republicans and democrats agree that the race for
the 17th senate district which includes parts of iowa
dane and sauk counties will be important to the balance
of power in madison but the democratic candidates
running say its really more about the people who live
walking in door
FORGIVE ERNIE WITTWER IF HE MAKES THE SPRING GREEN
GENERAL STORE SEEM LIKE HOME.
i'm ernie wittwer, i'm running for the state senate
in this district :55
OR NATS OF TELLING TOURISTS TO ENJOY WI?
HE'S LIVED IN THE 17TH DISTRICT THE LAST 13 YEARS.
COVER BITEERNIE WITTWER i'm at a point in life that
i was very happily retired, and i just got so upset
i decided i had to try to do something :05
WITTWER WAS THE FIRST TO ANNOUNCE HIS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDACY
FOR THE 17TH...
THE FORMER DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BUDGET DIRECTOR.
WHO CUTS A RESEMBLANCE TO RETIRING REPUBLICAN SENATOR
SAYS HE TELLS VOTERS.
HE IS ALSO SIMILAR IN PERSONALITY.
thats a promise i make to anyone who has asked is
that i will be as independent as he was :47
can i just introduce myself my name is pat bomhack,
i'm running for the state senate :24
BUT WITTWER'S ENERGETIC CHALLENGER PAT BOMHACK...
SAYS SCHULTZ INSPIRED HIM TOO.
hes a republican, i'm a democrat, but what we share
in common is a belief that a representative should
be independent minded ;34
BOMHACK SWITCHED FROM RUNNING FOR THE ASSEMBLY.
TO THE SENATE.
EARLIER THIS YEAR.
HE TOUTS EXPERIENCE ON THE STAFF OF IOWA COUNTY JUDGE
GOVERNOR JIM DOYLE.
AND U-S SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD.
i had a lot of support from local leaders who encouraged
me because of my experience in local govt, having
served on local boards in dodgeville and iowa co :22
that that was good experience i could use and bring
ito the legislature:25
BOMHACK SAYS EDUCATION, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND GETTING
MONEY OUT OF POLITICS WILL BE HIS FOCUS...
WITTWER SAYS CHANGING THE TAX CODE AND RAISING THE
MINIMUM WAGE WOULD IMPROVE THE STATE'S ECONOMY.
BUT THE POTENTIALLY TIGHT RACE.
HAS TESTED PARTY LOYALTIES IN THE AREA.
i really believe that our campaign has the most energy
and excitement to go into the general election and
beat howard marklein :00
the winner of the democratic primary tuesday will
face republican howard marklein who is running in
the primary unopposed, in dodgeville, jessica arp
wisc news three :15