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What a shock this is…(not) Gov. Scott Walker appointed Rep. Jason Fields (D-Milwaukee) to the Social Development Commission Thursday.
Fields, first elected to the Assembly in 2004, was defeated in the August Democratic primary by Mandela Barnes.
Fields’ appointment to the SDC by Scott Walker just [...]
So the results are in, and it looks like tonight was a great night for progressives here in the Milwaukee area.
Mandela Barnes beat incumbent Democrat Jason Fields for Assembly seat 11 Evan Goyke won in an 8 person field for open Assembly seat 18 Danny Riemer beat incumbent Democrat Peggy Krusick for Assembly [...]
So it appears the American Federation for Children (AFC), the right-wing education “reform” outfit tied to disgraced and convicted former Republican Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, is pouring an awful lot of money into helping elect African-American Democrats in Milwaukee.
According to the GAB-7S linked to above, the AFC has spent over $100,000 to assist [...]
On Saturday Ed had an excellent writeup about the bevy of challengers to African-American Democratic elected officials in Milwaukee and the negative reaction of at least one of those elected officials (State Rep. Jason Fields) as well Stephanie Findley, the chairperson of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Black Caucus, to perceived meddling in African-American races [...]
Many of you probably know that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has an ongoing conversation on how to select candidates for public office. One group prefers selecting a single Democratic candidate and going all in to support that candidate and avoiding a primary. We saw a bit of this when the unions tried to dissuade [...]