In brief: Doyle’s reelection, DPW officers, MPD fundraiser

  • There’s speculation Gov. Jim Doyle won’t run for reelection in 2010, and while I’ve previously said I don’t think Gov. Doyle will seek reelection, I’m beginning to think he just might try to win another term as governor. After all, lots of folks were counting Gov. Doyle out in 2006, and he still won pretty handily, so perhaps the reports of his demise are greatly exaggerated.
  • Mike Tate is the new Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. While some conservatives seem to think Tate being chosen is a bad thing for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, I see nothing but upside in Tate’s selection. Sure he’s young, but I see a lot of youthful exuberance and a strong desire to continue to grow the Democratic Party, and I think he’ll be just fine. In a related story, State Sen. Lena Taylor lost her seat as first vice chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party after she missed the May deadline for filing for the position. I’ve never been impressed with Sen. Taylor, so I’m certainly not sad to see her go.
  • A fundraiser is planned for June 20 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 20 at S. 2nd St. and W. National Ave. in the Walker’s Point neighborhood to benefit officers Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch, who were shot and seriously wounded during a confrontation with a man in Walker’s Point on June 9. If you’d like to show your support for the injured officers, make a point to attend the fundraiser….and I’ll see you there!

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