Karofsky Allies Use Coronavirus to Solicit Votes

Fight for $15, a group of social activists pushing for an increase in the minimum wage, is sending out text messages using the deadly Coronavirus to urge a vote for Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Jill Karofsky.

"This virus has got us WORRIED," reads the text, which was sent Thursday afternoon. "We're losing pay, have no paid sick days, bad healthcare, and leaders who DON'T care ... All reasons to VOTE for Jill Karofsky, who's running for WI Supreme Court and DOES care."

The text then instructs recipients to "reply VOTEWI for everything you need to know" about how to vote for Karofsky "from home by mail."

Fight for $15 is an independent group that supports Karofsky's candidacy. The Karofsky campaign has not yet responded to a request for comment about the appropriateness of using the Coronavirus in such an overtly political manner.

Karofsky, a liberal Dane County Circuit Court judge, faces conservative incumbent Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly in the April 7th election.

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