Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly gains endorsement from the National Rifle Association; are dollars far behind?

Justice Kelly holds fundraiser at gun club day after the shootings at Molson Coors in Milwaukee

Judge Jill Karofsky, who is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Justice Daniel Kelly, was one of several candidates speaking at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Green Lake County Dems & Friends.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, appointed to the state’s top court by former Republican Governor Scott Walker, held a fundraiser on Feb. 27, a day after five people were shot and killed at the Molson Coors Brewing facility in Milwaukee.  According to a report from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, there were three levels of giving, with each level being named after automatic weapons.

Last month, the National Rifle Association, which has been a big financial supporter of GOP legislative candidates in the past, endorsed Kelly. The Democracy Campaign added, “Between January 1998 and December 2019, the NRA spent more than $5.5 million on outside electioneering activities to support GOP and conservative legislative and statewide candidates. The bulk of the NRA’s electioneering spending, more than $4.4 million, went to support Walker’s 2010 general, 2012 recall, and 2014 and 2018 reelection campaigns.”

Kelly, who is backed by many conservatives and Republicans is seeking reelection on April 7. His opponent is Judge Jill Karofsky. Karofsky, who has the backing of progressive, liberals, and Democrats spoke to the Green Lake County Dems & Friends back in January. Officially, the April 7 contest is nonpartisan.

Read the full article from the Democracy Campaign website.

Republicans defy Evers and voters; open and then immediately close special session called to debate gun control measures

Thumbing their noses at Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, the Republican-controlled state assembly and senate opened and closed immediately a special session called Thursday to debate several gun control measures. 

In doing so, the GOP legislators also thumbed their noses at the people of Wisconsin–voters–who, according to a recent Marquette University Law School poll–overwhelmingly favored the two measures. 

Read article on the special session from Courthouse News Service

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