MADISON - State Rep. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced her candidacy today for the State Senate in the 32nd District. Shilling will be running in the upcoming recall election against incumbent Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse).
MADISON - A television ad attacking State Senator Dave Hansen, sponsored by the Virginia-based Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), claims a “file footage” actor is a Wisconsin teacher. The State Senate Democratic Committee (SSDC) has contacted the local television stations airing the ad to request that it be pulled from the airwaves because it is “demonstrably false in its premise and details."
Racine - Campaign finance reports filed this week with the state Government Accountability Board reveal out-of-state millionaires, banking, insurance and other business interests along with political action committees (PACs) and special interests are filling Van Wanggaard's State Senate campaign coffers. In fact, a shocking 91% of Wanggaard's reported contributions from September and October are either from outside of Racine County or attributable to these special interest groups.
MADISON – Republican special interest groups trying to figure out how they are going to get Rep. Frank Lasee elected to the State Senate have resorted to using “facts” from the Kimberly School District – Kimberly, Idaho. A mailer was recently sent to voters in the 1st Senate District using citation from the Kimberly School District in Idaho. Rep. Frank Lasee’s career has been struggling since he became a national embarrassment when he appeared on the Daily Show to talk up his proposal to give guns to schoolteachers.
Racine - In what could be the only opportunity for the public to directly ask questions of both Senate candidates in the 21st District race, Republican Van Wanggaard today admitted his extreme position in opposition to potentially lifesaving embryonic stem cell research. Wanggaard , who has accepted thousands of dollars in contributions from insurance companies, also reaffirmed he wants to protect the ability of insurance companies to drop people's coverage when they get sick or if they have a pre-existing condition.
MADISON – Rep. Leah Vukmir’s latest mailer discussing jobs continues her attempt to hide her extreme voting record all the way until election day by misleading the voters on even basic facts. Carrie Lynch, spokesperson for the State Senate Democratic Committee, noted that the history on the companies cited in her mailer do not support the claims made by Rep. Vukmir.
MADISON – The State Senate Democratic Committee (SSDC) called on Representative Frank Lasee to disclose what he knows about illegal phone calls going out over the weekend with Senator Alan Lasee’s voice discussing the election for the 1st Senate District and some of Representative Frank Lasee’s past proposals.