Monday, June 13, 2005

Falk, Lautenschlager React to Straw Poll

A spokesman for Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager said the AG's second-place finish in the WisPolitics Straw Poll was not an accurate gauge of her support.

"Straw polls are an amusing form of political entertainment," said Lautenschlager spokesman Mike Murphy. "This poll didn't reflect the enormous amount of enthusiasm and support that the attorney general recieved at the convention. Peg is excited about her prospects ... and is continuing to raise money and looks forward to Election Day in 2006."

A spokeswoman for Kathleen Falk, who tallied 152 total votes, or 50.8 percent, to Lautenschlager's 144, or 48.2 percent, said Falk was happy with the results.

“She is humbled by people's confidence in her,” Falk spokeswoman Lesley Sillaman said.

As for whether the results will spur Falk to run for AG, Sillaman said, “People have certainly encouraged her to do so, and she'll continue to think about it.”

See the straw poll press release