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Milwaukee Common Council Members Endorse Alex Lasry

 

By - Mar 10th, 2021 12:08 pm

Milwaukee – Alex Lasry announced the endorsements of seven current and former Milwaukee Common Council members in support of his campaign for the United States Senate.

Lasry’s list of Milwaukee Common Council endorsements includes:

“Alex has been a great community partner. He’s not afraid of tackling the big problems in our city and he’s willing to lead in ways that pull everyone together.” said Alderman Ashanti Hamilton. “That’s exactly the kind of representation Wisconsin needs in the U.S. Senate and that’s why I’m endorsing Alex Lasry.”

“The community-first approach that Alex has shown to address the issues that face Milwaukee and Wisconsin is the kind of collaborative attitude that we will need from our next Senator,” said former Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines. “We need someone that has the ability to bring people together from all different backgrounds to get things done. I’ve seen Alex do this in Milwaukee, and I know that he will do the same thing for all Wisconsinites, regardless of where they live.”

“Under Alex’s leadership, the Milwaukee Bucks have been a shining example of what corporate citizenship can be. It makes a real difference in a community to have an organization advancing issues and policies that make the lives of the surrounding residents better,” said Alderman Khalif Rainey. “With someone like Alex representing us in the United States Senate, this can be a reality for businesses and communities across Wisconsin and across the country. I’m proud to endorse Alex to be our next U.S. Senator.”

“Alex does everything that he can to fight for Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee,” said Alderman Mark Borkowski. “Whether it was building the arena to create jobs for Wisconsinites and business for Wisconsin manufacturers or working to land the Democratic National convention here, Alex has been one of the most vocal proponents for our state. We need this energy in the U.S. Senate, we need someone who will fight every day for Wisconsin.”

Additionally, Johnson, Dodd, and Zamarripa appeared in Lasry’s announcement video to kick off the campaign.

“I am honored by the outpouring of support from these great Milwaukee leaders,” said Alex Lasry. “I couldn’t be prouder of the diverse, statewide coalition that is supporting our growing campaign for the United States Senate.”

The Democratic Primary Election for the United States Senate will be held Tuesday, August 9th, 2022. For more information about Alex Lasry and his campaign, visit www.alexlasry.com.

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3 thoughts on “Milwaukee Common Council Members Endorse Alex Lasry”

  1. sbaldwin001 says:

    I am amazed by these endorsements. Remember Mr. Lasry and the Bucks’ owners threatened to move the team unless we contributed $250 million to a new arena. They now have that money to spend on this campaign, and all of Mr. Lasry’s recent philanthropy is a trifle compared our $250 million.

    But putting money aside, he had no connection to Wisconsin prior to his organization’s purchase of the Bucks. He does not have enough experience as a Wisconsinite to be our highest elected representative to the federal government, and we will look foolish if we elect him.

  2. Duane says:

    Isn’t Alex the entitled prick who skipped in line this January to get vaccinated? Sad to see so many local politicians kissing the ring already. For some reason this tidbit about Alex’s run for Senator and the article on Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (and Bader Philanthropies) building homes in the Harambee neighborhood seem related to me. We have an economic system that generates incredible (and undeserving) wealth for the top of the economic ladder while those at the bottom get ignored. The Federal Reserve has stated that US net worth reached a record $130T in 2020, up $12T from 2019. The top ten percent owned $86T of that wealth, the bottom 50 percent owned less than $3T. (This was an increase of $60T since the year 2000 for the top 10 percent while the bottom 50 percent gained nothing over those 20 years). And the “habitat” article states that the median household income is $19,300 in the neighborhood where Habitat is building the homes. So the top of the wealth ladder buys a US Senate seat while the bottom relies on charity to make their economic existence viable. Reminds me of the book “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World“ by Anand Giridharadas.

  3. Mark Nicolini says:

    Voters may want to consider Tom Nelson, Outagamie County Executive. He’s proven he can win elections in a Republican County and has a good knowledge of the entire state from having been Assembly minority leader. He’s been leading his county’s efforts to manage COVID and has been pushing hard against Senator Johnson’s failures.

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