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Fri Apr 6, 2018, 09:32 AM

Good read about Walkers failed power-grab.

https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2018/04/04/data-wonk-walkers-plan-to-break-the-law/

ďThe proposed bill would have made several changes to Wisconsin law on special elections to fill state senate or assembly seats

ďIf successful, Walkerís proposal would have offered new and interesting strategies for future governors intent on molding the legislature to their liking. Presumably, the calling of a special election would become discretionary. With no legal requirement to promptly call a special election a governor could promptly call special elections to fill vacancies in districts likely to be won by his or her own party, while ignoring vacancies in districts favoring the other party.Ē

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Reply Good read about Walkers failed power-grab. (Original post)
lkinwi Apr 2018 OP
GusBob Apr 2018 #1
bearsfootball516 Apr 2018 #3
GusBob Apr 2018 #4
Heartstrings Apr 2018 #2
elocs Apr 2018 #5
LakeArenal Apr 2018 #7
lkinwi Apr 2018 #8
LakeArenal Apr 2018 #6

Response to lkinwi (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 09:37 AM

1. very interesting

I had no idea he didn't want the elections held in safe GOP districts, that speaks volumes

their polling must be setting off alarm bells

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Response to GusBob (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 09:40 AM

3. After Democrats won a supposedly safe Republican seat in a special election in January

He canceled all future special elections this year. Then about a month ago, Eric Holder sued him for it and won, forcing him to hold special elections in a month or so.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 09:45 AM

4. I am very familiar with Lasee's district

people there would cheer for the Bears before they vote Dem.

the internal polling must be brutal

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Response to lkinwi (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 09:39 AM

2. We're coming for you, Scooter!

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 10:10 AM

5. We need a strong candidate

and not someone whose only elected experience is having served on a school board.

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Response to elocs (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 10:46 AM

7. So who do you like?

Iíll go out on a limb and start.

I like Paul Soglin. Iíve known him my whole political life. I voted for him in his first mayoral race. He was the youngest Madison mayor ever. His politics are clear and heís liberal.

Heís so well known, Iím sure the Republican smear campaign is already planned.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 02:51 PM

8. I will probably vote for Wachs in the primary, and then whichever Democrat gets the nod

in the general.

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Response to lkinwi (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 10:41 AM

6. 🌊🌊💨🌊🌊🌊🌪🌊🌊🌊🌊🌬🌊🌊🌊

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