The "fake Democrats" are coming out again.
Six of them, in fact, who plan to get their names on the ballot in the upcoming recall elections, according to an Associated Press article. Though they've been labeled "fake Democrats," GOP spokesman Ben Sparks calls them "recall protest candidates."
The group includes: Gladys Huber, running who is running for governor; Isaac Weix, running for lieutenant governor; and Gary Ellerman, Tamara Varebrook, James Engel and James Buckley, who are running as Democrats in four state Senate recall elections.
Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four state senators, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, , Pam Galloway and Terry Moulton are targeted for recall.
The take place in all recall races and general elections are held on the same date for all targeted Republicans.
"The Republican Party will not actively campaign for the protest candidates, other than collecting nomination signatures to ensure their place on the ballot," Republican Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Stephan Thompson said in a statement. "Without protest candidates, the Democratic Party would be able to control the dates in which Republican officials face election, potentially separating the elections for state senate and lieutenant governor from the governor."
This is not the first time has played a role in such politics. , Huber filed papers in June to run as a Democrat in the 8th Senate District recall election — forcing a primary against state Rep. Sandy Pasch of Whitefish Bay.
While Huber wouldn't tell Patch then why she was running as a Democrat against Pasch, there is no doubt that she has longtime roots as an active member of the Republican party in Ozaukee County.
Born in April 1931, Huber is one of 10 people elected to serve as a leader in the Ozaukee County Republican Party; she boasted a yard sign supporting Darling in front of her home, and is a longtime poll worker in Ozaukee County — serving as the Republican observer in the Supreme Court recount.
The primary was held in July, and ; Huber walked away with 11,660 votes while Pasch earned 20,915.
The state Government Accountability Board . These "Fake Democrats" will likely force the primary, which would be held May 8; the general election date will be June 5.
Candidates who want to run have until 5 p.m. April 10 to circulate and file nomination petitions and declaration of candidacy papers with the state Government Accountability Board.