Fitzgerald supports running fake Democrats in recall elections
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate says he supports having Republicans run as Democrats in recall elections in order to force a primary.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Tuesday that running so-called protest candidates is a tool available to help Republican candidates have more time to campaign. He says the Republican senators have known about the plan for weeks.
The state Republican Party is actively recruiting candidates to run in at least two of the recall elections targeting six Republican state senators.
Fitzgerald says he was confident Democrats would not pick up the three seats necessary to gain majority control in the Senate. Three Democrats are targets of recalls.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)