So I wasn’t going to complain much about Kelda Roys’ negative campaign against Mark Pocan because I’m supporting Mark and it’s typical for people to complain about the other candidates (they are both running for Congress, since the previous District 2 Rep, Tammy Baldwin, is running for Senate). However, I think some of her attacks are getting pretty ridiculous.
For example, this one:
The idea that Mark Pocan has caved into Scott Walker is ridiculous. Mr. Pocan has been a progressive both in the legislature and in the community. He has been there for local progressive candidates. For example, he came to Verona to help Dane County Board candidate Erika Hotchkiss, who was running against a conservative county board supervisor. When a person who could be in congress next year shows up to personally help a local progressive candidate, well I think that is pretty amazing.
I actually don’t mind negative campaigning but it should be fair and it should have at least some merit.
And this is just a guess, but after everything that has happened politically in Wisconsin, I get the impression that the local Democratic electorate really isn’t the mood to see two Democrats, who are generally well-regarded, fighting each other.
As this article from Madison.com says:
Tough-talking state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys is learning the hard way that sometimes words hurt — the person who says them.
State Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo, on Wednesday pulled his endorsement of the Madison Democrat, who is running a heated race to replace outgoing Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin.
Surely Kelda Roys has something better to talk about.
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