Apparently Assembly Democrats aren’t content to hold the fewest seats they’ve held since 1957, as they re-elected Rep. Peter Barca to serve as their leader for the next two years.
State Rep. Peter Barca will continue as the state Assembly’s Democratic leader.
Barca, D-Kenosha, was re-elected by his colleagues Tuesday, a week after voters increased Republican majorities in the Legislature and made Donald Trump the first Republican presidential candidate to win the state since 1984.
The vote was made through a secret ballot. No one ran against Barca.
I’m not sure why Peter Barca was unopposed for minority leader, given the miserable showing Democrats had last week, but it certainly seems to me establishment Democrats really don’t care if they win back the majority – they seem to have given up.
That’s a shame, and it’s exactly what we don’t need right now.