During News/Talk 1130 WISN's State Superintendent Primary Debate on Wednesday, John Humphries alleged that his opponent, Dr. Lowell Holtz, made an offer on December 22nd wherein if Humphries dropped out of the race and Dr. Holtz won, Holtz would give him a $150,000 per year job with the Department of Public Instruction (assuming, of course, that Holtz won the general election).
Humphries claimed on Wednesday that he declined the offer at this breakfast meeting on December 22nd and, when he did, Dr. Holtz made a counter-offer: Holtz would drop out of the race if Humphries gave him a $150,000 per year job with DPI if Humphries won the general election.
Dr. Holtz said on Wednesday that Humphries was deliberately mischaracterizing the nature of the meeting and that the offer was actually made by a business leader that the two had met with on the 22nd. Both Holtz and Humphries declined to identify that business leader.
On Friday, Dan O'Donnell invited Dr. Holtz on to explain the situation.
After Dr. Holtz's interview, John Humphries asked to come on The Dan O'Donnell Show and answer Dr. Holtz's charges that he mischaracterized the December 22nd meeting, and Dan asked him about his version of the events of that day.