Leinenkugel campaign domain name record lists Leinenkugel’s Commerce Dept. phone number for contacts

This is embarrassing. And I really wonder what the GAB would say. Dick Leinenkugel, the former Doyle administration Commerce Secretary, has his state Department of Commerce office phone number listed in the leinenkugelforsenate.com domain name registration record.

Conducting campaign business from state offices is part of what got former state senator Chuck Chvala and Rep. Scott Jensen in trouble.

Is this happening now? I don’t know. But it could be. Mr. Leinenkugel needs to change the phone number on his domain name registration, and do it fast. This may require an investigation by the Government Accountability Board. (Yes, at taxpayer expense.) Not a good start to one’s senate campaign.

At very least, it’s an embarrassment. That’s probably all that it is. And it says that his campaign isn’t prepared enough to have its own, non-state phone number. Do the right thing, Mr. Leinenkugel, and change the record. Or have one of your people do it—and do it right.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.