It’s odd enough to see a mailer for a veteran Democratic legislator that highlights her strong relationship with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
“Governor Scott Walker trusts Amy Sue Vruwink on agricultural issues,” says the recent flier promoting the Milladore Democrat. “Governor Scott Walker tried to have her as one of his leaders in the Department of Agriculture.”
The ad features a pleasant picture of Vruwink standing with the first-term Republican governor, both of them all smiles. It also quotes, approvingly, a staffer for the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s business lobby, praising Vruwink. Her National Rifle Association endorsement is cited prominently.
But the real surprise is the disclaimer.
“Paid for by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin,” it says. “Mike Tate, chair.”
After spending years portraying Gov. Walker as the enemy, it’s stunning to see Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate authorize a mailer that highlights an incumbent Democratic State Representative’s strong relationship with Gov. Scott Walker, a man who has made it his mission to destroy everything the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is supposed to stand for.
This mailer is precisely why so many in Wisconsin (and nationally) hate politics and politicians – because of how cynical and duplicitous those in politics can be.