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AP- The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is reporting that it raised nearly $400,000 since Dec. 10. The party was a leader in the circulation of petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker and five others. Reports the party planned to file Tuesday with election regulators show that it raised $394,000 in the final five weeks of the recall campaign which ended Jan. 17. Over that same period, the state Republican Party reported raising about $243,000. Recall organizers say they turned in 1.9 million signatures against Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four other Republican state senators. The process of verifying those signatures is ongoing.
Walker also plans on filing an update to his campaign fundraising since mid-December. His previous report showed he raised $5.1 million as of Dec. 10.
Local business owner and County Board Supervisor Bill Feehan announced today that he will form an exploratory committee, the early stage of a possible run for Wisconsin’s 32nd State Senate District. Feehan, who represents La Crosse’s 3rd District on the County Board, owns three local businesses with his wife Sue Kolve. He has also worked at Unilever Food Solutions for 16 years, most recently responsible for managing business with regional food service chains. Feehan is the current GOP chair for La Crosse County and serves on the county board of Health and the Criminal Justice Management Council. His website is www.feehanforsenate.com
Seems like it's early....but State Senator, Jennifer Shilling, may have some competition in the 32nd Senate District later this year.
That's La Crosse County GOP Chair, and County Board Supervisor, Bill Feehan. He said a change in leadership....growing the economy and getting people back to work are his driving forces. Feehan says he'll know in about a month whether he will become an official candidate for the 32nd.
A Missouri man who held several police agencies at bay early Sunday morning is still in jail on a $500 cash bond. 22 year old Kenneth Roark made his first court apearance in Monroe County today. A formal complaint has not yet been filed....but initial charges Roark faces in the 7 hour standoff at the Super 8 Motel in Tomah, include suspicion of endangering safety while intoxicated with a firearm, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon. Tomah police were responding to a report of an intoxicated armed man Sunday morning around 2:30. After 15 rooms were cleared out, Roark was finally brought out of his motel room after officers flushed him out with chemical agents. Roark was staying at the motel as part of a crew that's building a sand mine in the area. He will be back in court early next month.