GOP Admits GOP Senators Can’t Run on Their Records Alone

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With the public so overwhelmingly against taking away workers’ rights while handing out huge tax breaks to corporations, the Republican state senators in Wisconsin that voted for Scott Walker’s plan to do just that are facing recall. So how does a Republican Senator overcome such huge opposition? Dirty tricks, of course:

In letters obtained by No Quarter, local Republican Party officials are encouraging their GOP colleagues to collect enough signatures to get a fake Democratic candidate on the ballot in each of two upcoming recall elections.

The spoiler Democrats, who are identified by name in the letters, would run in the Democratic primaries for the seats now held by Republican Sens. Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac and Luther Olsen of Ripon.

It was just last week we learned of a secret recording that caught the GOP in La Crosse County plotting to run a spoiler opponent in the Democratic primary to take steam out the public outrage at Dan Kapanke for voting for Scott Walker’s budget despair bill.

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.