INDEPENDENT REPORTING. LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE. POP CULTURE RELEVANCE.

aae wi banner ad

Friday, 11 April 2014 11:49

Mike Ellis Will Not Seek Re-election This Fall Featured

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Following Project Veritas' recent release of secretly recorded conversations by Republican Senate President Mike Ellis, the state senator has announced that he does not intend to run for re-election this fall. 

 

Scott Kelly, spokesman for Ellis, confirmed that Ellis was concluding his 44-year legislative career, a decision that came just two days after Ellis was caught discussing the creation of a super PAC to attack his Democratic opponent, State Representative Penny Bernard Schaber. Such a move would be illegal under Wisconsin statute. Ellis said he did not pursue the idea after realizing it was illegal.

 

In a statement released by his office, Ellis had some parting comments as to the status of his departure, citing his pride in what the state had accomplished in his time of office but dismay at what he claimed was the increasing partisan nature of politics. 

 

"Instead of being criticized from our opponents, independent thought is attacked by our own backyard. Like my dear friends, Tim Cullen, Bob Jauch, and Dale Schultz, I see that compromise is not valued in today's Capitol environment, and that means I don't fit in any more. Special interests hold too much sway instead of the voice of the people. I'm a senator from a different era, and I value my integrity too much to compromise it any more."

 

 

More in Politics

Mary Burke Has Another Challenger In Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

On Monday, Wisconsin State Representative Brett Hulsey announced his intention to run for Wisconsin Governor, effectively leading to yet another… Read More »
WIFreePolitics

WisconsinFree has a solid team of writers who put truth above ideology and can be trusted to report the hard facts as they're revealed. Watch WIFreePolitics to keep up to date on the latest political reports.

Most Popular 2

Entertainment

American Soldier "Caught" Bonding With Afghani Children In...
Not all the tales coming from war zones have to be about violence and bloodshed, as this short video...

Read more

See Why Some Are Calling This The Best...
What better way to start off a Monday morning than with a laugh. And what better way to laugh then t...

Read more

Politics

Mary Burke Has Another Challenger In Democratic Gubernatorial...
On Monday, Wisconsin State Representative Brett Hulsey announced his intention to run for Wisconsin ...

Read more

Senator Mike Ellis Caught In Undercover Project Veritas...
Wisconsin State Senate President Mike Ellis (R-19) found himself the most recent target of Project V...

Read more

Sports

Brew Crew Off To Best Road Start In...
For the Milwaukee Brewers, their season could not be off to any better of a start: the Crew just com...

Read more

Beer Or Bourbon? Bet On The Line Between...
When tipoff between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Kentucky Wildcats occurs this Saturday at AT&T...

Read more

On Wisconsin! Elite Eight Badgers, Aaron Rodgers Celebrate...
It's a good day to be a Wisconsin sports fan! With the Badgers' 69-52 victory in the Sweet 16 over B...

Read more

Log in  \/