Update: Randy Hopper
A complaint has been filed with the attorney general’s office, alleging that State Sen. Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) no longer lives in the district he represents. Hopper admits he no longer resides at the address he officially lists with the state legislature, saying he now rents an apartment in Fond du Lac. However, when the Capital Times tried to verify that address, they learned that it was actually not an apartment; instead, it was a $600,000 home belonging to one of Hopper’s employees. I have yet to see anything that reports on whether he has been collecting the $88 per diem for Senators who reside outside of Dane County; anyone know if this is being explored?
Hopper has also hired a national GOP veteran campaign manager, Jeff Harvey, to help protect him from recall efforts and allegations that he no longer even resides in the district he is supposed to be representing. Harvey previously managed Republican Chris Christie’s gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey.
Also: the most hilarious photoshop job of the week involves Mr. Hopper and his recent scandals. The original picture, here (the July 1st, “Brownsville” one.) Wonkette’s awesome photoshop version, here.
That’s all we have left to collect the signatures required to recall the Republican 8! All hands on deck. Check out www.recalltherepublican8.com to get involved! There are volunteer opportunities on weekdays and the weekend, work that involves interacting with a lot of people and work that is more behind-the-scenes…you can find something that works well for you. You don’t need to give a lot of time; even an hour or two here and there can be tremendously helpful.
Randy Hopper’s Persuasion Partner?
Oh, my. Perfectly named state senator, perfectly named lobbying firm. Republican Sen. Randy Hopper is allegedly no longer residing in the district he represents; instead, he’s shacking up with his 25-year-old mistress, a lobbyist whose firm represents Americans for Prosperity.
Recall The Republican 8!
Your help is needed this weekend to help recall the Republican 8.
On both Saturday & Sunday, at 10 am and 2 pm each day, people will be meeting in the following locations to help gather signatures:
Robert Cowles (Green Bay/De Pere/Ashwaubenon)
1061 W. Mason St., Green Bay AND 132 South Main Street, Shawano
Alberta Darling (Milwaukee/North Shore suburbs)
2510 E Capitol Drive, Shorewood
Sheila Harsdorf (Hudson/River Falls)
800 Carmichael Rd., Hudson AND 321 N 2nd St, River Falls
Luther Olsen (Portage/Waupaca/Ripon)
813 W. Carroll St., Portage AND Waupaca Woods Shopping Mall at 825 W. Fulton St. AND 443 Scott St., Ripon
Randy Hopper (Fond du Lac/Oshkosh)
325 Trowbridge Drive, Fond du Lac, AND 748 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh
Dan Kapanke (La Crosse/Onalaska)
1307 Market Street, La Crosse
You can also check out my post (here) with brief answers to FAQs for more info. Make your voice heard!
Please note: I do not have any info on organizing for Grothman or Lazich yet, but will update if I find out.