On Friday the Rudolph resident, who lost the nomination to Duffy by less than 20,000 votes, said he was pulling back, not because he only won 34 percent of voters, but because launching an “aggressive write-in campaign” would not be in his or his family’s best interest.
Mielke said after Tuesday’s primary that he would consider running as a write-in if he received 45 percent of the vote.
“We have been in prayer and have talked to a lot of supporters and have decided that, at this point, it’s not really in our best interest,” he said. “Sometimes, you have to learn that it is not nice to fool with Mother Nature; well, the Republican Party is very similar.”
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Headline: Dan Mielke launches write-in campaign
October 7, 2010 – Stevens Point Journal
Rudolph farmer Dan Mielke announced today that he is launching a write-in campaign for the U.S. 7th District Congressional seat.
In an e-mail to supporters, Mielke said he decided not to endorse the Republican candidate Sean Duffy, whom he was defeated by in last month’s primary, because the former Ashland County District Attorney would not negotiate with him on “six areas of concern.”
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