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  (WI) Democratic Party staffer Graeme Zielinski removed as spokesman after Twitter outburst
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Last EditedAJ  Mar 04, 2013 11:49am
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AuthorDaniel Bice
MediaNewspaper - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
News DateMonday, March 4, 2013 05:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDemocratic Party staffer Graeme Zielinski was removed as the party spokesman following his Twitter outburst in which he compared Republican Gov. Scott Walker to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, sources said Monday.

Party leaders also docked Zielinski a week's pay - which works out to about $1,000 - for his tweets after Milwaukee prosecutors announced that they were shutting down a secret criminal investigation of Walker's aides.

Late Friday, Zielinski removed the offensive tweets and apologized both to the families of Dahmer's victims and to the first-term Republican governor.

One source close to the party said Zielinski, a former reporter for the Journal Sentinel and other newspapers, will stay on with the state Democratic Party as a "media adviser." He will, however, no longer be permitted to post on Twitter, where he has been prolific in recent years.

"He agreed," said one source. "He's aware of the mistakes he's made."
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