THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From Our Readers
Issue Date: August 17, 2016
Letter to Editor:
Well, unfortunately we didn't have to wait long for someone to run a campaign ad that ran afoul of common decency.
In the day's leading up to the August 9th primary election, a third-party group called the Construction Trades Coalition ran radio ads questioning why a Democratic primary candidate from Southeast Wisconsin hadn't signed the petition to recall Governor Scott Walker.
That doesn't seem very controversial, but the reason the candidate's name wasn't on a petition was because he was still recovering from a car crash that killed his parents, his brother, and left him paralyzed from the chest down. And if that's not bad enough, the ad goes on to question whether or not the candidate " who is permanently in a wheelchair " would be able to "stand up" to Governor Walker!
Now, this same group is moving north and has put signs up supporting State Senate Candidate Bryan Van Stippen. I understand Van Stippen is still very new to the district, but somebody might want to let him know that sort of nasty politics doesn't go over well up here in Northern Wisconsin.
If this group is willing to stoop that low in a down-ballot Assembly primary, I can't imagine the depths they will go to win in November. I am sure that everyone, regardless of which party they support, would appreciate groups like this staying out!
Just something to keep in mind next time you see a Van Stippen sign.