Sep 17, 2008

#47 – Gard Still Big Oil’s Lapdog

MADISON – After being rejected by voters in 2006, career politician John Gard is running for the 8th Congressional District seat again on his same old extreme record with his same old unethical behavior. The hard-working families of northeast Wisconsin do not share his extreme values, and that’s why this Bush-Cheney Republican will lose again.

During the 50 days leading up to the general election on November 4, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will list 50 reasons why voters should reject the same old failed leadership and same old out-of-touch agenda of Republican candidate John Gard – and send Democrat Steve Kagen back to our nation’s capital to represent northeast Wisconsin for a second term.

Reason #47

Just like George Bush and Dick Cheney, John Gard is allowing Big Oil and other special interests to control his policy and manage his message. John Gard has taken nearly $50,000 from oil and gas companies while running for Congress and it appears that the Big Oil money was well spent. (Source: Center for Responsive Politics, Accessed 9/18/08) 

To read more about “The Same Old Gard”, please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.