Like Adams, Torhorst has been caught repeatedly misrepresenting herself to the voters and needed a boost.
So Boss Abele pulled some purse strings for his aide and got former US Senator Herb Kohl to give a generic endorsement for Torhorst.
At first, I was surprised at the endorsement. Kohl is not one to often give endorsements and when he does, it's usually just for a big race, such as a statewide race or a federal race.
But it started to make sense when I realized that Abele and Kohl have a tight relationship because of the Milwaukee Bucks and the plutocratic dream of a new arena for the lackluster team. Cementing the relationship even further is the fact that John Zapfel, who currently Abele's Deputy Chief of Staff, was a former legislative aide to Kohl.
There's a few strings for Abele to pull to get Kohl to say something nice about Torhorst.
The laugh line about this though is the reaction that Abele got when he gushed over the news on Facebook:
Notice the box with the names of the people that liked it. Those are all either Abele's people, most of them his employees. It's like Boss Abele is demanding the same kind of loyalty that Scott Walker requires from his people.
Fortunately, the good people of Assembly District 10 have a candidate that will represent them and not Abele. Please make sure to get out the vote on Tuesday in support of David Bowen.