Last week, El Conquistador Newspaper called Rep. Don Pridemore's Madison Office to inquire about a Media Tracker's report that Pridemore had used government resources to issue a presidential endorsement. As Media Trackers reported:
"The clue is that Rep. Pridemore’s endorsement press release as reported by WisPolitics cites his taxpayer funded phone number in the state Capitol. When Media Trackers called the number to inquire about the press release, a staffer responded via email that they could not respond because the matter bordered on being a campaign issue."
On Wednesday, Pridemore staffer Christi Constaneda released this statement to El Conquistador, “It appears that, in the excitement of the latest presidential primary, an endorsement of Mitt Romney was sent from my state email account. I meant no disrespect to the office that the people have elected me to represent and I take full responsibility for this error."
Although we've had serous disagreements with Rep. Pridemore in the past, we applaud him for coming clean with us.