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  •  certainly the Democrats have someone who (2+ / 0-)
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    DownstateDemocrat, Puddytat

    can beat this puppet for billionaires...Please tell me that, in one of the most progressive states in the country, there must be a Democrat somewhere who can beat this bozo.

    •  Repubs have gerrymandered WI to oblivion (2+ / 0-)
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      The Democratic bench in Wisconsin has been badly depleted by the 2010 red wave and Republican gerrymandering, and the only elected official in Wisconsin who is even remotely interested in a run against Walker is Peter Barca, the Democratic floor leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly, so, if he doesn't run, Democrats may need to look for someone who hasn't held elected office before to run against Walker.

      Elizabeth Warren on the Senate Banking Committee is a BFD!

      by DownstateDemocrat on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:49:42 PM PST

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      •  true, but not at gubernatorial level (0+ / 0-)

        The one thing they couldn't technically gerrymander is the district boundaries for the governorship.  Have you noticed Walker's more moderate tone in the media lately?  He realizes that if he and the Republicans are so hard-line, a new governor will take office in January 2015.  The legislature is in Republican hands until at least 2022.  We need to change who is in the governor's chair, especially in the 2018 election.

        Citizen from WI-07 (Marathon County)

        by CentralWIGuy on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 06:26:19 PM PST

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    •  You might want to see the reply (0+ / 0-)

      I wrote just above your comment to see how bad it really has become for Dems to win.  And DownstateDemocrat has also pointed out the far flung effects of Republican gerrymandering that can be added to my list.

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

      by Puddytat on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 09:18:23 PM PST

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