Schaefer’s Shadow Looming in Senate 19?
I wonder what the impact – if any – will be from the Republican attorney general’s primary. The prelude to the primary saw Sen. Kurt Schaefer zealously interrogate Planned Parenthood. Then he spent the summer months in the expensive race trying to pitch voters that he was a strong conservative. Eight years earlier Schaefer had run as a moderate.
I wonder if the switch will undermine any attempts by Rep. Caleb Rowden to attract crossover voters for his Senate 19 race. Could Independents in moderate district feel burned by Schaefer’s change and not trust another Republican?