US Representative and former reality TV star Sean Duffy must be feeling the heat being brought by his Democratic opponent Kelly Westlund, even though he is in what should be a safe seat due to gerrymandering.
So much so that he sent a campaign aide to be a plant in one of Westlund's events.
While that's bad enough, said aide is apparently no smarter than his boss. The fool not only agreed to be interviewed by the media, but then lied his butt off:
The man had attended an event in Marshfield on Friday for Democratic party candidate Kelly Westlund, who is challenging Duffy for the Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District.
Following the event, a News-Herald Media reporter asked the man, who had questioned Westlund about mining issues, if he would be interviewed for an article. He agreed. When asked questions about his name and why he was at the event, the man said his name was Tom Jorgenson and he had attended the event to learn more about the candidate and the issues. He said he was not from the area but in town visiting family.
A story about Westlund's campaign stop in Marshfield appeared online Friday afternoon. Shortly after it appeared, a man who had been at the event called the newspaper and spoke with the reporter. The man said the person identified as Tom Jorgenson was a Duffy campaign field director named Jake Thomfohrda.
Duffy confirmed that Thomforhrda worked for his campaign Monday.
He also looked at the reporter's cellphone photo of the man who said he was Tom Jorgenson and said that the man was Jake Thomfohrda.
It's rather telling that Duffy didn't even fire the guy but rather just put him "on leave."
Although it does make sense in a way, since Duffy has spent years misrepresenting himself as a representative of the people when he spends his time complaining that he can't possibly survive on $174,000 per year and belittling and/or avoiding his constituents.
Don't expect Duffy to ever explain why he sent his aide to the event or why he didn't just fire him outright for misrepresenting himself to the media. Duffy is very skilled at dancing around the issues, among other things.