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Rep. Brett Hulsey

MADISON (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey plans to hand out white Ku Klux Klan hoods to Wisconsin Republicans to highlight what he says are their racist policies.

Hulsey on Thursday came into the state Capitol press room to show off a white hood he says he made with his daughter’s sewing machine using curtain material he purchased for $1.

Hulsey, a state representative from Madison, is running a long-shot campaign for the Democratic nomination against the better funded and more broadly supported candidate Mary Burke.

Hulsey says he will attempt to hand out the KKK hoods to Republicans as they gather Friday for the state party convention in Milwaukee.

State GOP executive director Joe Fadness calls it a “reprehensible, vile stunt” that should outrage everyone.

WisDems Chair Mike Tate issued the following response:

“We may disagree with the policies of this Republican Party, but this type of behavior is completely unacceptable and grossly inappropriate.”


  • cynic

    Ladies and gentleman, the Democrat Party. The party of the people. The tolerant, compassionate, caring party. The party who’s leader promised to be post-racial and bring everyone together.

    Keep it up, Brett! This could be a gift that just keeps up giving.

  • sully

    Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said during a news conference on Thursday afternoon, May 1st, “We are not doing enough for the mentally ill.”

  • Belinda Joy

    Wrong. Not all Republicans are racist and not all liberals are “tree huggers” Am I am the camp that believe far too many republicans have allowed the fringe to all but hijack their party? Yep. But I am not at a place where I feel it is fair to wash the republican party with a blanket idea that they are all racist. I think that type of mindset makes him appear small and petty.

  • T

    So is he saying that all the Hispanic and black republicans are dumb because they don’t see what he see’s? All parties have percentage of prejudice people. He makes himself look like he is just tryin to get his name out there but yet he just looks dumb. Lesson here…don’t vote for a dumb person!

  • amanda

    How is this making peace with any race? This is bs I think we’re supposed to sit here and let these nobs run us ? This I don’t agree at all .. I have bi racial children.. what the he’ll are we teaching our children? Equal rights are supposed equal not half get it right.

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