One has to do with former legislator Elizabeth Coggs who lost to State Senator Nikiyah Harris in the last election. Coggs' fall from grace had much to do with the fact that she sold out her constituents for a few bucks from the school privateers.
Coggs further cemented her position as a turncoat by attending the WISGOP convention this past weekend:
The Milwaukee Democrat and nine other African-Americans from Milwaukee attended the state GOP convention in Wausau as guests of Milwaukee County GOP chairman David Karst and had expenses paid as part of their trip.Yeah, and Vos' definition of doing outreach actually involves former Representative Michele Litjens.
The group met with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and had an hour and a half meeting with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Karst said. The group discussed issues such as jobs and taxpayer-funded private voucher schools with Republicans at the convention, he said.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said he took the opportunity to talk with Coggs, who last year lost to Sen. Nikiya Harris (D-Milwaukee) in a primary race to take over the Senate seat vacated at the end of last year by her uncle, current city of Milwaukee treasurer Spencer Coggs.
“She’s always been a school choice supporter,” Vos said. “The Republican party is doing outreach while I think the Democrats are opposing anyone who doesn’t toe the party line.”
But to categorize this some sort of outreach or bipartisanship is laughable. Just because Coggs has a "D" behind her name, it doesn't make her a Democrat. Just look at Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and his good buddy, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. Coggs is no more a Democrat than either of those clowns.
Sadly, Coggs is not the only one that has crossed the line.
Lisa Kaiser at the Shepherd Express wrote a report about how Scott Jensen's misnamed American Federation for Children tried to conceal the fact that it had spent almost $2.4 million on Wisconsin campaigns and candidates last year. In said article, Kaiser includes this tidbit which confirms what we've known for quite some time - voters cleared out a lot of posers last year:
What AFC didn’t brag about, though, is the string of losers that it backed in the Democratic primaries last summer.Gee, Lena Taylor selling out her constituents - or to be more accurate - the children of her constituents for a few thousand bucks.
AFC dumped at least $100,000 in support of the losing campaigns of Elizabeth Coggs, Millie Coby, Jason Fields, Jarrett Fields and Tracey Dent.
Democratic voters rejected all of them.
Still, the AFC does have at least one Democratic supporter in the state Legislature.
(Taylor also received a $1,250 scholarship to attend the convention of Howard Fuller’s Black Alliance for Educational Opportunity.)
It's time for the Democrats to refind themselves, as in by yesterday, and clean up their acts or the voters will continue to do it for them. These kinds of betrayals are not going to be continued to be tolerated.