On Friday night, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker dropped out of the Republican primary race against Representative Mark Green. You can read the Wisconsin State Journal story on the event.
Owen Robinson, of Boots & Sabers, was at the 5th Congressional District Republican Caucus where Walker announced his decision. He uploaded a copy of Walker’s speech. He also provided a copy of Representative Green’s response (with audio) and an audio copy of Walker’s speech.
This announcement makes things simpler for me. I had been leaning towards supporting Scott Walker, but hadn’t made up my mind yet. Now I can focus on campaigning for one candidate and know exactly where to send my money. I back Representative Green 100% and look forward to having a governor that will require photo ID to vote, that will sign a concealed-carry bill into law, and that will work towards lowering Wisconsin’s tax burden. As of this morning, I’m a member of “the Green Team”.
Two side notes. Walker wins my award for best political soundbite of the month: In the end, I love this state too much to see Jim Doyle elected to another term.
Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke won the award for “Cutest Attempt at a Political Attack: The good news for Wisconsin voters is that Scott Walker is out of the race. The bad news is that extreme Mark Green is still in it. Wineke gets bonus points for clever use of assonance — glad to see he was paying attention when his English teacher covered clever uses of rhyming.