From Fark: The wife of a Wisconsin Republican legislator signs a recall petition against him, but not because she’s turned Democratic. She told a crowd of protesters it’s because he’s shacked up with a 25-year-old mistress.
Some of those clipboard-carrying demonstrators were met with quite a shock that day in Fond Du Lac, an hour and a half north of Madison, at the home of State Senator Randy Hopper, who reportedly worked closely with Walker on the unpopular legislation. Alysia Hopper — aka “Mrs. Hopper” — answered the door and told the crowd that Sen. Hopper no longer lived there, but had taken up residence in Madison with his 25-year-old mistress. On Monday, the Milwaukee television station TMJ4 reported that it had received a letter from Alysia Hopper — on letterhead envelope from her business — claiming that Sen. Hopper “started an affair in January 2010 with a then 25 year old Republican aide.” The letter claims “Randy moved out” and “now lives mostly in Madison.” Court records confirm that they have since filed for divorce. According to TMJ4, the letter also implied that Alysia Hopper might have signed the recall petition against her estranged husband.
Just in case Hooper’s staff needs help, here is our pre-written press release.