Much speculation has already been lofted in political circles regarding the upcoming drive by Wisconsin voters to recall Scott Walker and the eight Republican state Senators who are eligible to be recalled. Wisconsin law provides a one-year buffer between election and initial eligibility for recall, so the effort for now has concentrated on the Senators rather than Walker, simply because they can be recalled immediately and he can’t.
There are different theories and speculations floating around the web as to the likelihood of success of these recall initiatives, but I have to say, the most arresting factoid I’ve yet seen as a potential barometer of what may soon take place in the Dairy State is this (via Political Wire):
Wisconsin state Sen. Randy Hopper’s (R) wife has signed a recall petition against him, according to New York magazine.
She also tells the Fond du Lac Reporter Hopper doesn’t even live in the district as state law requires of lawmakers. Instead, he lives with his 25-year old mistress.
Ouch. That can’t be good (for the Senator; for the protesters and Wisconsin Democrats, it’s a very good sign).