Milwaukee Archdiocese disavows flier saying archbishop backs candidate
A Milwaukee aldermanic candidate's campaign flier identifying Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki as a supporter was not authorized, Milwaukee Archdiocese spokeswoman Amy Grau said Monday.continue at JS
The candidate, Chris Wiken, has a good chance to unseat veteran Ald. Terry Witkowski in Tuesday's spring election.
A Wiken campaign flier mailed to homes in the 13th Aldermanic District includes a photo of Listecki and identifies the archbishop as a "Proud Supporter of Chris Wiken" and "100% behind him."
Not true, Grau said. The archbishop did not endorse Wiken, she said.
In a statement, Grau drew a distinction between Listecki the individual and Listecki the archbishop.