Gov. Scott Walker and I met a few years ago, when he was in town for the 2012 Rose Bowl, when Wisconsin was playing Oregon. As my son-in-law was born and raised in Wisconsin, I decided to wear the Aaron Rogers Green Bay Packers jersey that he had given to me that Christmas. Gov. Walker is a fellow warrior in trying to address the stranglehold that public employee unions and special interest groups have on elected officials.
My opponent is the beneficiary of hundreds of thousands of dollars in independent expenditures from public employee unions, see http://www.electiontrack.com/ie.html. The Daily Pilot’s Barbara Venezia covers this activity in her column, which is the first piece below.
At the Post Office this morning a lady took a hard look at me and said, “You’re John Moorlach, and it’s terrible what they’re doing to you, so my friends and I are praying for you.” Then she quietly slipped out of the door and went to her car. If this is any indication of how voters are reacting, then the concluding two sentences of Barbara’s column are spot on.
The LA Times covers the fund raising update as of the end of February in the second piece below. My opponent has been raising funds for more than a year. It was reported that he had raised $221,000 by end of December. This means he’s only raised $150,000 this year. And a significant portion of it comes from, you guessed it, political action committees (PACs).
I started in mid-January, as the Governor had to declare a special election before I could ask in earnest. Raising more than $100,000 in some six weeks is not bad, and comparable to what a sitting member of the Assembly raised. And none of my funding comes from PACs!
We need to raise much more to combat the public employee unions largesse. If you haven’t contributed something yet, now is the time to do so. Go to www.MoorlachforSenate.com and make an investment in your state.
We can win this election. The voters don’t want someone who is unaccomplished and beholden to special interest groups. And they are not amused with the negative campaign mailers and robo-calls.
As you know, I have been very transparent about my positions while in office and have a full body of work at https://johnmoorlach.wordpress.com/. As to what is being said about me, let me provide a rebuttal.
I am opposed to amnesty. My opponent is running from his public record by falsely claiming that I support amnesty. Find any public statement where this legal immigrant from the Netherlands supports amnesty. You won’t find it.
I support the right to bear arms.
I have always supported the death penalty.
It is impossible for me to vote myself a $100,000 pension.
I never voted to raise your property or sales tax.
Sacramento is run by the public employee unions and they obviously love my opponent. But, if you want someone who thinks and behaves like Gov. Scott Walker, someone unafraid to address the fiscal morass of this state and willing to oppose the public employee unions, then I’m your vote.