The former Attorney General’s choice to endorse was influenced by Mark Pocan’s recent comments in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in which he dismissed Roys’ record and experience, saying “But at this point, you have to crawl before you walk and walk before you run.”
“Tragically, we live in a political climate where it is commonplace for men to belittle the accomplishments of women who run for office. Nonetheless, I was dumbfounded by the sexist remarks of Representative Pocan about his opponent, Representative Roys. Kelda Roys is a remarkably talented and intelligent woman who, as an attorney, legislative leader, and former head of a statewide advocacy group, has already made her mark on society. Citizens of the Second Congressional District would be well-served by all she brings to the table.”
There's been some chatter on this board about "offensive" comments which are, actually, not offensive at all (Roys has been aggressive and maybe even out of line in attacking a fellow Madison-area Democrat, but nothing her campaign has said could be regarded as offensive by objective observers). Here's a comment labeled as "sexist" which doesn't appear to be anywhere near sexist.