Scott Fitzgerald's file:

Republican from Wisconsin

Wisconsin state Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, is Republican leader of the state Senate. He was elected senator in 1994. His brother is Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald. He had served as majority leader of the body until the results of a June 5, 2012 recall election shifted control to Democrats.

Recent statements involving Scott Fitzgerald

One of every two Wisconsin residents are "on some kind of government handout."

Wisconsin was embroiled in a "constitutional crisis" brought on by the Democratic senators fleeing the state for Illinois to block Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.  

On the night of the Wisconsin state Senate vote on the budget package, "a mob showed up and busted down the door and took over the Capitol."

Claims Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said: "It is necessary to eliminate unions in order to balance future budgets."

"We continue to see these isolated incidents of people trying to vote five, six times a day."

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