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Hello, my name is Kristen Dexter, and I’m the Democratic candidate running in the upcoming recall election in Wisconsin’s 23rd State Senate District. One week ago, in the Democratic primary, I defeated “fake” Democrat James Engel, who was recruited by the Republican Party to run in the primary, in a landslide (63-37%) election, in which voters overwhelmingly rejected these Republican dirty tricks. Now I am focused on the main event against Republican Terry Moulton on June 5th. The outcome of my recall election will likely determine whether the Democratic Party gains control of the Wisconsin legislature and returns Wisconsin to its once progressive roots or Republican Governor Scott Walker and a Republican legislature are given what they believe is carte blanche to implement their devastating policies that put corporate special interests above those of working class families.

Big business special interest groups are attacking me with $245,000 worth of false and misleading TV ads because of my commitment to shared sacrifice. These Koch fueled groups are taking out of context images from a speech in which I criticized the influence of Koch money in Wisconsin politics, and are instead falsely connecting these images with pork barrel spending and health care. However, we are fighting back by raising money for and running an ad that tells the truth, something that has become rare in Republican politics. You can see our new ad by clicking on the link below.

Contribute now to Fight against the GOP's dirty ads

However, TV ads will not be enough to defeat Terry Moulton’s big money machine. We will win my election and reclaim Wisconsin with people power. With only 25 days remaining before the recall elections, myself and my team of dedicated volunteers are diligently reaching out to voters throughout my District to explain my commitment to creating an economy that works for both families and businesses and to balancing the budget fairly with big corporations paying their fair share.

A victory in my recall election on June 5th is critical to breaking the 16-16 seat Democratic-Republican deadlock we currently have in the Wisconsin State Senate and reclaiming control of our once proudly progressive state from the hands of Governor Scott Walker and the Republican legislature’s extreme right-wing agenda. I’m proud to be a candidate. I’m going to run hard, run fast and run to win. If you would like to be more involved please visit my

Thanks and Forward Wisconsin,


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  •  Good luck to you! Plus some questions. (0+ / 0-)

    Hi Kristen,

    I live in Eastern Wisconsin where Joe Leibham is our state senator, so I am not in your district.   But I can still wish you well!

    I do have a few questions:  

    Where do you stand on removing the property tax cap?   That is a humongous issue in this state, especially considering that we are a high property tax state.    

    I assume you would push for the repeal of ACT10.  How can this be accomplished if we have a Republican assembly?

    I'm pro-life,  are you in favor of or oppose the recent changes that make it more difficult to abort a child?

    What are your ideas for bringing jobs into the state?  What would you do differently than the current administration?

    Are you a Packer or Vikings fan?

    Your website lists reasons not to vote for your republican foe.  It will be helpful if you list the reasons to vote for you.

    •  What does your "pro life" stance mean for people (1+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice

      who want safe abortions? Are you in favor of making it more difficult?

    •  Seriously? (0+ / 0-)

      You likely have no intention of working to help elect Kristen.

      Try the website again-I think you missed a few things.

      Nobody is normal because everyone is different- my eight year old daughter

      by left rev on Tue May 15, 2012 at 01:39:11 PM PDT

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      •  I looked again - where is the substance? (0+ / 0-)

        I looked at her website again.  It has links to news stories that have nothing to do with her and  some pictures of her talking to some plain folk.   I didn't see any policy ideas at all or lists of accomplishments.  

        If you want to win an election you need to show why we should vote for you, not just why we shouldn't vote for an opponent.

        Just because someone is a progressive doesn't mean we should not hold them to a high standard.  Don't let the candidates get away with being lazy!

        I'm new to these forums, is it a no-no to give constructive criticism to the Democratic/Progressive/Liberal candidates on this site?

  •  You've got my support, Kristen! (3+ / 0-)
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    pdx kirk, pgm 01, wilderness voice

    I can't put up yard signs at the parsonage, and I have to be careful with what phone activities I do from the Church or parsonage phone, but I have fed some of your canvassers a few times and I hope to help more. :)

    Nobody is normal because everyone is different- my eight year old daughter

    by left rev on Tue May 15, 2012 at 01:37:58 PM PDT

  •  need a yard sign! will pay! (2+ / 0-)
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    pdx kirk, wilderness voice

    I have a Barrett and a Recall Walker sign at 708 High Street in Colfax...need a Dexter sign too--near the high school would like to have it before HS graduation on Friday--lots of people will be parked by my house    :)

    •  Yard Sign in Colfax (0+ / 0-)

      We still have a few yard signs left, Roy! If you make it to Menomonie you can pick a sign up at the Democratic Office (105 N. 21st St.). Otherwise, if we end up having someone drive through Colfax before Friday, we can try and drop a sign off. Let me know, and thank you for your support!


  •  I sent 10$ yesterday (2+ / 0-)
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    Roy Ellefson, wilderness voice

    via Act Blue. Its not much, sorry.
    But the Wisconsin recalls matter to the whole nation imo.
    Keep On!'s on the table, under the watermelon she demurred. Thanks, I was planning on shaving anyway he replied.

    by pdx kirk on Tue May 15, 2012 at 02:38:22 PM PDT

    •  All donations are fantastic donations (0+ / 0-)

      You absolutely do not have to apologize for giving a $10 donation. I greatly appreciate any amount of you can give!

      I promise to put your $10 to good use, and I will work hard to win on June 5th!


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