July 26, 2006


Prosecutors Look at UWM Project, Meeting (Todd Richmond, 7/26/06, AP)

Gov. Jim Doyle brushed off word that state and federal investigators are considering launching two more probes of his administration Wednesday, dismissing the news as typical political fodder during a heated campaign season.

Department of Justice spokesman Mike Bauer said prosecutors are reviewing how a firm that donated to Doyle won a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee building contract and whether a campaign fundraiser for Doyle arranged a meeting between a lawyer seeking state business and Doyle's top state aide in his office. [...]

A decision to investigate the UW-Milwaukee affair and the meeting would mean more problems for Doyle, who faces U.S. Rep. Mark Green, R-Green Bay, in the November general election.

Doyle's administration already is under investigation over a state travel contract that went to a company whose executives gave to his campaign and whether campaign donations from employees of two utilities factored into state regulators' decision to allow the sale of the utilities' nuclear power plant. [...]

Bauer said the prosecutors are reviewing for possible investigation a complaint from a developer called Prism over how Doyle's administration handled the bidding process for the $68.7 million UW-Milwaukee project. Prism lost out on a bid to turn a university building into student housing and retail space.

Howard Dean says I should vote against such corrupt bums....

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 26, 2006 8:45 PM

Another example of the politics of corruption - DemoRat style.

Posted by: obc at July 26, 2006 9:21 PM

Still the House is probably going to Dean's Dems. It's just too close and not the Republicans year for a number of reasons, many of their own making. When they lose, they'll be asking themselves why their supposedly popular views Dubai Ports or immigrants were not rewarded by the electorate. Sad if they get beat by these clowns.

Posted by: JAB at July 26, 2006 9:50 PM

The House is not going to switch - does anyone really believe that 65% of the population thinks the economy is "terrible"? The media herald such numbers, but they are practically fiction.

Likewise, if you get right down to it, what percentage of the electorate is going to vote Democrat because they really believe that John Kerry and/or Nancy Pelosi will immediately provide gas at $2.00 per gallon?

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 26, 2006 11:05 PM