Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair On Failed Candidate Derrick Van Orden

Mar 02, 2021

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(MADISON) — Following failed GOP congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden’s announcement that he was “seriously considering running” for Congress again, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler issued this statement:

“In the months since Wisconsin voters rejected Derrick Van Orden, he’s launched antisemitic and personal attacks on Twitter, spread conspiracy theories about his own election, and demonstrated alongside the rioters who attacked the very building he’d sought to work in. Derrick Van Orden’s extremism doomed him at the ballot box the first time around, and the result will be no different if he runs again.”