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View Diary: Wisconsin Recall Results - Republican Primary Winners Are a Joke, Right? (155 comments)

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  •  Moore's primary difficulties were a bad omen n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    •  there was an open and coordinated effort (2+ / 0-)
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      stcroix cheesehead, elwior

      by local GOP to turn out voters for the fake Dem.  Which was not the case in the other districts.  All things being the same, I feel that all races would have been 60-40 range without the GOP efforts in the fake primary

    •  Not really. (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Giles Goat Boy, 3goldens

      We're hearing a buzz that GOP internal polling has them really, really scared.

      Moore pulled in as many voters as the rest of the Dem candidates. The reason her percentages were low were that 1) GOP went all-in in the last few days in GOTV for her opponent and 2) WI Right-To-Life collaborated with them in some voter suppression efforts, calling people to tell them they should wait for their absentee ballot.

      I think we're 50-50 or better.

      Recall - DONE! VOTE against the fakes - DONE! VOTE TO TAKE WISCONSIN BACK!!! Rescind. Rebuild.

      by stcroix cheesehead on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 11:44:55 AM PDT

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      •  I have no inside information, but this is my take (0+ / 0-)

        as well. I think that maybe the Republicans are pouring money into the Moore race because that is the only one they have a chance at winning. I also suspect the redistricting thing with the drawing Sandy Paxch out of her district is odd. Isn't that supposed to be a tough race? Why prematurely out district (or whatever that is called) Pasch? She didn't even win yet?

        •  Legislative map shows Pasch still in District 8 (0+ / 0-)

          The map on the legislature's website, linked here, shows the village where the Pasches live still in the 8th District. However, it subtracts a couple of Democratic areas from the southern portion of the district  and extends it north and west into Republican territory.

          If the worst happens and Pasch loses the recall election, the assembly district she lives in would become much more Republican. She would also have to run against the current Republican incumbent in a neighboring district. Jim Ott was the weatherman on the local TV station for decades and is now in his third term as an obedient right-winger .

        •  They would have protected Darling anyway (0+ / 0-)

          Regardless of the recall. That seat went from being a tossup to being solid R.

      •  I head some devesting ads today against Shelly (0+ / 0-)

        Moore as I was trying up to Rice Lack.  All about HER thug unions and how the new health insurance law will cause each taxpayer 510.00 dollars a year. Also how it will treat ILLEGALS and bunch of other things.  

        I have been canvassing for her in Menominee a few times and hope to do so again next Sat.

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