Darling, Pasch get recall election campaigns in high gear
The WTMJ News Team
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WHITEFISH BAY - Candidates in recall elections involving Republican incumbent senators have stepped up their campaigns Wednesday after authentic Democratic challengers defeated fake Democrats in all six recall election primaries.
Every day counts for those candidates, which is why River Hills Republican Senator Alberta Darling and Democrat Sandy Pasch - a state representative from Whitefish Bay - will spend nearly every day pounding the pavement for the next four weeks.
Both candidates are working hard to reach out to voters.
"Hi, I'm Alberta Darling," said the incumbent, introducing herself to a voter on Wednesday.
Pasch, who defeated Gladys Huber - placed in the Democratic primary by Republicans - by a 28% margin, is trying to unseat Darling.
She claims Darling's decisions in Madison have hurt Wisconsin and future generations here.
"What she is doing is putting the burden on our children because, in these tough economic times, they are cutting aid to public education efforts by $1.6 billion," said Pasch.
But Darling is convinced she is what Wisconsin wants, a self-described protector of taxpayers.
"We just had an election in November, and the election was clear, that the voters want to get control of our spending deficit and go forward to grow jobs and our economy," explained Darling.
District eight voters have four weeks to choose a candidate and ultimately decide if Darling stays or goes.
"We're looking forward to taking back the state on August 9th," said Pasch.
"Sandy Pasch and I are very different candidates," Darling told TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady. "The voters will have a very clear choice."