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Thursday, July 28, 2011

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July 28 AM recall roundup - SD 10 profile, headlines

WisPolitics: Republicans confident in Harsdorf name, but Dems claim momentum in western Wisconsin

Chances are if you said the name Harsdorf in western Wisconsin during the past 35 years, you'd be talking about an elected politician.

Now first-time candidate and union activist Shelly Moore, a 37-year-old high school English teacher in Ellsworth, is hoping to overcome the Harsdorf name and help Democrats retake control of the state Senate.

But political handicappers say it won't be easy to beat Sen. Sheila Harsdorf -- in part because of that well-known name. Harsdorf, who turned 55 on Monday, is a farmer who has held state office since 1989 -- first in the state Assembly (elected 1988-96) and then in the Senate after knocking off Democratic incumbent Alice Clausing in 2000.

See more in a new WisPolitics profile of the 10th SD recall race.

HEADLINES
- Recall debate shifts from unions to budget cuts
- Recall forums kick off this week
- Sheila Harsdorf and Shelly Moore debate for Senate seat
- Shilling leads in poll but Kapanke not flustered
- A glance at who's donating to Wisconsin Senate recall campaigns

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