Tax and Titanic Day…
April 15 is Tax Day and that means the second annual “Tea Party” day across the country. And in Wausau, that means a couple of dueling events – one on the 400 Block around 3:30 p.m. being staged by the Dan Mielke contingent and another at the Rothschild Pavilion that looks to be the Americans for Prosperity branch of ‘people who say they are not the Republican Party.’ How do I know this? Because I listened to the radio yesterday as Republican Party of Marathon County 1st Vice Chairman (and 550 Radio host) Pat Snyder interviewed Tea Party organizer Meg Ellefson. (There is a John Ellefson who is Finance Chair of the RPMC, but I’m sure it’s just a coincidence and hey, maybe they’re not even related. I mean, there are lots of Ellefsons, right?) One of the speakers is RCMP Chair John Yackel (who was simply cited in the interview as a Wausau attorney, which I suppose is true as far as it goes…)
But the biggest kerfluffle over the Rothschild event came from a speaker who will not be showing up:
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Tom Tiffany, two-time unsuccessful GOP candidate for the 12th Senate District against Roger Breske and then Jim Holperin, has now thrown his hat in the ring for the 35th Assembly District seat held by Rep Don Friske (R-Merrill) who will not seek re-election this fall.