Smith says he never expected to win recall primary against Shilling

LA CROSSE, Wis.– Jennifer Shilling’s opponent in the Democratic recall primary, James Smith, says he never expected to win.  He’s actually a Republican who ran as a protest candidate.

Smith says he only entered the race because he thinks the number of signatures needed to force a recall is too low.  Which is why, despite losing, he believes his campaign was successful.


“I certainly do think I accomplished what I set out to do. people know why I’m running. people either agree or disagree but people certainly know about the issue,” says Smith.