Wednesday, August 10, 2011
GOP incumbent Darling pulled out an eight-point victory over Democrat Pasch in costly election.
It took until the early morning hours Wednesday, but Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling successfully defended her 8th Senate District seat from Democratic challenger Rep. Sandy Pasch by posting an eight-point victory in a key recall election. “There were so many guns pointed at my back because I helped lead the fight to get the state back on track,” Darling told supporters at her victory party in Thiensville. Darling announced her victory early at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. She joined three other Republican senators who also fought off recall challenges around the state. Final, unofficial totals compiled by the Associated Press show Darling collected 39,471 votes, or 54 percent, and Pasch tallied 34,096 votes, or 46 percent. “In 2010, …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Check out a replay of our live Election Day blog in the recall election, where Republican Alberta Darling won over challenger Sandy Pasch by a 8 percentage points.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
From before the polls opened Tuesday until the last vote was counted, Patch covered the 8th District recall election and other races in our live Election Day Blog. The recalls are over now, but take a minute to check out our coverage in the replay of our blog.
Monday, August 8, 2011
A recap of news and events surrounding the Alberta Darling and Sandy Pasch race for Wisconsin's 8th Senate District, and other recall races in the state.
8th District Race Now Called a 'Tossup' After handicapping the 8th Senate District race as "leaning" toward Republican Alberta Darling for most of the campaign, WisPolitics.com is now declaring the race a "tossup."The political website notes that Darling won by only 1,000 votes in 2008 and that the Democrats are making this race, and the 14th Senate District, a high priority. The last time the site handicapped the races, on July 15, it said Darling appeared to have the advantage over Pasch. On the Campaign Trail: Lieutenant Governor Joins Darling for Final Push On Saturday, with less than 72 hours remaining before the pivotal election, state Sen. Alberta Darling’s campaign offices were a hive of activity as volunteers staged a final push …
For the most part, challengers are more savvy than incumbents when it comes to Twitter and Facebook.
When state Sen. Alberta Darling sent out this tweet to her nearly 360 Twitter followers, she didn’t use a penny of the more than $1 million in campaign cash she has raised so far. “Check out this editorial from the Journal Sentinel about the complaint filed regarding Citizen Action and my opponent http://ow.ly/5U8jF,” the River Hills Republican incumbent tweeted. Darling’s Democartic opponent in Tuesday’s 8th District recall race, state Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay), fired her own missile with this tweet, “UPDATE: WHAT IS SHE HIDING?: New Details Emerge in Alberta Darling Coverup http://dld.bz/ajWCV.” Candidates tossing out accusations against their opponents is nothing new in politics. But in an era where social media is playing a …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Pasch campaign remains optimistic as Darling appears to be closing gap in 8th Senate District battle.
Editor's Note: Story updated at 7:30 p.m. July 26 to include comment from Darling's campaign. While Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) is slowly creeping up on Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) in the fight for the North Shore Senate seat, Darling still holds a 5-point lead over her challenger, according to a new poll by the Democratic blog, Daily Kos. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, says 52 percent of the likely voters will support Darling in the Aug. 9 8th Senate District recall election, with 47 percent backing Pasch. One percent said they remain undecided. The Daily Kos poll comes in the wake of a poll released July 15 by the state Democratic Party that showed Pasch leading Darling by a margin of 47 percent to 46 …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Democratic party poll says only a one percent difference in voter support.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The Democratic Party has released results of a poll that shows Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) are neck and neck with voter support, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The newspaper says the poll results show Pasch pulling slightly ahead with 47 percent of the votes, leaving Darling with only 46 percent. A total of 350 likely voters were surveyed on July 13 and 14, by the Mellman Group. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. In comparison, a survey done in May had Darling ahead by 9 percent. Darling is one of six Republican and three Democratic senators targeted for a recall this summer. At the heart of the efforts is Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill that …