The turnout forecast was right on, Hansen defeated his Republican opponent 66 to 34. Which goes to show you 34% of voters in District 30 will cast a ballot for anyone with a pulse and an "R" after their name.
Mr. VanderLeest had this to say:
"I'm actually feeling pretty good considering how much I was outspent," VanderLeest also told the Associated Press "It shows how well my message was received."What it also shows that VanderLeest couldn't get the same number of people who signed Hansen's recall papers - which he organized - to vote for him on election day. The recall effort gathered around 19,000 signatures - votes for DVL just under 11,000.
Oh well, todaloo little David...you were so much fun.
Crazy Kim Simac and John Steitz easily won their primaries last night. The Siren loves us some teabillies and Ms. Kim is Wisconsin's own Michele Bachmann. Instead of a gay husband, Ms. Kim swapped spouses with her best friends - which must be in the bible 'cause she's down with Jesus.
Ms. Kim is gonna be the Democrats BFF.
A little less is known about Jon Steitz down in Kenosha territory. Why? Well, he lives about 2 blocks from the state line, works in Illinois and was raised there. In other words - he's deeply in touch with Wisconsin priorities and values.
Like Bob Wirch, Jon Steitz would not live in the district he is running for under the GOP redistricting map. In fact, if by some act of God and Bob Wirch was found on camera by PETA butt-fucking kittens and Steitz won the district - the new map was drawn to be sooooooooooooo Democratic he could never win it again.
So send in your campaign contributions right away kids.
The Siren does has one thing to say about the Republicans choice in running two Tea Party candidates against Democrats - and most importantly - why it will cost them both elections.
We know the RW Republican/Teabilly voting base is: about 30% - for even a wife-beater. That ain't enough to win the election. To win, you need moderates and independents and there is nothing moderate about Steitz and Simac. Their primary opponents both had elected experience and stances that could have appealed to moderates...the people you need to win. With poll numbers in the toilet for Walker, and two candidates openly admitting to be Walker rubber-stamps, Steitz and Simac will only turnout the extreme base. Both will lose.
The Siren could be wrong...we'll see in August.