Just today, we got official word from State Rep. Louis Molepske (D-Stevens Point) that he will not be running for Congress. This move today proves that Julie Lassa was the hand-picked candidate of Mike Tate, David Obey, and the D.C. Insiders who are handicapping this election.
We have known all throughout since Dave Obey retired that the soon-to-be former Congressman was going to hand pick someone to challenge Sean Duffy. Even with the DCCC wanting to dedicate resources in the race for Dave Obey’s congressional seat, most observers would ask if the DCCC would do an effective job especially with the organization wasting money in the Hawaii-1 special election and pulling out due to party infighting. Hawaii 1 is a seat that is destined to flip to red in the upcoming special election. A representative for the Duffy Campaign told Mike Tate Watch that they are not surprised by the move and will welcome to chance to prove that Ms. Lassa is bought and paid for by the D.C. special interests.
Moreover, today’s announcement by Rep. Molepske shows that Ms. Lassa will be the anointed candidate and denies the voters and Democratic party activists in the 7th Congressional district a choice to pick the party’s nominee. Many bloggers including Uppity Wisconsin agree that the voters up in the 7th District welcome a primary battle. However, Chairman Tate and the D.C. insiders have unfortunately made the pick that Julie Lassa will be the nominee. The people will find out that Ms. Lassa does not and will not represent their best interests. This will result in the same fate Arlen Specter and Blanche Lincoln were rendered this past Tuesday in which the insider candidates lost big.