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33rd State Senate District Primary: Kapenga is the Better Choice

Chris Kapenga is the best choice in the 33rd State Senate District primary election.

To conservatives in the 33rd State Senate District: 

A couple of years ago, I decided to email every member of the Wisconsin State Senate on an issue.  After copying-and-pasting 33 times and drafting my message, I clicked “send.”  Days went by with nothing but automated replies but then out of the blue, I received a letter from Senator Rich Zipperer.  I was pleased that he agreed with me on the issue but even more impressed that he took the time to respond to me.  What impressed me the most?  I wasn’t even in his district. 

When I later learned that he was to be my new State Senator (redistricting), I was thrilled until I learned he was stepping down to take a position within the Walker Administration. 

In early August, Senator Zipperer’s replacement was the last thing on my mind.  I was suffering from election fatigue and undecided on the US Senate primary when I was informed he’d be making an appearance at the Waukesha Victory Center.

While waiting for my turn to speak with the candidate, I began chatting with a pleasant guy who was there as well.  He had his daughter with him so I assumed it was a county party volunteer.  We spoke about the recall election, Act 10, ending funding for Planned Parenthood, and how to attract businesses to Wisconsin.  After ten minutes or so, he introduced himself--it was Chris Kapenga. 

Two things flashed through my mind: 1) This is “the-guy-with-the- name-I-probably-cannot-pronounce” when I saw his signs in 2010.  2)  He gets it. 

We spoke another ten minutes and I learned he’s a CPA, business owner, a family man, and active in his church.  Before I left the Victory Center, I decided I would not only vote for Chris Kapenga, but do all I could to help him become my next State Senator.  It wasn’t just that we agreed on the issues—but he was passionate about them.  He didn’t just talk to me—he listened to me. 

Ads from his opponent, Rep. Paul Farrow, have begun touting his endorsement list. Paul Farrow is a fine legislator with a solid record and I have nothing negative to say about him, but when it comes to the most important issue—jobs—the choice is clear. 

As a CPA, Chris Kapenga understands what it takes to attract businesses to Wisconsin.  He understands the risk they take, the legal challenges they face, the investments they make in capital and most importantly—in people.  Chris Kapenga knows what it takes to create jobs. 

I urge all of those in the 33rd State Senate to join me in supporting citizen-legislator, business owner, CPA, and job creator Chris Kapenga when they vote on November 6th.  

(If you’re unsure of your legislative district, go to legis.wisconsin.gov and click “Who Represents Me?”   After entering your address, your voting district for this election will be shown under “2011 Wisconsin Act 43.)

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jeff fitzgerald October 31, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Your 40 Chris...... Be a MAN.
Nick Oliver October 31, 2012 at 01:24 AM
So, what you are left with, since wit isn't working for you, is claiming that I am Kapenga? So, is he so brilliant that he opened this account months ago, and used it to chime in on the bug line and other things not related to him, ALL so that today he could argue with the likes of you? Wow. Just, wow. Anyway, enjoy your night, fakefitz.
jeff fitzgerald October 31, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Thanks Chris. Attacking Republicans again...... And you wonder why no one endorses you.
Nick Oliver October 31, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Wait, are you claiming to be a republican? We have zero proof of that. We also have no idea who you are anyway, so how can I be attacking a republican? Btw, I'll repeat myself, there is no problem getting in the face of any politician, whether you are on their side or not, when they are wrong. I'm tired of spineless "republicans," it's one of the reasons I ran in the 22nd. It used to be that we were happen when we just had an R in front of a candidate, but we've had experience now with decent conservative R's now. No longer is that enough, we want decent conservative R's with spines. I'm done talking with the wall now, we are getting nowhere. At least I've been able to keep busy working while playing this game.
conservative1960 November 03, 2012 at 12:27 AM
You learn a lot about a man's character during adversity.......... When freshmen assembly member Paul Farrow had a question on why protective services were exempt from collect bargaining Farrow went to the Republican Party leaders for his answers. What did freshmen assembly member Chris Kapenga do? Kapenga was the star of the gossip columnist Daniel Bice's articles and Jeff Flemming's loser of the week on the Charlie Sykes show. Kapenga openly ran his mouth calling key members in his own party and the governor a sell out. I believe this is why every Republican has turned their back on Kapenga and not endorsed him. We need a mature senator that can handle conflict without starring in the gossip column. That's why I am supporting Paul Farrow for senate and you should also.

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