Bought and Paid For: Reid Ribble's Shameful Silence on Kewaunee Plant Closing

Oct 24, 2012

Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to Reid Ribble’s utter silence on the devastating news that the Kewaunee Power Station would be closing. Ribble has received $4,000 in campaign contributions from the Dominion Political Action Committee.

“The Kewaunee Power Station closing is devastating to the community and is comparable to the closing of the General Motors plant in Janesville.  At least with the GM plant, Paul Ryan PRETENDED to be concerned. In this case, Reid Ribble can’t even go through the motions of caring about the people he is supposed to serve. Instead, Ribble has made clear his obedience to the powerful interests behind the closing itself. Ribble is not just missing in action in this fight for good Wisconsin jobs, he is actually on the other side, bought and paid for. His silence and inaction are shameful.”