Infighting, Scandal, and Fraud Accusations Haunt the Field
September 12, 2017
[Madison, WI]— Last week was one that Democrats running for governor want to forget. From weak leadership, to accusations of “fraudulent” business conduct, to the first major infighting amongst candidates, Wisconsinites are getting a preview of why Democrat candidates for governor are unfit to lead Wisconsin.
First, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel broke news of lawsuits against out-of-touch con artist Andy Gronik, haunting his record as a “businessman”:
From the Associated Press: The Journal Sentinel reported on evidence and testimony from a 2012 lawsuit filed by Gronik’s longtime business partner Richard Schmitt accusing Gronik of “unjust enrichment” after he missed hundreds of days of work but was still paid a salary and benefits worth more than $1 million.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Schmitt labeled Gronik’s conduct “illegal, oppressive and fraudulent.” He argued that all employees were required to put in at least 30 hours a week.
Then, the Republican Party of Wisconsin launched a new radio ad against Madison Bureaucrat Tony Evers for failing to stand up with families and children needed him most:
From Politico Morning Score: The Republican Party of Wisconsin is out with a radio ad attacking Democratic State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers, who is challenging Gov. Scott Walker, for refusing to revoke the teaching license of a man who was found guilty of spreading pornography at school. Listen to the ad here.
Meanwhile, Democrats started taking shots at each other, with Liberal Trial Attorney Dana Wachs running from a campaign memo written by his staff, drawing quick rebuke from Andy Gronik via twitter.
From Fox 6: [Wachs’] campaign manager, Jake Hajdu, wrote in an August 23rd memo that Wachs was the only Democratic candidate “that has strong progressive values without the veneer of a Milwaukee elitist or a Madison liberal,” and that other current candidates are “exactly like” other failed candidates since 2010.