Monday, April 25, 2011

Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy Inserts Foot (Again), Gains a Challenger

With all that is happening in Wisconsin, it was probably only a matter of time that citizens started getting vocal with their local and state representatives. Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) seemed to be caught a bit off guard by citizens asking some tough questions at his local town hall meetings.

April 25, 2011 (source: Think Progress):
Duffy Gets Huffy: Congressman Tells Voters Concerned With Ryan Budget To ‘Have Your Own Town Hall’

March 29, 2011 (source: TPM):
GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary

On the heels of Duffy's challenging town hall meetings comes news of another challenge in his future--a candidate for his House seat for 2012.

April 25, 2011 (source: Wispolitics.com):

Kreitlow Campaign: Pat Kreitlow announces campaign for U.S. Congress

Chippewa Falls – Pat Kreitlow today announced his candidacy to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kreitlow intends to challenge first-year incumbent Sean Duffy.

“I started exploring the possibility of a Congressional campaign after the new Republican majority began to show it had no interest in keeping its promise to focus on job creation and economic recovery back home” said Kreitlow. “The last straw for me was Sean Duffy’s vote to blow up Medicare, a promise we make to every middle class American that says decades of hard work will be rewarded with a retirement filled with the chance to stay healthy. Instead, he wants to give seniors a lame coupon and a shove back into the health insurance shark tank, even as he gives billionaires another tax cut. This is no time for a congressman to be so severely disconnected to what northwest Wisconsin needs from our representative to Washington.”

Kreitlow continued, “Just as my former State Senate colleagues took the lead in standing up to the anti-worker agenda of Scott Walker in Madison, I’m ready to fight on the Washington front to turn back this new war on the middle class.”

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