MADISON – On Sunday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel broke the news that hedge fund manager and DC millionaire Eric Hovde sold millions in stock. The huge sale raises eyebrows and questions about when he plans to announce his second attempt at buying a Wisconsin Senate seat after failing in 2012. But whenever he does decide to announce his second go at convincing the people of Wisconsin that he’s not a DC insider using Wall Street tactics to make himself rich at Wisconsin’s expense, he’ll have a full bank account ready.
“With this big stock sale, Eric Hovde is certainly a leader in the yacht sale primary. But how much more Wall Street cash will Hovde stockpile in preparation for the 2018 Senate seat auction? No matter the amount, the people of Wisconsin will know better than to support this DC carpetbagger’s attempt at buying Wisconsin’s senate seat,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Brandon Weathersby.