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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Breaking: Sen. Tim Cullen Leaving Democratic Caucus

Capital Times:
Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, said Tuesday he plans to leave the Democratic caucus and may become an independent.

Cullen made the comments in a press conference.

Democrats just gained control of the Senate 17-16 with Sen. John Lehman's victory over Van Wanggaard in a recall.

It's unclear immediately what the implications are of Cullen's announcement.

It sounds like he's on a power trip and wanted a deal to remain a Democrat. So sad.

Senator Miller released this statement in response to Cullen's announcement:
"I am disappointed in Senator Cullen and the decision he made today. Senator Cullen turned down the chairmanship of the Committee on Small Business Development and Tourism. He told me that if that was the committee offered to him, he would rather chair no committee at all. It was an important committee as small business is the economic engine for Wisconsin." Source>>>

Madison -- One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding news in the Wisconsin State Senate today that Sen. Tim Cullen will refuse to caucus with Senate Democrats because they would not remove Jon Erpenbach as chair of the Senate Health Committee in favor of him. Source>>>

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