Here are the basics from Bice’s recent dispatch, “Democrats quietly help Mary Burke explore possible gubernatorial bid”
Who: Mary Burke, Jacob Hajdu, political director of the state Democratic Party, Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine), John Lehman (D-Racine) and Mayor John Dickert
What: They had coffee
Where: Wilson’s Coffee & Tea in Racine, Wisconsin
When: July 17th
Dan Bice could look a smidge less like a manipulator and more like a pro if he further pressed Mike Tate with this question:
“Who are the other candidates the Dems met with to talk about the 2014 governor’s race?”
Or even just this question
“Did WI Dem. Party leaders also meet with Mark Harris?“
That Q & A would naturally have come after this part in the story, eh?:
“If the state party is asked by someone seriously considering running for office, we are happy to make some calls and introductions to help them connect with key leaders in their district or — in this case — the state,” Tate said.
“It’s a service we provide to any serious candidate that asks and something we have done dozens of times.”
As it is, looks like Bice is trying to keep our minds on Mary Burke and make sure the GOP is poisoning the water along the way.