Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be crossing his state's border with Minnesota to attend a GOP gathering in October. The first term GOP governor, who has been heavily criticized by Democrats and unions for his work to change collective bargaining laws in Wisconsin, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Midwest Leadership Conference on October 7 and 8.
"We are honored and excited to add Gov. Scott Walker to the list of speakers for the Midwest Leadership Conference," said Minnesota GOP Chairman Tony Sutton in a statement. ""Despite millions of dollars and man hours spent by the Democrat Party and its allies on the Wisconsin recall elections, Republicans maintained their majority status in the Wisconsin Senate."
The Midwest Leadership Conference is a gathering of 1,500 Republican leaders and activists from Republican National Committee's Midwest Region (Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota). Several GOP presidential hopefuls are also scheduled to speak at the event.
I just get so fed up at the disrespect embedded in Mr. Sutton intentionally getting the Democratic Party's name wrong. It just seems so petty, and ultimately demeans Sutton. The least outlets like MPR can do is to decline to capitalize "Democrat Party" when it is intentionally misused like this. Proper names are capitalized. But his misuse either needs a [sic] notation, or it gets through w/o capitalization as that is not the name of the party. It is the Democratic Party.