Talk about digging yourself a hole, as Dan Bice explains:
Tim Sullivan, the head of the Wisconsin Mining Association, is coming under fire for taking a paid position with a firm that would compete directly with the proposed $1.5 billion iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin...Walker sure can pick 'em:
Rep. Scott Suder, the incoming Assembly majority leader, criticized Sullivan for not disclosing his ties to Cliffs when he testified before a Senate committee last week on the mining legislation...
"I find this very disturbing," Suder said of Sullivan's work for Cliffs. "This raises some pretty serious red flags about Tim Sullivan's personal ethics and all of his comments about mining over the last six months."
Two months after the bill died in the Senate Walker asked Tim Sullivan, the former CEO of mining equipment manufacturer Bucyrus International, to bring mining experts and conservation leaders together to see if there's a way to get the mine approved.