Wednesday, February 3, 2016

With Mark Harris Bill, Republicans won't let Democrat run for State Senate.

Yes, Republicans are now using their political power to block a Democrat from running for office.

They aren't hiding it anymore. Why bother building up fantasy world scenarios to stoke fear and envy in the base. Pretty much unlike the the ideas put forth by the founding fathers in our Constitution, Republicans see a more authoritarian one party state.

The  Democratic Party of Wisconsin summed it up this way: 
Yesterday, Senator Scott Fitzgerald introduced a bill to specifically bar county executives from serving simultaneously in the Legislature. The bill comes as Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, a Democrat, is running for Republican Sen. Mark Gudex's open Senate seat in the 18th Senate District.
(1) Fitzgerald stayed silent when fellow Republican Paul Farrow held his Senate seat and ran Waukesha County executive. (2) Furthermore, former Rep. Bob Ziegelbauer served in both the legislature and as the Manitowoc County executive for nearly six years, between 2006 and 2012.

When asked about the proposal in an interview, Sen. Fitzgerald admitted that the“Harris’ candidacy was the impetus for the bill.” 
Will the media dog Fitzgerald on this issue, or will they drop the ball on this one too?