Judge Randy Koschnick's campaign for the Supreme Court is hard-pressed for money, so here's some gratuitous advice about how to save a few bucks:
For starters, shut down the campaign website and fire your press guy. With the Journal Sentinel and Steve Walters working for you for free, there's no need to pay anyone.
Koschnick doesn't even have to make an outrageous new charge or put out a new release to get a story from the JS and Walters any more.
The latest ran on Sunday, unprovoked by any new campaign developments. Walters and the JS were just concerned, apparently, that Koschnick's message wasn't getting out enough.
So, to help it along, they did a story repeating Koschnick's bogus claims that Justice Shirley Abrahamson is soft on crime. In fact, it's not clear that Koschnick has ever used that phrase. It is the newspaper that uses "soft on crime" again and again. It's the JS shorthand for the slightly more nuanced things Koschnick has to say to keep from getting his hand slapped by some judicial watchdog.