Brett Hulsey, the often-controversial representative from Madison in the state Assembly, is taking steps to become a political independent after his latest disagreement with fellow Democrats over whether to try to amend the Republicans' state budget.
Meanwhile, the Dane County Democratic Party's top official said Wednesday there is no doubt Hulsey would face a Democratic challenger in his heavily liberal West Side district if he stays with the party. If he declares as an independent, a Democrat also would likely challenge him, chairman Mike Basford predicted.
Basford said Hulsey's "bizarre" behavior over the last several months and his statements about possibly become an independent have made his position in the party "untenable."
"I can't explain it, and I can't excuse it," Basford said.
As a lifelong Democrat and a resident of Hulsey's district, all I can say is don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out, Brett.