[Mark Pocan] is also backing [Sheila Stubbs], a "strong neighborhood activist" whose mother, Linda Hoskins, heads the local NAACP branch. "I think she won't be potentially as divisive as [Don Eggert] has been," he says, declining to give examples of how Eggert has divided the board. "It's a million little things," says Pocan of Eggert. "He's a nice guy, but if you have a district like that, you need someone who will be a real fighter. They have a lot of extra needs."In 2004, [Chris Lato] acknowledges, Magnum "struggled" with his race: "He'll admit that his campaign was not organized, not running as well as it could. One of the problems with 2004 is that he got in too late," waiting until May to announce his intention to run. "People were generally aware of him last time," says Lato, "but now they're going to get to really know him."District Attorney Brian Blanchard declined to investigate [Lisa Subeck]'s complaint, saying he saw no violation. Subeck didn't give up, sending her complaint to the attorney general. "My goal isn't to shame them," she says. "It's to get to the point where we meet not only the letter of the law, but the spirit of the law." (For the complaints and Blanchard's response, see Document Feed at thedailypage.com.)
Don Eggert's Last Stand?
Of the 10 contested races for Dane County Board, only one involves a Democratic incumbent who is being challenged by another Democrat. (County Board races are officially nonpartisan, but candidates' political affiliations are generally known.)Sheila Stubbs, head of the Broadway-Lakepoint Neighborhood Association, is running against Supv. Don Eggert for a seat rep...