Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Wisconsin: Key Republican Senator opposes accelerating redistricting to avoid recalls
Following the GAB's decision that senators facing a recall will have to run in the districts that elected them in 2010, not the newly created Senate districts, the Senate Republicans have authored a bill to change the law to have Senators face the recall in their new districts. As the districts were drawn by the Republican senate, such a law would presumably benefit any sitting Republican Senator. However, a key Republican has stated that he will vote against the change, which may kill it.