Tag: WI-8

Milwaukee state legislator incorrectly listed as congressional candidate in Northeastern Wisconsin

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The title and body of this blog post have been edited to include information provided by Wisconsin State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee).


The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) incorrectly lists Wisconsin State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, a Democrat who represents a state assembly district entirely within the City of Milwaukee, as having filed a campaign registration statement (page 4 of this PDF file) for the Democratic nomination in a U.S. House race in the 8th Congressional District of Wisconsin (8th CD), which includes no part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area and includes the northeastern part of the state. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson is campaigning for the 8th CD seat in Wisconsin, but is not listed as having filed any paperwork with the GAB at this time. Additionally, the GAB lists Democrats Wendy Gribben and Jerry Kobishop as having filed declarations of candidacies with the GAB for the 8th CD race.

However, as Zamarripa stated via Twitter, this is a technical glitch of some kind on the GAB’s master list of candidates for the August primaries in Wisconsin, and that she actually filed to run for re-election to her state assembly seat:

I’m thankful that State Representative Zamarripa explained what the problem was.

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Wisconsin GOP congressional candidate Frank Lasee once posted a Hitler quote on a taxpayer-funded website

Back in 2001, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel caught then-Wisconsin State Rep. (now-Wisconsin State Sen.) Frank Lasee having an Adolf Hitler quote on his state government website:

A lawmaker who posted a quote by Adolf Hitler on his taxpayer-funded Web site apologized Tuesday for doing so and ordered the quote removed.

Rep. Frank Lasee (R-Bellevue) attributed the posting to an error by his staff.

Journal Sentinel columnists Cary Spivak and Dan Bice reported Tuesday that along with quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. and others was this one from Hitler: “What luck for rulers that men do not think.”

Frank Lasee posted a Adolf Hitler quote, in which Hitler effectively called ordinary people stupid, on a website funded by Wisconsin taxpayers. That is flatly unacceptable, and whoever Democrats nominate in the 8th Congressional District of Wisconsin should use this against Lasee should Lasee be the Republican nominee.