Assembly District 19 runs along the East Side from UW-Milwaukee to Bay View and has been represented by Jon Richards for the past 16 years. He is now running for attorney general, so this seat is wide open. Four Democratic candidates are on the ballot: Dan Adams, Jonathan Brostoff, Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic and Sara Geenen. Adams is backed by Abele, while the others are viewed as the progressives in this campaign. Look for tons of money to flood this race from labor, voucher supporters, business, the 1% and women’s groups. No Republican is on this ballot; the winner will face Joseph T. Klein of the Wisconsin Pirate Party in November.No matter how much Abele and his supporters stomp their feet and come up with little labels for themselves like "pragmatic progressive," the fact is that they are anything but pragmatic or progressive. Candidates like Adams or Tia Torhorst in the AD 10 race are nothing more than sockpuppets for the 1%.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Lisa Kaiser of the Shepherd Express has written an overview of the primary races coming up in August. Her recap of the primary for Assembly District 19 is just about perfect: