By Tom Kertscher of the Journal Sentinel June 6, 2011
Kim Simac, a “Tea Partier” Republican candidate in one of the recall elections expected this summer, said Monday the fact that her ex-husband married her current husband’s ex-wife is “one of those quirky American stories.”
Over the past week or so, websites have picked up a report by PolitiScoop.com, a liberal “citizen journalism website,” that said Simac “swapped spouses.” The report says she is a hyopcrite because she promotes family values.
Court records show that both Kim Simac — then known as Kim Maillette — and Arthur Simac filed for divorce from their spouses on Dec. 15, 1993, in Vilas County.
Kim Simac said she married Arthur Simac in 1995 and that their ex-spouses married each other sometime later. She said she is not proud that she divorced, but feels fortunate to have married Arthur Simac, as they have helped raise nine children from their previous marriages together.