April 26, 2017
[Madison, WI]— Recent days have offered yet more proof that Wisconsin Democrats are in disarray as they try to find someone to run for governor. In addition to high-profile potential candidates like Congressman Mark Pocan taking a pass at running against Wisconsin’s comeback, out-of-touch con artist Andy Gronik is hiding from controversy over secretive political activity, including his shady organization State W and revelations that he conducted a political poll without officially declaring himself a candidate for governor. It’s clear the Democrats don’t have what it takes to help hard-working Wisconsin families get ahead.
Check out what they’re saying about the disarray that Wisconsin Democrats are left with:
From the Wispolitics: The state GOP, meanwhile, files a complaint since Gronik has not filed with the state to run for guv and it’s unclear who or how the poll was funded.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “By intentionally circumventing public scrutiny and the law with this secret poll — on top of operating a shadowy organization like Stage W — he is showing right out of the gate that hard-working Wisconsin families can’t trust him,” Morgan said.
From Media Trackers: The source who spoke with Media Trackers characterized Stage W’s purported mission, ending divisiveness in Wisconsin, as “a con.” The source told us the site, in fact, reveals that Gronik, who is pondering a run for governor, would be a far left candidate…
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The two people who participated in the survey said it was conducted by an out-of-state firm that referred to state residents as “Wisconsinians,” not Wisconsinites. “I did the poll for my own purposes to take a very strategic and careful look at Wisconsin,” he said. “So I don’t really want to get into the details of the poll.
From Wisconsin Radio Network: Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan won’t be running for governor. The Madison Democrat said Thursday that the state party dropped the ball on the most recent statewide election. “We all are at fault in that we didn’t have a Supreme Court candidate this year…”
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: …Republicans in Wisconsin do have some positives heading into next year, including no declared Democratic candidate against Walker and an unemployment rate that has dropped to 3.4% — the lowest level in 17 years. GOP candidates like Walker and U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan can also draw on the Republican infrastructure they’ve helped to build here, which typically turns out more voters than Democrats do in lower profile, non-presidential elections.