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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ron Kind has another opponent

But this one is a fellow Democrat.

(Sorry there's no link, but this came via email and I can't find the story on the La Crosse Tribune's website.)
DeNure running

Local political activist Chip DeNure plans to formally announce his opposition to U.S. Rep. Ron Kind for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District seat.

DeNure said he opposes Kind’s votes in support of remaining in Iraq.

“If a political upstart such as myself who’s never won an election can defeat a five-term incumbent on the issue of the war in Iraq, what a message that would send to the entire political establishment,” he said in announcing his press conference, set for 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the basement at La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St.

Joan Kent can be reached at (608) 791-8221 or jkent@lacrossetribune.com.
I don't think DeNure has much of a real shot at winning this one, but Kind's base is definitely disinterested in him, so it could get interesting. It will basically come down to two things: a) can DeNure fire up the base enough to garner the volunteer support he'll need? and b) will he be able to get enough name recognition to win the primary? It will also be interesting to see if he actually campaigns in the entire district or just parks it in La Crosse.

Either way, the anti-war establishment now has a candidate in the 3rd.

UPDATE: You can find that story here.

3 Comments:

Blogger keithslady declared,

Denure is hard to get information on. So, he ran for mayor of Lacrosse a year ago (quick change from city politics--he didn't win--to national politics). One of his issues was cooperating with neighboring communities, or not. Why cooperate with neighbors when they want to put a roadway through your city? I don't think these issues will get him too far against Kind.

6/07/2006 7:57 AM  
Blogger Joey declared,

He came in third in one mayoral race and I believe he was fifth in the other. His big issue is the war in Iraq, and believe me, it's an issue with liberals. Will it be enough for him to upset Kind? I don't know. I'm not a liberal.

6/07/2006 10:58 PM  
Blogger Sara declared,

Nice! Googling "Chip DeNure" brings your blog to the #1 AND #2 spot! Good luck to him!

6/09/2006 4:05 AM  

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