Bloggers had a field day last week when it was reported that one Wisconsin lawmaker’s wife was joining efforts to recall him.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gives readers the back story on how state Sen. Randy Hopper’s girlfriendgot a job with Sen. Scott Walker’s team during a time when the state is reportedly broke.

On the recall front, Hopper has hired a national campaign manager to help defend him against recall efforts and to fight allegations that he no longer lives in the district he represents.

Over the weekend, volunteers went door to door asking for signatures to recall Hopper and his other GOP colleagues for stripping collective bargaining rights away from public employees.