Whoopsie! Hindsight is 20/20, eh?
The State Elections Board should have held it's partisan meeting in someone else's district. When Paul Bucher says he will investigate, that means he will investigate.
AP story via Kenosha News
An investigation will be launched into alleged improper lobbying by an attorney for Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, a district attorney said Friday.
Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher said he believes he has jurisdiction to look into the allegations surrounding an Elections Board meeting.
The meeting that spurred the lobbying in question took place in Brookfield, which is in Bucher's county.
Bucher, a Republican who lost the Sept. 12 primary for attorney general to J.B. Van Hollen, said he plans to look for violations of the state's open meeting laws, ethics code and lobbying statutes.
His investigation stems from revelations on Thursday that Doyle attorney Michael S. Maistelman lobbied three Democratic members of the Elections Board prior to its 5-2 vote on Aug. 30 to require Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green to divest of nearly $468,000 in campaign donations. The three Democrats who were lobbied, along with another Democrat and a Libertarian board member, voted in favor of the order against Green. Two Republican members voted against it.
Of course the liberal DA in Dane County is being a typical liberal patsy-
State Sen. Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, the chairman of the Senate Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee asked Bucher to investigate. Ellis also asked Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard, a Democrat, to look into the issue.
But Blanchard told Ellis on Friday that he did not believe district attorneys have enforcement authority in this case.