Monday, November 9, 2009

Wisconsin: Independent Announces Run for Governor

Link to November 9 Marshfield News-Herald article, "Local man joins governor race".

Excerpt: "If I see a sinking ship, I'm not going to do nothing. That's what Wisconsin is, and I don't want it to sink," said [Kevin] Schmidtke, 37, of the town of McMillan.

Having no political experience isn't a disadvantage, Schmidtke said. As he travels for his business, he said, he sees how the political system that worked fine 40 years ago has become mired in red tape.

"When you call the county about a problem, you're told to call the state, which bounces you around to different departments, and you never get an answer," he said.

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