A black legislative candidate in Madison, Wisconsin, had the police called on her while she was out campaigning for votes. Shelia Stubbs, who is on track to become the first black assemblywoman in the state’s 77th District, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday that she was confronted by Madison police officers while going door-to-door to speak with constituents. “I’d never encountered that before. I just felt like my heart was pulled out,” Stubbs said. A resident of Madison’s west side had reportedly called 911 to report a “suspicious vehicle,” saying he believed the occupants were “waiting for drugs at the local drug house.” Stubbs’ 8-year-old daughter was accompanying her inside a vehicle as she campaigned, along with her 71-year-old mother. Stubbs provided campaign materials and spent about 30 minutes speaking to the police officer who responded before the matter was settled. Stubbs, who is running unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election and will be sworn in to the Assembly in January, reportedly offered to work with the officer to help improve race relations after the incident.
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