Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Republican state senator and a state senate staff member call for the governor’s recall


State Senator Ted Kanavas, interviewed by the Waukesha Freeman, told the reporter he is a supporter of the effort to recall of Governor Jim Doyle.

One of those joining the Facebook group is state Sen. Ted Kanavas, R-Brookfield, who said he wants to send a message to Doyle that he needs to stop creating more debt.

“I think it’s a thing that is intended to get the attention of the governor so he hears the needs of what Wisconsin wants,” he said. “People don’t want to have more debt. We’re making too many promises to too many people, and we need to get Doyle’s attention.”

Also joining the Recall Doyle bandwagon is State Senator Mary Lazich’s aide, Kevin Fischer.

A recall would energize conservatives, Republicans, and moderates unhappy with Doyle, giving them a head start on the November 2010 race. The effort would galvanize forces, recruit volunteers, and uncover new donor sources, not to mention create a buzz and momentum that could catapult a conservative to victory in November if a recall is unsuccessful.

I thought you oppose recalls, Kevin? Generally yes, and always when they’re unleashed because of one vote. Jim Doyle’s tenure has been a checkered history, a dismal pattern of one damaging move after another that has had a detrimental impact on taxpayers, businesses, and our state fiscal climate.

Conservatives can politely, respectfully disagree on a recall, but they are in unison that Doyle has to go, whether it is now or next year. I prefer sooner than later.

I’ll take this moment to point out that everything he just said about the Republicans and the recall would also apply to the Democrats. Moreso, actually, because they would have the added benefit of defending their still-popular governor from an unjust recall.

But here is where it gets strange. Since Fischer is Lazich’s aide, and since it is highly unusual for a politician’s staff member to actually call for the recall of a sitting governor, I made repeated inquiries of Fischer and Lazich whether she supported the recall. Judging from the way the comments are phrased at his blog post, it looks like I’m not the only one asking, but the other comments are missing.

Since it’s a state secret (pun intended), maybe one of my readers can get the answer from her office. Her e-mail address is Here is her address and phone number:
Room 109 South,
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison 53707-7882
(608) 266-5400
(800) 334-1442

(608) 267-6790

Here is her district office:

4405 S. 129th St.
New Berlin 53151

District Telephone
(414) 425-9452

We’ll keep a running tab on how long this takes.

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