Sunday, July 31
Mary Hoeft for 7th Congressional District
Mary Hoeft is the very best candidate to serve in Washington for the Wisconsin 7th district. She plans to run against Sean Duffy in November. I met Mary and heard her speak at a Democratic gathering. It was the best speech I have heard this campaign season. I tell you that she has it all. She understands the issues, clearly speaks with intelligence, truth, compassion and wit. She has an excellent agenda and believes strongly in the following agenda:
1. Living wage for all in Wisconsin and relates that now our households are dropping into the category of the working poor.
2. She knows that many of her constituents are reliant on the programs for 65 or older, i.e., Social Security, Medicare and recognizes they cannot afford reductions of these services.
3. She will fight to end tax loopholes for companies that outsource jobs and work to bring back jobs to Wisconsin.
4. She supports Federal funding for the first two years at technical colleges and universities and sees funds for this coming through taxation of Wall Street speculative transactions.
5. She endorses clean energy alternatives.
6. Her opponent endorses privatization of Social Security. She supports the elimination of the $118,500 cap on taxable income, a move that would add billions to social security.
Mary is a Fulbright-Hays scholar, a Wisconsin Idea Fellow and recipient of the Chancellor’s Career Award for Teaching Excellency. She currently is a Professor of Communication Arts and French at the University of Wisconsin -Barron County in Rice Lake.
Congressman Dave Obey, Senator Bob Jauch, Rep. Nick Milroy and Rep. Mary Hubler all endorse her candidacy. They know she is committed to confront her opponent’s failure to address the needs of citizens in the 7th Congressional District, a failure that has pushed Wisconsin into first place on the lists of states with the most rapidly disappearing middle class. A vote for her in the August 9 primary will insure that we can vote her in as our Representative in the 7th Congressional District in the November election.
Gail Gumness, Woodruff