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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WI: Sensenbrenner easily wins primary; Barca returns to politics

11:12 AM

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said his victory in today's GOP primary proves the district appreciates the kind of representation he provides, and he has no plans to retire any time soon.

"I think that the results show that if you tell it as it is, you don't try to spin things, you keep in touch with the people, the voters will respond," said Sensenbrenner, who will be unopposed in November.

Sensenbrenner said he has no plans to change how he's represented the district, and while he takes the job "two years at a time," he's just as vigorous and active as he was when he was first elected three decades ago.
Wisconsin's primary also saw Peter Barca return to state politics as he won a Democratic primary for a state Assembly seat that has no Republican opposition in November. Barca had represented the Kenosha area in the state Assembly for eight years when he won a 1993 special election to the U.S. House. He replaced Les Aspin, who was picked by President Bill Clinton to become defense secretary. After winning the special election in 1993, Barca lost to Republican Mark Neumann in the 1994 race.


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