On this day in 1977, Wisconsin holds a judicial recall election:
Dane County citizens voted Judge Archie Simonson out of office. Simonson called rape a normal male reaction to provocative female attire and modern society’s permissive attitude toward sex. He made this statment while explaining why he sentenced a 15-year-old to only one year of probation for raping a 16-year-old girl. After the recall election, Simonson was replaced by Moria Krueger, the first woman judge elected in Dane County history.
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Former Gov. Scott Walker is jumping back into Wisconsin politics — this time to promote his 25-year-old son’s potential candidacy for Congress.
Matt Walker, Walker’s oldest son, is one of 10 potential candidates considering running to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner in the 5th Congressional District, a conservative stronghold.
“I think in particular what intrigues him is he feels frustrated that (U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) somehow nationally is reflective of his generation,” Scott Walker said in an appearance on WISN’s “UpFront.” “He’s 25 and he feels there needs to be a counter-voice to that.”
Ocasio-Cortez is a 29-year-old freshman congresswoman from New York — and the youngest female to serve in Congress — who the former Republican governor frequently criticizes over her Democratic Socialist views.
(Oh, brother. The gerrymandered Fifth Congressional District stretches all the way down to Whitewater. Walker says his son wants to be a counter-voice to AOC, but the son isn’t using his voice – his father’s the one talking. If Matt Walker wants to take on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, then he’s going to have to speak & stand on his own without papa’s help. This libertarian does not – and never will – support AOC’s fundamentally misguided confidence in government action. And yet, and yet – it is clear that AOC can speak and write on her own. She’s standing on her own feet. It’s always worth reminding of Scott Walker’s Three Fundamental Failures: Employment, Income, and Poverty.)
Torsten Slok, chief economist at Deutsche Bank, and Irina Novoselsky, chief executive officer at CareerBuilder, examine the U.S. August jobs report. They speak on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.”