Kissing and making up
It could be a little tense in the green room while the speakers are waiting to be introduced at Saturday's Democratic Unity Rally on the UW-Green Bay campus.
The event will feature: Governor Jim Doyle, Senator Herb Kohl, Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager, Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, and 8th Congressional District Candidates Steve Kagen, Nancy Nusbaum, and Jamie Wall. Senator Russ Feingold is the host.
Organizers say response has been so good they have had to move to a bigger space.
The atmosphere may be a little frosty despite predicted 80-degree temps, but at least they all have agreed to make nice.
On the Republican side, things aren't exactly hunky dory. Paul Bucher urged Republicans to get behind J.B. Van Hollen, who kicked his butt in the primary.
Bucher didn't even put out his own statement, but let the Van Hollen campaign quote him in its release:
"J.B is our party's choice. I encourage all my supporters to help him in his effort to become the next Attorney General of Wisconsin."Not one positive word about Van Hollen,but he is "the party's choice."
Don't look for a joint appearance any time soon, judging from this report:
Asked if he would be campaigning with Van Hollen before the general election, Bucher hesitated. "I guess I'll have to wait and see if that request is made and see what I'm doing at the time."UPDATE: Peg does the right thing.
Would you consider volunteering?
Didn't think so.