Sunday, July 21, 2013

A former wrestler and Democrat, Julian Bradley emerges as GOP leader

Julian Bradley is young, black, a one-time professional wrestler, and the new face of the Republican Party in western Wisconsin.
A former Democrat, Bradley, 32, has made a couple of forays into politics but in the past two years has quickly risen through the party ranks, first as vice chairman and now chairman of the La Crosse County GOP. He is also the party’s incoming vice chairman of the 3rd District.
Party leaders in western Wisconsin praise Bradley — a large man with a halogen smile and even larger hair — as an energetic and charismatic leader.