You Need to Know: Henke Sides with Big Insurance

Oct 18, 2010

MADISON – In an effort to highlight key considerations for voters in South Central Wisconsin, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin last week launched its You Need to Know campaign. The series will share hard facts about Republicans Keith Ripp, Jack Cummings, Dan Henke, Evan Wynn and Amy Loudenbeck, facts voters must keep in mind when they go to the polls November 2nd.

So far, we’ve learned…

Fact #1: Keith Ripp has voted against and pledged to repeal tax reforms that have clamped down on giant corporations that used legal loopholes to avoid paying their fair share, shifting more of the burden to middle-class Wisconsin families.

“Ripp has said it himself – his top priority is re-authorizing the corporate tax giveaways business bigwigs came to expect with Republicans in charge,” said Mike Tate, Chair of the DPW.  “A win for Keith Ripp is a win for corporations – and a loss for Wisconsin’s middle class.”

Now, you need to know…

Fact #2: Republicans like Dan Henke of Monroe have the backing of big insurance companies, the same companies that hope to roll back legislative changes Democrats made to ensure Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions and kids with special medical needs – including hearing loss and autism – get the medical care for which they’re paying good money.

“Dan Henke is choosing big money special interests over the people he is running to represent,” said Tate.  “On Election Day, voters should know where Henke stands – squarely on the side of the insurance companies.”

Stay tuned for more facts you need to know!

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