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Brat City Democrats Support Al Gore

Brat City Democrats Support Al Gore Political Button Museum
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Brat City Democrats Support Al Gore (union bug)
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Illustration of a bratwurst above a photograph of of Al Gore with red and blue text on a white background.  Blue outer border has red ring and white stars.

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T.K. Enterprises 920-922-7439

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The term “Brat City” is one of the nicknames for Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Due to its popularity in the area, the city has also been called the “Bratwurst Capital of the World.” There is an annual fundraising festival that includes the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship.

This button was created by Sheboygan attorney and Democratic convention delegate Angela Sutkiewicz. She created the button to pass out at the convention as a show of support for candidate Al Gore. The button was very popular and was requested often. Sutkiewicz commented that if she knew they were going to be such a big hit, she would have sold them as a fundraiser. 

Sutkiewicz was elected a Sheboygan County judge in 2011 and has held the position since. In 2017, she was in the limelight after denying a re-trial for Steven Avery, a man convicted for murder and the main the focus of the Netflix series Making a Murderer.

 

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Weiland, A. (2000, August 15). Brat City button a convention hit says local delegate. The Sheboygan Press, p. 1. Retrieved from https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15203158/15-aug-2000/

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