Oct 08, 2008

50 Reasons Voters Don’t Want the Same Old Gard

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 #26

As Speaker of the State Assembly, John Gard opposed and voted against the “Compassionate Care for Rape Victims” Bill, which would have guaranteed rape victims access to emergency health services, including emergency contraceptives. This important legislation did not pass until after Gard left the Assembly. (Source: Assembly Bill 305, 3/9/06)

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Paid for by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Ben Wikler, Chair