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1433, 18 Oct 19

Evers Schedules Special Election

After screwing it up the first time and taking weeks to think about it, Governor Evers finally picked a special election date for the 7th Congressional District.

Gov. Tony Evers has rescheduled the special election for Wisconsin’s northern 7th Congressional District to take place on May 12, with the special primary set to coincide with the Feb. 18 spring primary.

He also called on the Legislature to pass legislation to address the confusion that has resulted from a disparity between state and federal law as to when special elections can be held, and to reimburse local municipalities for special election costs.

And, of course, he picked a date that gives maximum political advantage to Democrats. Again, this is well within Evers’ powers, but please spare me the “gentle elder statesman who is above politics” mantra. Evers is as fervently partisan as anyone in Madison.


1433, 18 October 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    And all the libs jumped on our justifiable criticism of Evers on this.

    Don’t think we will get a “spot on” thank you from libs for our insightful analysis.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    There is enough blame/responsibility to pass around.  The state law and the federal law don’t mesh very well.  And Duffy sure didn’t help matters with the timeline he chose.  Maybe he picked that resignation date for political reasons?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    That is a fairly reprehensible comment given the reason Duffy retired.

    Have you no shame?

  4. Kevin Scheunemann

    Scratch that,

    It is an utterly reprehensible comment…

  5. Pat

    Just wondering…..Why do those dates favor one party over the other?

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    Why so, k?

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    Duffy resigned because of health issues of his unborn child.

    You claim his resignation was political.

    That is reprehensible.

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    No k, I didn’t make that claim, I asked the question.  Do you know what ? means ?

    Your dishonesty is disappointing, but your inability to read is pitiable.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann

    Read your post of Oct 18 at 3:18 pm.

    Your recap of Oct 19 at 8:48 of Oct 18 post is delusional.

    You are severely back peddling because you realize you came off as an insensitive clod.

  10. Le Roi du Nord

    No k, my quotes are still the same, I asked a question, you made a claim otherwise.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann

    Denial of facts in front of you must be an Olympic sport in your world.

  12. Le Roi du Nord

    And what facts would those be ?

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