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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: glock rocks
Come on, when was the last time you saw a pessimistic hobbit? Really.

Like this post because (i) I like the implied call to optimism and (ii) your use of Hobbit. After the McCain thing I decided I would call myself a Hobbit proudly. (Obviously McCain never read the books or he would know it is an honor to be a Hobbit).

401 posted on 08/09/2011 8:17:17 PM PDT by Roses0508
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To: MNlurker

It comes down to winnebego county. can Hopper hold on?


402 posted on 08/09/2011 8:17:24 PM PDT by Murp (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: MediaMole

I’ve never been a fan of Wisconsin but tonight I stand shoulder to shoulder with its citizens!

This will set the tone for 2012!

HOLD THE LINE!

(Reason: Far too many military field exercises with skunks, snakes and mosquitoes)


403 posted on 08/09/2011 8:17:26 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: dangus
Fond du Lac had voting machine problems during the day -- per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

I did not read that story, but it might be worth reading now...

The Newspaper's webpage is:

http://www.jsonline.com -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper

404 posted on 08/09/2011 8:17:44 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: tcrlaf

This is the best answer to Rush Limbaugh the left has...pretty lame isn’t it?


405 posted on 08/09/2011 8:17:44 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: hattend

‘2012 results.....If it’s a Reagan landslide style killing, it’ll all be over quickly.’

oh, I pray this will be the case. The thought of another 4 yrs of Mr. Obama is frightening.


406 posted on 08/09/2011 8:17:53 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: tcrlaf

Are you listening right now..they cut the arts program ..that is why the GOP needs to go...........per this 1 teacher.


407 posted on 08/09/2011 8:18:02 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: hattend

From your lips!


408 posted on 08/09/2011 8:18:23 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Hunton Peck

Still no call in the 14th:

State Senate - District 14 - General
August 09, 2011 - 09:56PM CT
Wisconsin - 121 of 126 Precincts Reporting - 96%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Olsen , Luther (i) GOP 24,321 54%
Clark , Fred Dem 20,690 46%


409 posted on 08/09/2011 8:18:48 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: Murp

Not my area of knowledge to be honest I’m further south.

GOP seems confident he’ll hold.

We’ll see.


410 posted on 08/09/2011 8:19:00 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Murp
From Twitter:

wisconsinreport Wisconsin Reporter by SykesCharlie SD 18 finds incumbent Hopper up 51% to 49% with 79 percent of the vote in. Dems really need that race. A GOP win is a recall push back.

411 posted on 08/09/2011 8:19:11 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: GR_Jr.
Still sticking to my prediction of an hour ago.....Reps win 5 of 6, only Kapanke goes down (as a true patriot sticking to his principals of course.)

Seems quite possible and would be a clear victory for us.

412 posted on 08/09/2011 8:19:11 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Hunton Peck

Finally called for Olsen.


413 posted on 08/09/2011 8:20:21 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: Murp

Doesn’t look good for Hopper. If the current Winnebago percentages hold out, it spells an 1,800 vote gain for King.


414 posted on 08/09/2011 8:20:21 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: Yardstick

If we get 5 of 6 the 3 Dem recall races next week suddenly get even more interesting...

We take 2 and we have a quorum :)


415 posted on 08/09/2011 8:21:05 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Yardstick

Hopper ahead with 18 precincts left by 534 votes. Nailbiter there.


416 posted on 08/09/2011 8:21:29 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: Hunton Peck

Olson was called about 8 minutes ago/Defeat obama FB page ...


417 posted on 08/09/2011 8:21:33 PM PDT by j.argese (You may think you've won the day, in the end you will surely lose the important race.)
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To: Hunton Peck

YESSS!


418 posted on 08/09/2011 8:22:18 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Yardstick

Anybody seen anything new from Scott Walker facebook page?


419 posted on 08/09/2011 8:22:18 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Hoodat

Agreed. If the percentages hold, then Hopper will lose by 274 votes.


420 posted on 08/09/2011 8:22:26 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: Hunton Peck

Back to even in the 18th:

State Senate - District 18 - General
August 09, 2011 - 10:02PM 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%


421 posted on 08/09/2011 8:22:26 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

Wispoltics:
9:54 PM: 18th tightens, city of Oshkosh precincts only ones left

The 18th SD has tightened to just 27 votes with all of the remaining votes still out from the city of Oshkosh.

According to unofficial results from the Fond du Lac and Winnebago County clerks’ offices, GOP Sen. Randy Hopper leads 23,666 to 23,639 for Dem Jessica King.

The Winnebago County Clerk’s Office says the remaining precincts still out are all in the city of Oshkosh.

— By JR Ross


422 posted on 08/09/2011 8:22:26 PM PDT by Dales
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To: TSgt

I still am amazed at how Wisconsin ha changed in my life time. These results would have been unthinkable only a few years ago.


423 posted on 08/09/2011 8:22:26 PM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: Hoodat

that doesn’t sound right. clift hanger if percentages hold.


424 posted on 08/09/2011 8:22:56 PM PDT by Murp (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Hoodat

Winnebago seemed to be tightening there. Where are those remaining 18 precincts?


425 posted on 08/09/2011 8:23:18 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: MNlurker
the 3 Dem recall races next week suddenly get even more interesting

There are only 2 Dem recall races next week from what I know. One of them isn't even competitive, so we really only have one shot at a pickup.

We need to hold 4 seats tonight to keep the state senate. Basically, as best I know, if Darling holds on and wins like people are saying on this thread we keep the senate.

426 posted on 08/09/2011 8:23:24 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: MNlurker
We take 2 and we have a quorum :)

I like the sound of that.

427 posted on 08/09/2011 8:23:30 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: j.argese

What are they saying on the other 3?


428 posted on 08/09/2011 8:23:30 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Hoodat

it all comes down to Winnebago, PERIOD


429 posted on 08/09/2011 8:23:40 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Ravi
Hopper ahead with 18 precincts left by 534 votes. Nailbiter there.

Good news is that with 5 of the remaining 23 precincts coming in, his margin only went down by 46 votes. Keep that up and he wins. Of course it's not clear how those other precincts have gone in the past.

430 posted on 08/09/2011 8:24:06 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Dales

Does Oshkosh trend dim or Pubbie?


431 posted on 08/09/2011 8:24:32 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Dales

So, is Oshkosh a lib stronghold?


432 posted on 08/09/2011 8:24:40 PM PDT by hattend (And ... as always...FUJM)
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To: KansasGirl

How soon before a Democrat judge steps in to rain on this parade?


433 posted on 08/09/2011 8:24:40 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: hattend

I believe it is a big Ron Johnson area.


434 posted on 08/09/2011 8:25:57 PM PDT by Dales
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To: KansasGirl

No changes, they update about every 6 or 7 minutes ... we shall see!


435 posted on 08/09/2011 8:25:57 PM PDT by j.argese (You may think you've won the day, in the end you will surely lose the important race.)
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To: Ravi

Crap, King just took the lead (jsonline website, 14 precincts to go):

King , Jessica
Dem
24,458
50%

Hopper , Randy (i)
GOP
24,321
50%


436 posted on 08/09/2011 8:26:09 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Numbers Guy

These nail biters in the blue states almost always go RAT because they hold a few precincts back to see how many votes they are going to need.


437 posted on 08/09/2011 8:26:09 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: Numbers Guy

jsonline shows Hopper down around 120 with 14 precints left to report.


438 posted on 08/09/2011 8:26:09 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Jean S
Whats up with District 8? Are tortoise's running the votes in?
439 posted on 08/09/2011 8:26:09 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: Longbow1969

Dah! I forgot there was one recall a few weeks ago.


440 posted on 08/09/2011 8:26:29 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Ravi

Looks like Hopper will be the 2nd GOP loss. Control of the Senate depends on Darling to come from behind.


441 posted on 08/09/2011 8:26:53 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: Ravi

dems always hold back some to see how many they need to win.


442 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Going down! (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: Dales

I’m in Alaska and so who’s Ron Johnson?

All I know about Oshkosh is it has a big air show every year.


443 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:13 PM PDT by hattend (And ... as always...FUJM)
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To: topher
Article on Voter Machine delays in Fond du Lac (via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel):

Ballot machine malfunction delays voters in Fond du Lac

The story has been up since about 1pm or 2pm CDT today...

444 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:21 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: Hunton Peck

32d called for Shilling:

State Senate - District 32 - General
August 09, 2011 - 10:05PM CT
Wisconsin - 98 of 119 Precincts Reporting - 82%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Shilling , Jennifer Dem 19,928 55%
Kapanke , Dan (i) GOP 16,537 45%


445 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:31 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: hattend

College town. Enuff said.


446 posted on 08/09/2011 8:27:35 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: Ballygrl
From Twitter:

SykesCharlie Charles Sykes Here they come... “@Schneider_CM: Germantown numbers in... big smiles in the Darling war room....”

447 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:00 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: mwl8787

yep I am on it


448 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:00 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: crusader71
One of the many things that I have learned this year in Wisconsin is one of the things that Dems do extremely well is waste time and money...and lie...to your face...all the time...but, money and time and honesty seem to be utterly and completely meaningless to them.
449 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:00 PM PDT by madinmadtown (Marx, the patron saint of blame, envy and destruction.)
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To: Longbow1969

DU is reporting that there are already 2 Dem pickups. Not that I trust the source but if the 3rd comes down to Hopper, then it will be a rough night for us.


450 posted on 08/09/2011 8:28:19 PM PDT by paul544
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