Dick Leinenkugel out of Wisc. GOP U.S. Senate primary

As famed lefty political seer Zach Dubya whispered through the incense yesterday, former Doyle cabinet member Dick Leinenkugel has dropped out of the Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate primary race. That leaves just two millionaires, and Dave Westlake.

We still have not seen Westlake’s financial disclosure forms, so it’s impossible to say whether he is or is not a millionaire. Regardless of his actual level of wealth, he has not acted like a snotty millionaire who thinks he can buy his was into office. That’s what I like about him.

So, we have one millionaire out, and two in. That indirectly supports my hypothesis that millionaires cannot beat Senator Feingold. The real test will come in the September primary, when either Johnson, Wall, or Westlake will go on to face Senator Feingold, and then the general election in November. All bets are off at this point with regard to the primary, though my hunch is that Westlake may surprise us all. And Feingold is still incumbent for November.

Also: I just now noticed that the unknown Johnson got the state Republican Party’s endorsement at their this weekend convention. The comments on the JSOnline story are truly amusing. If the people who think referring to Senator Feingold as “Fein-ghoul” will do anything to tilt the race, they’ve got another thing coming. A clue, perhaps…


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.