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Milwaukee County Treasurer Caught Cheating in Son’s Election

This is not just a matter of someone using someone else’s signs.

By - Mar 12th, 2015 01:16 pm
Yard sign

Yard sign

The spring election for 15th District Milwaukee County Supervisor has come down to a matter of substance vs. last name… experience vs. family legacy.

That is all the more evident by the recent discovery that Eddie Cullen has been manipulating his father’s (David Cullen) old yard signs for use in his own race. Not only does a basic strip of red tape replacing David’s name with his own expose him as a proxy candidate, it also breaks basic campaign finance rules.

As of today, these signs have yet to be recorded as any kind of contribution and the “paid for by” disclaimer still bears the name of his father’s committee.

Any candidate will tell you that it is easy to make a mistake. No single campaign is immune from flaws.

But this is not just a matter of someone using someone else’s signs.

While Eddie Cullen may still be naïve, David Cullen certainly is not. He is a degreed lawyer, lifelong politician and currently holds an influential position in County government.

This was a deliberate attempt to skirt the rules, avoid contribution limits, game the system for personal expediency and cheat to get his son elected to fill the seat he abandoned.

The 15th District and Milwaukee County as a whole deserves better.

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3 thoughts on “Milwaukee County Treasurer Caught Cheating in Son’s Election”

  1. Orville Seymer says:

    This is small potatoes, I would suggest that you focus on the big issues.

  2. Brisls says:

    If this is “small potatoes” and he wants to be County Supervisor, what do you think he would do in office when larger issues are at hand. You know what they say, you get the government you deserve. I don’t know about you, the taxpayers in this city are due lots better.

  3. Laine says:

    This is not small potatoes. Having worked on local campaigns before, I can tell you those lawn signs are not cheap. By reusing old signs from a different campaign, paid for by a different campaign account, Cullen gave himself an unfair advantage over his competition who actually DO have to raise the funds and spend the money to put up signs. It’s dirty.

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