October 24th, 2007
I have a friendly bit of advice for Teresa Drays from the Nowlan and Mouat law firm in Janesville.
When emailing invitations to Louis Butler fundraisers to friends and colleagues, do NOT send to public employees at their official public email addresses. It’s against the law.
Tonight the Butler campaign is hosting a fundraiser at the Old Town Mall in Janesville. On October 22, Ms. Drays forwarded an invitation to the event to more than a dozen employees of the district attorney, state courts and other state offices. Butler Rock Co Event-pdf - Adobe Acrobat Standard.pdf
Wisconsin Statutes state: No person may solicit or receive from any state officer or employee or from any officer or employee of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority any contribution or service for any political purpose while the officer or employee is engaged in his or her official duties…
The Butler campaign has emailed the hosts of this event as well, some of whom are public employees. Did the campaign email them at work, too?
Not a good way to start a race for Supreme Court.
Now, I’m sure Mike McCabe will file a complaint and get around to blogging about this transgression real soon. …