Building name recognition
There is certainly a time and a place to practice civil disobedience, but I'm not sure it's on the campaign trail when you're running for office. From the Waukesha Freeman:
BROOKFIELD - Bob Levis, Wisconsin Green Party candidate for the 5th Congressional District, was arrested Monday during a peace protest outside the office of his former high school friend and now political opponent, U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner.On the other hand, that is a lot of publicity for $487, and given the way the media covers third-party candidates it may be the only way either of them gets their name in the Freeman.
Levis and four others, including Wisconsin Green Party candidate for lieutenant governor, Leon Todd, each received a $487 ticket for disobeying a police officer after they blocked the Bishops Way exit onto Bluemound Road from Sensenbrenner’s office during the noon-hour protest, according to a news release issued by the Brookfield Police Department.