Wisconsin Teacher/Dem Candidate Used Work Email During School Hours to Organize Campaign
6:16 PM, Jun 22, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A public records request by Wisconsin Republicans has revealed that Democratic state senate candidate Shelley Moore used public resources to organize her campaign against Republican senator Sheila Harsdorf. The documents show that Moore, a union official and high school English teacher, sent a number of emails organizing recall efforts during school hours while school was in session.
"We are not supposed to use school email, but since all of our rights are being taken away, I don't frankly care," wrote Moore in an email on March 10, one week after she declared her candidacy.
A spokesman for Republican senator Harsdorf's campaign tells the Hudson Patch (a local blog):
A spokesman for the Democratic party says:
Control of the senate may hinge on the Moore v. Harsdorf race in the 10th district. For Wisconsin Democrats to take over the state senate they need to make a net gain of three seats in the upcoming August recall elections, and the 10th district, which split almost 50-50 during the recent supreme court election, may be the third most likely seat to flip Democratic.