Up here in Wisconsin the non stop elections continue. More under the fold if you are interested.
The GAB or Governing Accountability Board has certified recall elections for four more state senators, and the Governor and Lt. Governor.
One Republican Senator resigned abruptly to deal with some family health issues. This leaves the Senate as it now stands at 16-16. Our state government is not in session again until next year.
I think that the Dems will probably flip the Senate in the recall elections. I don’t have anything to base this on besides a gut feeling. If they do, it will be a HUGE victory for them in the press, but a hollow one functionally, as there is no work being done at the capitol building until next year as I mentioned. Some of those seats will have to be defended once again in the general elections this fall.
And there are primaries – some of them with fake Democrats running, to push back the clock a bit and help the R’s with fund raising. So you never know, the Republicans could still pull this out.
There is going to be a heated Democratic primary to see who will face Governor Walker in his recall election. Wisconsin is an open primary state, so it is beneficial to me to vote for who I think would be the worse candidate. It basically comes down to the super liberal Kathy Falk, who has already stated her intention to bed down with the unions. And then there is Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee who lost to Walker in Nov. 2010. I think Barrett isn’t totally nuts like Falk, but has a better chance against Walker. Someone already said that Falk will make a great governor of Madison and that is pretty much true.
In the end, I think the Democrats will crawl across broken glass to vote for whomever they select. It is going to be a long summer up here for this crap. The governors race will be like nothing we have ever seen.