Friday, October 21st, 2016

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 18, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Recalls a waste of time and money  All that work just for the status quo  (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)     Have I mentioned I hate recall elections? I really, really […]

The MacIver Institute’s experts offer up this analysis of who benefits from what areas. The analysis presumes a “healthy, not presidential” turnout. MENOMINEE County Preview — This small county only has two election reporting units, but their impact is huge. Every year as returns come in, a majority of pundits jump to conclusions before Menominee […]

Republicans have chance of holding state Senate Nygren story does not inspire confidence  Can we dispense with the obvious? Democrats were already spinning Tuesday’s election results as “building momentum” in the recall elections. It’s a clear example of “say anything and hope it sticks.” Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen defeated recall organizer David VanderLeest rather […]

State Senator Robert Wirch (D-Kenosha), one of the Democratic Senators who fled the state to avoid voting on the budget repair bill, may soon be facing a recall election. The group organized to recall Wirch announced on Facebook they have enough signatures, and are collecting more to reach a goal of 18,000. Wirch is one […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Mar 3, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Painful cuts long overdue Walker’s budget corrects Doyle’s fuzzy math (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) What a change from two years ago. Two years ago, paging through the state budget as written […]

WTMJ-AM radio talk show host Jeff Wagner points out why fugitive State Senators Bob Wirch, Jim Holperin and Dave Hansen are the nominees for the most-likely-to-be-recalled award. Democrat Bob Wirch basically represents Kenosha County. Kenosha County consists of three very distinct districts ( a Senate District equals three Assembly Districts): the City of Kenosha ( […]

It seems to me we should have a contest to see which recall campaign will be the first to turn in enough valid signatures to recall a fugitive State Senate Democrat.  The leading contestants are Jim Holperin, Bob Wirch, and Dave Hansen.  Of course, Julie Lassa could always sneak ahead of the boys. (The deal to […]

Randy Melchert is keeping track of efforts to recall Democratic State Senators, complete with links to petitions and ways to donate. Looking at the map, I have to think Wirch, Hansen and Holperin are in serious trouble. By the way, wouldn’t it be funny if State Senator Julie Lassa was recalled? That deal to run […]