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    non acquiescer, Puddytat

    All of the Assembly and State Senators of even-numbered Districts (for those of you watching from out of state, that is to say the group who were eligible for recall last year and including the two newest additions to the Democratic contingent).

    The Assembly is rather important: getting Walker out and Scott Fitzgerald away from the Senate Majority leadership next month doesn't allow any laws to be restored without the GOP Assembly's say-so.

    Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

    by GeoffT on Mon May 07, 2012 at 11:26:55 PM PDT

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      to be about Governor and US Senate.  Yes, we'll have most of our State Legislative seats (half the State Senate and all of the Assembly) up for election.  

      The Assembly is incredibly important - the GOP holds that body in such a massive majority that no Democrat even has to show up for quorum.  The decision was made early on to wait on the Assembly until the regular election rather than use recall.  Jeff Fitzgerald, the Republican Assembly leader, is trying to get the US Senate seat Herb Kohl is vacating, so he's out of the picture for now.

      We do need to gain control of the Assembly, if possible, or to make Republican members aware that extremism won't be tolerated.  I'm not sure we can flip the assembly this time (too many targets), but certainly 2014, with a much lesser Republican majority, will allow us to concentrate our efforts to replace more.

      We're not done after June 5.  Plenty more will need to be done.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Tue May 08, 2012 at 08:48:47 AM PDT

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