A member of the Republican Party of Ozaukee County has surfaced as a possible Democratic candidate in the recall election targets Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills).
Gladys Huber, listed on the Ozaukee GOP’s website as a member at large — presumably of the county party’s executive committee — has filed a registration form to run as a Democrat against Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay).
The candidacy is part of the state GOP strategy — described by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald — to run “protest” candidates against Democrats challenging six Republican senators in recall campaigns.
According to a Government Accountability Board website, Huber served as the Republican member of the Canvass Board in Ozaukee County for the recent Supreme Court election recount.
If all the candidates file their nomination papers, that will force primary elections on July 12, which otherwise would have been general elections between the incumbent Republicans and their Democratic challengers.
Fitzgerald has said the strategy is aimed at giving the Republican senators more time to work on the state budget before having to turn to campaigning in the recall elections.