Republican Primary for Petri's Congressional Seat Among Wisconsin's Most Competitive Races

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Three Republican lawmakers and a former teacher are vying for a shot at replacing retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri in the most competitive of Wisconsin's congressional primaries.

The three leading candidates in the Aug. 12 race are state Sens. Joe Leibham, of Sheboygan, and Glenn Grothman, of Campbellsport, and state Rep. Duey Stroebel, of Saukville. Each wants to be seen as the most conservative, but they have similar records.

Stroebel is using his personal wealth to fund a series of attack ads. He's poured nearly $700,000 of his own money into the race.

The fourth candidate is Tom Denow, a retired technical college instructor from Oshkosh. He has no prior experience in elected office and says if voters choose him, it will show they really want change.


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