“Once again Wisconsin is seeing the extreme positions many of Assembly Republican candidates personally hold come to light, even if they’d rather we didn’t know,” Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate said on Tuesday. “In just the last month, five Republican candidates have found themselves in the media trying to explain their words and actions. Robin Vos should make clear whether or not he and the Republican Party will continue to stand by these candidates.”
Recent incidents involving Republican candidates for the State Assembly include:
September 17, 2014
Jacob Dorsey, Republican of Janesville (AD 44), dropped out of the Assembly race after making disparaging comments on Twitter about gays and African Americans.
October 3, 2014
Tracie Happel, Republican of Onalaska (AD 94), was caught plagiarizing
October 18, 2014
Scott Espeseth, Republican of Milwaukee (AD 7), caught making racist and misogynistic comments online.
October 19, 2014
Nancy Vandermeer, Republican of Tomah (AD 70), extremist position to arrest Federal employees for doing their job is called illegal and treasonous by a policy expert.
October 20, 2014
Todd Novak, Republican of Dodgeville (AD 51), gets favorable treatment using his “Mayoral Pass” to avoid drunken driving arrest and public urination prosecution.