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State Senate Recall Independent Expenditure

Taking Out Scandal-Plagued Republican Randy Hopper

Embattled multi-term State Senator Randy Hopper is the classic example of a hypocritical Republican legislator drunk on power. Hopper had a well-documented history of marital infidelity, as well as a troubling record on many issues important to district voters (taxes, health care and education). He even found a way to get his alleged mistress a high-paying job on the state payroll.

In 2011, he was targeted for recall by Wisconsin Democrats and progressive allies. Our negative persuasion campaign against Hopper focused on the issues, but alluded to his personal troubles. The thinly veiled attacks on his character helped negatively define Hopper – and helped Democrats win the seat for the first time in 75 years.