County Board -- Who is running where and WHY?

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Will the County Board end up more liberal or more conservative?

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County Board -- Who is running where and WHY?

Postby Jattpw » Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:22 pm

Tis the season to begin speculation. What do you think will happen in this years County Board races? Will the Casino referendum or Dem primary influnce the outcome?

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Postby Minty Fresh » Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:30 pm

My choice for incumbent upset:

DePula will beat the non-entity currently holding that seat. Anyone getting the support of Bruer, Kesterson AND Konkel will likely be able to cultivate a pretty broad base of support.

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Postby BlameAmericaFirst » Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:39 pm

It looks like the Dane County Dems are squealing about being victimized by having PD opponents against two of their incumbents:
Wilcox and Eggert

Funny, as I remember it, the Dems raised candidates against PD incumbents in some of the recent local races.
Apparently, the political Golden Rule is in some need of review.

Moreover, the Dems have brought us the likes of those leading Madison progressive thinkers: Bigelow, Graf, Fyrst, Brandon, Holtzman, Bellman.
Oh, and I'm completely forgetting the special gift of Tim Sullivan: Richard Brown

Wow! What's not to like about the Dane County Dems? They're great!

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Postby Nick Berigan » Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:02 pm

Please note that Progressive Dane will be making its first endorsements at the December 17 General Membership Meeting. Members will vote at that meeting for county board and school board endorsements.

If you have something that you think need to be responded to by a PD co-chair, please email them to berigan@terracom.net as I do not visit this forum too regularly.

Have a nice day.

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COUNTY BOARD RACES

Postby rudie1982 » Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:53 pm

Someone please give me good gossip. Papers aren't due until Jan. 7, so who's running where? Soneone running against Vedder (it would seem that that loser Harris would have a better chance in the 5th than he would in the 1st). And is someone gonna take out Wilcox (i think benford came real close last time)?????

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Postby roadkill bill » Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:27 pm

There is also a mad rush in the 10th where Karen Cornwell is stepping down.

My question is: Why is PD doing endorsements before they know everyone who is running? The final list of candidates won't be known until the paperwork is due in early January.

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Postby Jattpw » Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:49 am

BlameAmericaFirst wrote:It looks like the Dane County Dems are squealing about being victimized by having PD opponents against two of their incumbents:
Wilcox and Eggert

Funny, as I remember it, the Dems raised candidates against PD incumbents in some of the recent local races. !


Where? I don't think anywhere in this last City election cycle? It seemed for one year Dems and PD were able to not squable and in some cases work together. It seems to have created a more liberal Council.

It makes sense for PD to run folks against people who have voted conservative. I am not sure Eggert fits into that group. Does he?

If PD is just running people to pick up seats rather than focussing its limited energy on beating realtor whores than they aren't doing any service to their party members or the rest of the community.

This type of crap is why I think the board will end up more conservative. While PD and Dems are fighting in already liberal districts, the conservatives will snap up one of the empty seats or beat out a liberal someplace. Unfortunately the people of Dane County are the ones that will lose because of silly political bullshit.

Shouldn't we be focussing on conservatives who are beatable or Liberals that need to beat back a well financed campaign. :idea:

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Postby BlameAmericaFirst » Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:25 am

Jattpw wrote:
BlameAmericaFirst wrote:Funny, as I remember it, the Dems raised candidates against PD incumbents in some of the recent local races. !


Where? I don't think anywhere in this last City election cycle? It seemed for one year Dems and PD were able to not squable and in some cases work together.

Now, Jattpw, you just aren't thinking hard enough. I know of at least one example of Dem dirty dog dealing in a recent local election cycle.

Jattpw wrote:It makes sense for PD to run folks against people who have voted conservative. I am not sure Eggert fits into that group. Does he?

I pretty sure that whatever is going on between Eggert and Depula has absolutely nothing to do with PD vs. Dem. issues.
The two hate each other's fuckin' guts. Depula ran against Eggert before he was associated with PD. There is no linkage. You have to admit that.

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Re: COUNTY BOARD RACES

Postby wee beastie » Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:32 am

rudie1982 wrote:(it would seem that that loser Harris would have a better chance in the 5th than he would in the 1st).


Oh really?
So you figure some snotty-nose 22 year-old College Republican has a better chance in the upscale Regent Neighborhood than the student-dominated 1st?
Yeah, right.

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Postby Jattpw » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:28 pm

BlameAmericaFirst wrote:
Jattpw wrote:
BlameAmericaFirst wrote:Funny, as I remember it, the Dems raised candidates against PD incumbents in some of the recent local races. !


Where? I don't think anywhere in this last City election cycle? It seemed for one year Dems and PD were able to not squable and in some cases work together.

Now, Jattpw, you just aren't thinking hard enough. I know of at least one example of Dem dirty dog dealing in a recent local election cycle.

[quote="Jattpw"]

Can't think any harder..... brain .... feels ... like ... it ..... explode......
What the hell are you talking about?

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Postby Chet » Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:55 pm

It looks like the Dane County Dems are squealing about being victimized by having PD opponents against two of their incumbents:
Wilcox and Eggert


From what I understand, Judy Wilcox is not a member of the Democratic Party

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Postby Rush Limbaugh » Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:00 pm

Minty Fresh wrote:My choice for incumbent upset:

DePula will beat the non-entity currently holding that seat. Anyone getting the support of Bruer, Kesterson AND Konkel will likely be able to cultivate a pretty broad base of support.

Allright! More lefties fighting lefties! Now, that's a rush!! Conservatives win!

(where is that new housemaid with my med's?)

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Postby wee beastie » Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:52 pm

Rush Limbaugh wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:My choice for incumbent upset:

DePula will beat the non-entity currently holding that seat. Anyone getting the support of Bruer, Kesterson AND Konkel will likely be able to cultivate a pretty broad base of support.

Allright! More lefties fighting lefties! Now, that's a rush!! Conservatives win!

(where is that new housemaid with my med's?)


I believe I do remember an incumbent alder Powell having a candidate recruited against him by the Dane County Democrats.
I believe that candidate was College Dem Jason Stephany. (and before that, I believe the College Dems recruited Semmi Pasha against him)

I think those would qualify as curious waivers of the "no opponents against other leftie incumbents" rule. Or am I mistaken about that.
After all, it was terribly long ago.

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Postby Jattpw » Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:36 pm

Actually I don't think Powell was a PD member by then because of the blood oath stuff but you are right about stephanie being a twit. In the end he lost to a more liberal nondem, nonpd endorsed candidate in Webber.

So this was not a case of the Dems bucking up against pd it was a case of them just being stupid and believing that a 20 year old political junky actually had a spine and a soul.

Both the dems and pd screwed up in that race but a good candidate won. Hhhhmmmm. Perhaps this is an argument for truly nonpartisan races in the local government? :?:

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Postby dimebag » Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:45 pm

Oh yes. So fucking long ago. And I seem to remember Don Eggert at Dick Wagner's party pledging money to young Jason Stephany. I also seem to remember Don Eggert, when challenged on this, said "Tom's not a democrat, he's Progressive Dane". Eggert didn't have a problem with supporting a moderate dem against a progressive.

So what makes him think his voluminous posterior deserves a free ride?

I thought entitlement was reserved only for royalty.



wee beastie wrote:
Rush Limbaugh wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:My choice for incumbent upset:

DePula will beat the non-entity currently holding that seat. Anyone getting the support of Bruer, Kesterson AND Konkel will likely be able to cultivate a pretty broad base of support.

Allright! More lefties fighting lefties! Now, that's a rush!! Conservatives win!

(where is that new housemaid with my med's?)


I believe I do remember an incumbent alder Powell having a candidate recruited against him by the Dane County Democrats.
I believe that candidate was College Dem Jason Stephany. (and before that, I believe the College Dems recruited Semmi Pasha against him)

I think those would qualify as curious waivers of the "no opponents against other leftie incumbents" rule. Or am I mistaken about that.
After all, it was terribly long ago.


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