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Pasch Makes Formal Announcement of Senate Bid Against Darling

Democrat makes it official before dozens of supporters at Whitefish Bay park.

Dozens of people braved the rain at Whitefish Bay's Cahill Park Friday afternoon to hear directly from Rep. Sandy Pasch that she is launching a campaign to challenge Sen. Alberta Darling for her 8th District Senate seat in a July recall election.

Both Pasch, of Whitefish Bay, and former state Rep. Sheldon Wasserman had considered running against Darling in the election, but Pasch emerged as the Democratic challenger when .

Wasserman introduced Pasch at Friday's event, saying he could not think of a better candidate to run against Darling, a Republican from River Hills.

"We're going to go all the way from here in Whitefish Bay to Madison and replace what we've got," Wasserman said.

Pasch said she believes it will be an intense, brisk campaign leading up to the  election, which is expected to be held July 12. She said she believes the state and the Senate district have been divided by Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, and she said she hopes to "repair the breach."

"We need a senator who listens. We need a senator who represents the district and not special interests. We need a senator who really understands what the needs of this district are," she said. "I'm going to be your senator, and I'm going to listen to you. And we're going to work together."

In an interview with Patch Thursday, Darling said the campaign will show clear differences between her and Pasch.

"Sandy stood very much with Governor (Jim) Doyle on all of his tax increases and the spending that created the $3.6 billion deficit. That will be contrasted with my record of working to get our spending under control so we can grow jobs and the economy," Darling said.

The 8th Senate includes Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside and Menomonee Falls.

The prosser-cuter May 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM
I support the bill because I honestly believe there is a ton of voter fraud that never gets investigated. The most important thing in our society is to ensure the integrity of our elections. I have no problem with an investigation into Waukesha County. I do have problems with the fact that the same issues with the ballot bags and ties were reported in several other counties, including Dane and Milwaukee. Klopp is just making it an issue in Waukesha so she can use it as a reason to try to get the court to disenfranchise a whole sector of voters that skew republican. I did not see her protest or complain about the same issues in other counties that have been brought to light by recound observers.
Beth Gregg May 13, 2011 at 02:25 AM
Magically now there is an addition $636 million just laying around. Seriously, maybe the Governor should take a couple of accounting classes and learn how to read financial documents like budgets.
Beth Gregg May 13, 2011 at 02:36 AM
Keith, If the Governor is to reach his goal, he needs to be creating 5,208 *NEW* jobs per month on average. Four months in, he should have created almost 21,ooo *NEW* jobs. He is not any where near those numbers and his creation of a favorable business climate is laughable. Who would want to move to Wisconsin and create a business now with a future of bad education, no culture, polluted environment, concealed weapons, bad public services AND crappy weather? If you want a particular behavior, it makes sense to reward it only AFTER it has taken place. You don't give the reward first and hope that you get what you want. Nevada has no business taxes and no business is moving there. Let's get real here and quit following the ALEC playbook. As to voter ID, who is paying for that? As usual, the taxpayers!
The prosser-cuter May 13, 2011 at 05:15 AM
Beth. Walker is on pace through 3/31 to create over 380,000 new jobs. I have posted the link from the Cap Times several times in these threads over the last month.
Beth Gregg May 14, 2011 at 03:22 AM
prossercuter, saying it and doing it...two entirely different things. Most of the new jobs had nothing to do with the gov's new plans, almost all already in process before he was elected. He's operating on the Field of Dreams magical thinking, if you build it, they will come. It's crap and 4 years from now, if he's still the governor, he'll have every excuse in the book as to why it didn't work. He did the same in Milwaukee County. He really is the last nail in Wisconsin's coffin. He needs to be removed from office yesterday.

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