Ben Manski Endorsed by Madison Teachers Union
August 27, 2010 in General
Green Party candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly District 77 Ben Manski won the endorsement of the Madison Teacher Inc., a powerful teacher’s union in the progressive college town of Madison. Commentators are already looking at Manski to be a contender in this year election in what is a traditionally progressive Democrat seat.
The most surprising and potentially significant development so far in the 77th District state Assembly race, where five Democrats are battling to replace retiring state Rep. Spencer Black, D-Madison, does not involve one of the Democratic contenders.
Despite the fact that the Democratic primary in this historically Democratic district is just a few weeks off, the big news involves Green Party candidate Ben Manski.
The endorsement of Manski’s candidacy by Madison Teachers Inc., one of the most politically powerful and engaged local unions, alters the character of the fall race — no matter who wins the Democratic nomination.
Manski has already been running a strong race, securing significant endorsements and building a credible war chest.