In Bid for Governor, Hulsey Says Politics is Like Legalized Pros - WBAY

In Bid for Governor, Hulsey Says Politics is Like Legalized Prostitution


Sunday morning, Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) defended his decision to continue running for governor.

"What politics has become today is legalized prostitution," Hulsey said on UpFront With Mike Gousha, referring to what he calls corporate and billionaire influence in politics.

Hulsey will face front-runner Mary Burke in the August 12 primary, a race receiving little attention.

The winner will challenge Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in November.

In May, a Marquette Law School poll found 87% of Wisconsinites hadn't heard of or didn't have an opinion of him.

When asked about a primary, the poll found Burke would receive 66% of the vote, Hulsey just 3%. The remainder were undecided.

Yet Hulsey will continue his unconventional campaign.

"I have the $2.1 billion check that I've been handing out," he showed on the Sunday morning talk show, referring to some of the money Hulsey said Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker took as part of Act 10.

In May, Hulsey was escorted by police out of the GOP convention after staging what he called a political protest, saying he was going to distribute klansman-style hoods along the street.

"I'm the only person in here who's kind of the regular person," Hulsey said Sunday explaining his campaign tactics. "I make a little less than $50,000 a year, and so I don't have the millionaires and billionaires behind me to go out, and I have to get attention however I can."

Burke is ignoring Hulsey, focusing solely on November.

But she'll first have to official beat him in August.

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