Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Progressives United backs Mary Burke for governor

More than three-quarters of members responding throw their support behind her

Progressives United, a liberal advocacy group founded by former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, has officially backed Mary Burke for the 2014 race for governor.

“She will work tirelessly to restore the progressive traditions of Wisconsin, create good paying jobs for Wisconsinites, and end the nasty politics of division that have become Scott Walker's trademark,” executive director Cole Leystra said.

The endorsement is significant because Burke is considered to be a moderate by the left, and criticized by the right as being “too wealthy” (and thus, out of touch) to run.

Perhaps hoping to quell those accusations, the organization asked its members directly whether they should support Burke or not. According to the group, more than 75 percent said they wanted to back her in 2014, without waiting for a possible primary challenge.

Progressives United’s vision statement reads:

“Realizing a true democracy in which all Americans are fairly represented in a government free of dominance by wealthy individuals or corporate interests.”

1 comment:

  1. Go ahead and repeat the lie again about what the poll actually asked. PU was already supporting/endorsing Burke before the poll. Read the questions again, it merely asks if they, PU, should begin publicly showing that suppport sooner rather than later. NO OTHER OPTIONS WERE OFFERED IN THAT POLL.