Not too much will be up today. I have to study for the last exam I hopefully will ever take.
But I will note that I went to the Dane County Dems meeting last night and witnessed a surprise visit from Tom Barrett. As I tweeted, Barrett gave a short speech, hammering on the same theme I've heard other Democrats touch upon: "Preserving Common Wisconsin Values." The idea is that Republicans want to dismantle fundamental services, such as education and medicaid. It's not a bad message because it's pretty honest.
And then Brett Hulsey arrived, flyers in hand. Hulsey gave a short speech announcing his candidacy, and made a point of discussing his past relations with the Sheriff Deputies Union. In a choked-up voice, Hulsey alleged the Deputies had threatened his family, and then he said that he kept the door of his car open every morning when he turns on the ignition, to make sure he can get out if it explodes. He said he was only half-joking. He used the example to show "what kind of Democrat" he was, and the he will not be threatened by powerful interests.
I talked to Hulsey afterwards. He referenced his experience working for Bill Clinton, as well as his 1,800 "identified voters" from previous campaigns for County Board.
I needled Hulsey about his work on behalf of Alliant Energy, which some progressives hold against him. He responded that he advised them to use as much bio-mass as possible, and that he had a long career of fighting against coal power, and that his recommendations have been used by the Doyle administration.
In Hulsey's first press release, he notes endorsements from County Executive Kathleen Falk and Council President Mark Clear.