Thursday, August 14, 2014

Recount Looming In Slim Primary Victory of Controversial Wisconsin House Candidate

The Hill reports that a likely recount in Wiconsin's Republican congressional primary has called into question Tuesday's initial apparent victory of state senator Glenn Grothman. As of Wednesday morning, Grothman was leading by only 214 votes. (Wis. Election Watch). Grothman, running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Wisconsin's 6th District, has become controversial because of his conservative social views.  According to The Hill:
Grothman recently said it was "unbelievable" that Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Uganda's harsh anti-gay laws, and has repeatedly called homosexuality a "sin," saying it "should not flourish" in American society. He's also attacked what he's called the "war on men" during a 2010 Tea Party rally, has said that "money is more important for men" as part of explaining why he opposed equal pay legislation, and has sponsored legislation that said that single parenting is a contributing factor to child abuse.