July 13, 2011


Wisconsin Democrats Defeat "Fake" Candidates

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that six fake Democratic candidates "put up by the Republican Party to buy time for Republican state senators subject to recalls" were defeated handily, though they were still successful in their goal of delaying the general election until August 9.

"That the primaries were held at all is a function of the twists and turns of political strategy played out in recent months as the state broke into warring camps over Walker's attempt to restrict collective bargaining for public employees."

More upcoming tests: "Three Democratic state senators also face recall elections... Elections in the recalls of the Democrats are July 19. Two of those races will be Republican primaries; the third, between Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Republican challenger David VanderLeest of Green Bay, is a general election. The other two general elections will be Aug. 16."










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