Rebecca In The News
“The problem we have is we still have a lot of folks collecting unemployment and the average person saying, ‘why don’t some of those people take those open job?’ Kleefisch said. “The answer to that is many of the unemployed don’t have the skills employers are looking for, so we’re trying to fix that.”
“She is an outstanding leader for the RLGA and the RSLC’s “Right Women, Right Now” initiative to support women running for elected office, and I congratulate her on her success.”
This honor has been bestowed only one other time in the history of the organization. In 2008, it was presented to author and commentator Nonie Darwish.
“Throughout, Kleefisch has been a strong and loyal ally to Walker, not only when it came to backing the budget reform bill that started all of this, but also in the day-in-day-out work of being an effective “jobs ambassador.” Passing Walker’s reforms would’ve meant nothing without the fast and measurable results that followed, including in the arena of job creation — an area where the Lt. Governor is very proactive.”
“If Walker wins but Kleefisch loses, labor and their Democrat allies will still claim victory and Walker won’t be viewed as having won absolutely. Kleefisch is dangerously low on funds, too, as Big Labor drops major coin against her this week in an all-out ad war leading up to election day.”
“The price she’s now paying is an unprecedented recall spearheaded by outside union bosses who are dumping a reported $100,000 into media exactly one week before election day.”
“Kudos to the RNC for listening to grassroots and recognizing the importance of this monumental race. ”
Rebecca Kleefisch in National Review Online - The Other Recall
“To Kleefisch, the argument is simple: The money saved by the reforms is being used on other valuable projects. “We’ve saved $848 million and counting,” she says. “That is money that allows more patrol cars to stay on the roads and keep our families safe. That is money that ensures that more women can get breast- and cervical-cancer screenings.” Cancer screening is an issue near to her heart, as she herself is a colon-cancer survivor.”
“But in Kleefisch’s race to hold onto her seat, there’s a critical quirk in Wisconsin’s constitution: since 1967 governors and lieutenant governors have been elected together as a slate, but there’s no dual ticket for a recall. And that means although Kleefisch was elected with Walker in 2010, she’s facing a separate recall this year.
“No one at that point in American history had weaponized the recall function,” she said. “And that’s what we’re looking at in Wisconsin now — non-stop recalls.” ”
“Imagine Walker leading with a lieutenant governor fighting him from within? He could not continue to be as successful. While Kleefisch is polling about even with labor’s candidate, it’s not good enough considering hers is now a high-profile race for an office in which her performance has been outstanding. She’s tight on cash because every dime of Republican money is going towards shoring up Walker against Big Labor’s $80 million dollar war chest. The need to protect Walker is a necessary one, but the downside is that nothing is left over, not for Kleefisch and not for the four state Republican legislators also being recalled — also important because the balance of power in Wisconsin’s senate leans Republican but a single labor victory could jeopardize it. If Walker goes, the state senate will most certainly go blue–and with elections a few months after, the entire state legislature.”
“The Republicans should encourage them to come forward. They should recruit good speakers and writers, and put them front and center.
The GOP needs more women like Dana Loesch and Rebecca Kleefisch to give speeches, debate in the media, write articles, and speak truth to power”
“The incumbent is former stay-at-home-mom and journalist Rebecca Kleefisch, whose ascent through the state party was a hard-won battle against the establishment, waged by a fed-up citizen. Kleefisch didn’t just fight the GOP establishment and win by double-digits; during the primary she also fought and defeated colon cancer.”
“Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch told a crowd of 500 tea party activists on Monday that under the leadership of Gov. Scott Walker, the Badger State has shifted from deficits to surpluses and from job losses to job gains.
“We had a $3.6 billion budget deficit,” Kleefisch said at the fourth annual Chicago Tax Day Tea Party Rally. “We did a budget without raising taxes in Wisconsin.” ”
“So we have a choice. We have a fight on our hands. But I can tell already that you are well-armed with the facts. So when we are given that choice, of backward versus forward, will you move forward with us together?”
The crowd roared: ”Yes.”
” “I’m the lieutenant governor who cold-calls your companies, and I’m happy to poach more if Gov. Quinn continues to march down the path he’s on right now — it’s all fair in economic development,” Kleefisch said after the rally.
Kleefisch, who could be recalled by Wisconsin voters along with Gov. Scott Walker this summer, said she cold-called Rockton-based FatWallet.com after Illinois passed a tax on Internet sales and the company moved to Beloit, Wis. ”
“We cannot allow one big special interest to take over our government, and that’s what we are looking at. That is what is at stake in these recall elections.”
“Wisconsin is a harbinger,” she said. “We are a canary in the coal mine and sounding the alarm across this country right now that if we allow the big union bosses, this big special interest, to wrestle control of the steering wheel of our government and sometimes our economy in Wisconsin away from the taxpayers we are in serious jeopardy for not just our future and our livelihoods, but also the futures and livelihoods out of our kids.”
“She continued on to warn that potentially losing the recall election “speaks volumes about where this nation is going,” but insisted that she doesn’t believe the GOP will come out damaged in June.
“I think the taxpayers are grateful and they see the logic of spending what you have and not simply what you want,” she said. “We chose to do a budget within our means in Wisconsin.” ”