Myron Buchholz Mounts Primary Challenge Against U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, Answers Bernie Sanders' Call for a Political Revolution
Wisconsin's Third Congressional District Snaking Along Mississippi River (into Central Wisconsin) Known for Independence and Oasis of Progressive Politics
By Steve Carlson (Facebook)
Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin, Third Dist.) will have a primary challenger.
On Monday, Myron Buchholz announced that he is challenging Congressman Ron Kind in the August 9th, Democratic Party primary in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District.
Buchholz is a retired high school history teacher and longtime peace activist from Eau Claire. He serves on the board of the Chippewa Valley Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and is a steering committee member of 15 Now Northwest Wisconsin, a community coalition that advocates for living wages.
"Bernie Sanders has called for a political revolution, for average Americans to step up and take our government back from the billionaire class. I’ve decided to answer that call," he said. Buchholz also said Wisconsinites need a representative who will fight for working people, instead of promoting trade deals that send American jobs out of the country and depress wages.
"In 2004, 29% of children in Wisconsin were eligible for free or subsidized school lunches," said Buchholz. "By 2014 that figure had risen to 43%. Poverty is spreading across Wisconsin and across the country. We need working class champions in Washington DC and that’s who I’ll be."
The Democratic Party congressional primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016.
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