Empower Wisconsin | Nov. 19, 2019
By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — While Gov. Tony Evers may be flying around the state less than his predecessor, apparently the Democrat doesn’t mind jetting off to a far left confab in Washington, D.C. to talk “donor investment” and building “long-term power.”
Evers and two other Dem governors — Gretchen Whitmer, of Michigan, and Laura Kelly, of Kansas — were tapped as the warm-up act for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a Democracy Alliance get-together with some of the wealthiest sugar daddies in liberal politics.
Evers was scheduled to speak on Friday at a lunch plenary session, according to a Democracy Alliance confidential agenda, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The session was titled, “Government in the Heart of America, from Red to Blue, Advancing a Progressive Agenda.”
As the Free Beacon reported, Democracy Alliance’s three-day event was held at D.C.’s five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel to “plot its upcoming agenda leading up to the 2020 elections.”
Evers and his Dem colleagues spoke on the “lessons learned in flipping red seats to blue …”
“They will discuss the importance of donor investment in efforts to building progressive majorities in state legislatures, especially from the perspective of having to govern with Republican control of the legislative chambers,” the agenda summary notes.
The governors also addressed building long-term power to “govern responsibly in the era of Trump.”
Big Labor Chief Lee Saunders, president of AFSCME, was moderator.
An Evers spokeswoman did not return an email seeking comment. Nor did the Democracy Alliance.
As the Free Beacon notes, the left-wing Democracy Alliance is organized by billionaire currency speculator George Soros. Soros has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to liberal organizations that do not disclose their donors, even as progressive groups push their phony narrative about conservative “dark money” networks.
A Wispolitics.com report earlier this year showed Evers has used state planes far less than his predecessor, Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Evers made Walker’s air travel an issue during the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.
The governor, who apparently prefers traveling by car, has said how important it is to get out “from underneath the bubble and going into villages and cities and townships of this state.” Perhaps not as important as getting in touch with a “secretive coalition of more than 100 millionaire and billionaire donors.”