Callier throws support to Millie Coby for seat
Harriet Callier, candidate for the 10th State Assembly District, announced this week that she is dropping out of the race for State Representative and endorsing fellow Democrat Millie Coby.
“My community comes first! I entered the race out of love and respect for people and for the democratic processes of my community. Given the fact that we all cannot be the top vote getter on August 14, I gladly yield my campaign— and ask that any support that would have been given to me on Election Day be given to Millie Coby as elected representation for the 10th Assembly District.” Callier stated.
“While Coby and I may not agree on a few of the finer details, two things are abundantly clear: (1) Our shared passion and commitment to improving the welfare of the 10th District, and (2) The belief that race-baiting and race hate speech—as Pasch has supported throughout this campaign—destroys lives and opportunities of hope.
My experience with Pasch leading up to and during this campaign borders on that of the most hatefilled extremist. Too often I measure life responses by the repressive work of Gov. George Wallace of Alabama. The staged work of Pasch and her supporters— while more visibly aimed at the community— appears to be directly from the pages of Wallace’s worst playbook. I question Milwaukeeans who oppose the work of John Spooner and in the same breath, support what Pasch has said, done and allowed to be done on her behalf—to win an election at any costs.” Callier added.
Callier’s announcement comes one week before the Democratic Primary Election on August 14. Coby responded by stating, “I am honored to have the support of Harriet Callier,” said Coby. “With a united community we can move forward and together work to bring jobs back to our neighborhoods, make sure that public education is fully funded, and do something to tackle rampant foreclosures that are destroying our neighborhoods.”
Callier also added, “The elected 10th District Assemblyperson will have to work closely and diligently with other Northside representation. Pasch has demonstrated that she cannot easily turn from the bitter hate mongering of her campaign to one of civil cooperation with the remaining Legislators. A brief talk with her and you will find that Pasch is still very bitter and vindictive with several Northside issues including her lossto Albert Darling in a previous election. Ultimately, neither side of the 10th District is very likely to receive meaningful support from Pasch—only Democratic Party leaders and Union bosses.”
Callier concluded her stated by saying, “I am forever indebted to those of you who supported my campaign. I have within my reach the ability to avoid splitting the votes that are willing to speak out in support of healing the 10th District for both communities. I ask that on Election Day, you join me in putting “People before Politics” and vote for Millie Coby for 10th Assembly District.”