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Friday, June 13, 2008

 8:14 PM 

Dems move to strip delegate status of Clinton supporter turned McCain backer

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin began the process Friday of stripping the delegate status of a Hillary Clinton support who publicly announced that she would back presumptive GOP nominee John McCain this fall.

Debra Bartoshevich was selected from the state's 1st CD this spring to be a Clinton delegate at the party's national convention in Denver this August.

Her announcement was the early buzz of the convention Friday as Dems expressed disbelief that one of their own would back McCain publicly.

DPW Chair Joe Wineke announced news of her decision to the convention, prompting boos and hisses from the audience. The party then introduced a resolution to show the delegates' support for the motion, imploring delegates to back what he said was a needed step to "send the message that the Democrats of the state of Wisconsin will never support someone who supports John McCain."

The motion was approved overwhelmingly. Only one person voice opposition the motion to suspend convention rules to take it up.

DNC member Jason Rae told the crowd the party can challenge Bartoshevich's status as as a delegate because of party rules that require all delegates to be "bona fide Democrats" and said she no longer qualified because of her support of McCain. He also said rules prohibit delegates from supporting someone other than the party's nominee.

He said the state party would file the challenge next week with the DNC.

Bartoshevich did not return a message WisPolitics left Friday night at her Waterford home.

-- By JR Ross


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