• WisPolitics

Thursday, June 02, 2011

 10:34 AM 

Tate: Weiner still speaking at convention

State Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate said today that U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner remains slated to address this weekend's DPW convention despite the ongoing controversy over a lewd picture sent through his Twitter account.

Weiner, D-N.Y., claims his account was hacked, but has not definitively said that the photo in question was not of him. Tate said the party remains excited to have the outspoken congressman in Milwaukee.

"I'm not going to hold against him the fact that somebody played a prank on him," Tate said in a conference call with reporters.

Tate also said that former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold will be in attendance, but reiterated that he will not address the convention. He also said he doesn't expect any announcements this weekend on bids to succeed departing U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Milwaukee.

Tate said more than 2,000 have registered for the convention at the Frontier Airlines Center, and that he expects hundreds more to attend, citing an "unprecedented level of enthusiasm and excitement."

"We are seeing people come out of the woodwork to participate," Tate said.

Tate said the party's top priority remains the recall of GOP state senators and responded to reports that La Crosse Republicans were considering recruiting a Dem primary candidate in the 32nd SD to delay a recall election between incumbent GOP Sen. Dan Kapanke and Dem state Rep. Jennifer Shilling.

Tate said that tactic would amount to "delaying the inevitable."

"They know that they're going to lose seats," Tate said. "The $64,000 question is whether they're going to lose the majority."

-- By Andy Szal


<< Back to Dem Convo Blog main page


wispolitics.com Social News

Follow Us


Updates from WisPolitics.com on Wisconsin's participation in Democratic conventions.

Editor: JR Ross
Reporters: Chris Thompson, David Wise

· Dem Convo Blog site feed


· Democratic Party of Wisconsin website
· DPW convention page
· Convention agenda
· Convention hotel


· June 2005
· June 2006
· June 2007
· July 2007
· June 2008
· August 2008
· June 2009
· June 2010
· May 2011
· June 2011
· June 2012
· August 2012
· September 2012
· May 2013
· June 2013
· May 2014
· June 2014
· May 2015
· June 2015
· May 2016
· June 2016
· July 2016
Copyright ©2012 WisPolitics.com All rights reserved. | WisOpinion.com | WisBusiness.com  |  Website development by wisnet.com LLC  | Website design by Makin’ Hey Communications