Found on Green Party Watch
Last week the Mayor of Racine, WI (pop: 81,000) was arrested for child pornography and attempted child enticement following a sting operation in which Mayor Gary Becker arranged to meet a state agent posing as a 14 year old girl in a chat room. The (now former) Mayor was arrested at a Mall where he had arranged to meet the “girl”. Becker resigned today.
Pete Karas, a former alderman in Racine, today responded to a “Draft Pete” campaign by officially filing to run for Mayor. The date of a special election has not been set, but at least two others have thrown their hats in the ring with more candidates possible.