An apology on the recall campaign trail. It comes from Democratic state Representative Fred Clark of Baraboo, who is hoping to unseat Republican Senator Luther Olsen of Ripon in a recall over collective bargaining.
Clark last week made a call to a Baraboo couple to ask for support. The woman hung up on him, but her answering machine then recorded Clark making a comment to a campaign staffer about “calling her back and smacking her around.”
Clark has issued a statement, saying he takes full responsibility for making a mistake. The statement goes on to say that, in a moment of frustration, he made a clearly inappropriate comment. Clark says he’s deeply sorry and apologizes.