|Wisconsin's 72nd Assembly District|
A Monday night, Oct. 6 debate is the most anticipated political event this isolated part of the state has seen in years.
This following analysis is blunt, unlike the people of the 72nd assembly district who epitomize the friendly, open culture of Wisconsin.
Scott Krug is a policy lightweight, lacks an ethical center and doesn't belong in public office.
Krug will say anything to get elected and has, most notably promising in 2010 to serve two terms ("I'm for real") and not accept "one cent" of per diem money because he is so serious about spending Wisconsin taxpayers' money. Krug pocketed over $10,000 per diem money anyway to no shame when asked about his unusual promise.
Krug broke both promises with no explanation exceeding that of a first grader evading a teacher's concern about anti-social behavior. (Bice, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
The political landscape has changed in this district the last two years (gerrymandered though it is) and Krug cannot avoid Monday night's debate sponsored by two citizens' groups, Protect Wood County and Its Neighbors and Rome and Saratoga Friendly (Facebook) without committing political suicide.
This is a testament to the work of citizens deciding the nature of their community where they work, live and seemingly more frequently than most enjoy the company of their grandchildren.
Former Republican-voting citizens in the district now openly display Burke-Lehman signs in their front yards solely because of the clean water-CAFO-tourism-local control issues.
Against this, Scott Krug infamously told a constituent and public forum attendee to "quit your bitching" in 2012 as a Big Ag defiler of the environment (and Krug ally) spoke at the Wisconsin Performing Arts Center.
Citizen action for clean water, tourism and recreation—against the proposed massive Wysocki concentrated agricultural feeding operation (CAFO) and the vectoring of liquid cow manure into waterways and aquifers of the central sands—has forced prospective policymakers to seek an electoral mandate as Krug has raised well over $Six figures (a staggering amount for this district) steered his way from the Wisconsin GOP kings and special interests to fight off his own constituents.
Krug displays in his Wisconsin Bluebook biography that he is a 2012 recipient of the Dairy Business Association (CAFOs' mega lobby and industry drum beater.)
Seventy-four days before Election Day 2014, Scott Krug suddenly announced he is against the siting of the CAFO. (VanEgeren, The Capital Times)
Krug's ally, Scott Walker, well, enough is known about Walker to not elaborate except to note this morning's dailies report Walker still refuses to give a straight answer this late in the campaign and commit to serving a full term should voters reelect him. (Stein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) (Nichols, The Capital Times)
Dana Duncan is the anti-Krug, the anti-Walker.
Earnest, wonkish and brilliant, Duncan is independent, engages voters to the extent that Krug runs from them, and when Duncan commits to events, interviews or forums there is an absolute assurance Duncan will fulfill his commitment, contra Krug.
Duncan has been against the proposed CAFO since it was dropped on the Town of Saratoga in the summer of 2012; Krug pretended he was studying the issue until called out, melting under the political heat.
Duncan speaks in detail about the proposed CAFO, clean water, the environment, tourism and recreation, against Krug's poorly formulated clichés.
Scott Walker, this lifetime politician living on the taxpayers' dole condemns any political citizen in Walker's disfavor benefiting from any aspect of the commonwealth and despite campaigning to lead the most "transparent" administration in Wisconsin history is the most closed-off, still refusing to hold a townhall style listening session.
Krug, though a policy lightweight, praises Scott Walker with adoration and is a member of the corporate bill mill, ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Dana Duncan was not the choice of the Democratic Party's controversial chair, Mike Tate.
Duncan didn't care. He's not running for the Party. Ducan's running for the community.
One hopes coverage of debate is heavy.
A certainty is Wisconsin will be hearing more of the concerns of the people of central Wisconsin who have found allies across the state.