All that money spent and Sullivan still almost defeats Abele
Despite spending much more than the other candidates for Milwaukee County Executive, leftwing philanthropist Chris Abele was only able to finish second in the primary with 25% of the vote. Former Democratic State Senator Jim Sullivan almost caught Abele with 22% of the vote.
Meanwhile, Republican State Representative Jeff Stone was able to bring home 43% of the vote. That’s not a good sign for liberals hoping to take back Milwaukee County government in the post-Scott Walker era.
Perhaps the voters have formed an opinion of Abele similar to Gertrude Stein’s opinion of Oakland. “There is no there there.”