Madison
43° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Grothman aims to be 'more conservative' candidate

Published On: Apr 22 2014 05:19:02 PM CDT

Channel3000.com file photo

MILWAUKEE -

State Sen. Glenn Grothman is aiming to position himself as the stronger conservative in Wisconsin's 6th District congressional race.

Grothman faces two other Republicans, state Rep. Duey Stroebel and state Sen. Joe Leibham, in the primary to replace longtime U.S. Rep. Tom Petri.

Leibham announced his candidacy Tuesday.

Grothman says helped with Leibham's previous campaigns and Leibham comes from a "very wonderful, huge family" with 12 siblings.

Grothman says he expects Leibham to be a formidable opponent, but he believes voters will see that he has a "more conservative" record. Grothman is known for his outspoken attacks on affirmative action, welfare benefits, early sex education and abortion.

One Democrat also has declared his candidacy for Petri's seat. Petri announced earlier this month that he would not run for re-election.

Advertisement
  • C3K-EVENTS

    Events calendar

    Looking for something to do? Visit Channel 3000's events section featuring dining, food, music and family-friendly events throughout Madison and the surrounding area.

  • Get your weather app

    Channel3000.com and WISC-TV3 deliver local forecasts, live radar, school closings and alerts for Madison and South Central Wisconsin to iOS or Android devices.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.

Advertisement