A couple of no-shows at a congressional candidates forum tonight. State Senator Joe Leibham has decided to boycott the forum, being held by the Ozaukee County Chapter of the League of Women Voters, a group which has filed a legal challenge to one of the Sheboygan Republican’s signature pieces of legislation.
“I do not plan on attending the event that’s being sponsored by a group that’s legally challenging, and really misrepresenting, the intenet behind the photo I-D legislation and the photo I-D law,” said Leibham. The forum is at the MATC-Mequon campus located in Mequon from 7:00-8:30 p.m
Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director of the League in Wisconsin, said the lawsuit dealt with the effects of the law, not the intent behind it. “It dealt with whether the legislature had the constitutional authority to enact the law in the first place,” she said.
GOP Senator Glenn Grothman has also elected not to attend the event, while Republican state Representative Duey Stroebel has said he will be there. All three are vying in August’s primary to succeed Republican Congressman Tom Petri, who’s retiring.