Newly elected state Rep. Jessie Rodriguez says in a statement that she doesn’t need to be a part of the Black and Latino Caucus.
Questions have swirled after an article in the Wisconsin State Journal about whether the second Latina in the Legislature -- a conservative Republican -- would be invited to join the Democratic group of minority legislators, especially after caucus chair state Rep. Mandela Barnes said white legislators who represent minority districts might be invited to attend caucus meetings.
So Rodriguez put out a news release that said, in part:
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