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  •  Jensen's AFC tried to ratfuck Dem primaries... (9+ / 0-)

    ...for state legislative races in the Milwaukee area a few months ago. Not too long before the state legislative primaries, Blogging Blue's Zach Wisniewski mentioned that five Democratic candidates for state legislative races (4 Assembly, 1 Senate) in heavily-Democratic, Milwaukee-based state legislative districts were backed by the AFC. Elizabeth Coggs (a Black AFC-backed Democrat), who ran for SD-6, told Black voters in AD-10 (the Assembly district Coggs vacated to run for Senate) to "vote for someone who looks like you" as a way of telling AD-10 voters to vote for Millie Coby (also a Black AFC-backed Democrat) over Sandy Pasch (a White progressive Democrat). ALL FIVE of the AFC-backed Democrats lost their primaries to progressive challengers. Coggs, by the way, lost her state senate bid to Nikiya Harris (a Black progressive Democrat).

    Also, during the SD-13 recall, a group of people showed up at one of Lori Compas's "listening sessions" to advocate for public school vouchers. Compas blatantly refused to support school vouchers, and went as far as to made a note of that incident in her campaign platform:

    A few people at the Lake Mills listening session spoke in favor of voucher schools, but the overwhelming majority of people said they oppose using taxpayer money to fund private schools, particularly because voucher schools don’t require teacher certification, background checks, or accountability.
    It's not known whether or not the AFC was behind that unsuccessful attempt to lure Compas into their fold, but you have to commend Compas for publicly taking a firm stand against school vouchers. Compas lost the SD-13 recall general election to Republican incumbent Scott Fitzgerald.

    Committed to making sure that Mark Kirk and Ron Johnson are shown the door in 2016!

    by DownstateDemocrat on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:14:35 PM PST

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