July 29, 2002
At no time in recent memory has there been such a crisis of public confidence in the integrity of the political process in Wisconsin. The State Capitol is awash in scandal. A prominent state senator has been charged with 18 felonies. Criminal investigations focusing on other top political leaders continue. Political corruption and the need for reforms that cleanse state politics will be key issues in the 2002 election.
On behalf of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, I write to call on you to publicly pledge to support a "clean sweep" of the State Capitol after the election. Specifically, we ask you to respond to the enclosed Clean Sweep Questionnaire by Friday, August 9. We will make your responses public the week of August 12.
In publicly releasing candidate responses, we will highlight candidates who pledge to fully support Clean Sweep reforms by answering "yes" to each and every question.