Another Republican announces challenge to U.S. Rep. Ron Kind - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Another Republican announces challenge to U.S. Rep. Ron Kind

Posted: Updated:
MADISON (WKOW) -- A second Republican is now in the race to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind in Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District.

Chris Anderson is a former aide to Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. The La Crosse Tribune reported Friday that Anderson  made his candidacy official on Thursday and says his campaign will focus on the growing federal debt, President Barack Obama's health care law and lingering unemployment.

Republican Ken Van Doren, a retired building contractor and former Mauston City Council member, is also running.

The 28-year-old Anderson is a native of Barron and served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He joined Johnson's staff in 2012.

Kind's campaign did not respond to a request for comment. Kind has held Wisconsin's third seat in Congress since 1997.

Most Viewed Content

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at