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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Rightwing Radio Versus Pedro Colón

by Michael A. Leon

You can tell a lot about a candidate by the enemies he or she makes.

In Pedro Colón (state rep., D-Milwaukee) run for the Milwaukee City Attorney’s race, Colón has gained the enmity of some of the usual suspects on rightwing radio.

Both Charlie Sykes and Mark Belling ripped into Colón Monday though not offering any argument against his candidacy.

Of course, Colón who lists among his supporters the Milwaukee DA, and the City’s legislative caucus, and US Rep. Gwen Moore, also gets an occasional hit from those upset with successful advocacy of a sexual harassment victim. Isn’t that a good thing?

And now Colón is campaigning for the City Attorney’s office advocating that he would work with other officials to flush out the law protecting Milwaukee citizens so that citizens might be better served by the actions of their government and the police. Isn’t that a good thing?

The naysayers are unpersuasive

Reads the Shepard-Express endorsement:

Colon’s ideas would take the city attorney’s office into the 21st century by working with other levels of government, especially on reducing crime and nuisance properties; training police officers to respect the rights of citizens while making arrests; fighting to fix the school choice funding flaw, which currently penalizes city taxpayers; finding fair solutions for residents who have had their driver’s licenses taken away; and personally advocating for the city when important lawsuits arise.

Amen to the uppity Wisconsin Hispanic efforts to make government serve the people it is supposed to serve.

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