Today in “Unclear on the Concept” (WI Politics Edition)
Said Jeff Harvey, campaign manager for Wisconsin state Senator Randy Hopper:
the recalls of Republicans are being spearheaded by “union bosses who want to handpick new senators who will vote the way union bosses tell them to.”
“They’re attempting to undermine the voters who want to bring fiscal responsibility to Madison,” Harvey said.
Well, while it is the case that recall opponents are clearly hoping to overturn a previous electoral outcome, since a recall is submitted to the voters it is rather unclear to me how this could be cast as an attempt to “undermine the voters.”
Indeed, in terms of possible results of a recall, it is quite possible that a recall process could confirm the GOP’s position.
Of course, Senator Hopper may have other troubles as well, given that at the moment he appears to be residing outside of his district with a woman not his wife (he is currently going through a divorce).
His position of residence is also causing his estranged wife problems:
In light of death threats against Randy Hopper and protests generated by Hopper’s support and the support of other Republicans for the budget repair bill, Alysia Hopper said she wanted the public to know her husband no longer lives with her in Fond du Lac. Several websites have reported that Alysia Hopper approached protesters at her home Saturday and told them her husband no longer resides in the home.
All via fdlreporter: State Sen. Randy Hopper not residing at Fond du Lac home.