Note, this first appeared in Friday’s RightWisconsin Daily Update

Dear Readers,

Not sure where to begin. Most of my morning was spent dealing with household issues, including needing a plumber to fix the sink. President Donald Trump wanted to drain the swamp, I just wanted the water to go down and a new garbage disposal.

I’m also ordering supplies for the office, making business plans and answering correspondence. In the meantime, I’m working on at least two stories while looking at my inbox of stories just waiting to be written. I’m feeling a bit like William F. Buckley in Overdrive, minus the limousine.

So, as Michael Jordan might have said when offered an endorsement deal by Hanes, let me be brief.

One of the requirements of what I do is that I occasionally get complaints from the subjects of the stories that appear on RightWisconsin. Often, they’re kept behind the scenes, no matter how heated they get. Sometimes it spills over, as it did in this story.

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I am not going to detail the snarkiness of the emails I’ve received behind the scenes from Brandon Moody, the spokesman for GOP Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson. The comment in the story and the series of comments on Twitter are sufficient to point out that Moody possibly has a maturity problem, as Jerry Bader points out in his podcast. Possibly, it’s an anger management issue.

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. Let me set the record straight. I have offered to Moody and his predecessor the opportunity to comment on stories about the GOP Senate campaign, including the story that set off the tantrum. I have also offered to Moody and his predecessor the same access to RightWisconsin, including the ability to submit op-eds, that we have given Nicholson’s opponent, state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield).

We will continue to reach out to the campaign and ask for comments on stories. It is up to them to decide how they wish to proceed. They can sulk like Achilles in his tent, or they can engage our readers. But I want to make it clear to my readers that how the Nicholson campaign behaves is their decision.

Sadly, lost in the name calling by Moody is the news that Nicholson welcomed an endorsement from an alleged “scam PAC” with a dubious history.

RightWisconsin has made no endorsement in the GOP Senate primary, and there are no plans to change that. However, readers are free to judge Nicholson’s candidacy by the company he keeps, whether it’s the organizations that endorse him or the people he chooses to speak for him.

James Wigderson

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