Nearly two dozen shot outside an NBA playoff game. A notorious murderer almost released on parole. A Christmas massacre carried out by a repeat felon released on low bail. Record car thefts and drug overdoses.
While most of the country braces for a pocketbook election driven by runaway inflation, record gas prices and baby formula shortages, the key battleground state of Wisconsin is seething over a crime wave driven by policies that are shaping up to be an Achilles heel for Democrats running the state, like incumbent Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.
Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a leading GOP candidate to challenge Evers in the fall election, gave a preview of the attack lines Wisconsin voters are certain to get plenty of on the TV come November. In a recent interview with the “Just the News, Not Noise” TV show she gave a statistical tour of the state’s more famous blue cities.
“The murder rate in Green Bay is up 60%,” Kleefisch said. “There are more cars stolen in Milwaukee today than there are in Chicago. If you are a child in Wisconsin right now, you are likelier to die a murder victim in Milwaukee than from COVID-19. La Crosse, the other side of the state, just had their biggest meth and their biggest fentanyl busts in La Crosse history. Crime is terrible here.” read more