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'Fake Democrats' to Appear on Ballots for Recall Elections

Six Republican "recall protest candidates" will run for the various governor and senator seats facing a recall election, likely forcing a primary race. Among them is 80-year-old Gladys Huber, of Mequon, who's done this before.

The "fake Democrats" are coming out again.

Six of them, in fact, who plan to get their names on the ballot in the upcoming recall elections, according to an Associated Press article. Though they've been labeled "fake Democrats," GOP spokesman Ben Sparks calls them "recall protest candidates."

The group includes: Gladys Huber, running who is running for governor; Isaac Weix, running for lieutenant governor; and Gary Ellerman, Tamara Varebrook, James Engel and James Buckley, who are running as Democrats in four state Senate recall elections.

Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four state senators, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, , Pam Galloway and Terry Moulton are targeted for recall.

The take place in all recall races and general elections are held on the same date for all targeted Republicans.

"The Republican Party will not actively campaign for the protest candidates, other than collecting nomination signatures to ensure their place on the ballot," Republican Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Stephan Thompson said in a statement. "Without protest candidates, the Democratic Party would be able to control the dates in which Republican officials face election, potentially separating the elections for state senate and lieutenant governor from the governor."

This is not the first time  has played a role in such politics. , Huber filed papers in June to run as a Democrat in the 8th Senate District recall election — forcing a primary against state Rep. Sandy Pasch of Whitefish Bay.

While Huber wouldn't tell Patch then why she was running as a Democrat against Pasch, there is no doubt that she has longtime roots as an active member of the Republican party in Ozaukee County.

Born in April 1931, Huber is one of 10 people elected to serve as a leader in the Ozaukee County Republican Party; she boasted a yard sign supporting Darling in front of her home, and is a longtime poll worker in Ozaukee County — serving as the Republican observer in the Supreme Court recount.

The primary was held in July, and ; Huber walked away with 11,660 votes while Pasch earned 20,915.

The state Government Accountability Board . These "Fake Democrats" will likely force the primary, which would be held May 8; the general election date will be June 5.

Candidates who want to run have until 5 p.m. April 10 to circulate and file nomination petitions and declaration of candidacy papers with the state Government Accountability Board.

morninmist April 09, 2012 at 11:18 PM
@Clark This is no defense for this cruel move by Walker (and the TeaRepugs who stand behind him)! Walker Kills Same-Sex Couples Hospital Visitation Rights http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/governor-scott-walker-kills-same-sex-couples-hospital-visitation-rights/politics/2012/04/09/37781 http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/governor-scott-walker-kills-same-sex-couples-hospital-visitation-rights/politics/2012/04/09/37781 ....Doug asks, “Is the GOP hatred for gays so pervasive that they could really be this cold and heartless?” To which I can only answer: yes, apparently it is, at least when we’re talking about the GOP in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. … And Republicans pretend they are the party of limited government. What terrific frauds. What a ludicrous illusion they have cast about themselves. Somehow the media and the American electorate keeps falling for the same trick. Liberty for me but not for thee. Low taxes and a government bent on preventing even this small shred of basic, human decency.
morninmist April 09, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Walker has NO respect for people--including the folks of WI. America United ‏ @Progress2day Walker To Nation: 'You Don't Deserve The Whole Truth' http://bit.ly/Hs7ncP #wiunion #p2 3p2b #wiright #wirecall #WalkerLies via @jer45 Monday, April 9, 2012 Walker To Nation: 'You Don't Deserve The Whole Truth' When interview by PolitiFact why Scott Walker was about to rack up another "false" rating for his mischaracterization of the union-stripping bill as covering "all" public employees - - when it exempted police and fire union members from certain new benefit costs - - a spokeswoman came up with perhaps the must audacious excuse yet: He was addressing a national audience in "shorthand" and it doesn't need to hear the facts. We asked Walker campaign spokeswoman Ciara Matthews about the governor’s characterization of the law. She acknowledged Walker did not mention the police and firefighter exemptions and said the governor was speaking in generalities for a national audience and didn’t have time to be more specific....
morninmist April 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Worst Governor Ever Stripped Same Sex Couples of Right to Visit Each Other in the Hospital .... Just last week, on the eve of a holiday weekend, the jerk of the north signed into laws limiting abortion, repealing the state's equal pay law, and weakening sex education all cowardly-like, with nary a peep to the public. But he's been leading the gubernatorial Race to Act Like A Huge Jerk for awhile with this cruel, hateful move to limit family hospital visits. ..... Now that there's a limited government Tea Party conservative in the governor's office, he went on right ahead and limited government right into the hospital room of committed same sex couples and filed a motion to stop defending the case. And Bucky Badger wept. http://jezebel.com/5900470/worst-governor-ever-stripped-same-sex-couples-of-right-to-visit-each-other-in-the-hospital#
Sam Vedder April 16, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I know we are not supposed to insult people posting on these articles, but I think an exception can be made here... morninmist; you are truly an idiot of epic proportions!!
Greg April 16, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Tritto.

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