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Reactions after Gov. Walker finally calls for special elections



Oh, never mind.

After a week of resistance to a court order for special elections in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker gave in and called for the two elections — four months after the legislative vacancies occurred.

The change left Assembly Democrats with a weekly radio address attacking Walker for not doing something he had suddenly decided to do after all.

La Crosse Democrat Jennifer Shilling, the Senate minority leader, said justice has prevailed. “Republicans can’t ignore the law,” Shilling said after the governor finally called for the special elections.

“We stand for American values,” Riemer said during the radio address. “We remain committed to ensuring that, regardless of political affiliation, the people of wisconsin are represented in the state capitol.”

On the other hand, a spokesman for Republican Senator Leah Vukmir said the special elections are still unnecessary, and claimed ‘all logical thought processes fail to exist” among the judges who ordered the elections.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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