When officials from the state Democratic Party show up for their convention in Green Bay in a couple of weeks, they may have to pay in cash.
That’s because they still haven’t paid the full bill from their 2009 convention at the same hotel.
Records filed earlier this month with the Federal Election Commission show the state Democratic Party still owes $5,807.34 to the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center — Green Bay.
The total bill for the event was just over $15,000, according to federal reports. It appears that the party last made a payment for $7,350 in January 2011 but has coughed up zilch since then.
The fact that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin still has unpaid bills from 6 years ago underscores why I have little to no faith that the party will be able to win back the governor’s office or majorities in the State Senate and Assembly, because a group that can’t do something as simple as pay its bills certainly can’t be counted on to do something more complex, like put together a winning electoral strategy.