McCormick announces run for Congress

Associated Press

APPLETON — State Rep. Rep. Terri McCormick announced Monday she will run for Congress.

McCormick, R-Appleton, already had decided she would not seek a fourth term in the Assembly.

She will face a powerful and better-known opponent, Assembly Speaker John Gard, R-Peshtigo, in the Republican primary in the 8th Congress-ional District, which covers northeastern Wisconsin.

They are seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Mark Green, a Green Bay Republican who is leaving Congress to run for governor this year.

The Federal Election Commission reported that as of Sept. 30, McCormick had raised $46,000, compared with Gard’s $465,500. McCormick said Friday her amount had increased to more than $100,000.

“I don’t think this will be about the dollar amount, but having the resources you need to get to the voters. I will have that,” McCormick said.

Several Democrats also are vying for the seat, including former Brown County Exec- utive Nancy Nusbaum, business consultant James Wall and allergist Steven Kagen.

McCormick listed one of her major accomplishments as having started the Wisconsin Charter School Association. She has focused on health insurance and business issues in the Legislature.

She ran consulting businesses before voters elected her to the Legislature.

“Government runs best by individuals who have proven leadership from the private sector and a track record of making a difference in the lives of people in our communities,” she said in a statement.

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