It comes as no surprise that the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board has endorsed incumbent Sen. Jeff Plale. The board usually endorses incumbents unless they’ve done truly wrong. Plale killing the Clean Energy Jobs Act — which the board says he’s wrong on — was not enough for them to shift their endorsement. They’re very pro-incumbent, and despite what some commenters believe, they are not terribly liberal or necessarily even pro-Democrat. Frankly, I’m not sure who or what they’re in favor of, but that’s not the point of this post.
While few people’s minds are likely to be swayed by this endorsement, we can expect a last-minute Plale mailer or flier crowing about it. Just in case all the help from Scott Jensen and Charlie Sykes weren’t enough to try and help him win. With friends like that, why does a Democrat need the paper’s endorsement?
And if he loses, what do you bet a cushy job at AT&T or some other corporate contributor will be in his future?