Bill Kraus on Recall Elections

The evidence that these recall threats are serious is clear from the two spring elections that are now in the bank. The Supreme Court election was not about David Prosser or Joanne Kloppenburg. It was about the perception that Justice Prosser liked what had happened in the other wings of the Capitol and Ms. Kloppenburg did not. Justice Prosser won, but by an inch instead of the anticipated mile.

The election for new Department of Administration Secretary Mike Heubsch’s vacated Assembly seat was further, stronger evidence of the abuse-of-power recoil. The Republicans threw lots of money and their best campaign brainpower, including that of the politically savvy former Speaker Scott Jensen, behind their candidate. He lost.

Via Fighting Bob.