Editorial: Recommending Daley From the Journal Sentinel
Posted: Oct. 18, 2006
Tim Daley, a Democrat and Union Grove attorney, is our pick in his race against GOP Rep. Robin Vos in the 63rd Assembly District.
There have been missteps in Vos' first term, chiefly his vote to kill an ethics reform bill. It would have merged the state Elections and Ethics boards, creating a new Government Accountability Board with teeth to monitor behavior at the Capitol. Vos voted against the measure. He said the current system works OK. He's wrong.
Daley would like to see the bill resurrected and also opposes the Taxpayer Protection Amendment. Vos favors it.
On government funding for embryonic stem cell research and on the gay marriage amendment, Vos gives unsatisfactory answers. He says he is for embryonic stem cell research if the embryos are first put up for adoption with the donors' consent. On gay marriage, he says he is for the public deciding but, when pressed, says he will vote for the amendment.
Daley is for embryonic stem cell research, with no unreasonable strings attached and is against the gay marriage amendment. Vos is commendably accessible to constituents, but Daley is more right on the issues. Not a good fit for this district that skews Republican? Ethics reform, funding promising research and fairness for all Wisconsin residents cross partisan boundaries.
Let's look at the MJS's analysis of the issues that cause them to recommend Daley:
1. TABOR - Daley is against it, Vos is for it... Recommendation Daley
2. Marriage Amendment - Daley is against it, Vos is for it... Recommendation Daley
3. Stem Cell Research - Daley is for it, Vos is against it... Recommendation Daley
4. SB1 & Ethics Reform - Daley is for it, Vos is against it... Recommendation Daley
It seems to me that the the MJS just endorsed not only the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's platform, but just about every candidate we have up for election in 2006.
Thank you, MJS!