From my email inbox, this note from Wisconsin’s Senate Democratic candidate Tom Palzewicz:
Today, State Sen. Dale Kooyenga announced he’s not seeking re-election in Wisconsin’s 5th Senate District, covering much of Wauwatosa, Brookfield, and New Berlin.
While we disagree on many fundamental issues, I know that Senator Kooyenga and I do agree on the importance of servant leadership. I’d like to offer my sincere appreciation for his service to our country as a veteran, as well as his decade-plus of service to his constituents and our state in elected office.
Now, with Senator Kooyenga’s retirement, our chances to flip the 5th Senate District from red to blue just got a lot higher. This district is the most competitive senate district in the entire state and we have to win it this year.
Despite Mr. Palzewicz’s kind words above, we are thankfully rid of one of the most divisive state senators in Madison. We’ll see what GOP nutcase steps up to the plate next.