Janesville Gazette Editorial Excerpt:
...unions protesting at the Capitol missed a great opportunity to send a loud and clear message to elected officials. Unions could have rallied members to support one of the four judicial candidates.
Their message to every elected official would have been to pay attention to us or the next time we'll target your seat.
Unions are trying to send a loud and clear message in the Capitol right now. Are you listening?
This would have been bad advice if it were coming from a pro-union newspaper. Judicial primary and general elections deserve to be carried out with as little WMC-like strongarm tactics as possible. They belong to the people to choose and the people to turnout.
But we'll see what will happen as the general election closes in. You can bet the WMC will fire up their thug brigades and deceptive ads. The working taxpayers of Wisconsin will have to respond one way or another, or expect to suffer the consequences of continued judicial decline ushered in by the recently elected Michael Gableman and Annette Ziegler.
The Gazette went as far as to saddle the unions with the blame for the state's low primary election turnout.
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