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Signatures Collected to Recall Sen. Shelia Harsdorf

Over 23,000 signatures were collected to recall River Falls Republican Senator Shelia Harsdorf.  Sen. Harsdorf became a recall target because of her vote on the collective bargaining bill.  However, she isn’t seen as particularly vulnerable, having won her district in 2008 with 56% of the vote.  But that didn’t stop recall organizers (and union money?) […]

First Democrat Senator Faces Recall

Republicans are on the board with their first recall steaming from the Badger 14s escape to Illinois to avoid voting on the Budget Repair Bill.   A citizen group has collected enough signatures (15,960) to file a recall petition against Sen. Jim Holperin (D Eagle River). Holperin is the fourth senator, and first Democrat to […]

Justice David Prosser To Declare Victory At Noon Press Conference

At noon on Monday, Justice David Prosser will hold a press conference to declare victory as the final canvass numbers gave him a 7,316 vote lead in the April 5 election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. As Milwaukee finished its canvass last Friday, the Associated Press declared Prosser the winner and Prosser campaign spokesman Brian […]

History Shows Potential Supreme Court Recount Won’t Change Outcome

The word is still out on whether JoAnne Kloppenburg will demand a recount in the April 5 Supreme Court election.  Results of the Milwaukee canvas are expected today and a recount announcement would likely follow.  But history clearly shows that with Justice David Prosser up by 7305 votes, a recount won’t change the result, but […]

Debunking Claims of Defunding the Left

A recent post on Mother Jones makes the claim that the union fight that started in Wisconsin and is spreading across the country is really a thinly disguised GOP tactic to defund the Left. The article continues to list a litany of political hot buttons that it claims are Republican causes solely because it could […]

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus Rejects Calls For Resignation

Five days after the press conference in which she admitted a “human error” resulting in 14,000 uncounted votes, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus rejected calls for her resignation by Waukesha County Democratic Chairman Victor Weers. In a statement released late on Tuesday afternoon, Nickolaus explained her intention to “serve the remainder of my term.” She […]