Democrats persist with allegation that Pridemore used his office for politics
He says they’re ‘grasping at straws’

By KYLE ZWIEG - GM Today Staff

April 28, 2009

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is continuing to pursue allegations that state Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) used his state office to launch a campaign attack last month.

The DPW on March 20 filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board after Pridemore allegedly issued a press release on his state letterhead calling then-candidate Tony Evers “a bad choice” to head the state’s Department of Public Institution.

According to a statement last week from DPW attorney Michael S. Maistelman, records submitted by the Assembly Chief Clerk “show Pridemore’s two staffers involved in the political DPI race did not request time off in advance for political purposes as is mandated after the caucus scandal.”



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This story appeared in The Daily News on April 28, 2009.