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 has worked in communications and finance for a state Senate and congressional campaign, consulted on numerous Assembly and local races, and has held leadership roles in his local Republican Party. He's communications director for the MacIver Institute. Commentary here is strictly his own.