Last week political operative Brandon Savage posited this on Facebook:
Right now, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is thinking, “why would I settle on running for mayor in 2016, when I could run for US Senate in 2018 and take out Baldwin?” If Clinton is president, Dems have a guaranteed bad midterm. The end result is simple: US Senator David A. Clarke, Jr.
I wasn’t quite convinced and said so:
…I don’t think he can sustain the tea party vote outside of Milwaukee County…particularly against an out stater.
But I think I am wrong…I think he might have a very good chance if this were his druthers. Why? Well yesterday while doing my grocery shopping I saw an elderly gentlemen talking to a friend both wearing their Sunday go to meeting Packers garb…and wearing Clarke for Mayor baseball caps. If he can sell that to old white guys on the south side…he just might be able to go statewide. shiver.
btw: is it permissible to include a sheriff’s star on apparel intended to promote a campaign?