MADISON — The Republican
leader of the state Senate says the bipartisan choice to
lead Wisconsin's new Election Commission may be rejected by
the GOP-controlled Senate.
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald tells
the Wisconsin State Journal in a story published Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/jytwxtl
) that some Republican senators have concerns with placing
Mike Haas at the head of the commission.
Fitzgerald says the concern
stems from Haas being the head of the elections division at
the Government Accountability Board, which was involved in
the secret investigation of Gov. Scott Walker and
Haas disputes Fitzgerald's
claim that he intends to resign the post after the November
The new bipartisan Elections
Commission announced the pick of Haas last week as its chief
administrator starting June 30.