Think Julie Lassa’s not tough enough? Think again.

Yesterday, it was announced that State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) would be running for Congress in the 7th Congressional District.  It remains to be seen if she will be the consensus candidate for the Democrats and I can tell you that everyone is still getting used to the idea.  There is also a lot of work to gearing up a new campaign and almost none of it is done yet. 

I like Julie Lassa and I’ve always thought she had the best fundraisers of all.  Her family would make turkeys and pies and we would consume them together at Iverson Park in Stevens Point, washing it all down with Point beer.  I hope we do it again soon.  Julie Lassa is everything that’s good about politics and people who serve.  You can’t help but like her.

But she’s not naive, either.  And for those who would like to take a little trip down Memory Lane to the dirty little campaign that she rose above to become a state senator, here’s an interesting piece that will take you there: 

It’s all coming back to you now, isn’t it?  No matter what happens in November, it’s a mid-term race for Julie, so it’s just a question of which capital city she will find herself in come January:  Madison or Washington.  It’s going to be interesting.



One Response to “Think Julie Lassa’s not tough enough? Think again.”

  1. I admit that Julie Lassa is a strong candidate for the Democrats, but let’s not rule out the possibility that Sean Duffy will be an equally strong Republican contender to represent the 7th District. Since 1970, the 7th District has been enlarged to cover both the central and northernmost portions of the state. Sean Duffy does have a presence on the Superior Coast.

    There are areas where Dave Obey might have been a little weak on in representing this district, and they are not the big partisan issues. I found it frustrating when I learned that Dave did not openly do endorsements, which, as Appropriations Committee chair, might have worked better.
    My main concern has been, of course, with transportation enhancements legislation which could provide funding for the continued expansion of the state’s network of rail-trails including the long sought extension of the Mountain – Bay State Trail into the cities of Wausau and Schofield making it, not just a recreational trail for bicyclists and snowmobilers, but a part of the over-all transportation network for the entire Wausau metropolitan area.

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