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Kim Simac Announces Candidacy for 12th State Senate DistrictSubmitted: 05/05/2011
Story By Heather Schallock

RHINELANDER - The Northwoods Patriots President officially announces she'll be running against Senator Jim Holperin in the expected recall election.

Republican Kim Simac is also a leader of the Tea Party movement in Wisconsin and led the recall effort against Holperin.

She was in Rhinelander Thursday, May 5, to make her campaign announcement for the 12th Senate District.

Simac says Holperin ran away instead of fighting for the people of the Northwoods when he went to Illinois with the other Democratic Senators.

Simac says, "Jim Holperin represents the eight years of Doyle. There was, I think, a billion dollars worth of taxes that were OK'd through those years on the people of Wisconsin and so I think that's what we're going to have to try to run against."

Simac says she wants to focus on issues like the economy, tourism, and education. She says, "I would promise that if I get elected I will work as hard as I can, and campaign as little as possible, and try to give the taxpayers a bang for their buck as far as a person in the workplace. It's amazing to me how much money we spend in this country, it's amazing how much time is wasted, and probably that reflects the mess that we're all in."

Simac lives in Eagle River. She and her husband own Great Northern Riding Club. They have nine children and eight grandchildren.

The Government Accountability Board is in the process of verifying the signatures on the recall petition.

If there are enough valid signatures, the recall election is expected to be held July 12th.

If more candidates announce they're running, there would be a primary election.

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