Though I don’t typically report on rumors I’ve heard, I found this one too interesting to not pass along.
According to multiple sources in the Capitol, Republicans in the legislature are working with Governor Scott Walker to stage a veto early next week of the current redistricting plan and are already secretly drawing up new/revised redistricting maps that will be introduced next week following a veto of the current maps by Gov. Walker.
The same sources have told me there’s disunity within the Republican caucus relating to redistricting, a rumor that could certainly be true, given published reports that at least one Republican lawmaker – freshman State Rep. Andre Jacque of Bellevue – asking his fellow Republicans in the legislature to change the maps so he is not pulled into the district of a fellow freshman, Rep. John Klenke (R-Green Bay).
Attempts to verify these rumors have been unsuccessful, but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if these rumors did turn out to be true.