Name That Party: He’s a Mayor Accused of Soliciting Sex From Child… But is he a Democrat?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Mayor Gary Becker of Racine, Wisconsin received some unwanted attention from the Old Media and the local police today because of his arrest for using a computer to solicit sex from a child. According to the Associated Press, Becker is “tentatively charged with attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement, possession of child pornography, exposing a child to harmful materials, using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and misconduct in public office.”

The AP spends several paragraphs detailing the world of Mayor Becker. It describes his election, his marriage and kids. It describes his accused crime and where and how he was snapped up by the police. But there is one little thing the AP can’t seem to find any information on… his party.

That’s right, once again the Old Media gives us a criminal sexual pervert politician (alleged) and somehow forgets to mention the accused is a Democrat.

The Madison Paper was able to recall his party, thankfully, but few of the other reports bother to mention it.

Of course, we know he’s not a Republican because the headline doesn’t say “Republican Mayor Arrested for Attempted Child Sex Assault.”

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as, Human Events Magazine,, New Media Journal, Men’s News Daily and the New Media Alliance among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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