Jessica King, on August 9, 2011.
Recall Election Results
Jessica King , 28,187 51%
Randy Hopper 26,937 49%
Update VI: Randy Hopper’s Chicky-Poo Leaving $42,328 tax-payer-financed gig, reports WKOW TV (Tony Galli) and Caffeinated Politics.
Update V: E-mails Reveal Randy Hopper Coached Mistress on Scoring State Job [See Cory Liebmann at Eye on Wisconsin]. Scott Walker has campaigned for Hopper aggressively during the recall election to be held August 9 against Jessica King.
Update IV: Though Gov. Scott Walker maintains his contention that Wisconsin is in a fiscal emergency, a lie knocked down weeks ago, Hopper's reported Madison girlfriend (the 26-year-old Valerie Cass) in February accepted a cushy job at the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing. WKOW TV (Madison) reports: "In a telephone interview with WKOW27 News, Hopper initially refused to respond to whether he had written a letter of reference or recommendation, or intervened during the woman’s hiring process. 'I want to keep my involvement of anything as a private matter. So, I’m going to maintain that.' But Hopper later called a WKOW27 News reporter and said he had no involvement in the woman’s hiring." No news on whether Hopper wrote a letter of reference or recommendation.
WBAY TV. "In a written statement, Senator Hopper said, 'I had looked forward to walking the parade route and sharing this celebration with my family, friends, neighbors, and constituents, but I, in no way, want to put the citizens of Fond du Lac in harm's way.'"
What a nice man.
Update II: Blogging Blue reports the woman in question is a former state Senate committee staffer and lobbyist.
Update: Two sources in Fond du Lac close to the recall effort say the Hopper maid has signed the legal-sized recall sheet. The maid reportedly said it's likely Hopper's soon-to-be-ex wife will also sign the recall petition.
Recall target, Sen. Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac), talks a good game about family values.
But protesters outside the Hopper house this week in Fond du Lac were met by his wife who reportedly came out and told them: Hopper no longer lives there, but with his 26-year-old mistress in Madison.
No confirmation on whether the divorcing wife signed that petition to recall Hopper who represents Wisconsin Senate District 18. [see updates at top]
Hopper has been a close ally with Gov. Scott Walker whose billionaire-funded attacks on Wisconsin families are drawing international attention and widespread condemnation.