BREAKING: Buying Votes In Racine?
Two breaking election-related stories at Rightwisconsin.com:
Free Brewer Tickets For Voting In Racine? By Collin Roth
Is a free Brewers tickets giveaway at a polling location on election day in Racine a ploy to drive up turnout?
Thanks to her sudden withdrawal, the only active candidate for Seat 5 on the Madison school board is SarahManski-endorsed T.J. Mertz — although both names remain on the ballot. Two troubling issues have emerged.
1) Diligent WKOW TV-27 revealed that candidate Mertz has had some financial difficulties — namely, unpaid utility bills.
2) RightWisconsin finds that Mertz’s spouse, Karin Schmidt, is employed by the Madison Metropolitan School District as special education assistant at Madison West High School. That necessitates that Mertz recuse himself on such important votes as teacher and staff salary, benefits, working conditions, length of school day and year.
If not more.
The odd thing is that nowhere on his campaign web site does Mertz refer to his wife. He mentions two sons but no spouse. Why is she The Woman Who Must Not Be Named?