Candidate La Follette has campaign mascot: windup cow
Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful Doug La Follette has a new campaign mascot: a tiny windup cow.
La Follette showed off the toy cow to reporters during a press conference Monday. He said he has named the cow Ms. Forward, riffing on Wisconsin’s “Forward” motto and the name of a statue outside the state Capitol.
La Follette has served as secretary of state since 1982. He’s one of five candidates running in a Democratic primary May 8 for the chance to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a June 5 general recall election.
Democrats have forced Walker and five other Republicans into recalls as punishment for passing a law stripping most public workers of nearly all their union rights.