Oh....my.....must catch breath! Alderman Michael McGee Jr., the one that's in jail, has filed for re-election. Read the story here. What's really scary, is after following this guy's antics for several years now, I could easily see him being reelected.
MILWAUKEE - Alderman Michael McGee Jr. has filed initial papers from jail to run for re-election.
McGee is charged in state court with conspiring to have a man beaten and running a $5-per-person vote-buying operation. He also faces federal charges accusing him of shaking down business owners in his district.
He is scheduled for trial early next year. If convicted of a felony before the April election, he would not be able to serve on the city council.
It is unclear what would happen if his name remained on the ballot and he won.
McGee has filed a declaration of candidacy form. He also will have to submit a campaign registration statement to be eligible to circulate nomination papers beginning Dec. 1, said Neil Albrecht, deputy director of the city Election Commission.
It could be difficult for McGee to campaign. He remains behind bars after federal prosecutors successfully argued he was attempting to intimidate witnesses. His federal public defender has moved to have him released, but that matter is still pending.