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While we are closing out the Wisconsin recall campaign with Google Blasts, the Tea Party Express is bringing in Joe the Plumber:

The Tea Party Express — along with Joe the Plumber — will be rolling through Wisconsin starting next week to support the six Republican state senators targeted in the upcoming recall elections.

Why? According to their website, because of the honesty and integrity of the state senators involved:

Six Wisconsin State Senators that have represented their constituents with honesty and integrity are under attack from the left. They have engaged in productive debate and advocated for fiscally responsible solutions to Wisconsin’s financial woes.

Yep, honesty, integrity and fiscal responsibility like getting state jobs with massive raises for their mistresses:

A state worker with ties to Sen. Randy Hopper is being paid $11,000 more annually than her predecessor in a position at the department of regulation and licensing.

State officials said the woman, 26, was hired to a limited term, communications specialist position last month, with a salary equivalent to $42,328 annually.

State officials Friday said the woman’s predecessor left the position in January, with a salary equivalent to $31,200 annually. No explanation was given for the new hire’s higher pay.

Oh yeah, and they have engaged in public debate like this:

Whatevs, Tea Party Express. I'm sure that bringing in Joe the Plumber will be about as locally relevant for Wisconsinites asplaying "Sweet Home Alabama" was during the pro-Scott Walker tea party rally back in February. Still, I am happy you are showing up, so we can kick your butt in these recalls, too.Several people in a crowd of about 200 displayed anger and dismay Monday night when state Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, said a listening session would not involve answers from him.(…)

“I’m not going to be commenting and we’re not going to take questions,” Hopper said. “I’m here to listen to you today.”

While Joe the Plumber is rallying Republicans during the final days of the Wisconsin recalls, we are going to be swamping every single person who goes online in Randy Hopper and Luther Olsen's districts with Google blast ads. We're getting close to the $27,192 we need to cover both districts for the final 120 hours of the election. 

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