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Welcome to the official blog for the Paul Bucher for Wisconsin Attorney General campaign. Paul is the Waukesha County District Attorney. Postings are being made by Paul and his wife, Jessica, and other family members. We hope to introduce you more to Paul and his beliefs and connect more with our supporters. Thanks for visiting! You can visit our official campaign Web Site at www.bucherforag.org. Blog is paid for and authorized by the Bucher for AG Committee, John Macy treasurer.
1. Unlike in past straw polls, the general public was allowed to participate in these polls, which were taken at County fairs.
2. On top of the straw polls, Paul has growing momentum in the race, as evidenced by the fact that more law enforcement officials around the State keep endorsing him (more than 20 DAs are already endorsing him around the state - almost all Republicans - whereas his opponent repeatedly cites support from Democratic officials on the stump. More police chiefs and other law enforcement officials are supporting Paul every day).
3. Some really high-profile and respected Republicans have joined Paul's team recently. Steve King was a recent example; he's Paul's co-chair. But expect some other prominent announcements really soon.
The Sheboygan Press article on the Sheboygan results:
Health care tops straw poll at fair
Sheboygan Press staff
In a straw poll conducted at the Sheboygan County Fair by the Sheboygan County Democratic Party, the most important issues according to voters were universal health care, with 377 votes, and maintaining Social Security, with 321 votes, according to party leaders.
The Sheboygan County Republican Party conducted a straw poll at the fair asking voters which Republican candidates should challenge Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle and Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager.
In the 79-ballot straw poll, Scott Walker topped Mark Green to challenge Doyle, 68 percent to 26 percent; and Paul Bucher beat out J.B. Van Hollen to challenge Lautenschlager, 65 percent to 35 percent, according to the group’s news release.
Before voting for governor or attorney general in the straw poll, each elector had to show a valid ID, according to Drew MacEwen, chairman of the Sheboygan County Republican Party.
“We believe that elections should have integrity and be fair,” MacEwen said. “Obviously we weren’t worried about fraud in the straw poll, but it’s just to illustrate that we are committed to having ethical and fair elections.”
In the Kenosha County poll, Paul won with 52% of the vote.
Wagner, a former Republican candidate for Attorney General himself and a former federal prosecutor, praised Paul as a true "law-and-order prosecutor." Wagner noted that Mercure made the right decision to rent the house in Waukesha County, saying that any person who would want to maximize the impact of charges would know to do so in Waukesha County because of Paul's strong reputation as an aggressive prosecutor who does the right thing.
In the TV account tonight, Mercure stated:
Criminal charges were issued today. Indeed, they were serious penalties, felonies….
Paul stated in the report that the cases will be difficult ones to prove in court (then again, Paul has never shied away from a case because it's difficult if bringing it to a jury is the right thing). But he stated that he analyzed the circumstances and the backgrounds of the individuals before making a decision on charges. Mercure pointed out that two of the men have allegedly fled the state. Said Paul, "If they flee, we'll pick them up in another jurisdiction... you can run but you will not be able to hide..."
This case is indicative of how Paul has always run his office. He holds people responsible for their misbehavior. Period. Read the story on the case in the Journal Sentinel.