#49 – Reasons Voters Don

Sep 15, 2008

 #49 – Gard Led GOP Effort to Kill Ethics Reform

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 #49

As Speaker of the State Assembly, John Gard voted against legislation creating an independent Government Accountability Board with the power to investigate government corruption – leading the Republican effort to kill bipartisan ethics reform. After Gard left the Assembly, the bipartisan board was created in the first weeks of the new session. (Source: Senate Bill 1, 5/2/06)

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