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Mark Green endorses sleaze merchant

Mark Green, who chased Scott Walker out of the 2006 GOP primary for governor but lost badly to Jim Doyle in the general, has endorsed Walker this year, saying "I will be proud to call Scott Walker my governor."

Gee, last time around Green was accusing Walker of running a sleazy" commercial and lying about him.

Of course, as Mark Neumann pointed out, that was before Walker dropped out and endorsed Green four years ago. (Photo)  Time to pay off an old political debt.

So Walker continues to pile up the big name endorsements from the politicians and insiders, and is no doubt en route to a state convention endorsement. That and $4 will get you a mocha at Starbucks.

If endorsements were votes, Wisconsin's political history would be a lot different. But that's not how it works.

At the 1988 state Dem convention, Herb Kohl probably didn't have enough friendly delegates to use all of the fingers on one hand, but he won the primary and general. Tom Barrett whipped Doyle in consecutive state convention straw polls (the Dems don't endorse) in 2001 and 2002 before Doyle went on to win the primary and general.  And, of course, there's the famous GOP convention endorsement of Bob Kasten, who lost the primary to Lee Dreyfus.

 

Published

May 10, 2010 - 6:07pm

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