Yesterday, Wisconsin was told that State Senator Julie Lassa would be the handpicked candidate by David Obey to replace him on the Democratic Party ballot for the 7th Congressional District.
The move by Obey and the party insiders in Madison and Washington, D.C. was nothing but pure insider politics at is finest. Instead of letting their party activists and the voters have a choice on who will best represent the Democrats, the brass of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has made the choice.
No matter how the Democrats will try to boast Ms. Lassa as their candidate, the one thing she cannot hide from is voting for a state budget that increased taxes and fees by five million dollars last year. Also, Lassa must try to atone for her lack of leadership on the Senate Economic Development Committee in which over 174,000 jobs across the state were lost in the past year. Ms. Lassa may boast her C.O.R.E. bill as her masterpiece success, but the bill has not created a single job at all.
The voters of the 7th District will know better on who they will send to Congress that will represent the people’s interests and not the party insiders in Madison and D.C. The Congressional seat vacated by Congressman Obey is not his seat or the Democratic Party’s seat, it’s the people’s seat.