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The August 12 Republican Congressional primary features two conservative state senators. How do you decide whether to vote for Glenn Grothman or Joe Leibham?

Two area individuals, Senator Ron Johnson and Representative Tom Petri, currently represent us in Washington. If you are a fan of Senator Johnson’s attempts to effect change in Washington, you will be comfortable with Glenn Grothman. If you prefer Representative Petri’s low-key approach, you will find Joe Leibham more to your liking. A review of donors to each candidate confirms that Johnson=Grothman and Petri=Leibham.

Glenn Grothman has authored and led passage of far more legislation in the Wisconsin State Senate than Joe Leibham. Glenn has been an effective and outspoken advocate of bills that promote business growth, higher employment, and the traditional family. These are just some off the reasons that Oshkosh/Fond du Lac representatives Sen. Rick Gudex, Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, and Rep. Michael Schraa, plus other elected officials from your area will be voting for Glenn Grothman on Tuesday, August 12.

How about Duey Stroebel? He is running far behind, which is confirmed by his recent decision to go negative against both Glenn and Joe. If you were thinking about voting for Duey, don’t waste your vote. Please join me and other conservatives as we vote Glenn Grothman for Congress!

Ron Schmitz,
Fond du Lac

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Submitted by on Mon, 2014-07-28 21:04.
Dumb things said or done by Senator Glen Grothman… He sponsored legislation that repealed the state's Equal Pay Enforcement Act and has said that women don't need equal pay because money is more important to men. Grothman has said that the demise of the family can be laid at the doorstep of women. "There's been a huge change over the last 30 years and a lot of that change has been the choice of women…we should educate women that this is a mistake." Further, Grothman advises that "the Left and the social welfare establishment want children born out of wedlock because they are far more likely to be dependent on the government." Fought for a seven-day work week. Proposed a bill that would have considered single parenthood "a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect." Argued that public employees should have to work on Martin Luther King Day. He said Kwanzaa is a fake holiday that "almost no black people today care about"…Governor Walker even commented that Grothman's choice to release a contentious statement on Kwanzaa "just doesn't make any sense" and suggested he shift his focus back to politics. He restricted voting in large cities because they often increase early voting hours while small towns can’t, as they do not have enough workers to open on the weekends for early voting and Grothman said this about giving voters more of a chance to vote…“We can have some of these ones that are completely out of control, doing maybe 80 hours a week, we can rein them in.” He has said that Planned Parenthood is "the most racist organization” in the nation and has a tradition of "not liking people who are not white." Has said that unwanted pregnancies are the fault of the mothers, and that many mothers lie about the circumstances of their pregnancies. "I think a lot of women are adopting the single motherhood lifestyle because the government creates a situation in which it is almost preferred.” AND ON AND ON…THIS GUY IS GOING TO RUN FOR CONGRESS!!!??? WE ALREADY HAVE RON JOHNSON…DO WE NEED ANOTHER ONE!!!??? BUT REALLY…WE HAVE THREE POOR CHOICES ON THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY BALLOT… Leibham and Grothman are career politicians who along with Stroebel walked in step with Walker’s extreme polices and voted for flawed legislation that has divided Wisconsin. Tom Denow is another Republican candidate for the seat that is an unknown factor. The other three are ideologues who do not collaborate or find compromises that can solve problems…instead they did not represent ALL of their constituents and contributed to the deep polarization and divisiveness. Congress is held in low regard by most citizens because of the extreme partisanship that has caused the same kind of divisiveness we have in Wisconsin. Why would we want to send any one of these guys to Washington and continue the “same ole, same ole!?” They are not like Congressman Petri…a moderate who tried to work with both sides of the aisle to deal with the real issues facing this country? The Democrat Mark Harris and Libertarian Douglas “Gus” Fahrendorf also should be considered to see, if elected, would work to change how Congress functions. With Leibham, Grothman, and Sroebel the most viable Republican primary candidates, it will be a race to the conservative extremist bottom in the 6th Congressional District. With the way the district's party has been voting on things like no-confidence votes for good Republican legislators like Kestell and Schultz and consideration of succession from the United States, one has to wonder what independent voters and Republican casual voters think…they tended to vote for the moderate Republican. Maybe the Democratic candidate in the November election will be the only choice for them!?
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