Grothman to challenge Petri


For us politicos the news comes as little surprise, but the news is still well worth mentioning: State Sen. Glenn Grothman will challenge Rep. Tom Petri in a primary:

State Sen. Glenn Grothman says he plans to run for Congress, challenging fellow Republican Tom Petri for the seat representing east-central Wisconsin.

Grothman on Thursday called Petri a “very good human being” but says he represents a time when Republicans stood for expanding government.

Mr. Grothman will surely be attacked as per usual as a far-right-of-center “Tea Party Extremist” or something like that. It should make an interesting election cycle even moreso.

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About the writer: Chris Rochester is editor in chief of Morning Martini. He’s a communication specialist with experience in the private sector and on various campaigns. He's the communications director for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Commentary here is strictly his own.