In Chris Larson’s victory, a reverse-tea-party maneuver

In a surprising upset, a conservative Democratic state senator from a Milwaukee, Wisc. suburb was ousted in Tuesday’s primary election—not by someone running to the right, but rather, from the left. It amounts to a reverse-tea-party maneuver. Challenger Chris Larson won the race by 22%, receiving 7,962 votes to incumbent Jeff Plale’s 5,148, a 61%-39%Continue reading “In Chris Larson’s victory, a reverse-tea-party maneuver”

2010 Endorsements

High time i got to this. Let’s make it brief, except when it’s not: U.S. Senate: Russ Feingold As I said previously, in this day and age when so many are hollering about “defending the constitution,” it’s a travesty that people think the one Senator who has stood up for the U.S. Constitution and ourContinue reading “2010 Endorsements”

Predictably, Sykes tries to sabotage Larson

Wallah! is reporting that Milwaukee’s squaker Wunderkind Charlie Sykes has been spreading a lie about Chris Larson. It repeats a fake story about Larson’s non-arrest when he thought someone was trying to steal his car. And, you should know, this is the same lie that push polls have been spreading about him. At last night’sContinue reading “Predictably, Sykes tries to sabotage Larson”

Notes from the Sept. 2 Larson-Plale debate

Tonight was the third and probably final debate between state senate candidates Supervisor Chris Larson and incumbent state Senator Jeff Plale. It was held at the Humboldt Park Pavilion. The audience made up for its small size with its apparent devotion to the two candidates. A brief rundown of the questions that were asked; bearContinue reading “Notes from the Sept. 2 Larson-Plale debate”

Plale push poll spreads misinformation about Chris Larson

You can tell incumbent state senator Jeff Plale (DINO-Bucyrus) is feeling threatened. His primary challenger Chris Larson is posing a serious threat to Plale’s comfortable incumbency. As Plale’s well-financed backers couldn’t find anything serious to use against Larson, they’re using an old true-but-irrelevant fact to try and scare voters—that Chris was arrested many years agoContinue reading “Plale push poll spreads misinformation about Chris Larson”

Green Champions for Chris Larson fundraiser tonight @ Sweet Water Organics

Green Champions for Chris Larson to support Supervisor Chris Larson for State Senate at Sweet Water Organics 2153 S. Robinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI Thursday, August 26th 6:30-8:30pm$50 suggested contribution all contributions gratefully accepted Please join fellow progressives and pro-choice advocates in supporting the next state leader from Milwaukee, Chris Larson, in his run for StateContinue reading “Green Champions for Chris Larson fundraiser tonight @ Sweet Water Organics”

Two Larson-Plale debate dates this week

Milwaukee County Supervisor Chris Larson and incumbent Sen. Jeff Plale are having not one but two debates this week. This first will be on Tuesday, August 10th at 7pm at the Miramar Theatre, 2840 N. Oakland Ave. It is sponsored by the group 3DNA, which is an umbrella group for east side neighborhood associations. TheContinue reading “Two Larson-Plale debate dates this week”

Two more big endorsements for Larson

Big news came across the wire (the wireless?) from the Chris Larson campaign that the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriff’s Associaion and AFSCME have both endorsed him. According to the announcement, Deputy Sheriff’s Association president Roy Felber said, “Supervisor Chris Larson is a strong advocate for law enforcement professionals. As a State Senator, he will fight toContinue reading “Two more big endorsements for Larson”

Former Rep. Scott Jensen creeps into the Larson-Plale race

While tonight’s not an easy one to do blogging in for me, this is worth noting. Brookfield’s finest former Republican state legislator (well,  one a state legislator, always a Republican) Scott Jensen has started raising money for incumbent Democrat-on-paper state senator Jeff Plale. Dan Bice broke of word it today, which Jim Rowen rightfully describedContinue reading “Former Rep. Scott Jensen creeps into the Larson-Plale race”