Apparently Assembly Democrats aren’t content to hold the fewest seats they’ve held since 1957, as they re-elected Rep. Peter Barca to serve as their leader for the next two years.

State Rep. Peter Barca will continue as the state Assembly’s Democratic leader.

Barca, D-Kenosha, was re-elected by his colleagues Tuesday, a week after voters increased Republican majorities in the Legislature and made Donald Trump the first Republican presidential candidate to win the state since 1984.

The vote was made through a secret ballot. No one ran against Barca.

I’m not sure why Peter Barca was unopposed for minority leader, given the miserable showing Democrats had last week, but it certainly seems to me establishment Democrats really don’t care if they win back the majority – they seem to have given up.

That’s a shame, and it’s exactly what we don’t need right now.

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2 Responses to From the files of “This is why we can’t have nice things” Peter Barca re-elected Assembly minority leader

  1. Gregory says:

    The reason Peter Barca was not challenged for the position is due to the fact folks like him, the job is unforgiving–your comments reflect that fact. Until there is a breakthrough with the strangle hold that redistricting has then no person elected leader will be successful minus some unseen event that shakes the electorate. There is no reason to smile in politics since the election but Barca is not the problem.

  2. Cat Kin says:

    Zach,
    I’ve met Peter Barca, who is more available to the general Democratic population than Marth ever was. And this is what’s needed–someone who will help gather and expand the Dem base of support and garner new volunteers. It’s become a social problem and a severe one. Not in Wisconsin anymore but still pulling for you.
    –Cat

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