Earlier this week, right-wing propagandists at Media Trackers and Right Wisconsin posted two attacks on Democratic Attorney General candidate Jon Richards. While the attacks against Richards focused on two different issues, it’s notable (at least to me) that the attacks seemed coordinated, as they were posted just hours apart on the same day. The attacks also come as I’m hearing rumors about polling that doesn’t look good for Republican Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel if matched against Jon Richards in the general election.
Given that we’re over seven months out from election day and the Democratic nominee for Attorney General has yet to be decided, why do the right wing propagandists at MediaTrackers and Right Wisconsin feel compelled to attack Jon Richards? I’m betting it’s because they know that he may be the most formidable Democrat to run against Brad Schimel in the fall, and perhaps it’s because they’re nervous that Brad Schimel’s lackluster campaign is already in serious trouble.