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Skip_In_Boulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:58 PM
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Hopper recall committee expected to file signatures Thursday
Source: JSOnline

April 6, 2011 9:08 p.m

Will organizers of the recall effort against state Sen. Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) be filing their signatures in Madison on Thursday?

Sure looks like it.

One of the Facebook pages associated with the Recall Randy Hopper organization is announcing what it calls the "biggest Recall Randy Hopper events yet" in the campaign.

The rallies -- set for Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Waupun on Thursday -- are similar to the one staged in La Crosse last Friday before signatures to recall Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) were filed in Madison.

A coordinator for the recall campaign, Scott Dillman, has been hinting since last week that the campaign was close to filing its signatures.

And the Fond du Lac Reporter on its website Wendesday quoted Rich Mantz, chairman of the Fond du Lac County Democratic Party, as saying that the official announcement will be made Thursday at the rallies.

The Oshkosh rally is scheduled for 11 a.m., the Fond du Lac rally at 12:30 p.m. and the Waupun rally for 2 p.m.

The state Government Accountability Board says on its website that 15,269 valid signatures would be needed to force a recall election against Hopper. Dillman said last week that he hoped the campaign's total number of signatures would be closer to 30,000 than 15,000, in case some of the signatures are disqualified. Other recall campaigns against both Republican and Democratic senators are aiming for more than the minimum signatures, including the group to recall Kapanke, which said Friday it filed about 21,700 signatures last week, well over the 15,588 needed to force an election.

A blogger for the Washington Post, quoting Democratic Party spokesman Graeme Zielinski, on Monday put the total at 22,561.

Of the 14 other recall efforts around the state -- six more against Republican senators, and eight against Democrats -- at least one other is close to filing. Dan Hunt, chairman of Taxpayers to Recall (Sen.) Robert Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie) has said he expects to file signatures against Wirch next week.

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/119350609.html
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:10 PM
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1. Fond du Lac voted broke for Prosser (61-39), but perhaps
his young mistress will be a factor.

OTOH, La Crosse broke for Kloppenburg (59-41), so maybe that will influence the recall election.

Go, Cheeseheads.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:12 PM
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2. Walker's Loss: 19 Counties Flip To Dems In Wis. Supreme Court Election
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:20 PM
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4. I know, but I am looking at the areas targeted for recall. Oh,
and Rock County, home of Paul "The Reagan Hair and Voodoo Budget" Ryan, broke for Kloppenburg 60-40. I hope that bodes well for 2012.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:55 PM
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11. I know a few people who live in Fond du lac cty. She said she was
not surprised. But the unions in the county-mainly prison and a tech college will be out in full force for the recall.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:17 PM
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3. When they file the petitions they absolutely need to make sure
they have more than enough in case some are thrown out.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:28 PM
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5. On Wisconsin...lead the way.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:54 PM
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6. :)

:kick:
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:46 AM
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7. Hopper can afford to be unemployed...
he got his girlfriend a really good job.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:08 AM
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8. Hopper recall moves forward; rallies planned Thursday
Source: Fond du Lac Reporter

Union and Democratic Party supporters are expected to gather at rallies in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Waupun on Thursday before heading down to Madison to deliver the required signatures to force a recall election against Sen. Randy Hopper.

During a rally held Tuesday in Waupun, Todd Wetzel, field representative for AFSCME 24, told the crowd of 200 or more supporters gathered at Rock River Intermediate School that enough signatures had been collected in the recall campaign.

Campaign organizers will be making a pit stop tomorrow at Waupun City Hall before heading to Madison to take the signatures to the office of the Government Accountability Board, Wetzel said. I believe Scott Dillman of Lamartine, the guy who first filed the petition, will be on hand to say a few words.

Also joining Wetzel at the rally Tuesday afternoon in Waupun were Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, and Madison radio personality John Sly Sylvester. Several posts made by union officials on Facebook also confirmed the announcement.

Read more: http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20110407/FON0101/304... |topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



While we were all fretting over the Supreme Court race, we've managed to nail another state Senator. Woohoo!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:08 AM
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9. Good for Wisconsin. 14 very brave state legislators led the way. 14.
Here's hoping the elections go our way.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:09 AM
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10. On Wisconsin...You are a bright light.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:07 PM
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13. Some of my family was able to attend in Waupun today. Good mojo!
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:03 PM
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12. Delicious news.
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