• WisPolitics


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

 10:45 AM 

Nygren announces challenge to Hansen

State Rep. John Nygren today officially announced that he will take on Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, if a recall election takes place.

In the press release announcing his run, Nygren blasted Hansen and Senate Democrats for their "act of legislative cowardice" in fleeing to Illinois to stall a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, which included controversial provisions to take away almost all collective bargaining from most public employees.

“This is a critical moment in our state’s history and as we have seen, Senate Democrats will go to any length to push their radical, liberal agenda – even flee the state for weeks on end,” said Nygren, R-Marinette. “If the average worker in Peshtigo or Green Bay pulled such a stunt, they would be immediately fired. But instead, Madison liberals and national celebrities heaped praise on their cowardly act in an attempt to protect the status quo of more government taxes and spending. The status quo must end.”

All nine lawmakers who have had recall petitions, including Hansen, filed against them have challenged the papers. The Government Accountability Board is scheduled to rule later this month on whether to certify the elections.

UPDATE: 12:54 p.m.: Hansen says he looks forward to "educating the voters of the 30th district" of Nygren's extreme agenda if there's an election and Nygren wins the primary.

“Whether it's attacking workers' rights, denying our prosecutors the tools they need to keep our communities safe, supporting crippling cuts to our schools or raising taxes on low income working families while supporting more and more tax breaks for corporations, when all is said and done the voters will have a clear choice," Hansen said. "I'm proud of my record and reputation as someone who works hard for hard working families and I am confident that if an election is called the voters will support my efforts at the polls."

-- By Greg Bump

Labels:


Back to Election Blog main page

: See newer blog items : : See older blog items :

Election Blog site feed
Advertisement
Advertisement

wispolitics.com Social News

Follow Us

ABOUT THE BLOG

Updates from WisPolitics.com on primary and general elections in Wisconsin.

Editor: JR Ross
Reporters: Chris Thompson, David Wise

· Election Blog site feed

ELECTION LINKS

· Campaign ads
· Audio archive
· Government Accountability Board (state elections)
· Federal Election Commission (federal elections)

ARCHIVE

· February 2007
· April 2007
· February 2008
· March 2008
· April 2008
· September 2008
· October 2008
· November 2008
· February 2009
· April 2009
· February 2010
· March 2010
· April 2010
· September 2010
· November 2010
· February 2011
· March 2011
· April 2011
· May 2011
· June 2011
· July 2011
· August 2011
· September 2011
· October 2011
· November 2011
· December 2011
· January 2012
· February 2012
· March 2012
· April 2012
· May 2012
· June 2012
· July 2012
· August 2012
· September 2012
· October 2012
· November 2012
· December 2012
· January 2013
· February 2013
· March 2013
· April 2013
· June 2013
· July 2013
· August 2013
· September 2013
· October 2013
· November 2013
· December 2013
· January 2014
· February 2014
· March 2014
· April 2014
· May 2014
· June 2014
· July 2014
· August 2014
· September 2014
· October 2014
· November 2014
· December 2014
· January 2015
· February 2015
· March 2015
· April 2015
· May 2015
· June 2015
· July 2015
· August 2015
· September 2015
· October 2015
· November 2015
· December 2015
· January 2016
· February 2016
· March 2016
· April 2016
· May 2016
· June 2016
· July 2016
· August 2016
· September 2016
· October 2016
· November 2016
· December 2016
Copyright ©2012 WisPolitics.com All rights reserved. | WisOpinion.com | WisBusiness.com  |  Website development by wisnet.com LLC  | Website design by Makin’ Hey Communications