The Capital Times), One Wisconsin Institute v. Nichol (U.S. District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 15-cv-324).
Update VII: Randy Hopper (R-Empire (formerly Fond du Lac)), defeated in recall election by Democratic nominee, Oshkosh Deputy Mayor 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.
Those "moral" Republicans! What a crock! They fool the voters and then steal their family's future. Disgusting!ReplyDelete
SOme can talk the big talk, but are not able to walk the right walk, in many ways.ReplyDelete
Sounds like he's trying to use his Koch where he shouldn't be using it.ReplyDelete
We may not even need to recall him any more. If he's living in Madison, he might not even meet the residency requirements to serve his district up here in the Fox Valley.ReplyDelete
Wouldn't this challenge his residency requirement?ReplyDelete
What does this have to do with his poor decision making in the Senate? Let's not muddy the water with other issues. As much as this disturbs me, it's not part of this issue. Recall his backside!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I say you leverage whatever you can in a situation like this. Mistress, income tax evasion, etc. These people have declared war on the middle class. They want to play hardball. So time to throw down the gauntlet.ReplyDelete
I will be collecting petition signatures for Sen. Hopper this weekend. I hope he enjoys his time in Madison; he won't have the privilege of working there for long.ReplyDelete
Does anyone really expect anything decent from these Republicans? They have a monopoly on hypocrisy.ReplyDelete
So he is sleeping with an ex-lobbyist. The only surprise is that she is an ex-lobbyist and not a current one.ReplyDelete
"What does this have to do with his poor decision making in the Senate?"ReplyDelete
This is a direct symptom of his poor decision making in the senate.
A person who lies to, and cheats on, his or her spouse is untrustworthy and incapable of following through keeping the oaths he or she must make, and is unfit to serve in a public office.
This is why we have such problems in all walks of political life. Instead of possessing spines and disqualifying people based upon high standards of conduct, voters are allowing scum to represent them.
He's just really passionate about this country, and like Gingrich, his passion sometimes compels him to bone staffers. I'm sure he feels bad about it.ReplyDelete
When republicans said it was all about jobs, I didn't think the meant bl0w jobs.ReplyDelete
I love how they talk about real families and what constitutes a real family, and family values, and how Gays are evil, then they are found having a gay relationship, while the wife and kids sit at home looking pretty for the next public ceremony. As soon as its over back to the mistresses house or the Gay partners home....It does matter, because they are lying hypocritical deceptive people and if they are lying about these matters what else do they lie about? You elect them thinking they are this package then find out they are not at all what you think and just like Walker, they get in office then start dismantling peoples lives when nobody asked them to or elected him for that purpose. Its about trust, integrity, honesty.Things they are good at talking about but not so good at living. Don't legislate morality (in your eyes) and then do exactly what you speak against or legislate against.ReplyDelete
what goes around comes around.By now people should know They don't live or vote as they say they will, except against the poor and middle class.If don't have any family morels or values how do we expect them to have any morals or values in office.When they came out with the remark of " we will be the party of NO, and hope Obama fails" They have done everything they can and could do do this. We are out of the recession bearly, and some jobs created, but not because they helped, as they didn't and won't.The Republicans have fought against everything that is good, and for the country. and for all big cooperations. There are a few Republicans that have, but very few. I am not of either party, I am a moderate and vote for who I think is good and will help all Americans, not just give to the rich, and let big cooperations polute our country. Yes I do look up all they have done in the past to help me decide.ReplyDelete
Family values has always been a smoke screen for conservative politicians..Democrats have also suffered from extra marital affairs but then they don't run on family values...and my rule in life has always been you cannot trust a man who cheats on his wife because you know for a fact he is a liar and a cheat...DEM or GOP...period..ReplyDelete
Gee, his mistress is a young staffer. He must be using Newt Gingrich as his role model. And he's doing it all for his country. Murika Rulz!ReplyDelete
"Randy Hopper" "Persuasion Partners" hee-hee... GREAT names for a sex scandal!ReplyDelete
As one wag said, "Hopper?? I barely know her!"
But seriously, WI has strict ethics rules. Doesn't sleeping with a lobbyist violate SOMETHING? There's an established cash value for those sorts of favors...
Seems clear: Hopper is a weasel. Not a badger.ReplyDelete
Let's see ....... What about Ted (the maggot) Kennedy ? Wasn't he a BIGGER low life than almost everybody ??ReplyDelete
Let's see.... wasn't Ted(the maggot)Kennedy the biggest low life of any politican ?? Not just republicans that do stuff like thisReplyDelete
a scumbag is a scumbag is a scumbagReplyDelete
PS Teddy spent his life trying to help the average joe, not screw him...and he wasnt a hypocrite preaching family values...ReplyDelete
You should be so lucky to have a Teddy Kennedy working on your behalf.
FYI: Here's an AP video of Walker running the gauntlet on his way to a Republican Party dinner Sunday night just outside Green Bay. That's his SUV.ReplyDelete
Rep. Hopper petitioned for divorce from his wife per the public record. Also he petitioned for child support or maintenance request. Now based on that information one could assume that his wife was unfaithful. But not necessarily, so you fools should stay off of the Lefty Blogs that have journalistic standards far less than a nematode! Blogging Blue cannot be accessed at the time of this comment.ReplyDelete
Typical hypocrite Republican. Bye Bye "bed hopper".ReplyDelete
And to Leisure suit Larry.....nice diversion. Ted K is dead and gone. Try staying relevant and following the topic at hand.
I say Randy come home and go to work. Yes that is over here in Fondy. At least give us your address so we know where to rally? You know kinda like Scotty said to the Dems everytime he came on tv and reminded us we are broke. When are we gonna sign that FISCAL budget repair bill and refinance that debt? We sign a non fiscal bill and our money problems are fixed? Oh forgot they will be back in 3 weeks?ReplyDelete
I want Gordon Hintz to replace this bum. Isn't Viagra being removed from health insurance in the next Budget? Can ya say bye bye 25 year old!!!!
You have totally missed the point of what "family values" means. It has nothing to do with faithfully keeping one's marriage vows. Family values means this:ReplyDelete
"Out of work? Hey, that's not the government's problem! Go get a job with your father-in-law."
"Homeless? Well, sheesh! Don't expect the government to do anything about it. You can move into your great aunt's attic or something."
"Need cancer treatment and don't have insurance? Don't come whining to the government about it. Take up a collection from your cousins."
Perhaps comments should also be directed to those who still adore Hopper: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/260040/be-republican-lawmaker-madison-jay-nordlingerReplyDelete