In Ron Kind’s nearly 14-year political career, he has yet to meet his alter-ego. Now he has in State Senator Dan Kapanke. Consider the similarities: Ron Kind is the 3rd District Wisconsin Congressional Representative, was born in La Crosse, attends Immanuel Lutheran Church where he is very active in the community and is involved in several leadership organizations. Dan Kapanke, though born in Coon Valley, WI; is now a La Crosse resident (French Island), has been a State Senator since 2004, is a Lutheran, is owner of the La Crosse Loggers semi-pro baseball organization, and has been active in the leadership on several community and local government boards and organizations throughout most of his lifetime. Both men have degrees from four-year Universities and have been married to their spouses for many years, with children in tow. That’s where the similarities end. Ron Kind is a Democrat and Dan Kapanke is a Republican and in this year of unsatisfied voters and incumbent backlash, Dan may have the energy and charisma to unseat Kind’s Yin, replacing it with his own Yang of fiscal responsibility, repeal of health care legislation, government accountability, free-market championing, and tax reforms.
The expansion and encroachment of government into the private sector stymies economic growth and the vitality of economic freedom that has made the United States prosperous,” Dan says on his Website KAPANKE FOR CONGRESS “Bailouts, reckless government spending, and a runaway national debt pose a threat to our nation’s economic well being that must be reversed. Trillion has become the new billion when it comes to spending money in Washington.
Job providers today are surrounded by a climate of political and regulatory uncertainty; fearful of what the next step government takes and how it will adversely affect them. This needs to end, as it is virtually impossible for economic growth to take place under these circumstances.
Government can foster opportunities, but then government should get out of the way.”
“Our current leadership in Washington is out of touch with Western Wisconsin Values,” Dan further states on his campaign literature. “I am running to bring back accountability to Congress. Bailouts, reckless spending, and runaway national debt pose a threat to our nation’s economy – and that must be reversed. I will fight against wasteful spending and help rebuild our economy with common-sense solutions that empower people, not government.”