It surfaced today that Mahlon Mitchell, the democratic challenger to Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, admitted on camera that he only got involved in politics in 2008–and it’s questionable if he even voted at that time.

Mitchell, who is the president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, made his comments after a speech where he chided the crowd saying, “we live in a time when bad politicians are put into office by good people who don’t vote.”

When Rebel Pundit questioned him about never having voted before 2008, Mitchell, 35 years old, nodded in agreement:

“I was just…I’m not really engaged in politics. I’m not really engaged in statewide politics at all. But once, what happened last year, and before that when Barack Obama came on the scene, that got me really really engaged in politics. And I’ve been engaged ever since.”

Media Trackers followed up on Mahlon Mitchell’s voting record:

According to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Voter Public Access website, Mahlon Mitchell’s voting record might not even stretch back to 2008 when Barack Obama was elected. According to the Voter Public Access site, a site that states it “has complete data starting in 2006,” Mahlon Mitchell has only been voting since the Fall primary of 2010. In addition to not having a voting record between 2006 and 2010, Mitchell did not even vote in the February 15, 2011 primary that featured candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch faces Mitchell this coming Tuesday as part of Wisconsin’s recall election.