Senator Kapanke’s car damaged; gets death threats

Republican Senator Dan Kapanke says he's changing up his work schedule after getting death threats and having his car damaged.

Kapanke says he has to get his windshield fixed after someone cracked it in Madison. He says he noticed it after the collective bargaining reform bill passed last week Wednesday night. Kapanke also received threats by email and people have rallied outside his home.

Senator Dan Kapanke said "You know, I'm the person that's out here and some of these threats are against my family and that's again, where I kind of draw the line and I'm a little concerned for my family."

Representative Jennifer Shilling said "wanting to just continue to urge supports and urge those who respectfully disagree with Senator Kapanke and others that we need to be civil about this and respectful."

Kapanke says he hopes people on both sides of the political line will soon work together and work with governor walker's budget.


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  • by HeyTom on Mar 22, 2011 at 08:15 AM
    Hey Tom at 3/18 3:44 PM...Rush and Beck never threatened anyone personally. I bet you never even listened to either of them?
  • by stopthelibs on Mar 22, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    This is what liberals do when they can't win at the ballot box. Like their protests, would they also call this democracy at work?
  • by John L. Location: Eau Claire, WI on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:40 PM
    Wow, maybe the people making these threats and vandalizing things should call up their brothers in Al Qaeda, see how real terrorists force their opinions on others. You are one entity: idiots using violence to get your point across. Really classy. Maybe the KKK could use your help.
  • by Commenting on Mar 21, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    At least he says he worries about his family. Google what senator Hopper and his mistress worried about-getting her a state job, with a 35% raise.
  • by Kris Location: Mondovi on Mar 20, 2011 at 08:39 AM
    I didn't see any impact point, this looks like a crack from maybe temperature change. If he is using somethng like this for his own gain....he is sick and needs help.
  • by ABSOLUTELY! Location: WI on Mar 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM
    January- passed alot of tax cuts to private corporations.
    February- try to pass union busting bill because of budget shortfall! Bill gets passed illegally!
    March- people complaining about teachers being overpaid! Maybe the small group of people who are jealous of teachers; should go to college and get an education to better themselves! But that would take some effort! It's easier for them to sit on their a**** and complain! I'm not a teacher. I'm not in any union. But LAZY PEOPLE P*** ME OFF!! There is alot of people like me out there!
  • by ray reynolds on Mar 19, 2011 at 05:30 AM
    If it's an email track it and charge those people.
  • by Pam Location: Eau Claire on Mar 18, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    I think it is a very sad day when grown people are so petty, that they threaten an elected offical. Let alone damage thier property. What is this world coming too. People we are living in the 21st century. NOT IN THE AGE where our freedom of speach is stifled by organized back alley mobs and intimidation.This is Not like the days of Jimmy Hoffa people. We voted for our Senators. And just because 14 of those so called elected officialsi, decided to stay in ILL. for 3 weeks and neglect there duties here in Wisconsin, Doesn,t give people the right to act like a school yard of little kids. Wake up people. The republican Senators stayed put and did their job. And were here avaliable for thier constituents 24/7.
  • by Larry Location: EC on Mar 18, 2011 at 02:12 PM
    I'm Not a fan of Senator Dan Kapanke, and Republicans are notorious for misdirecting the truth, According to the Senator "You know, I'm the person that's out here and some of these threats are against my family and that's again, where I kind of draw the line and I'm a little concerned for my family." I do not believe that is true. Mainly I believe that because the Senator is trying to pass a bill that would prohibited demonstrators from demonstrating in front of his home. Demonstrating is legal on any and all public property’s .If You feel that you are in danger, call the police. Having said that, I don't believe in any kind of violence to make a point. That is against the law. I agree with Representative Jennifer Shilling,“ urging those who respectfully disagree with Senator Kapanke and others, that we need to be civil about this and respectful."
  • by Charlie Location: Eau Claire on Mar 18, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    Ok, the dems are cowards, any questions?
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      by ray reynolds on Mar 19, 2011 at 05:33 AM in reply to Charlie
      Yeah that's a stupid comment and not founded in reality. Since Bill O'Reilly posted Wi protests with palm trees in the background I can see Fox doing more of this, but if it's an email track it and bring those people in. I don't like death threats anywhere.
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