Sunday, April 10, 2011
Rep. Jennifer Shilling to Challenge Sen. Dan Kapanke in Recall Election
Rep. Shilling to challenge Sen. Kapanke in recall election. (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/9/2011)
Excerpt: Democratic Rep. Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse announced her bid Saturday to unseat Republican Sen. Dan Kapanke of La Crosse. Shilling is the first candidate to announce her candidacy in any of the possible recall efforts across the state.
Democrats have already filed recall petitions for Kapanke and GOP Sen. Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac. State elections officials could call recall elections as early as June, but elections officials will likely ask for more time to review signatures.
Sixteen state senators are currently being targeted for their support or opposition to a bill that strips most public employees of collective bargaining rights. A judge has blocked the law from taking effect.
Based on this map of the Kloppenburg-Prosser State Supreme Court race, how would you handicap Shilling's chances?
Rep. Shilling was re-elected in 2010 with 63.7% of the vote.
Sen. Kapanke was re-elected to a second term in 2008 with 51.4% of the vote.