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Muskego Man Pre-Empts Wisconsin Democratic Party in Recall Effort

David Brandt 'fulfills friends last request' according to papers filed, but state democrats say it's a ploy to confuse voters.

A Muskego man has filed the first request with the Government Accountability Board to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker.

On the application, David Brandt indicated the reason as being "to fulfill my friend's last request." Papers were filed by Brandt registered under a committee called "Close Friends to Recall Scott Walker."

The Wisconsin Democratic Party had planned on filing papers on Nov. 15 and have cried foul on the move, calling it a 'dirty trick' to "to deny democracy we have seen out of Scott Walker’s Republican Party and the extremist groups who finance his rent-to-own government," according to a release on their website.

With this earlier filing, Walker can now begin raising money to defend efforts to unseat him in the recall election.

State Republicans have maintained that they do not know Brandt, and even left-leaning sites like The Progressive have indicated that while "a box checked on the filing form indicates that Brandt doesn't intend to raise much money toward the effort... No evidence to suggest whether or not Brandt's move is part of a Republican (or Democratic) maneuver has yet to surface," and "according to the wisdc.org database, Brandt has no history of political donations."

Brandt has not responded yet to calls for a comment.

M.S. November 07, 2011 at 12:31 AM
I do understand that the rules can be abused by both sides. Had the Dems run fake candidates, I certainly would have called them out on it. Fraudulant intent is fraudulant intent whether you are on the correct side of the political aisle, or the right side of the political aisle. Please understand that until W got us into Iraq and gave unneeded tax breaks to the wealthy, I was an independent who regularly voted for the GOP. That is why I am very willing to call both sides on their crap. Just because it is legal, doesn't make it right, or ethical. I think that politics should act out with the same level of integrity that all aspects of life should reflect. If not, change the law to require integrity. Why accept anything less???
M.S. November 07, 2011 at 12:38 AM
@James R Hoffa: You said: " For now, all we have to go off of is his word." We also have his actions-contributions to Walker. And hiding from the media. Except leaving his wife to answer the door for the media... With this being the case, his actions of ducking the media show the same intent as his Walker contributions. Out of curiosity: Does anyone really think this guy will ever face the media? And if so, does anyone truly believe that he is sincerely for the recall? If he is, I will go on record as preferring my crow slow cooked with a sun dried tomato, onion and garlic marinade. If not, please chime in with your preference...
Alexis November 07, 2011 at 05:32 PM
VOTE NO tomorrow !! NO higher taxes for Muskego !!!!!!
Randy1949 November 07, 2011 at 06:24 PM
@Dave --They did their share of complaining. Sam Adams wrote rabble-rousing pamphlets, and Thomas Jefferson wrote a 'strongly-worded' letter to King George. Some other brave fellows stood beside a 'bridge that arched the flood' and opened fire.
M.S. November 08, 2011 at 05:49 AM
@Tammy: We elect representatives to have intellectual debates, public hearings, etc. and then take the time to find the common ground to pass legislation that reflects the will of the people. Last February, the GOP was ramming things through with no true public input, no real discussion. Yes, yes, they went through the motions. But any reasonable person watching the situation knew that it was just lip service at best. This was shown by turning off the state phone message system, cutting off an experienced legislator mid-sentence in a ridiculous maneuver, etc. Their actions motivated reasonable people to flock to Madison by the tens of thousands. There was no input, no real discussion, no thought on finding the middle ground that represents the will of the people. The only way that the WI 14 could force discussion, and DO THEIR JOB was to leave the state. Otherwise, there would have been no examination of the legislation, no discussion, no discourse. Sadly, it was ineffective, as there was no significant compromise. And yes, I am an equal opportunity critic. While there was no Patch when Doyle passed his Indian Gaming gift, my friends know that I was highly critical of both the process and the result. But at least he help public debate, didn't turn off the phone system, allowed for opponents to be heard. His actions didn't motivate Wisconsinites by the tens of thousands to protest in Madison.

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