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GOP Names Fake Democrats For Recall Primaries

Published On: Apr 04 2012 03:24:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2012 04:56:33 AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

The state GOP has lined up six fake Democrats to run in upcoming recall elections targeting Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans.

GOP spokesman Ben Sparks said Gladys Huber will run for governor; Isaac Weix will run for lieutenant governor; and Gary Ellerman, Tamara Varebrook, James Engel and James Buckley will run in four state Senate recalls.

The elections are scheduled for May 8 and June 5. If primaries are needed they'll be held May 8.

Sparks said running what he called "recall protest candidates" guarantees a clear primary date and ensures no Republicans will face a general election that day, when Democrats likely will turn out in huge numbers to select a gubernatorial challenger.

He said the party doesn't plan to spend any money on their campaigns.

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