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View Diary: Michigan Fights Back Against "Right-to-Work," Wisconsin Stands Alongside & Braces for Onslaught (49 comments)

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  •  Gerrymandering, no doubt. (9+ / 0-)

    There was only one competitive race, with half of the Senate seats on the line.  Democrat Jess King, who represented the Oshkosh area and had won her seat via the recall elections back in the summer of 2011, lost out to a Teabagger by just over 500 votes.  A ton of money was poured into her race from conservative special interest groups.  Every other race was a complete ass kicking, no matter who won, (D) or (R).

    Wisconsin is going to be facing a good likelihood of a blood red legislature at least until the next census-based redistricting in 2021, and only if we can get a non-partisan committee created to do it, like Iowa has.  But with the Repugs in total control, don't anticipate any redistricting reform to happen.  After all, now they want to make our non-partisan Government Review Board into a haven for politically appointed cronies:

    More Republican shenanigans from Fitzie.

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