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  •  Milwaukee re-elected a Tea Party sheriff ... (1+ / 0-)
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    It will be interesting to see precinct info when it comes out to see how much influence the Republican version of Operation Hilarity had on that result.

    •  Milwaukee voting was way up (1+ / 0-)
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      Clarke himself received more votes on his own that both candidates did in 2010.  

      RW hate radio was begging their listeners in Milwaukee County to ignore the Republican primary and vote for Clarke on the Democratic section.  Tommy Thompson also sent a personal appeal in a mailer to households in Milwaukee County asking for the same.

      We definitely got our voters out, but so did the RWNJs.  

      The Democratic Party has to find a way to keep this RW loon off the Democratic side of the ballot or ensure that every voter knows that he's NOT A DEMOCRAT.  So far there's been crickets from them on this.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 01:29:55 PM PDT

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      •  Crickets? You don't know what you're talking about (3+ / 0-)

        The Democratic Party of Wisconsin publicly endorsed his opponent, something that is very unusual for them in a primary. The state party's endorsement allowed the Milwaukee County Democratic Party to get involved and spend money in the race, which would otherwise be prohibited by the party's bylaws. The state party chair constantly criticized Clarke and openly supported his opponent.

        This race was treated like a partisan election by the state party and Clarke was treated like the Republican. In fact, compared to other local elections, even other partisan local elections, the state party was unusually involved in this race.

        You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

        by Gpack3 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 01:48:56 PM PDT

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        •  I DO know - I live here (2+ / 0-)
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          Labor was out working to unseat Clarke and grassroots groups, too.  Democratic Party - crickets.  Not even an email except the constant donation requests.

          This man, identified as a Democrat, is a continual embarrassment that needs to be confronted by the party.  The vast numbers of voters, the low information type that I talk to in large numbers when I canvas and phone bank, are continually fooled by the "Democratic" label.  They see his campaign literature featuring his image and buy the baloney he's selling.

          When I inform them that he's NOT a Democrat, they ask why he hasn't been removed from the Party or expect some ad from the Party that informs them that he's not welcome in the Democratic Party.

          Our media don't inform people - they propagandize them like Pravda. If the Dems keep doing little to nothing, they can't blame the voters and that's why Clarke keeps getting re-elected.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 03:36:52 PM PDT

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      •  Any chance of a 3rd party or write in challenge? (1+ / 0-)
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        •  Angela Walker is running as an independent (0+ / 0-)

          I haven't seen anything on the campaign.  She doesn't have a chance.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 03:28:50 PM PDT

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