Meet Kelda Roys.
Kelda is the most recent of 17 Democrats to announce their campaign to unseat Scott Walker, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Koch Brothers, and just released her introductory video.
Kelda is a former state representative. She became a small business owner when she was gerrymandered out of office.
The ad is pretty good. It keeps a positive note and shows that Kelda is the type of politician that listens and works with the people instead of dictating to and then hiding from them, like Walker is prone to do. It also shows that she was effective while in office and:
OMG! SHE'S BREASTFEEDING HER BABY!!
During the shoot, Kelda's four-month-old baby was starting to fuss off camera. Kelda's husband gave the baby to Kelda who started to feed her. She didn't make a big deal of it and she didn't miss a beat while she was talking.
That's because it wasn't a big deal.
But you wouldn't have known that from the right wing propagandists or the corporate media (but I repeat myself) which were shocked! - shocked, I tell you! - by this and/or started launching attacks against her. I'm sure they think she should have stopped filming and run off to feed her baby in a bathroom stall.
Kelda explained it best herself by simply stating that she was a mother:
While filming, Roys says her four-month-old daughter Avalon started to get a little fussy.
"I just kept nursing the baby and thought maybe they can use the audio or something," she said.
But when she saw the video, she says she decided not to hide her motherly act.
"This is real life," she said. "I think so often women who run for office feel like they can only present a certain side of themselves to be taken seriously. But it's 2018 and I feel like the fact that I'm a mother just shows that I have an even greater motivation to make the state better."
Kelda got a relatively late start with her campaign, presumably because of the baby, and hasn't registered on many people's radar yet.. But this ad and her common sense and practical attitude is sure to change this quickly.
You can learn more about Kelda at her website.
Addendum: There has been no confirmation at this time that Walker is considering calling a special session of the legislature to repeal the ban on BPAs or to start a ban on breastfeeding.