Friday, July 25, 2008

Wisconsin Democratic Party ousts McCain backing delegate

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

As expected, Debra Bartoshevich will not be traveling to Denver next month.

Bartoshevich vowed to vote for McCain after Obama won the primaries.

Wisconsin Democrats on Friday ousted a delegate to their national convention for saying she would vote for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain in November.

Embarrassed by a defection in their ranks, the Wisconsin Democratic Party's administrative committee voted 23-0 to strip Debra Bartoshevich of her status as a delegate to the Denver convention next month.

Bartoshevich was elected by party activists as a pledged delegate for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton from the 1st Congressional District in southeastern Wisconsin. But after Clinton dropped out of the race, Bartoshevich told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel she would support McCain over Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. - Strib
Marilyn Nemeth of Racine will take her place in Denver. Nemeth is a Clinton delegate