Plale gets a challenger for 2010, still no Democrat in the 21st

  • It appears State Senator Jeff Plale, who represents State Senate District 7, will have at least one Republican challenger in 2010, in the form of Milwaukee attorney Jess Ripp. Ripp’s campaign website (what little there is) is full of standard Republican talking points, so it’s safe to assume Ripp is firmly entrenched as on the far right-wing of the Republican Party, a fact that won’t play well in large swaths of the 7th district, which includes the city of Shorewood and parts of Milwaukee, which tend to be more liberal, in addition to St. Francis, Cudahy, Oak Creek, and South Milwaukee.
  • In other news – or rather, non-news – there’s still no Democratic challenger to State Rep. Mark Honadel in the 21st Assembly district. While the 21st District definitely leans a little more to the right, I don’t see it being unwinnable for the right Democratic candidate, so I’m wondering why it’s been so hard to recruit challengers to Rep. Honadel. Personally, I’d like to see Alderman Erik Brooks of South Milwaukee make a run against Rep. Honadel, because I think that would make for a heck of a race.

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