Skip to comments.Wisconsin GOP Senate leader Fitzgerald survives recall
Posted on 06/05/2012 7:58:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Veteran Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald has defeated Democrat Lori Compas in Tuesday's recall elections.
Democrats angry with Republican Gov. Scott Walker's contentious plan that all but ended most public workers' union rights forced the governor, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Fitzgerald and two other GOP senators into recalls. They also were trying to capture an open seat in Tuesday's elections.
Walker claimed he had to impose the union restrictions to balance the state budget. Democrats saw the moves as a direct attack on organized labor.
Compas, a Fort Atkinson photographer, has never held public office and faced a difficult fight against Fitzgerald. He has represented his southeastern Wisconsin district in the Senate for nearly two decades.
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Excellent Julie. I can’t believe a rat conceded with less than 30% of the vote in. Over at DU and in union halls across WI they are still in denial.
Big ole waste of union money!!
This is my take on the Wanggaard race:
Only heavily GOP precincts from Racine County have reported (including a few from outside Wanggaards SD). All of next-door Kenosha has reported, though, and Barrett carried it 51-49. In 2010, Walker carried Kenosha by 51-48 but won Racine (which is just south of Milwaukee County, where he was County Executive) by 56-43. If Racine outperforms Kenosha by the same margin as in 2010, then Walker will carry it by around 54-45 this time. This would include some GOP precincts that are outside Wanggaards SD, but it still would give Walker a 53-46 or so victory in Wanggaards SD. Wanggaard appears to be doing as well as Walker so far (in a limited sample), so I think hell hold on, which will make me very happy indeed.
Thanks for the analysis, this one IS a nailbiter.
“STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 21
Van Wanggaard (R): 17852
John Lehman (D): 15748
47% of wards reporting”
Lehman is closing fast and I’d hate for the unions to get anything, anything.
I forgot all about them. Here is one fun to read the comments.
These libs really had their hopes up for this one. HA-HA!
You (and General Patton) got that right!
“Stay classy, DU!”
Not a single poll anytime recent showed Barrett winning and one yesterday showed Walker up 10 which looks like the final margin.
They deluded themselves. Keep living in fairyland democrats!!!
“How are the others who were recalled doing?”
Republicans have won three of the four recalled races, the fourth is undecided due to slow a slow vote count, but the Republican is ahead in that race, as well.
The final margin will be more like 6% (53-47). There’s still quite a bit of Milwaukee out.
Me again- here is a link to the vote totals:
Milwaukee should sink into the lake.
Or your idea to join it with Chicago in a new rat state. ;d
But first, the western (Republican) parts of Kenosha and Racine Counties should secede from their respective counties and form a new county, Republican parts of Milwaukee County can join Waukesha County, GOP parts of Cook County and Lake County, IL can join DuPage or McHenry or something, and the Republican southern portion of Lake County, IN can join the county to its south. That way, only the heavily Dem parts of Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties from WI, Lake and Cook Counties from IL and Lake County from IN can form the über-Democrat State of Chicawaukee. : )
“RE :They deluded themselves. Keep living in fairyland democrats!!!”
“The past few nights MSNBC led their viewers to think that Walker would lose and the tide had turned. Those that bought it must be crushed, but they sounded convincing.”
They’ve tried 3 times now in WI: the judge, the senators and the governor/lt. governor and lost EVERY TIME.
They believe their own BS/wishful thinking and expect the few viewers they have to believe it too.
Bad news, in the last Wisconsin state Senate race, the Democrat has pulled slightly ahead.
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