Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan Elected to U.S. Congress

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In January, the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives held by Tammy Baldwin will be filled by Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan. Baldwin was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Pocan played a prominent role in the Moyers & Company episode “United States of ALEC” — as a state senator, Pocan, a Democrat, joined the conservative organization and kept a video blog while at ALEC conferences to show his constituents and fellow state legislators what happened behind closed doors.

Pocan served in the Wisconsin State Assembly for 14 years, and, on Nov. 6, defeated businessman Chad Lee to represent Wisconsin’s 2nd district, which contains Madison.

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  • Kevin McGuire

    Here in North Carolina we are fighting tooth and nail ALEC’s influence on our state’s House, Senate and Governor, who are in a manic rush to pass as many backsliding resolutions as possible before the pushback by shocked citizens emerges and we vote them out of office.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps it will just have to happen. Then if the crooked idiots can be voted out, NC can re-enter the 21st century.

  • Patricia Stidham-Burns

    It’s terrible all over the country. In every single Republican controlled state in the country. Get the people OUT! Scott, Walker, Snyder, Kasich, Casey, Jindal, and the list goes on and on and on there’s 30 of them suckers out there!.

    One thing the GOP has accomplished before exiting in 2014 was, to do as much harm to their state as possible. They have done a pretty good job of dismantling of them before the LEAVE Folks!

    BTW I do think that Snyder has to take the worst of the bunch. I cannot believe what has been done by stripping citizens of their voices, votes, and elected officials is NOT Criminal!!!

    As usual Our useless DoJ does Nothing Eric Holder you useless desk ornament. If it were me I would come after all of you. Starting with you Snyder!

  • Katie Roth

    You are spot on. I agree with you, States rights are one thing but dictatorships in States come’on where is the cavalry.