ROCK THE VOTE? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues to tease the notion that a presidential run might be in his future. Would it be as a Democrat? An independent? Who knows!
Do I think he’s serious? Yes, actually I do. My guess is that Johnson is stealing a page from the Donald Trump playbook here. By repeatedly raising the idea of a campaign in these relatively vague terms, he can use the publicity to promote entertainment and business ventures while allowing the public to gradually warm up to the concept.
Johnson has even used a future presidential campaign as a plotline in his NBC sitcom…
SOLIDARITY SPUTTERS IN WISCONSIN: A special election to fill a vacant seat in the Wisconsin state senate went to the Republican, as expected. The GOP nominee took 51% to the Democrat’s 43%, while “Trump Conservative” Spencer Zimmerman (a frequent candidate) captured 4.5% and the American Solidarity Party’s Ben Schmitz received a disappointing 0.5% of the vote.
LIBERTARIAN WINS COUNCIL SEAT IN OKLAHOMA: Troy Brooks, a registered Libertarian, won a non-partisan race for a seat on the Alva, Oklahoma city council. He defeated his only opponent 381-343.
GALESBURG GOES GREEN: Peter Schwartzman, a member of the Green Party, was elected mayor of Galesburg, Illinois on April 6. He defeated incumbent John Pritchard by 47% to 41% with a third candidate pulling 12% of the vote.