–Madison.Com Letter to the Editor:
Dear Editor: The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate, Scott Fitzgerald, stated he supports having Republicans run as Democrats in recall elections in order to force a primary. He said that running so-called protest candidates is a “tool” available to help Republican candidates have more time to campaign.
What is the difference regarding the “tool” the Fab 14 (Democratic state senators) used when they left Wisconsin to give the people more time to read and study the budget repair bill?
There’s only one difference I see here. The Fab 14 didn’t cost taxpayers a dime while the fake candidates who will force a primary will cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.
That’s right, taxpayers. Your hard-earned money could be deliberately squandered by the Republicans. Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican or an independent, I hope you will call or write your lawmakers and voice your opinion regarding this irresponsible and imprudent spending.