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MADISON – State Representative Jimmy Anderson released the following statement in response to Governor Walker’s attempt to deny the people of the 1st Senate District and the 42nd Assembly District the right to have an election.
“Wisconsin Republicans are arguing that holding special elections in vacant legislative seats would be ‘a waste of money’. You have to have some kind of nerve to spend almost $1 billion over the last few weeks and then claim that elections cost too much. One estimate put the cost of the senate election at $15,000. The Attorney General’s office will spend more than $15,000 losing case after case attempting to delay the special election. If Wisconsin is doing as well as Governor Walker claims, if we’re truly #WIWorking and #WIWinning, then we can afford to hold the damn election. Any statement to the contrary is deceitful and undemocratic.”