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Wisconsin GOP Senate leader Fitzgerald survives recall
WKBT News 8000 ^ | June 5, 2012

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news8000.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: milwaukee; scottwalker; tombarrett; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 06/05/2012 7:58:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Jean S; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

This is another big victory, as Fitzgerald shepherded Scott Walker’s reforms through the state Senate. Incidentally, his brother, Jeff Fitzgerald, is running for the U.S. Senate. IMHO, the results give his candidacy a shot of credibility.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 8:01:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Ladysmith

ping!


3 posted on 06/05/2012 8:05:38 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

How are the others who were recalled doing?

Hope the GOP can keep the majority so Walker can continue to reform Wisconsin!


4 posted on 06/05/2012 8:08:21 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sweet.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 8:12:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; unkus

HUGE...simply HUGE!!!

The “psy-ops” rewards of WI WILL equal a GOP POTUS victory there in November...bet the farm on it!!!


6 posted on 06/05/2012 8:17:25 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: JulieRNR21
How are the others who were recalled doing?

District 21 is still not yet called, with 22% of the precincts and with Wanggaard-R at 62%.

If this goes the way of the 'rat, the media will have its marching orders tomorrow: "RATS WIN BIG, BREAK WI REPUBLICAN SENATE", on top of all the stories of a Walker win.

7 posted on 06/05/2012 8:18:07 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is GREAT news. The libs wanted this seat nearly as much as they wanted the governor’s.

Now I’m happy, so I’ll just sit here being happy!


8 posted on 06/05/2012 8:22:18 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ticks me off that they always refer to collective bargaining “rights”. They are NOT rights. That dimwit Shep Smith called them rights earlier today. Grrr.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 8:24:12 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: C210N
Thanks....just found this on this website:

http://www.campaigntodefeatobama.com/recallresults/

Latest Election Results
WALKER AND KLEEFISCH BEAT THE RECALL!! You did it!

STATE SENATE UPDATE: In the 13th district, Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) defeats liberal darling Lori Compas!

In the 21st district, Van Waangard (R) leads John Lehman (D) 62-38 with 22% reporting in the race predicted to be toughest for the GOP!

In the 23rd district, Terry Moulton (R) defeats Kristen Dexter!

In the 29th district, Jerry Petrowski (R) defeats Donna Seidl in the open seat vacated by Pam Galloway!

10 posted on 06/05/2012 8:29:57 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is going to drive the du mmies ape sh*t


11 posted on 06/05/2012 8:33:08 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: JulieRNR21

As of 2337 EDT, Racine Journal-Times website reports the 21st Senate District as:

STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 21
Van Wanggaard (R): 14566
John Lehman (D): 11881
33% of wards reporting


12 posted on 06/05/2012 8:37:57 PM PDT by nd76
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; unkus; Diana in Wisconsin; randita; ...

3 of 4 Senators have been won, none of 3 races were close.

Only race out is the one we’re worried about, Van Wanggaard.

He’s up big but only 22% of the vote in according to this

http://www.waow.com/category/239121/election-results

Come on now, let me go to bed happy.


13 posted on 06/05/2012 8:48:55 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: nd76

On another FR thread:

To: Brown Deer

Lehmann has conceded to Wanggaard. Looks like a sweep!

52 posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:28:34 PM by onevoter

LOOKS like a CLEAN SWEEP.....Hip Hip Horray!


14 posted on 06/05/2012 8:52:29 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; unkus; Diana in Wisconsin; randita

See # 14......Looks like all Republicans won!


15 posted on 06/05/2012 8:55:10 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: JulieRNR21

It was a great day for American taxpayers!


16 posted on 06/05/2012 8:56:07 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: Impy; All; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; unkus; Diana in Wisconsin; randita

“3 of 4 Senators have been won, none of 3 races were close.”

“Come on now, let me go to bed happy.”

Amen and Amen!

Obama must be smoking his ass off! He’s finished - this was the wake tonight.

2016 starts tonight for the Rats...Evan Bayh vs. Hillary! perhaps?


17 posted on 06/05/2012 8:57:59 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I'm loving it!


18 posted on 06/05/2012 8:58:58 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: GOPsterinMA

Yep, after tonight, 0bama is gonna be going through packs of Cools like crap goes through a goose.

{My thanks to Gen. Patton on the “crap through a goose”}.


19 posted on 06/05/2012 9:05:04 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: JulieRNR21; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; unkus; Diana in Wisconsin; randita

Thank you for the heads up JulieRNR21!


20 posted on 06/05/2012 9:06:48 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: JulieRNR21; onevoter; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; unkus; ...

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!!


21 posted on 06/05/2012 9:07:14 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; unkus; Diana in Wisconsin; randita; ...

This is my take on the Wanggaard race:

Only heavily GOP precincts from Racine County have reported (including a few from outside Wanggaard’s 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 Wanggaard’s SD, but it still would give Walker a 53-46 or so victory in Wanggaard’s SD. Wanggaard appears to be doing as well as Walker so far (in a limited sample), so I think he’ll hold on, which will make me very happy indeed.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 9:08:07 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Sounds good!


23 posted on 06/05/2012 9:12:21 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; All

Nice analysis!


24 posted on 06/05/2012 9:13:56 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

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.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 9:14:09 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Impy; JulieRNR21; onevoter; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; ...
RE :”Over at DU and in union halls across WI they are still in denial.

I forgot all about them. Here is one fun to read the comments.

DU whine post with comments, the title is not for child's eyes LOL

These libs really had their hopes up for this one. HA-HA!

26 posted on 06/05/2012 9:15:34 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: unkus

You (and General Patton) got that right!


27 posted on 06/05/2012 9:15:55 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; All

“Stay classy, DU!”


28 posted on 06/05/2012 9:18:44 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; JulieRNR21

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!!!


29 posted on 06/05/2012 9:29:12 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: JulieRNR21

“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.


30 posted on 06/05/2012 9:31:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Impy

The final margin will be more like 6% (53-47). There’s still quite a bit of Milwaukee out.


31 posted on 06/05/2012 9:32:10 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: JulieRNR21

Me again- here is a link to the vote totals:

http://www.waow.com/category/239121/election-results


32 posted on 06/05/2012 9:35:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Milwaukee should sink into the lake.

Or your idea to join it with Chicago in a new rat state. ;d


33 posted on 06/05/2012 9:45:31 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Yesssssssss


34 posted on 06/05/2012 9:51:49 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: JulieRNR21

Yesssssssss


35 posted on 06/05/2012 9:52:04 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: JulieRNR21

Yesssssssss


36 posted on 06/05/2012 9:52:09 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Impy

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. : )


37 posted on 06/05/2012 10:01:23 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; JulieRNR21; unkus

“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.

F**king morons.


38 posted on 06/05/2012 10:19:01 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

They believe their own BS/wishful thinking and expect the few viewers they have to believe it too.


39 posted on 06/05/2012 10:23:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA

Bad news, in the last Wisconsin state Senate race, the Democrat has pulled slightly ahead.

http://mountpleasant.patch.com/articles/election-night-with-john-lehman


40 posted on 06/05/2012 10:36:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: unkus

Exactly! “...the few viewers they have...”

Idiots, all!!!


41 posted on 06/05/2012 10:43:47 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; unkus

Hopefully the good guy wins...if not...RECOUNT and RECALL!!!


42 posted on 06/05/2012 10:45:27 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; unkus

You’re so right. The results are slow in part because there was a power outage in part of Racine. Of all the times this could happen.


43 posted on 06/05/2012 10:49:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“The results are slow in part because there was a power outage in part of Nevada.

Harry Reid, 2010 anyone?

RECOUNT and RECALL!!!


44 posted on 06/05/2012 10:52:48 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Krap.


46 posted on 06/05/2012 10:56:49 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; unkus

It just got worse, the Democrat (John Lehman) has declared victory. IMHO, it’s premature, as his lead is only 31,410 to 31,092. As far as I can tell, Van Wanggaard hasn’t conceeded.

http://mountpleasant.patch.com/articles/election-night-with-john-lehman


47 posted on 06/05/2012 11:02:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; unkus

Less than 300 votes?

FRAUD!

RECOUNT and RECALL!!!


48 posted on 06/05/2012 11:10:43 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: sickoflibs
That D. U., now there's a class site. /s
49 posted on 06/05/2012 11:47:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: JulieRNR21

He might have conceded but the vote counters haven’t. They have Lehmann up now.


50 posted on 06/05/2012 11:53:23 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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