Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is slamming U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, saying the Democrat has “no record of accomplishment” even though she’s spent more than 20 years in Washington D.C.
Clarke stopped short of announcing a campaign against Baldwin, instead saying, “There’s a lot of speculation going on at this point in time about my potential running for United States Senate.”
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The former sheriff, speaking in front of a thin blue line flag, called a Senate run a “huge leap, a big step. There’s a lot to go through.”
But he sounded like a candidate.
“Senator Tammy Baldwin, the incumbent, has been in Washington D.C. She’s a lifer; she’s a career politician. She’s been there for over 20 years, and she has no record of accomplishment. I think Wisconsin can do better than that.”
Baldwin has been a U.S. Senator since 2013. From 1999-2013, she served in the U.S. House. Before that, she was a state representative.
He added: “She can’t put her name on any major legislation that she has moved through the Congress.”
“She’s basically a reliable vote for Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden,” Clarke said.
He told people to “hang in there” until “that decision comes,” presumably whether he will run against Baldwin as a Republican.
Businessmen Eric Hovde and Scott Mayer are also considering a run against Baldwin. Stacey Klein, a Trempealeau county board supervisor and financial advisor, and Rejani Raveendran, chair of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College Republicans, are declared candidates.