The longtime TPM character, far-right sheriff who was banned from Fox News, Trump supporter and self-described cowboy David Clarke may soon make his way back into national news relevance.
The former Milwaukee sheriff who has spent his post-Trump surrogate days running a podcast that decries “RINOs” and lambastes Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on the reg, recently told The Daily Beast that he has apparently not ruled out challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) when her term is up in 2024.
“As time goes on he may make a determination of what to do with the branding he has built up over the years, but not now,” a Clarke spokesperson told The Daily Beast. “Clarke would never take anything off the table as it relates to his future. … Tammy Baldwin knows she’s vulnerable. She will be well funded, but she has no message and runs strictly on her identity politics checklist. She is a back-bencher in the U.S. Senate.”
While Clarke ran as a Democrat throughout his 15 years as a Wisconsin sheriff, his descent into Trumpism was swift and predictable for the figure who made a name for himself over the years with his repeated, outrage-inducing remarks.
In case you need/even want a refresher, here’s a non-exhaustive rundown of TPM’s coverage of the “balls-to-the-wall” sheriff over the years:
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