Duey wanna reconsider?
Glenn Grothman (l): Wisconsin State Legislatyure
Tom Petri (r): U.S. Congress
Grothman, 58, was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in a special election in December 1993. He was re-elected in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002. In September 2004, he crushed the incumbent Mary Panzer in the Republican primary, gathering 79% of the votes. He went on to win the November election and was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. (In other words, if he loses to Petri, he still keeps his State Senate seat. And he has upending a incumbent on his resume.)
Petri, 73, was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1972 and re-elected in 1976. In April 1979, he won a special election to the U.S. House of Representatives and was re-elected in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012. Petri ranks 9th on the longevity list for current members of the House, right behind another Wisconsin congressman, James Sensenbrenner.
Two-Term State Assembly rep considers run against career U.S. House rep. (3/30/2014)