Earlier today Progressives United, a group founded by former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, announced it was endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke and would begin raising money for her immediately.
Progressives United said the group got into the race after polling the group’s members in Wisconsin and, with some 3,000 members voting, the results heavily favored making an early endorsement in the race. The liberal group is immediately starting to raise money to help Burke.
“Progressives United is in for helping Mary Burke, and we’re in now. She will work tirelessly to restore the progressive traditions of Wisconsin, create good paying jobs for Wisconsinites, and end the nasty politics of division that have become Scott Walker’s trademark,” said Cole Lyestra, Progressives United’s executive director, in an email to the group’s members.
While I’m not surprised by the results of the “poll” conducted by Progressives United, I think the timing was certainly interesting.