Statements from the Wisconsin: 2011 State Senate recalls's race

Democrats in the Legislature in 2009 voted for various "pork projects" including "a $5 million scoreboard for the Milwaukee Bucks."

Public-employee unions spent $30 million in Wisconsin unsuccessfully trying to flip the state Senate to Democratic control.

The 2009-11 state budget that Democrats approved left Wisconsin taxpayers $3.6 billion in debt.

Democrats failed to flip the Wisconsin state Senate because recall elections were in the "deepest red districts in the state."

Says Republican recall challenger Jonathan Steitz "failed to pay his taxes."  

Says Democratic state Sen. Jim Holperin "voted against a property tax freeze" in 2009 and then voted for a "$1.5 billion property tax hike."

Says he "helped bring" Uline company to Kenosha area, "creating 800 local jobs."

Says GOP recall challenger Kim Simac "was delinquent paying her property taxes eight of the last nine years."

"Two elections in a row (Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus) has screwed up counting the vote"  

Says state Sen. Alberta Darling is "allowing mercury to harm our children" because she voted against an electronics recycling bill.

Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch "did nothing to stop" people from scamming the Wisconsin Shares child-care subsidy program and voted against funding for fraud investigators.

"When Nancy Nusbaum was Brown County executive, spending went up nearly 50 percent."

Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch, her recall opponent, "voted to allow public school employees to use taxpayer dollars to pick up the tab for…Viagra."

Says Sen. Luther Olsen, his recall opponent, supported the sale of state-owned power plants "not to the highest bidder, but to the biggest donors" with no oversight.

Says Sen. Robert Cowles, her recall opponent, supported the sale of state-owned power plants "not to the highest bidder, but to the biggest donors" with no oversight.

A Waushara County school closed because of state budget cuts supported by Republican Wisconsin state Sen. Luther Olsen.

Says Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling offered "unqualified support" for a plan to end Medicare

Says Democratic recall opponent Shelly Moore "opposes any limit on taxes."  

Says state Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, unlike typical taxpayers, "didn’t pay taxes"

The 2011-13 state budget "cuts overall funding for public schools by $1.6 billion"

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