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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:54 PM
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Yes Scott Walker... it was a referendum on you: 19 Counties Flip To Democrats In Supreme Court Race
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 05:00 PM by Ellipsis
Scott Walker's Loss: 19 Counties Flip To Democrats In Wisconsin Supreme Court Race


WASHINGTON -- A divisive budget battle between labor unions and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) turned a state Supreme Court race into a nationally watched bellwether on the electorate's mood heading into a recall campaign and the 2012 elections.

Nearly 1.5 million people turned out to vote, representing 33.5 percent of voting-age adults -- 68 percent higher than the 20 percent turnout officials had expected. Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg has already declared victory, with the vote tallies showing her beating incumbent David Prosser by just a couple hundred votes. The race is expected to head to a recount.

Significantly, 19 counties that went for Walker in the 2010 elections this time flipped and went for Kloppenburg, including LaCrosse (59 percent), Sauk (56 percent) and Dunn (56 percent).

On a conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate was jubilant over the results, saying they represent a "watershed moment for Wisconsin and a Waterloo for Scott Walker."

Excellent article...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/scott-walker-l...


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iemitsu Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:09 PM
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1. i hope that the weasel walker is squirming over this.
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:01 PM
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2.  Lester Pines will be bringing a new suit against Walker on April 12th... Lester is quoted .
Lester Pines will be bringing a new suit against Walker on April 12th on the collective bargaining issue, coincidentally in front of Judge Sumi again. This was the luck of the draw in her getting this case as well as the previous one.

Attorny Pines will Represent Kathleen Falk the Dane County Executive (Dane County being the home of Madison) and it's based on the 3/5ths quorum rule, passing legislation of a financial nature requiring a quorum of 3/5ths of the senate legislature, this will further complicate matters for Walkers Cronies. It appears that reintroducing the bill on collective bargaining, which they can do, no longer has the support of the needed majority to pass. The rumor being certain republican senators are in fear of being recalled in the future has put Fitzgerald and the bill in a well deserved limbo

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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:59 PM
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5. I'm so glad they're nailing him/them for every law they have broken
there may even be more, even perhaps to do with that phone call from the fake Koch...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:15 PM
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3. "watershed moment for Wisconsin and a Waterloo for Scott Walker."
K & R
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:45 PM
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4. This is a very good summation and an brings one update on the Wisconsin situation.
...and it has good links too.
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Bound by Honor Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:23 PM
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6. Koch needs to be impeached
and I would suggest that the Republicans get rid of the wanker first.

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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:51 AM
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11. +1...and welcome to DU!
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:23 AM
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7. le bump
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:35 AM
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8. Coke Bros. wouldn't like seeing scottie being recalled - hahahahahaha...!
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icnorth Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:57 AM
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10. Pffft, for the Koch brothers, Scottie is merely superfluous wrapping
to be discarded as they open the real package.
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:46 AM
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9. I won't click on Huffpo. nt.
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