I got these comments on my blog last week pleading for advice in this race. I have posted my own reply to them based on new information I've received below. I just wanted to make sure everyone knows I've made a decision.
VOTE for POCAN
It seems hard to be "progressive" and hire a former Scott Jensen staffer who ran Scott Walker's failed gubernatorial campaign to run your own campaign. Liegel fails any progressive test by that measure alone.I'm sticking with Gwen Moore and Tom Barrett on this one and voting for Pocan.
Fri Mar 30, 11:06:00 PM CDT
Judicial races are one area where I pay some attention to endorsements.Pocan seems to have labor and the left pretty well sewed up.List.
Sat Mar 31, 09:39:00 AM CDT
Can you honestly call Liegel a progressive? I saw his lit on his website, this is the type of stuff Republicans send out.http://www.voteliegel.org/pdfs/LIT_Liegel_GOTV1__4_.pdf
Sat Mar 31, 03:22:00 PM CDT
Crawford's Take said...
Yes. His lit and endorsements aside. Liegel is a progressive. When we spoke, he was incredibly progressive on every issue we discussed. Now, it could be that he was being dishonest with me at the time, or it could be that he's being dishonest with his supporters, or it was a St. Pat's day party, so maybe he was just a bit tipsy, but he was definitely a Progressive that night. All that said, I finally got a chance to meet Bill Pocan this past Saturday night at the ACLU of Wisconsin Bill of Rights dinner and the first thing I did when I got home was take down Liegel's sign. I like Bill and can't see any reason to make a change on the bench especially with the doubt so many are expressing about Chris.Go with what you know is good as opposed to the unknown. I'm supporting Bill and will vote for him tomorrow.
Mon Apr 02, 09:31:00 AM CDT