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    Don't forget to vote in the special election April 7. Vote for Randy Koschnick as Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge. He is running to replace Shirley Abrahamson. Judge Koschnick would be a win for us. He would be the third conservative judge added in a row. The term for SC judge is 10years so if Abrahamson winswe will have another decade of her anti-gun opinions. The April 7 turnout is expected to be very light so it is a good time to make our votes really count.

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    Lammie thanks for posting this reminder. It is very important that we make our voice heard on this and get out to the polls. If everybody reading this forum votes and reminds 10 of their gun owning friends then Koschnick should win hands down.

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    While you determine whether or not you want to take the time to vote on April 7, keep this in mind. "All that is needed for evil to succeed, is that decent human beings do nothing". Edmund Burke

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    Burke in his Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents (1770): "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

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    So what are Koschnicks chances? If money is a barometer....slim unfortunately. I just heard a radio report that the incumbent has raised well over a million to Koschnicks 50K. At least the NRA is doing something. I got my postcard from them to vote Randy Koschnick. Aah my $35 at work



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    Money be what it may. The bottom line is if we don't vote for him his chances are zero.

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    Are there websites for the candidates? I'm interested in their stated positions, but I don't know who is all running (not necessarily a good sign...).

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    http://www.koschnickforjustice.com/

    G00gle site searches for "gun" and "firearm" got five hits

    G00gle keyword site:www.site.com

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    http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=153746



    Abrahamson outraises Koschnick 4-to-1
    3/31/2009

    Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson outraised challenger Randy Koschnick 4-to-1 during the pre-election reporting period.

    Abrahamson's campaign reported raising $290,319 between Feb. 3 and March 23, including a $50,000 loan she gave her campaign. That pushes her overall haul for her re-election bid to more than $1.3 million.

    Abrahamson spent just more than $1 million and had $176,253 cash on hand at the end of the reporting period.

    Koschnick, a Jefferson County judge, reported raising $70,335 during the period. He spent $53,774 and had $62,091 cash on hand at the end of the period. He has raised $124,008 overall for his campaign.
    Abrahamson cover sheet


    Get out and vote.

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    When do the polls close on the 7th?

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    Election Day Voting Hours: 7 A.M. - 8 P.M.

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    6.78 Poll hours. (1m) The polls at every election shall be
    open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
    (4) Any elector waiting to vote, whether within the polling
    booth or in the line outside the booth at the time the polls officially
    close, shall be permitted to vote.
    History: 1985 a. 304; 1991 a. 316; 2005 a. 333.

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    Local results

    Koschnick 119

    Abrahamson 308

    Dnam!

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    Local results

    Koschnick 119

    Abrahamson 308

    Dnam!
    Statistically the chances of that old bag finishing another 10 year term are actually quite low. She's already 75.

    If I'm not mistaken, in Wisconsin the Governor appoints a justice in the case of a State supeme Court Justice bailing early.

    Hopefully by the time she retires early or croaks we'll have a pro-gun Governor in office who will appoint a pro-gun justice.

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    While I was at a gun show at Dresser WI a week ago I had an interesting conversation with acandidate that was running for a state political office. Our conversation turned to a discussion about the supreme court race. I brought up the subject of open carry and our constitutional right to do so. It turns out the candidate was completely in favor of using firearms for personal protection. He then brought up something I thought was very interesting. He said that word is going around the political arena that the next case the State Supreme Court hears concerning concealed carry will likely have the concealed carry prohibition statute declared unconstitutional. Something about problems with decisions made in recent SSC case decisions. This conversation was held in a noisy, crowded exibition hall. I don't know if what the candidate told me is true or not, politicians being politicians. Has anyone else on the forum heard comments similar to his? I have not been able to verify the candidates comments on either the internet or through personal political and law enforcement contacts so I suspect the comments are only rumor and I don't wish to add fuel to it, but all rumors do have some element of fact.

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    Lammie, if Milwaukee Co executive Scott Walker runs for governor he will likely win, and then we will have some form of the PPA passed, hopefully not a watered-down version. IMO, in the meantime the CC statute could only be ruled unconstitional by means of the right case with the right circumstances, similar to the Vegas. However the circuit court did not appeal to the SSC, a move which further supressed our ability to carry firearms in this state by not allowing the constitutionality to be tested.

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    smithman wrote:
    Lammie, if Milwaukee Co executive Scott Walker runs for governor he will likely win, and then we will have some form of the PPA passed, hopefully not a watered-down version. IMO, in the meantime the CC statute could only be ruled unconstitional by means of the right case with the right circumstances, similar to the Vegas. However the circuit court did not appeal to the SSC, a move which further supressed our ability to carry firearms in this state by not allowing the constitutionality to be tested.
    This is still being worked on. The StateSupreme Court has been asked to take this case. It's a waiting game right now.

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