Cullen leaving Dem. caucus after committee snub
MADISON Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, said he is leaving the Senate Democratic Caucus after being snubbed in committee assignments.
Cullen represents Whitewater, Whitewater Township and Richmond Township, as well as all of Rock County.
In an email to state Senate members Tuesday, Cullen referred to Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller:
“Sen. Miller has made clear that he does not value or need my presence in Senate Committee leadership and, quite obviously, in the Senate Democratic Caucus. He has made his decision, and now I will make mine.
"As of the sending of this email, I am no longer a member of the Senate Democratic Caucus. I will decide over the next few days or weeks whether to become an Independent. I will not become a Republican.
"This entire episode makes clear to me that Sen. Miller has no time for my independent ideas and my support of bipartisan solutions to the state’s problems."
Cullen's letter is posted on the WisPolitics.com website HERE.
Read more in Wednesday's Gazette, the next Walworth County Sunday, online in the Gazette e-edition HERE, or check WalworthCountyToday.com Wednesday after 4 p.m.