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Grothman asserts he is the frontrunner in 6th district congressional race

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Never one to shy away from controversy, Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) makes no secret he's running for Congress to reduce entitlements in this country.

"I don't care whether its student grants - grants in colleges, whether its the FoodShare program, the low-income housing program, all of them are designed to get rid of the nuclear family.  And its time we had politicians step up to the plate and say no to this sort of thing," said Sen. Grothman.

Grothman originally posed a primary challenge to Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI6) before Petri announced he would not seek reelection to his 6th district seat.  Now Grothman's running against fellow Republican legislators in Sen. Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) and Rep. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville).

Sen. Grothman talks about why he is the best candidate for the job on Capitol City Sunday this weekend.

"I think the breadth of issues that I've dealt with, be it the welfare, be it the tort reform, be it the campaign finance reform, be it the problems with the family, be it the affirmative action, are just so many more issues than the others have dealt with," said Sen. Grothman.

In the second half of the show, 15th District State Senate Candidate Austin Scieszinksi joins host Greg Neumann.

At just 24 years old, Scieszinski is running to replace Sen. Tim Cullen (D-Janesville) who is retiring at the end of the year.  He says his age is a positive.

"I think the district is ready for a new generation of leadership and a new perspective.  At so many doors I've been to, people are just fed up with the dysfunction in Madison and they believe if we keep sending the same folks there we're likely to get the same results," said Scieszinski, who faces Rep. Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) and former Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan in the August primary.

Capitol City Sunday airs at 9:00 on WKOW 27.

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