 4-2 for the GOP. They keep the Senate.

I hope you're correct; all that really matters at bottom is keeping the Senate.
464 posted on 08/09/2011 8:30:48 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: paul544

Hopefully Democrat Holperin will be booted next week.


465 posted on 08/09/2011 8:30:50 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: nbenyo
Looks like Hopper will be the 2nd GOP loss. Control of the Senate depends on Darling to come from behind.

That's how it looks to me. People on this thread are saying Darling should win, but I can't help but notice a lot of Milwaukee precincts left to come on that may benefit Pasch. If we only lose 2 it's still a victory for us, but Darling really needs to come through tonight.

466 posted on 08/09/2011 8:31:00 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Hunton Peck

Slightly ‘pubward in the 8th:

State Senate - District 8 - General
August 09, 2011 - 10:08PM CT
Wisconsin - 35 of 82 Precincts Reporting - 43%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Pasch , Sandra Dem 12,418 55%
Darling , Alberta (i) GOP 10,094 45%


467 posted on 08/09/2011 8:31:06 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: JerseyRepub

Wasn’t Hopper the one with messy home life issues?


468 posted on 08/09/2011 8:32:22 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Yardstick

Thanks!


469 posted on 08/09/2011 8:32:31 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: JerseyRepub

We are going to gain back one of the seats next week. Payback time.


470 posted on 08/09/2011 8:32:37 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Longbow1969

Darling back ahead already...very few Milwaukee precincts even left. Its up in the northern and western burbs now.


471 posted on 08/09/2011 8:32:40 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Hunton Peck

And that was from a Milwaukee County precinct.


472 posted on 08/09/2011 8:33:12 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: MNlurker

She’s still down. what’s left to come in?


473 posted on 08/09/2011 8:34:31 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: MNlurker
From Twitter:

NoQuarterr Daniel Bice by SykesCharlie Looks more and more like we're headed to 4-2 GOP. Numbers-crunchers say things look good for King and Darling. #WIRecall

474 posted on 08/09/2011 8:34:42 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Hunton Peck

Stormin’ back:

tate Senate - District 8 - General
August 09, 2011 - 10:14PM CT
Wisconsin - 52 of 82 Precincts Reporting - 63%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Pasch , Sandra Dem 20,562 51%
Darling , Alberta (i) GOP 19,675 49%


475 posted on 08/09/2011 8:34:45 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: Longbow1969

These are mostly Milwaukee County suburbs, including Darling’s hometown. There isn’t much of the city of milwaukee in her district and the liberal inner suburbs have already reported. It’s still a bit close, but Menomonee Falls hasn’t reported yet and while it isn’t as conservative as it once was, it shouldn’t be a pickup for Pasch.


476 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:06 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MNlurker

She made up 2400 votes in 1 minute and 4 posts?


477 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:18 PM PDT by hattend (And ... as always...FUJM)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Let's see what Hoppers wife had to say:

"It is correct that my husband, Randy Hopper, started an affair in January 2010 with a then-25-year-old Republican aide. This affair has caused great emotional pain for my children and me. Randy moved out, without attempting marital counseling, as of May 2010 and now lives mostly in Madison."

478 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:36 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: KansasGirl

Oz/Wauk/Wash county precinct...all Darling areas.


479 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:42 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker

Where are you getting your numbers? jsonline shows her down.


480 posted on 08/09/2011 8:35:56 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Tex-Con-Man

“Wasn’t Hopper the one with messy home life issues?”

Yes it was. And unfortunately in a very close race like his, it could make the difference between a W or an L.


481 posted on 08/09/2011 8:36:28 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Captain Kirk

If Darling and Hopper can win, the Union leaders will be doing alot of drinking tonight.


482 posted on 08/09/2011 8:36:31 PM PDT by rjeffries
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To: Jean S

I’m going to bed. This is as unnerving as the Prosser/Kloppy race.


483 posted on 08/09/2011 8:36:46 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: MNlurker

Thanks.

Any idea on Hopper?


484 posted on 08/09/2011 8:36:56 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: hattend

4000 vote victory in Germantown was just posted.


485 posted on 08/09/2011 8:37:03 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: rjeffries

They do that anyway.


486 posted on 08/09/2011 8:37:41 PM PDT by hattend (And ... as always...FUJM)
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To: jwalsh07

Perhaps I understated it...


487 posted on 08/09/2011 8:37:41 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: KansasGirl

Just a few precincts left...those should trend against him.

4-2 GOP ends up holding likely.


488 posted on 08/09/2011 8:37:55 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MplsSteve

Hopper should have stepped down and let another Republican run for him, we don’t need that kind of garbage in the GOP.


489 posted on 08/09/2011 8:37:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNlurker

Was that for Darling? I just checked AP again, and that race looks a lot closer than it did a few minutes ago.


490 posted on 08/09/2011 8:38:51 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: dfwgator
Perhaps his loss allows us to run a stronger candidate next time.

I just hope his actions didn't cost us the Senate.

491 posted on 08/09/2011 8:39:11 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: KansasGirl
Where are you getting your numbers? jsonline shows her down.

Same thing I see on AP and JS, Darling down by 2%.

Dunno why I am not showing these numbers that say Darling is ahead.

492 posted on 08/09/2011 8:39:30 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: jwalsh07

What a bastard!!

I’m not sure if I really want him to win now. Maybe he should just go home, repent, and fix his marriage.


493 posted on 08/09/2011 8:39:30 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: KansasGirl

Charlie Sykes Twitter feed.

JS is dragging.


494 posted on 08/09/2011 8:39:46 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker
4000 vote victory in Germantown was just posted.

It's interesting, Powerline got really pessimistic about Darling, but given the way Prosser took Waukesha County and the reasonable assumptions about Milwaukee suburbs, you could see this tightening up bigtime.

495 posted on 08/09/2011 8:40:17 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: MNlurker

No sleep until Darling declared winner, and I am on the east coast.

Even at 17-16 GOP majority, we make it back to 18-15 next week.

Quite a vindication for Walker and defeat for unions.


496 posted on 08/09/2011 8:40:26 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Longbow1969

Bret Baier just retweeted Moulitsas, who claims that the AP numbers haven’t been completely updated yet.


497 posted on 08/09/2011 8:41:23 PM PDT by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: mwl8787

LOL. I’m waiting to go to sleep until they call it for Darling too. Hope they do it soon as I took a Tylenol PM an hour ago and it’s starting to hit


498 posted on 08/09/2011 8:41:51 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: MNlurker

I’ll defer to you; nothing changing on the JS site.


499 posted on 08/09/2011 8:42:03 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: mwl8787

How do you know the election will go republican next week?


500 posted on 08/09/2011 8:42:17 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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