WISCONSINREPORT.COM (08/12/2010) - On Monday, August 16, President Barack Obama will travel to Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, where he will tour ZBB Energy Corporation and deliver remarks to workers. While in the state, President Obama will also visit Milwaukee, where he will headline events for Mayor Tom Barrett and the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Barrett is running for Wisconsin Governor and other Democrats are involved in heavily contested races.
Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett has what many consider an uphill battle to replace Governor James Doyle. There is stiff competition in the form of Scott Walker and Mark Nuemann. Both candidates are aggressively trying to discredit Barrett in their attempts to reach the November election and eventually be able to measure for new drapes in the Governor's office.
Congressman David Obey's 7th Wisconsin Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is another of those highly contested races. Many Republicans are putting their hopes on Ashland County District Attorney Sean Duffy, while State Senator Julie Lassa of Stevens Point is the candidate Central Wisconsin Democrats are hoping will replace the legendary Congressman Obey.
Candidate for U.S. Congress Julie Lassa today visited the Bridge Community Health Clinic to meet with health workers providing critical access to quality, affordable health care in Central Wisconsin. Lassa joined the Bridge Clinic in celebrating National Community Health Week.
Lassa said: “I believe that we need to bring Wisconsin values to Washington. That means supporting Wisconsin local initiatives that are working. Families in northern and Central Wisconsin deserve access to quality, affordable health care, and community health centers are key to doing just that.”
During the visit, Lassa toured the health and dental facilities and met with health care service providers. Bridge Community Health Clinic provides health care regardless of insurance or income.
Another Democrat with substantial competition in the November election is U.S. Senator Russ Feingold of Middleton. Feingold faces a challenge from Ron Johnson. The two have been exhanging television attack ads. Some comments and accusations included in ads for both candidates are true, some are half true, and some are completely false.
Wisconsin voters, like voters throughout the nation are coming to realize that, like their parents, grandparents and other ancestors learned long ago, you can't believe everything you hear from all candidates all the time.
Listening to the so-called political pundits and talk show hosts to find out who to vote for is not always what it's cracked up to be, either. It's important to get the TRUE FACTS yourself.
One way to be fully informed is to read and listen to more than one source for your political news diet, and, be sure to read and listen between the lines. If you're a Republican, don't just take the word of a Republican candidate or talk show spinner. Likewise, if you are a Democrat, don't just believe what you hear from your favorite candidate or news talker.
The truth is usually in there among the words and rhetoric, somewhere. Be patient and don't make your decision hastily, because it is an important responsibility that you make a fully informed choice.
Sometimes, the truth you believe isn't always the REAL TRUTH.
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