Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Wisconsin Progressives Collect 9,000 More Signatures Than Needed To Oust Republican

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:41 PM
Original message
Wisconsin Progressives Collect 9,000 More Signatures Than Needed To Oust Republican
Wisconsin Progressives Collect 9,000 More Signatures Than Needed To Oust Philandering Republican Senator
http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/07/randy-hopper-recall... /

Democrats and labor activists are ready to file another recall petition in Wisconsin, as they are expected to submit nearly 24,000 signatures against state Sen. Randy Hopper (R). Only about 15,000 signatures are needed to successfully trigger a recall. It will mark the second time in less than a week that a recall petition has been successfully filed against a Wisconsin Senate Republican, after organizers submitted about 22,000 signatures against Sen. Dan Kapanke (R) last Friday.

Among the signatures may be those of Hoppers former maid and his estranged wife. (Hopper is reportedly having an affair with a former staffer and now lives outside of his district.) His wife has even indicated that she will contribute to whomever runs against Hopper in a recall election.

Two recent polls have shown that Hopper is trailing a generic Democrat in a recall election. As many as six other GOP state senators could be recalled after their votes to support Gov. Scott Walkers (R) anti-worker budget bill last month.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:47 PM
Response to Original message
1. hmmm...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:11 PM
Response to Original message
2. Republican response to randy Randy Hopper scandal...
Wisconsin Republicans announced today that they have established a new entity to prevent future scandals like the one hitting randy Randy Hopper.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzpatrick today announced the formation of Wisconsin House Of Republican Ethics and Sanctimony (WHORES), with this press release

"We are setting up WHORES for the purpose of:

..preventing selection of candidates with names like "Randy Hopper", which are way too easy to ridicule.

..making sure all Republican Senators maintain apartments in their home districts, in case the press finds out their wives haven't seen them in eight months.

..handing out WHORES literature outside local "mega-churches" each Sunday after services.

..making sure Republican lobbyist groups don't have names like "Persuasive Partners".

Said Fitzgerald: "We're sure our Republican colleagues are going to be very pleased with the services provided by WHORES."

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:15 PM
Response to Original message
3. No, 9k more than they need to bring about a recall election.
Now they need many, many votes to oust the Repuke.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. They probably need to shoot for 35,000 votes to oust him.
Hopefully, more than that so it sends a message. And hopefully, those that normally would vote for him don't bother voting.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:01 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. On Tuesday I had several voters sign the recall for Grothman after...
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 05:02 PM by Scuba
...having signed one (incorrectly) for Hopper. They live in Fond du Lac County, but in Grothman's, not Hopper's, district. Those signatures will be voided when the addresses are checked.


Good to have lots of extras.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:18 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. I meant the number of votes they will need to defeat him on election day.
Since the number needed had to be 25% of the last election.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:19 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. Aahhh. The light just flickered on. Thanks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 24th 2014, 01:27 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC