The Democratic Party of Wisconsin will select a new party chairman at this weekend’s party convention in Milwaukee. Marquette University political scientist Charles Franklin says outgoing chair Mike Tate can take some credit for beefing up the party’s fundraising efforts.
Some have been critical of Tate’s leadership, in view of three losses in races for governor and loss of the state legislature to Republican control.
“It’s certainly fair to note that the party chairman’s name does not appear on any ballot,” said Franklin.
Delegates will choose from among five candidates to succeed Tate at this weekend’s state party convention in Milwaukee.
The convention will also mark the first significant public appearance by Russ Feingold, since his announcement that he’ll challenge Republican Ron Johnson for U.S. Senate.