Oct 06, 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 #28

Despite the fact that former Assembly Republican Speaker Scott Jensen was charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor for his role in the caucus scandal, John Gard, as Assembly Speaker, not only named Jensen the chair of two important committees – the Education Reform Committee and the Energy and Utilities Committee – he also named him to the powerful Joint Finance Committee.  Jensen was later convicted on all accounts for directing state employees to illegally campaign on state time. (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/14/02)

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