Real Democrats Win Primaries To Take On Incumbent Senate Republicans In Wisconsin Aug 9th Recall Voting
WISCONSINREPORT.COM (07/13/2011) - The real Wisconsin Democrats were victorious over the fake Democrats in yesterdays Recall Primary in the attempt to remove nine rubber stamp Republicans from seats on the Governor Scott Walker legislature in Madison. The Recall process now continues on to another ballot day, August 9th. On that upcoming day voters will actually be deciding whether they want to return the Republicans to their seats to continue voting the way they have been, or replacing the GOP incumbents with Democrats, changing the balance of power.
All six fake Democrats lost to Democrats supported by the party in primaries Tuesday that are the first in a series of recall elections targeting nine Wisconsin state senators for their positions on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's union rights restrictions.
Five of the six winners in the Democrat primary had at least 65 percent of the vote, based on unofficial results. The sixth, Shelly Moore, had 54 percent.
Moore, a 37-year-old Ellsworth public school teacher from River Falls in western Wisconsin, prevailed. She will advance to face Republican Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and independent BJ Cook, both of River Falls.
In the 2nd District, former De Pere mayor and Brown County Executive Nancy Nusbaum, 64, easily defeated fake Democratic candidate Otto Junkermann, an 82-year-old who served as a Brown County supervisor in the 1980s and one year as a Republican in the state Assembly.
Nusbaum will face Republican Sen. Rob Cowles in the August 9th Recall election.
In the 32nd District, state Rep. Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse handily defeated fake Democrat James D. Smith, a former county Republican executive committee member also from La Crosse. Shilling, who had 71 percent of the vote, takes on Republican Sen. Dan Kapanke August 9th.
State Assembly Representative Fred Clark defeated fake Democrat Rol Church of Wautoma in the 14th District to advance to take on Republican Sen. Luther Olsen. Clark got 67 percent of the vote.
In the 18th District, attorney Jessica King, 35, defeated John Buckstaff, 81, a retired furniture business owner. King, who had 69 percent of the vote, will face Republican Sen. Randy Hopper.
Tuesday's primaries marked the first of four recall elections during the next five weeks. The six targeted Republicans voted for Walker's bill and the three Democrats fled to Illinois for three weeks to delay a vote on the measure that takes away collective bargaining rights from most public employees.
The stakes are extremely important to the future direction the state government might take on many issues that sometimes have been seriously dividing the population. Progressive thinkers in the state believe if the Democrats gain three seats, they will take majority control away from the Republicans and be in a position to stop Governor Scott Walker and the Republican agenda that, so far, has been unpopular among Democrats, disappointed Independents and a few unhappy Republicans.
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