Multiple sources, under the condition of anonymity have confirmed to FDLFVR that Graeme Zielinski, who was removed as the Spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, is still working in the same capacity except that he is no longer allowed to tweet from the @gjzielinski Twitter account.
At a fundraiser Tuesday night, Zielinski remarked to a group of Democratic donors “I pretty much have my old job but without Twitter.”
This was a revelation to most. who saw the Daniel Bice story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and figured that Zielinski was taking a backseat as a “media adviser” and was no longer doing the day-to-day job of the Spokesman and Communications Director.
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has moved the job of handling media to Melissa Baldauff, whose title is Research and Digital Director, until a permanent replacement as Spokesperson has been hired.
Zielinski’s profile on WisDems.org is the only one that does not carry a title with it; the “media adviser” tag has only been used by Daniel Bice’s source.
FDLFVR has been preparing a piece, a “Report Card after GZ” on how the state party has acted on social media since Zielinski stepped down. With the news that Zielinski is basically in the same job as he was before, it is no surprise that the wildly anti-Republican tone of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s various social media accounts has not been toned down.
It seems that the state’s social media message, apparently still produced by Graeme Zielinski, continues to prefer bashing the GOP to giving Democratic candidates the time of day.