Thursday, November 8, 2007

David Clarke Won't Run

Some conservatives are begging Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to challenge Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, but Clarke won't do it, as Barrett has an incumbency, an insurmountable lead in polls and a campaign treasury that will dwarf potential opponents,too.

Clarke barely made it onto the 2004 Mayoral ballot and failed to make it through the primary. His third-place showing, with just 18% of the primary turnout cost Clarke credibility- - even with some opinion-makers who had touted his viability.

Running for Mayor would be a suicide mission for Clarke: expect him to stay on the sidelines but continue to take potshots at Barrett through email screeds and talk show appearances.

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