Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Catching up with the news

This sounded vaguely familiar. Wednesday's Journal Sentinel:
Regulators contribute to candidates
Some on Elections Board deny campaign support is a conflict


Madison - State Elections Board members regularly give to partisan candidates, even though they regulate campaigns and the election process.

Four of the nine members of the board have written campaign checks while serving on the panel, records show.
There was this Oct. 6 item in the WisPolitics weekly report to subscribers:
Board Members Donated to a Bevy of Candidates

A WisPolitics review of the WDC database showed current SEB members have contributed nearly $25,000 to partisan candidates and candidate committees for the state Legislature or constitutional offices.

See a WisPolitics chart detailing SEB members' political donations: Link
Researching the Oct. 18 story shouldn't have been too tough.

UPDATE: CATCHING UP WITH THE NEWS, TOO:Then there's this Oct. 17 story about a complaint being filed against All Children Matter. It was reported right here three days earlier, and the Xoff post was based on a Racine Journal Times story. But hey, when you're the only daily in town, what's the rush?


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